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  • Israel and United Arab Emirates form secret friendship against Iran

    Israeli and United Arab Emirates officials held secret talks to discuss "common threats" from Iran.

    There have been at least two such meetings this year, and they have been held under the auspices of Washington, reported the Israeli news outlet Walla with reference to an "unnamed informed source" in the White House.

    The main topic of both rounds of talks was to discuss the ways to counter the "increasing aggressive actions" of the Ayatollah regime in the region. The newspaper's interlocutor …

  • Kremlin: Meeting between Putin, Aliyev and Rouhani postponed

    The meeting on the highest level between the presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran – Vladimir Putin, Ilham Aliyev and Hassan Rouhani – has been postponed, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov announced at a press conference.

    He said that the summit, which was supposed to take place this week, had been delayed “for technical reasons”. The Kremlin spokesperson did not specify a new date for the meeting.

    The summit was scheduled for August 14 in Sochi, Russia. Putin and Aliyev were scheduled …

  • Russia to build nuclear submarine base in Iran

    Russia is preparing to expand its military presence in the Middle East by collaborating with Iran, which the US imposed a complete oil embargo on in 2019.

    Two Iranian ports – Bushehr in the south and Chabahar in the south-east – will become forward bases for the Russian Navy that will even be used by nuclear submarines, OilPrice reports, citing high-ranking sources in Tehran.

    Bushehr will also serve as a base where the Russian Aerospace Forces can station Su-37 and Su-57 fighters. There are …

  • Russia decides to back Iran in Persian Gulf tanker war

    Russia may support Iran in the “tanker war” in the Persian Gulf, which has forced the UK and US to transfer naval forces to the key oil extraction and transit region to escort tankers.

    The General Staff of Iran’s armed forces and the Russian Defense Ministry have signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim of expanding their military cooperation, said Iranian Naval Commander Hossein Khanzadi following a three day visit to Russia.

    “This is the first document of this nature, which will …

  • Israel strikes Iranian forces in Iraq and Syria

    On 19 July, Israel attacked the Ashraf military base in Iraq, 80 kilometers from the Iran-Iraq border, reported the London-based news outlet Asharq Al-Awsat, citing diplomatic sources.

    According to the newspaper, the target of the Israeli F-35 of was an arsenal of ballistic missiles which were delivered from Iran. Several Iranian military advisers were killed in the attack.

    Al-Arabiya TV also claimed earlier that the base contained Iranian-made ballistic missiles, which were delivered here in …

  • Russia and Iran agree to expand military cooperation

    Moscow and Tehran have signed a memorandum on expanding military cooperation between the countries, stated by the commander of the Iranian Navy Hossein Khanzadi during his three-day visit to the Russian capital, reports the news agency Mehr.

    "This is the first memorandum of this kind which can be seen as a turning point in the relations between Moscow and Tehran in the military sphere," Khanzadi said.

    He added that Russia and Iran have also held talks on the development of military …

  • Iran and Russia to hold joint naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz

    Iran will hold joint naval exercises with Russia, said Iranian Navy Commander Hossein Khanzadi.

    According to him, the exercises will take place in the northern part of the Indian Ocean and in the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

    According to IRNA news agency, the maneuvers are expected to take place before the end of the year. Other details have not yet been disclosed.

    Hossein Khanzadi is in Russia on a three-day visit. On Sunday, he took part in the …

  • Media: Russia worried by presence of Iranian troops in Syria

    Relations between the Russian and Iranian military in Eastern Syria began to deteriorate due to certain disagreements regarding further actions in the region, reports Al-Masdar News.

    According to the publication, the disagreements between the military commanders of the two countries are connected to Moscow's desire to avoid any conflicts in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor, as this can create severe problems for the region in the future.

    Also, according to an Al-Masdar News source in the …

  • Cuba declares its solidarity with Iran in conflict with US

    Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez wrote on Twitter that Cuban authorities express support for Iran in the conflict with the United States.

    Minister wrote in his message that the reason for the Cuban solidarity with Iran is "the new US aggressive escalation against the sister nation".

    Also, Rodríguez called on the parties to start a " dialogue and cooperation, based on the principles of International Law" stressing the importance to protect the peace.

    Earlier, US President …

  • Russia promises to protect Iran from US sanctions

    Russia intends to take measures to oppose US sanctions on Iran, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Monday in a comment on the new restrictions on Tehran announced by the US State Department on Saturday.

    “We’ll have to wait for what is announced in this package. This is not the first time the US has threatened with new sanctions, instead of adopting the model that is obvious in this situation, of finding an opportunity for, if not direct political dialog, then dialog and the …