Iran’s supreme leader criticises U.S. over Ukraine crisis

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wearing a protective face mask, attends a meeting in Tehran, Iran, April 14, 2021. (AP) March 1, 2022 Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday the war in Ukraine should be stopped and accused the United States, which he called a "mafia-like regime", of creating the [...]

By |March 1st, 2022|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Even if West sanctions Russian gas, Iran cannot help Europe out

Iranian gas pipeline supplying Turkey. (Supplied) March 1, 2022 Iranian media and pundits say the newly found Chalous gas field in the Caspian Sea could not in time supply gas to Europe, if Russian shipments are sanctioned. United States and European sanctions on Russia are far milder than against Iran, with oil and [...]

By |March 1st, 2022|Europe, Russia|

It is urgent to conclude Iran nuclear talks this week: France

European delegations meet Iran’s chief negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani in Vienna on Jan 22, 2022. (ISNA) February 28, 2022 France’s foreign ministry said on Monday that it was urgent to conclude the Iran nuclear talks this week. Iran had said earlier on Monday that reviving a 2015 nuclear deal is possible if Western [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Divisions in Iran over the impact of Ukraine crisis on Vienna talks

Damaged radar arrays and other equipment is seen at Ukrainian military facility outside Mariupol, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP) February 28, 2022 The Iranian media is divided over the Russian position and the impact of the Ukrainian crisis on Vienna talks aimed at reviving the nuclear deal with world powers. Nuclear negotiations are [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Europe, Russia|

Elon Musk’s internet offer to Ukraine puts Iran on notice

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starlink satellites are now active over Ukraine after a request from the embattled country’s leadership to replace internet services destroyed by the Russian attack. (Getty) February 28, 2022 A former Iranian minister has warned parliament against plans to restrict Internet access, pointing out Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite access offered [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Europe|

Khamenei’s website denies infiltration by French-Jewish journalist

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei wearing a mask in work meetings, June 27, 2020. ( February 28, 2022 Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's website has denied any relations with an “Israeli” journalist who allegedly “infiltrated” Khamenei’s official website. Fars news agency, affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, published a statement on Sunday to reject [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Europe, Israel|

Iran says three key issues remain unresolved in Vienna nuclear talks

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Saied Khatibzadeh speaks during a press conference in Tehran on Feb 22, 2021. (AFP) February 28, 2022 Iran said on Monday that reviving a 2015 nuclear deal is possible if Western powers take a political decision to resolve three remaining issues, as indirect negotiations between Tehran and Washington enter [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran, Iraq, Egypt rely on Ukraine for sunflower oil

A Ukrainian army tank sits in a sunflower field near the village of Maryinka, a suburb of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, on Aug. 5, 2014. (AFP) February 28, 2022 Middle Eastern sunflower oil imports could soon be affected by the Russian attack on Ukraine. Ukraine was the largest exporter of sunflower seed and the related [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Egypt, Europe, Iraq|

Iran police disperse crowd chanting ‘death to Putin and supporters’

Iranians and Ukrainian nationals rally in front of the Ukraine embassy in Tehran, Iran, on February 26, 2022, to show support for Kyiv and protest the Russian invasion. (AFP) February 28, 2022 Videos on social media Saturday evening appeared to show police dispersing protesters chanting “Death to Putin” outside the Ukrainian embassy in [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Europe, Russia|

Iran studying draft deal to restore nuclear agreement

An Iranian flag is seen in Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, during an official ceremony to kick-start works on a second reactor at the facility, Nov 10, 2019. (AFP) February 28, 2022 Iran is studying a rough draft of a deal to revive a 2015 nuclear agreement with major powers hammered out during [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|