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Iran’s Plans to Transform the Middle East Military Balance

By Frederick W. Kagan Media reports suggest that Iran has taken delivery of parts of the S-300 air defense system from Russia. This system would greatly complicate Israel’s ability to conduct air strikes against Iran, and would make it harder even for the U.S. to do so. But Iran has also given Russia a shopping [...]

By |April 13th, 2016|Iran|

President Rouhani sets off for Turkey

April  13, 2016 President Rouhani left Tehran for Istanbul on Wednesday in order to take part at the Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. President was given farewell by First Vice-President Dr Eshaq Jahangiri, Adviser to the Supreme Leader on International Affairs Dr Ali Akbar Velayati and a number of ministers and vice-presidents. The [...]

By |April 13th, 2016|Turkey|

The Case for Suspending the Visa Waiver Program for Iranians

By: Emanuele Ottolenghi An Iranian court recently sentenced to death Babak Zanjani and his associate, Mehdi Shamszadeh, for their alleged role in embezzling billions of dollars of Oil Ministry revenues while running overseas networks of front companies designed to circumvent international sanctions. Zanjani’s case highlights the key role played in sanctions evasion by Iranian nationals who [...]

By |March 14th, 2016|North America|

Somalia’s move to cut diplomatic ties with Iran economically motivated – MP

February 2, 2016 A member of Somalia Federal Parliament has criticized the move of the government to severe relations with Iran last month, Horseed Media reports. In an interview, MP Ahmed Aabi Aden pointed out that the decision was an unwise action conducted through an ”incorrect method” by the top officials of the Federal government. [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Somalia|

Somalia: ‘Kenya Has a Lot to Learn From Iran Which Has Faced Terrorism From Its Enemy Saudi Arabia’ – Iran Amb

January 20, 2016 The Iranian government has reaffirmed its support to Kenya in the war of terrorism following the Somalia attack which has claimed an unknown number of the Kenyan defence forces KDF soldiers. The people daily newspaper reported today that the Iran Ambassador Hadi said his government will continue to offer support to Kenya [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Kenya, Somalia|

The Union of the Comoros has recalled its ambassador from Tehran as a sign of solidarity with Saudi Arabia

The Union of the Comoros has recalled its ambassador from Tehran as a sign of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, following angry protests in Tehran over Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, AVA Diplomatic reports. In a statement, Comoros Ministry of External Relations and Cooperation reiterated solidarity and friendship with Saudi Arabia [...]

By |January 8th, 2016|Comoros, Saudi Arabia|

How Iran Is Skirting Sanctions in the Southern Caucasus

by: Emanuele Ottolenghi Of the 166 companies currently registered, Iranian nationals own 84, or 52.5 percent. There are also 9 companies created by Iranians who use passports acquired through a citizenship-by-investment program from the island nation of St Kitts and Nevis – the same citizenship used by the three sanctioned individuals to register most of their companies. Together, [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|Azerbaijan|

Tunisia: “Tunisia and Iran Seeking to Expand Relations”

Tunis — "Tunisia and Iran are seeking to further expand relations," Iranian Vice-President Masoud Solatnifar said Saturday. In a statement to reporters at the end of a meeting with Prime Minister Habib Essid, he affirmed "we have no limits in developing our relations with Tunisia." He suggested to Essid to provide all facilitations to remove [...]

By |December 11th, 2015|Tunisia|

Iran, Tunisia to bolster tourism cooperation

Tehran, Dec 11, IRNA – Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Masoud Soltanifar, who is currently in Tunisia at the head of a specialized tourism delegation, is to meet with President Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi. The Iranian delegation accompanying Soltanifar comprises tourism activists of the private and state-run sectors. The fifth meeting of [...]

By |December 11th, 2015|Tunisia|

Iran tries to gain foothold in Somalia [Special Report]

September 4, 2015 GAROWE, Somalia, September 4, 2015 (Garowe Online Exclusive)-Amid Gulf States' growing concern, Iranian government and charitable organizations are trying to gain a foothold in the war-ravaged Horn of Africa nation, informed sources tell Garowe Online. Iran sent a delegation consisting of senior diplomats and Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation officials to Somalia, forging [...]

By |September 4th, 2015|Somalia|