Contents tagged with Iran

  • 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 …

  • Meeting planned between Foreign Ministers of Iran, Russia, and Azerbaijan

    The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that it is planning to hold a meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Russia and Azerbaijan.

    “Soon there will be a trilateral meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan, Iran, and Russia. At this meeting will be discussed issues concerning the realization of the agreements reached at the meeting between Hassan Rouhani [President of Iran] and Ilham Aliyev [President of Azerbaijan],” APA quoted a representative of Iranian Foreign Ministry as …

  • Iran to supply Georgia with gas

    Georgia has high hopes for closer economic cooperation with Iran after international sanctions were lifted. Recently, Tbilisi abolished the visa regime with Iran, hoping to increase the flow of tourists from the south. Up until September 2014, tourists from Iran were bringing approximately 100 million dollars a year into Georgia.

    Soon Georgia will also import Iranian gas, and a preliminary agreement was reached during a visit to Tehran with the Georgian Energy Minister, Kakha Kaladze.

    Iran …

  • Russian Defense Minister meets with Iranian President in Tehran

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday in Tehran, as reported by the Iranian television channel Press TV.

    In the meeting, Russia and Iran agreed to increase military cooperation against the background of the escalation of the Syrian crisis, in which both parties actively support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    According to Press TV, Rouhani outlined Iran’s position in regard to the Syrian crisis, and highlighted several possible solutions …

  • Russia to supply Iran with S-300 surface-to-air missile systems

    According to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Deputy of the Second Department on Asia, Zamir Kabulov, Russia will begin to supply Iran with S-300 surface-to-air missiles (SAM), as resported by RIA Novosti. Tehran is also interested in purchasing improved S-400 SAMs; however, the parties haven’t begun negotiations on this issue yet.

    Russia and Iran signed a contract for the supply of S-300’s, worth approximately $900 million in 2007. The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, signed a decree in …

  • Iran Decides Against Purchasing T-90 Russian Tanks

    Iran has withdrawn the procurement of T-90 tanks from Russia from their agenda.  The Commander of Land Forces of the Iranian Army, General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan, said on Tuesday that Iran will focus on the production of their own tanks. 

    “Due to the fact that our own production facilities completely satisfy our needs, the purchase of the T-90 tanks was removed from the agenda,” Mehr News Agency quoted General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan as saying.

    At the same time, the General stressed that T-90 …

  • Russia’s natural resource hegemony continues to decline

    With the lifting of sanctions against Iran and Tehran’s consequent participation in the global oil market, the price for Russia’s main export commodity—energy sources—continues to decline with no end in sight. With the fourth largest reserves in the world, Iran put its oil on the global market on Monday, contributing to oil prices dropping below $28 per barrel.

    What is more, the recent events in the Russian gas supply market exacerbate the situation, as traditional markets for Russian natural …

  • Putin,Khamenei and the Syrian crisis

    Experts express both consensus and disagreements about the Russian-Iranian relationship.

    Moscow – Before the start of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Tehran, Russian President Vladimir Putin had a meeting with Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. The meeting between Putin and Khamenei was broadcast on Russian television. The President of the Russian Federation stated the two countries have similar positions regarding the conflict in Syria.

    “Nobody can or should impose any form of …

  • Russia to supply C-300 missiles to Iran

    Russia will supply S-300 air missile systems to Iran.

    S-300 will strengthen Iran’s defense and make attacks on their military targets challenging."Agreement to supply S-300 missile systems to Iran came into effect" – stated the Head of the “Russian Technologies” State Corporation, Sergey Chemezov.The signing of the agreement means that S-300 will become the first shipment of Russian weapons to be supplied to Iran after the international sanctions were lifted. Supply of these missile systems …