Contents tagged with Iran

  • Pro-Iranian militants fire ballistic missile at Turkish troops in Syria

    Pro-Iranian forces fighting alongside the Regime of Bashar al-Assad fired a ballistic missile at Turkish army positions in the northern province of Idlib, reported the Israeli news website Nziv, citing Syrian media.

    According to preliminary data, it is a medium-range missile identical to that used by the Yemeni Houthis against Saudi troops. The projectile was reportedly shot down by a missile defense system deployed on the Turkish-Syrian border.

    Earlier, the Turkish Air Force and ground …

  • Iranian satellite launch fails, Netanyahu hints at Israeli interference

    The Iranian press reported on Sunday, citing the Defense Ministry, that the launch of Iran’s Zafar satellite had failed. According to official reports, the satellite “was not successfully put into orbit”.

    The satellite was launched on a Simorgh rocket, which brought it into space, but failed to give it sufficient velocity for a near earth orbit.

    Iran has been space-capable since 2003, when the Iranian Space Agency was founded. The agency has successfully sent a tortoise, mice and two monkeys …

  • Kyiv: Iran has broken off contact on downed airliner investigation

    During a session of the parliamentary committee on law enforcement activity, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka said that he has reached out to the Iranian prosecutor general three times, but has not received a reply.

    According to Riaboshapka, the requests were for international legal assistance. Ukraine has requested the evidence used by the Iranian investigation as the basis for the arrests that have been made in connection with the crime.

    “Unfortunately, there is not yet any …

  • Tehran refuses to cooperate with Kyiv on airliner crash investigation

    The Iranian government has announced that it will no longer be cooperating with Ukraine in the case concerning the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) passenger plane that was shot down in Tehran on January 8.

    This was announced by Hassan Rezaeifar, leader of the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization’s investigation team, as cited by the Ukrainian TV channel TSN.

    According to Rezaeifar, the break in relations was caused by an information leak which Kyiv allowed, an audio clip which Iran gave …

  • Israeli ambassador believes Ukraine should sue Iran for downed plane

    Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine Joel Lyon believes that the Iranian military deliberately shot down a Ukrainian "Boeing" in the sky over Tehran.

    "You should sue Iran. But then again, this is your country, I don't want to interfere in your internal affairs. Ukraine itself must decide how to deal with those who deliberately shot down the plane. The Iranians did not know that it was a Ukrainian plane, it is true. But they deliberately shot him down," Lyon said in an exclusive interview with LB.ua. …

  • Iran offers $3 million for Trump’s head

    Iranian MP Ahmad Hamza has offered a reward for the assassination of U.S. President Donald Trump, who authorized an airstrike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

    "On behalf of the people of Kerman (Soleimani‘s hometown), we will pay $3 million in cash to whoever kills Trump," the lawmaker said, as cited by ISNA news agency.

    He did not specify at what level the decision was made and who was going to allocate funds for the payment of the award.

    Relations between the U.S. and Iran …

  • Iran used Russian satellite navigation system during the attack on US military bases in Iraq

    Israeli news outlet Debka reports, citing unnamed sources in the Russian Defense Ministry, that Iran used Russian space technology to strike U.S. military bases in neighboring Iraq.

    "Russian military sources said that, during the Iranian missile attack on two U.S. air bases in Iraq, on January 8, it was Russia that provided support to Iran. Russian sources claim they had given Iranians access to the Russian global navigation network, GLONASS, which is the Russian equivalent of the American GPS …

  • Iran postpones transfer of downed plane’s black boxes to Ukraine

    Despite the previous statements, the Iranian authorities do not intend to hand over to Ukraine "black boxes" from the Ukraine International Airlines plane, which was shot down by an Iranian military missile on January 8, announced on January 19 the head of the investigation department of the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization Hassan Rezaifar, Irna news agency reports.

    According to him, Tehran decided to postpone the transfer of "black boxes" from the downed Ukrainian Boeing 737 aircraft …

  • Prystaiko on Ukrainian airliner downed in Iran: We want to know who gave the order

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko told CNN about Ukraine’s response to the Ukraine International Airlines catastrophe in Iran.

    “I spoke to the head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry the day after the catastrophe. At the time, he did not once mention that the plane had been shot down using a missile. Now we have evidence which will help to provide some appeasement to the families of the aviation catastrophe victims. This is the basis for the creation of our coalition – a coalition of …

  • Iran chooses Chinese J-10C over Russian MiG-35 fighters

    Contrary to reports from numerous sources in Russia’s Defense Ministry that Iran was seriously interested in Russian MiG-35 fighters, the Islamic republic’s government plans to use $1.5 of the $3 billion allocated by Qatar to purchase 36 Chinese Chengdu J-10C fighters, which are reportedly cheaper and more promising.

    “The Emir (head of state) of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived in Iran and met with the country’s president Rouhani in Tehran. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani offered Iran $3 …