Iran rejects U.S. sanctions on Syria, vows to boost trade with ally

The US has imposed its toughest sanctions targeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (Getty) June 18, 2020 Iran on Thursday condemned as inhumane a fresh round of U.S. sanctions against its regional ally Syria and said it would expand its trade ties with Damascus. The United States on Wednesday imposed its toughest sanctions targeting [...]

By |June 18th, 2020|North America, Syria, USA|

Iranian sentenced to death for spying, arrested by Hezbollah in Syria, handed to Iran

Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd (C) appears in a photo standing behind Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes. (Twitter) June 15, 2020 An Iranian sentenced to death on charges of spying for the CIA and the Mossad, was arrested and handed over to Iran by the Lebanese Hezbollah in Syria, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported [...]

By |June 15th, 2020|Lebanon, Syria|

Iranian sentenced to death allegedly spied on Iranian forces in Syria

Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd (C) appears in a photo standing behind Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes. (Twitter) June 13, 2020 An Iranian sentenced to death on charges of spying for the CIA and the Mossad, had been spying on Iranian forces in Syria, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said on Saturday. Esmaili had said on Tuesday that [...]

By |June 13th, 2020|Isreal, North America, Syria, USA|

The key role Iran plays in Syria’s economy

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Tehran, February 25, 2019. (AFP) By Arash Azizi June 11, 2020 A case in point is the economic relationship between Iran and Syria. Before 2011, there were very few economic ties between the two countries despite their 30-year-long strategic alliance. [...]

By |June 11th, 2020|Syria|

Syrian regime army reinforcements and pro-Iranian militias near Jordan and Israeli borders

Syrian regime forces ride a military truck in Eastern Ghouta. (SANA) By Taym Al-Ahmad June 8, 2020 IranWire has learned that, according to sources within the military, the Syrian regime is preparing to launch a large-scale military operation in Daraa Governorate, southern Syria, with the support of pro-Iranian militias, and despite Russian assurances to [...]

By |June 8th, 2020|Syria|

Airstrike attributed to Israel kills nine Iran-backed forces in Syria

Syrian air defences responding to Israeli missiles targeting Iranian facilities near Damascus, May 10, 2018. (REUTERS) June 6, 2020 The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says airstrikes attributed to Israel has killed at least nine "Iranian-backed" forces in the Syrian province of Hama. The airstrikes were conducted on Thursday evening, June 4, during [...]

By |June 6th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Russian frustration after Iranian return to Syria sites

Russian air force pilots walk on the tarmac upon their arrival at an air base in Russia's Krasnodar region from Syria, March 16, 2016. (AFP) June 5, 2020 Tension surfaced between Moscow and Damascus on Wednesday on the backdrop of the Syrian government disregarding the decision on the return of Iranian forces to [...]

By |June 5th, 2020|Russia, Syria|

US court orders Iran, Syria liable for attacks in Israel

The exterior of the US Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington, DC, US on July 14, 2009. (REUTERS) June 3, 2020 A U.S. court has ruled that Iran and Syria are liable for compensation for American citizens wounded and killed in a series of attacks by Palestinians in Israel, including the killing [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Isreal, North America, Syria, USA|

Five Iran-backed fighters killed in East Syria strike

Fighters run for cover as a tank shell explodes during heavy fighting in Syria. (Reuters) June 1, 2020 An air strike in eastern Syria on Sunday killed five non-Syrian fighters backed by Iran, a Britain-based war monitor said. The strike targeted three military vehicles belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary fighters near the Iraqi border, [...]

By |June 1st, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Iran is slowly pulling out of Syria

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami (right) meets with his Syrian counterpart Abdullah Ayoub in Damascus, August 26, 2018. (AFP) May 23, 2020 Iran is slowly pulling out of Syria in response to Israeli strikes, as well as growing domestic discontent linked to the economy and its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the Israeli [...]

By |May 23rd, 2020|Syria|