Contents tagged with Iran

  • Unidentified warplanes bomb Iranian military base on Syrian-Iraqi border

    On Saturday evening, unidentified aircraft launched missile strikes on a camp of pro-Iranian Shiite militias near the town of Abu Kamal, near the Syrian-Iraqi border, in northeastern Syria, reports the TV channel Al-Hadath, citing the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

    At least five militants were reportedly killed in the attack.

    Earlier, it was reported that the construction of an Iranian-funded military base and transport infrastructure in the Abu Kamal area, which would …

  • Russia halts modifications at Iranian centrifuge after Tehran decides to start enriching uranium there

    The Russian state corporation Rosatom has stopped working on a project to modify two cascades of gas centrifuges for the production of stable medical isotopes at an Iranian facility in Fordow.

    The subsidiary of Rosatom, TVEL Fuel Company,  explained that the response was prompted by Tehran’s decision to start enriching uranium at the facility, now that Iran has reduced its compliance with the nuclear deal.

    “The enrichment of uranium and the production of stable isotopes cannot be carried out …

  • Russia to hold joint naval exercises with Iran

    The commander of the Iranian Navy Hossein Khanzadi called the date of joint military exercises with Russia and China, reports the Iranian Fars News Agency. "The upcoming exercises are called "Maritime Security Belt," and they will be held on December 27, 2019," said Khanzadi.

    As expected, naval military drills of the fleets of the three countries will be held in the Indian Ocean. Earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the military exercises "will not be directed …

  • Unidentified warplanes attack Iranian military warehouse in Syria

    "Unidentified aircraft" conducted airstrikes on IRGC's (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) weapons warehouse near the city of Abu Kamal, Syria, near the Iraqi border, reports Al Arabia news agency.

    Iraqis and Syrians have accused Israel of the attack and have promised to take revenge. Unidentified aircraft regularly bomb this large military base near Abu Kamal, which is being built by the Iranians. The base is situated along the Iran-Syria main land route leading to Iraq.

    Iranians named this …

  • Kremlin: Russia does not need US approval to strengthen ties with Iran

    Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan said  that Moscow does not need any “permission” from Washington to strengthen its ties with Tehran. In an interview with the Iranian English-language channel Press TV, the diplomat stressed that Russia is an absolutely sovereign state which pursues independent policies, and does not need permission from the US or any other country to strengthen ties with Iran.

    The ambassador believes that Russia-Iran relations have good prospects, noting that “the …

  • Internet shutdown disrupts work of Russian Embassy in Iran

    Russian diplomatic mission's press officer Andrei Ganenko said that the Internet shutdown, which lasted for several days, had disrupted the work of the Russian Embassy in Iran, reports RBC.

    "There was no normal communication with Moscow. Therefore, there was no possibility to issue visas for Iranian citizens as usual," he said. Ganenko noted that currently, everything is restored, and the Embassy operates as usual.

    Earlier, RIA Novosti reported, citing Ganenko, that the Internet at the …

  • Russia gives Israel green light to bomb Iranian forces in Syria

    According to Israeli news agency, Moscow was informed about the latest Israeli missile strikes on the outskirts of Damascus. The reason for that is allegedly tacit agreement between Moscow and Tel Aviv that gives Israel the right to attack Iranian military forces located in Syria.

    "Israeli-Russian coordination is based on the mutual interest of both countries. Israel is interested in the fight against Iranian entrenchment in Syria. At the same time, the Israeli fight against Iran in …

  • Iran asks Russia for $2 billion

    Iran has asked Russia for a $2 billion loan, announced Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak on Saturday after meeting with his Iranian colleague Reza Ardakanian.

    Tehran needs the money for a number of projects, including the construction of a thermal and a hydroelectric power plant, a railway line, and carriages for its metro system, Reuters cites Novak as saying.

    The figure named by the Iranian energy minister ahead of his trip to Moscow was somewhat larger, at $5 billion.

    However, Novak …

  • Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria in response to missile attacks

    The Israeli military confirmed it had carried out air strikes against dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday. According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) the air strikes were  in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before.

    A London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Right (SOHR) reported that the Israeli airstrikes killed 11 people. Among the killed are seven members of pro-Iranian militia.  

    The Israeli military said its fighter jets hit multiple …

  • Israeli secret weapon could end up in Iran’s hands

    The US has been alarmed to learn that an antimissile from the Israeli David’s Sling defense system has ended up in the possession of the Russian military.

    According to Ian Williams, deputy director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Moscow gaining access to the secret Israeli weapon is not as distressing as the possibility that the technology could leak to Israel’s enemies, especially Iran.

    “If Iran gets this thing, we will see an identical …