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Russia is ready to provide 2.5 billion Euro loan to Iran
The total amount of two loans to Iran will amount to about 2.5 billion Euros, the Russian Deputy Finance Minister, Sergiy Storchak, said. "The total amount of the two loans is about 2.5 billion Euros. One is a little more, the other is a little smaller," TASS quoted the official as saying. Storchak said that the Finance Ministry expects the negotiations will be completed and loan documents signed within two weeks.
"The domestic procedures of the parties have been completed. This issue will …
Russia will not supply offensive weapons to Iran
Russia will not supply offensive weapons to Iran despite Tehran’s interest in purchasing Russian tanks and fighter jets, the CEO of Rostec Corporation, Sergey Chemezov, stated during an interview with Kommersant.
According to him, sanctions, which were imposed by the UN Security Council, prohibit the of supply such weapons to Iran. At the same time, Chemezov reported that supplies of armaments that aren’t subject to these restrictions, such as air defense systems, will continue.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin to visit Iran
The Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin, will visit Iran on May 29th to 30th at the invitation of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic, Mohammad Zarif, according to the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
"The purpose of the visit is to discuss the current state of and prospects of developing bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and Iran. Among other things, the parties will exchange views on current regional issues and challenges of our time on a global …
Lavrov: Russia would consider selling tanks, armored vehicles and combat aircraft to Iran
Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has said that Russia would consider selling tanks, armored personnel carriers and combat aircraft to Iran.
“Bans against Iran for certain weapons such as tanks, armored personnel carriers and combat aircraft were removed and instead changed to five-year licensing regimes. This means that Iran can now consider buying these types of weapons. We will definitely consider their proposals if they contact us in this regard. I will however repeat that the S-300 …
Iran showcases newly acquired Russian S-300 missile systems at military parade in Tehran
The agency Mehr reported on 17th of April that the elements of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, which Russia began to supply to Iran, were presented at the military parade in honor of National Army Day in Tehran. The Agency also provides the details about other missiles that were shown at the military parade. It was reported that modifications of the missiles of the different range, including X53, X29L, PLG, Gader, Nasr, Fakur, Fab-500 and AM54 were presented at the military parade.
Armenia, Georgia, Iran and Russia sign energy memorandum
Russia, Armenia, Georgia and Iran have signed a roadmap on the preparation of collaboration of power supply systems of the four countries in Yerevan, and also agreed on a memorandum of mutual understanding and cooperation in the sphere of energy.
RIA Novosti reports that the documents were signed by the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, Alexander Novak, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia, Levon Yolyan, the Minister of Energy of Iran, Hamid Chitchian and the …
Russia delivers first S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Iran
The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that the first S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems were delivered to Iran, as reported by Kommersant citing a statement made by the Press Secretary of the Iranian MFA, Hossein Jaberi Ansari. Iranian television showed footage of the transportation of the missile systems on eight heavy tractors with platforms. Rosoboronexport (state intermediary agency for Russia's exports/imports of defense-related and dual use products, technologies and services) …
Russia to deliver S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Iran
Russia announced that the first S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems will be delivered to Iran in August or September of this year. This statement was made y Sergey Chemezov, the CEO of Rostec Corporation amid reports of problems in the implementation of the agreement. The Russian newspaper Kommersant, citing an unnamed Russian official, had written on March 9th that there were problems with payments.
According to the report, the contract signed last fall assumes that Iran will pay one billion …
Russia refuses to supply new missiles to Iran after Tehran secretly armed Hezbollah with Russian arms
The Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jareeda recently published an article that claims that Russia has delayed shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missile system supplies to Iran for reasons other than financial difficulties. According to Al-Jareeda, Moscow is displeased with Iran’s breach of obligations not to provide missile weapons to Lebanese Hezbollah. The story was quickly circulated by the Israeli media, in particular, by The Jerusalem Post, Maariv and Israel Hayom.
The Hezbollah allegedly received …
Iran plans to transport oil to Europe through Ukraine
The Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Hennadiy Zubko stated on 112 Ukraine TV Channel that Kiev and Tehran are discussing the possibility of supplying of oil from Iran to Europe via transit through Ukraine, as well as refining oil in Ukrainian oil processing plants. According to Zubko, Ukraine is interested in diversification of import supplies of oil products.
“On the other hand, Iran is interested in diversification of export of its oil and oil products. That is why the question is about …