Contents tagged with Iran

  • Israel blames Syria for the destruction of Russian Il-20

    The press service for the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) confirmed that Israeli aircraft attacked a military facility in the area of Syrian Latakia on the night of September 18th. According to the IDF, from this facility objects were to be transported to Lebanon for Iran and Hezbollah productions of weapons.

    According to the preliminary results of the IDF investigation, the downing of Il-20 was a result of Syrian air defense inaccurate attacks. At the time the missiles that downed the Il-20 were …

  • Iran threatens to restore uranium enrichment

    Iran would to restore uranium enrichment if Europe supports US sanctions, stated the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in an interview for Der Spiegel.

    Zarif claims that the European Union did not respond appropriately to the US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement.

    “Europeans and other signatories must act to compensate for the consequences of US sanctions,” he said and stressed that first of all this concerns the banking system and oil business.

    In the event of a violation of …

  • Kremlin: Russia, Iran, and China will develop a defense against US sanctions

    The Russian Foreign Ministry intends to develop together with Iran, China, and other governments an “echeloned defense” against US sanctions,  stated Russian deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

    “We see the readiness and determination of the Iranians to keep JCPOA functional (The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to resolve the situation around the Iran nuclear deal). There is an understanding that keeping this agreement is in the interests of all …

  • Russia launches massive airstrike on Idlib

    Russian and Syrian government aircraft launched a massive airstrike on Syria’s Idlib province. According to preliminary information, the planes released several dozens of bombs. At least four civilians have been killed, including two children, according to reports from local monitoring groups.

    According to the media, this was the most powerful airstrike in the last month. It took place the day after negotiations on the situation in Idlib which were attended by the presidents of Iran, Turkey …

  • Iran believes that together with Russia it has a chance of 'deterring the US'

    During his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, said that Iran and the Russian Federation can together hold back the US, reported the Fars agency.

    Khamenei said that Russia and Iran can have a mutual cooperation on global issues, one of which is the deterrence of the United States. Accoring to Khamenei, "America represents a danger to humanity".

    As an example of the threat, he cited the situation in Syria and other Arab countries after the “Arab …

  • US starts military exercises in Syria on the first day of summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran

    The forces of the US-coalition (Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)), began military exercises in Syria, according to a statement published on the website of the US Central Command. The exercises take place in Homs Governorate near the border with Iraq.

    “Our forces will demonstrate the capability to deploy rapidly, assault a target with integrated air and ground forces, and conduct a rapid exfiltration anywhere in the OIR combined joint operations,” the statementof the …

  • Russia, Iran and Turkey fail to agree on a ceasefire in Syria

    At the summit in Tehran on Friday, September 7, Russia, Iran and Turkey failed to agree on a unified approach to the upcoming Syrian government troop's attacks in the province of Idlib. The final declaration of the meeting does not mention any specific actions, reports Deutsche Welle.

    The statement of the presidents of the three countries, Vladimir Putin, Hasan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, consisting of general phrases, speaks only about the determination to protect the civilian …

  • Iran decides not to transport 300 million euros in cash from Germany

    Authorities in Tehran changed their mind about withdrawing 300 million euros in cash from a German bank account and transporting it by aircraft back to Iran.  As reported on Tuesday, September 4th, by the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, the European-Iranian Trade Bank told the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and the German government about its change of plans.

    The US insisted on the cancellation of the operation, accusing Tehran of intending to use these funds for terrorist …

  • Iran intends to expand the capabilities of its ballistic and cruise missiles

    Iran intends to expand the capabilities of its ballistic and cruise missiles, stated on Saturday, Iran’s deputy defense minister for international affairs, Mohammad Ahadi, reports television channel Press TV.

    “Expanding the capabilities of various ballistic and cruise missiles, obtaining a next-generation fighter planes, as well as ships and submarines equipped with various types of weapons, is included in the ministry’s [of defense] new plans,” the television channel quotes him.

    Ahadi added …

  • Iran renews negotiations with Russia on construction of a new nuclear power plant

    According to the Tasnim news agency, Iran renewed negotiations with Russia on the construction of a new nuclear power plant that will be able to produce up to 3,000 megawatts of electricity, announced Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanyan on Saturday.

    At present, Iran has the opportunity to produce nuclear power at a reactor with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts, reported Tasnim.

    Iran already has one Russian nuclear reactor located in Busher. It was the first reactor launched in the country. …