Contents tagged with Iran

  • Iran asks Russia for $5 billion 

    The Iranian parliament approved a decision to borrow $5 billion from Russia in a session on Sunday. 

    According to MehrNews, the Iranian lawmakers voted for amendments to the budget law which would include Russian money on the list of state revenue sources for the coming financial year, which will begin on 21 March (the year 1398 according to the Persian calendar). 

    The funds will be allocated to infrastructural projects, including nuclear energy, electrical energy, railway transport, as well …

  • Russia believes that Iran's space program is peaceful

    Russia stated that they do not share the United States’ position that Iran is preparing delivery vehicles for weapons of mass destruction under the guise of developing space technologies.

    As the Director of the Foreign Ministry Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, Vladimir Yermakov stated, there is no evidence that Tehran has taken steps to deploy weapons in space, unlike the United States.

    “We may ask a counter question about the guarantees of the exclusively peaceful nature of …

  • Putin may visit Israel this year

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to Israel to take part in commemorative events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp by Soviet troops, Russian Ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov stated in an interview with TASS.

    The Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp was liberated on January 27, 1945. The UN set this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    The Russian diplomat said that, at the end of last year, Putin received …

  • Putin and Netanyahu to discuss Iranian presence in Syria

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that he would meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow later this month, to discuss Iranian presence in Syria.

    Negotiations on February 21st will be devoted to Israel’s efforts to prevent Iran from creating a “new [ant-Israeli] front on the other side of Golan Heights,” Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

    Moscow has not yet confirmed that the meeting would take place.

    This will be the third meeting between Netanyahu and Putin since July 2018 …

  • Media: Russia detained hundreds of Iranian military in Syria

    A large number of Iranian troops and representatives of the Shiite armed groups supporting Bashar Assad are detained in the Russian base in Khmeimim (Syria). The number of detained is in the hundreds, reports Saudi television channel Al-Arabia citing the Syrian center for human rights monitoring. 

    Among the detained are dozens of commanders. 

    Al-Arabia suggests that the wave of arrests may be in connection with a battle in the Syrian city Sha’ta. 

    According to German outlet Spiegel, Moscow …

  • Ukrainian electronic warfare systems helped Israel destroy Russian Pantsir in Syria

    The success of Israel’s attacks against Iranian infrastructure in Syria was in many ways due to the use of a Kolchuga passive sensor, Avia-pro reports, citing Chinese experts.

    The Kolchuga sensor helped the Israelis to identify the location of all Syria’s aerial defense systems, which include a Tor surface-to-air missile system, a Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile systems, an S-75 surface-to-air missile system, and a JY-28 radar.

    The Chinese experts drew attention to the startling accuracy of …

  • Israel: Russia turns against Iran in Syria

    Israeli Minister of Immigration and Absorption Yoav Galant announced at the end of January that his government had achieved diplomatic success. He said that Jerusalem has a plan to squeeze the Iranian military out of Syria, and that Israel can count on Russia’s support in this.

    The Israeli minister observed that the close collaboration between Moscow and Tehran is coming to an end.

    While Russia had to fight against the Syrian anti-government formations, Moscow treated Iran and its allies from …

  • Media: Pro-Iranian troops continue to battle with pro-Russian forces in Syria

    Units of the Syrian army loyal to Iran battled with the units loyal to Russia in Hama province, reported the Turkish agency Anadolu, citing well-informed sources in Syria.

    According to Anadolu’s source, the Fourth Division of the Syrian army under the patronage of Iran retook al-Rasif village from the Qawat Al-Nimr or Tiger Forces division that is sponsored by Russia. 70 soldiers died on both sides in the battle for al-Rasif. Local residents are afraid that the conflict can spread to the …

  • Media: Israel unable to stop Iran’s arms shipments to Syria

    Despite all Israel’s attempts to shut down Iran’s supply routes for sending weapons to Syria, Tehran has still been able to arm its proxies with rockets and other weapons. 

    The Israeli news site Nziv reported with reference to sources in the Arab press that the Assad regime and Hezbollah had received another arms shipment. This time, the weapons were delivered by air, virtually out in the open. 

    The munitions were reportedly transported in an Il-76TD cargo plane belonging to the Iranian …

  • Russian delegation arrives in Israel to discuss Syrian-Iranian issue

    A delegation from Moscow headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin and Russian President's Special Envoy Alexander Lavrentiev arrived in Israel.

    They were received at the Israeli Foreign Ministry by the General Director of the diplomatic department Yuval Rotem. The Kremlin envoys are expected to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. According to Israeli sources, the parties will discuss "Syrian issues”.

    As reported on the …