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Russia asks Iran to refrain from action that could jeopardize saving nuclear pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a meeting in Qingdao, China June 9, 2018. (REUTERS) September 14, 2019 Russia has asked Iran to refrain from any action that could jeopardise saving its troubled nuclear pact after Washington pulled out if it, Yuri Ushakov, a senior Kremlin [...]

By |September 14th, 2019|Russia|

New tripartite meeting to curb Iran..’electoral gift’ to Netanyahu

A military vehicle can be seen positioned on the Israeli side of the border with Syria, near the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel February 11, 2018. (REUTERS) September 9, 2019 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking an “electoral gift” by persuading US President Donald Trump and [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Isreal, North America, Russia, USA|

Russia and Iran to hold joint naval drills in Indian ocean

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (right) with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif. (AFP) September 3, 2019 Russia and Iran are planning to hold joint naval drills in the Indian Ocean, the TASS news agency quoted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying on Monday. Earlier on Monday, Zarif said after talks [...]

By |September 3rd, 2019|Russia|

Putin and the mullahs

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 Amir Taheri August 9, 2019 In 2015 when President Hassan Rouhani advertised his “nuke deal” with the Obama administration as “the greatest diplomatic victory in the history [...]

By |August 9th, 2019|Russia|

The future of Iran’s Caspian Sea territory

(R-L) Presidents of Turkmenistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Iran meeting to discuss their respective rights in the Caspian Sea. August 12, 2018. (AP) By Faramarz Davar August 6, 2019 One year after the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea was signed, the Iranian public has expressed alarm about the fate of a [...]

By |August 6th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|

Iranians suspect their government has sold out Iran’s rights in Caspian Sea

Leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan attend the signing ceremony of the 5th Caspian Summit. (AFP) August 5, 2019 While many Iranians on social media are complaining about what they believe is Iran's unfair share of the Caspian Sea, the spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran's Foreign Ministry has dismissed [...]

By |August 5th, 2019|Russia|

Lessons for Iranians from a Soviet meltdown

If Iran’s nuclear program coupled with incompetent leadership provokes an invasion or a war, our regime may collapse too. (Supplied) By Firouz Farzani July 26, 2019 This summer, like millions of Brits and Americans, Iranians are glued to their TVs, watching pirated copies of the mini-series Chernobyl written by Craig Mazin and directed by John Renck. [...]

By |July 26th, 2019|Russia|

Tehran says Russia collaborates with Iran on development of nuclear plant

Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant near Bushehr, Iran. (AP) July 22, 2019 Chairman of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi says the construction of the second phase of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant will start next month in collaboration with Russia. Salam Amini, a member of the Iranian Parliament's Energy Committee quoted Salehi [...]

By |July 22nd, 2019|Russia|

At summit with Russia, Israel and US demanded Iran leave Lebanon, Iraq

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 11. (AP) July 18, 2019 During a trilateral meeting between the national security advisers of Israel, the US and Russia in late June, Jerusalem and Washington demanded that Moscow ensure the withdrawal of Iran’s forces [...]

By |July 18th, 2019|Middle East, North America, Russia, USA|

Russian and Iran turn to barter trade

Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak (L) exchanges signed agreements with Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian during Economic conference in Isfahan, June 18, 2019. (AFP) June 20, 2019 Iran imports Russian equipment and agricultural products in exchange for crude oil it had already sold to Moscow, Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak said on Tuesday, [...]

By |June 20th, 2019|Russia|