Moscow warns Tehran of ‘reckless steps’ against nuclear agreement

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. (REUTERS) January 21, 2020 Moscow has warned Tehran against making 'reckless steps' to quit the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said. Ryabkov added that Russia urges Iran to comply with its obligations to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), according to Sputnik. The [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Russia|

Iran wants to start oil & gas production in this disputed hotspot

Leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan attend the signing ceremony of the 5th Caspian Summit. (AFP) By Simon Watkins January 4, 2020 Given the array of sweetener deals in the oil and gas sector promised to Russia by Iran in the past year or so – suspended until public outcry over [...]

By |January 4th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|

Russia warns Iran nuclear deal in danger of ‘falling apart’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrive for a joint news conference at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 28, 2017. (AP) December 30, 2019 Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers is in danger of “falling apart” without the compliance of the United States and the European [...]

By |December 30th, 2019|Russia|

Iranian chess player who refused to play for his country wins silver medal

Alireza Firouzja is an Iranian chess prodigy. He won the Iranian championship at age 12 and earned the grandmaster title at the age of 14. (Supplied) December 30, 2019 Alireza Firouzja, a top-rated chess player from Iran and the world's number two ranked junior player, has won the silver medal at the World [...]

By |December 30th, 2019|Isreal, Russia|

Iran, China, Russia start joint naval drills

An Iranian naval drill off the Strait of Hormuz last year. (Tasnim) December 28, 2019 Iran, China and Russia started four days of joint naval drills in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman on Friday, the commander of Iran's flotilla announced. The exercise comes at a time of heightened tensions since [...]

By |December 28th, 2019|East Asia, Middle East, Russia|

Iran to hold joint, four-day navy drill with Russia, China

An Iranian naval drill off the Strait of Hormuz last year. (Tasnim) December 26, 2019 Iran’s armed forces will hold a joint, four-day naval exercise with Russia and China in the northern part of the Indian Ocean, a spokesman said Wednesday. The drill, which is to start on Saturday, will be the first [...]

By |December 26th, 2019|East Asia, Russia|

Tehran, Moscow and Beijing – an unholy alliance?

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) By Baria Alamuddin December 16, 2019 Donald Trump’s punitive policies are having the unexpected consequence of creating a tactical marriage of convenience between Russia, China and Iran. Traditional [...]

By |December 16th, 2019|East Asia, Russia|

The United States is about to sanction Assad, Russia and Iran for Syrian war crimes

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Tehran, February 25, 2019. (AFP) By Josh Rogin December 13, 2019 More than three years after it was first introduced, landmark legislation that would provide for U.S. sanctions against the Assad regime, Russia and Iran for past and ongoing war [...]

By |December 13th, 2019|Russia, Syria|

Iran prepares for joint drills with Russia and China, is ready to sail ‘across the Atlantic’

Iran has sought to invest in its naval prowess as tensions flare in critical waterways just off the shores of the Islamic Republic. (Tasnim) By Tom O'Connor December 13, 2019 leading Iranian military official revealed new details about his country's first-ever trilateral exercise with major powers Russia and China, claiming Iran's ships would also [...]

By |December 13th, 2019|East Asia, Russia|

Russia upsets effort to save 2015 Iran nuclear deal

The interior of the Fordo (Fordow) Uranium Conversion Facility in Qom, in the north of the country, November 6, 2019. (AFP) December 9, 2019 Five world powers trying to save their 2015 nuclear deal with Iran from U.S. efforts to overturn it are grappling with a new setback as they meet with Iranian [...]

By |December 9th, 2019|Russia|