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Russia not aligned with Iran, say experts

Russia’s relationship with Iran in the wake of US sanctions is “not strategic,” and ties with Riyadh are a priority say experts at the Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate. (Emirates Policy Center) November 12, 2018 Russia’s relationship with Iran in the wake of US sanctions is “not strategic,” the chair of the comparative politics [...]

By |November 12th, 2018|Russia|

Russia sets ‘mechanisms’ to confront US sanctions on Iran

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) November 6, 2018 Russia has taken steps to counter the repercussions of US sanctions on Iran and reiterated its unwillingness to comply with Washington’s measures, which it [...]

By |November 6th, 2018|Russia|

Twitter publishes tweet trove from ‘clumsy’ Iran regime campaigns

People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken September 27, 2013. (REUTERS) October 18, 2018 Twitter published a trove of some 10 million tweets that it said are potentially the product of state-backed operations by Russia and Iran, shedding new light on [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|North America, Russia, USA|

E.U. decreased exports to Iran, while Russia doubled

An Iranian goldsmith counts his gold coins at a gold market in the main old Bazaar of Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP) October 17, 2018 European Union exports to Iran declined 19% in the first six months of current Iranian fiscal year, starting March 21 and its non-oil imports from the [...]

By |October 17th, 2018|Europe, Russia|

Netanyahu pledges to continue attacks against Iran in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 11. (AP) October 11, 2018 Russia's Vice Premier Maxim Akimov on Wednesday expressed hopes in improved relations with Israel after tension following the accidental Syrian downing of a Russian plane during an Israeli air strike in [...]

By |October 11th, 2018|Isreal, Russia, Syria|

Russia seeking communications channel between Israel, Iran in Syria

Iran's army chief of staff Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, left, looks into binoculars as he visits and other senior officers from the Iranian military a front line in the northern province of Aleppo, Syria, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP) October 9, 2018 Russia is working quietly to open avenues of communication between Jerusalem and [...]

By |October 9th, 2018|Isreal, Russia, Syria|

China, Russia and EU cannot beat American sanctions on Iran

A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag. (Getty) October 3, 2018 China is joining Russia and EU to set up a "special payments system" and save the Iranian nuclear deal. That’s according to a Globaltimes editorial, which sees such a payment as reducing [...]

By |October 3rd, 2018|East Asia, Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Russia’s problem in Syria is Iran

Iran's army chief of staff Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, left, looks into binoculars as he visits and other senior officers from the Iranian military a front line in the northern province of Aleppo, Syria, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP) October 2, 2018 The core of Russia’s problem in Syria has nothing to do with [...]

By |October 2nd, 2018|Russia, Syria|

How Russia, Turkey excluded Iran from Sochi deal on Syria’s Idlib

Sochi summit between Russia and Turkey on Syria’s Idlib, dealt a blow to Iran. (AFP) September 22, 2018 The outcomes of Sochi summit on September 17 between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, regarding Syria’s Idlib and creating a demilitarized zone instead of launching a military offensive, has taken Iran by [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Russia, Syria, Turkey|

Russia, Iran race for Syria reconstruction deals

Visitors at Russian companies' pavilions at the Damascus International Fair (AFP) September 20, 2018 Russia is working relentlessly to push against Iran tapping into Syria’s reconstruction projects, as the two compete for securing the largest share of investment contracts in the war-torn country. Iran is hoping to make up in reconstruction deals what [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Russia, Syria|