Russia supplied Iran with advanced phone hacking tech

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 28, 2017. (AFP) March 18, 2019 Russia recently supplied Iran with advanced technology that allows remote hacking of cellphones without the victim taking any action, Channel 12 news reported Saturday. [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Isreal, Russia|

Iran insists Moscow ties ‘strong’, shrugs off Israel-Russia coordination

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 11, 2018. (AP) March 5, 2019 Iran’s foreign ministry insisted Monday that Tehran’s ties with Moscow are “strong” and shrugged off reported Israeli-Russian coordination on a withdrawal of foreign forces from Syria. “Iran’s ties with Moscow are [...]

By |March 5th, 2019|Isreal, Russia, 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|

John Bolton defends United Against Nuclear Iran from Russian scolding

White House national security adviser John Bolton speaking to reporters at a US counterterrorism presentation. (Reuters) February 26, 2019 Russia’s rebuke of an American organization aligned with opponents of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is “unacceptable,” President Trump’s top national security adviser said Saturday. “If President Putin is serious about stabilizing the Middle [...]

By |February 26th, 2019|North America, Russia, USA|

Putin to join the Mullahs’ deception club

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit (SCO) in Qingdao, China June 9, 2018. (REUTERS) By Amir Taheri February 22, 2019 “Talk to Iran!” This is the advice some Western politicians have bandied around since 1979 [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Middle East, Russia|

Russia, Iran not allies in Syria, says senior Russian diplomat

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) meets with Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov in Tehran, January 12, 2015. (AFP) January 28, 2019 Days after sustained Israeli attacks against Iranian targets in Syria, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said Russia and Iran are not allies in Syria. He stressed that [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|Russia, Syria|

Russia assures Arab capitals of curbing Iran influence in Syria before normalization

US Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs of the Department of State talks during a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon January 14, 2019. (REUTERS) January 23, 2019 Lebanese parliamentarians quoted an Arab ambassador to Beirut as saying that his government, along with other Arab governments, have received assurances from senior authorities in Moscow [...]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Russia, Syria|

Russia on a mission to keep Iran’s mullahs in power

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, (R) speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Tehran. (AP) By L. Todd Wood January 19, 2019 Much has been written about the brittle nature of the Iranian regime, which clings to power only through murder, repression and deceit. The reimposition of sanctions by [...]

By |January 19th, 2019|Middle East, Russia|

Why Iran is losing the global space race

A Simorgh satellite rocket at its launch site at an undisclosed location in Iran. (AFP) By Damien McElroy January 10, 2019 When China landed an explorer robot on the far side of the Moon last week, it underlined the ability of space to inspire and grip our imaginations. Our increased ability to cross extra-terrestrial frontiers has [...]

By |January 10th, 2019|East Asia, North America, Russia, USA|

Shipping official says many ports do not allow Iranian vessels to dock

A ship bearing various flags parked at Chabahar (Shahid Beheshti) Port during the inauguraition of the first phase in the southern Iranian coastal city of Chabahar, December 3, 2017. (AFP) January 10, 2019 The chairman of Iran's Shipping Society and related services, Massoud Polmeh says that a significant number of ports across the [...]

By |January 10th, 2019|East Asia, North America, Russia, USA|