Iran’s Zarif returns to his post, receives invitation to visit Damascus

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he and President Hassan Rouhani will go to New York next week to take part at the UN General Assembly meeting. (AP) February 28, 2019 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially rejected the resignation of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, which he submitted earlier this week. “Accepting [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Syria|

Israeli PM vows to bar Iran from securing presence in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 11. (AP) February 27, 2019 Israel's prime minister vowed to prevent Iran from securing a lasting presence in Syria as he visited Moscow on Wednesday for talks focusing on regional security. For Benjamin Netanyahu, it's [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Newspaper ban: The latest fallout from Assad’s visit to Iran

The newspaper has been banned after publishing a photograph of the meeting between Assad and Iranian leaders, along with the bold headline “The Uninvited Guest". (Screen Grab) By Shima Shahrabi February 27, 2019 A newspaper has been temporarily banned after publishing a photograph of the controversial surprise meeting between Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and Iranian [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Iran, Syria|

Iran fights to get around US sanctions in Iraq, Turkey, Russia and Syria

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (C), flanked by Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L), and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after posing for photographs in Tehran, Iran, ahead of their summit to discuss Syria, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP) February 26, 2019 A new customs gate in the Saray district of Turkey’s Van province is [...]

By |February 26th, 2019|Iraq, Russia, Syria, Turkey|

Syria’s Assad meets Iran supreme leader in Tehran on rare visit abroad

A 2010 file photo shows Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) talking with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Tehran, Iran. (AFP) February 25, 2019 Syrian state-run media says President Bashar Assad has visited Iran and met with officials there on a rare trip abroad. SANA said Assad met with Supreme Leader Ayatollah [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|Syria|

Netanyahu vows to continue to prevent Iran’s entrenchment in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 11. (AP) February 25, 2019 Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the Iranian presence in Syria with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, as well as possible ways to clamp down this presence. “Yesterday [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Angry Iranians tear down image of Iranian forces killed in Syria

Costly adventures. Iranian mourners hold portraits of a young member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who was killed in Syria. (AFP) February 21, 2019 Videos published on Twitter today showed Iranians in the city of Andimeshk tearing down a large billboard portraying Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces who were killed in Syria. [...]

By |February 21st, 2019|Syria|

US pullout from Syria risks boosting Russia, Iran influence: Merkel

President Donald Trump shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of their news conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP) February 16, 2019 German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Saturday that Washington's plan to swiftly pull its soldiers out of Syria risks [...]

By |February 16th, 2019|Syria|

Israel rejects Iran using ‘reconstruction’ to cover up for entrenchment in Syria

Two Syrian sisters run across the rubble to embrace after finding each other alive following an air strike on Hamouria near Damascus, on January 9, 2018. (AFP) February 12, 2019 An Israeli senior security official, who remains unnamed by media reports, made a remarkable note on Israel’s policy on curbing the entrenchment of [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Israel said to find new Iranian precision missile factory in northwest Syria

Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard celebrate after launching a missile during maneuvers in an undisclosed location in Iran, July 3, 2012. (IRNA) February 9, 2019 Israel has discovered a new ambitious precision missile factory being constructed by Iran in Syria together with the Syrian government and Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, after Israel [...]

By |February 9th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|