Iran says sanctions should not impact its ties with Russia

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, Oct 6, 2021. (Reuters) March 7, 2022 Iran’s ties with any country, including Russia, should not be impacted by sanctions, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian told his Russian counterpart on Monday. “We are against both war and sanctions. Iran’s ties with countries, including Russia, should not be impacted [...]

By |March 7th, 2022|Russia|

Russia recruiting fighters in Syria can bring Iran proxies to Ukraine

Shiite Nujaba fighters in Syria heading towards Iraq. (Tasnim) March 7, 2022 Russia is recruiting fighters in Syria to fight in Ukraine, The Wall Street Journal reported, a move that can bring Iran-backed fighters into the war in Europe. There are a myriad of groups fighting in Syria, including local persons fighting for [...]

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In Iran, Sputnik Persian, the British embassy and Ahmadinejad clash over Ukraine

The Kremlin-controlled Sputnik Persian used a set of anonymous images to claim Iranians backed Putin's war in Ukraine. (IranWire) By Ehsan Mehrabi March 7, 2022 The bulk of Kremlin-sponsored propaganda trying to dignify the invasion of Ukraine has been directed at Europe and the West. But recently-published content from Sputnik Persian and the [...]

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Russian invasion of Ukraine cuts off some of Iran’s internet capacity

A factory and a store are burning after been bombarded in Irpin, in the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, March 6, 2022. (AP) March 7, 2022 Iranian Communications Ministry said some 400 gigabytes of the country’s internet capacity was cut off due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The public relations manager of the [...]

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France warns Russia against blackmail over Iran nuclear talks

EEAS Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and Iranian Deputy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi in a meeting of the JCPOA in Vienna, Austria April 6, 2021. (REUTERS) March 7, 2022 France warned Russia not to resort to blackmail over efforts to revive a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, after [...]

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Iran seeks ‘creative ways’ to nuke deal after Russian demand

Ali Shamkhani, Iran's Supreme National Security Council Director. (REUTERS) March 7, 2022 A top Iranian official said Monday that his country is seeking “creative ways” to restore its nuclear deal with world powers after Russia’s foreign minister linked sanctions on Moscow over its war on Ukraine to the ongoing negotiations. The tweet by [...]

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Iranian nuclear talks clouded by Russian demands

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov walk towards their seats before their meeting on Jan 21, 2022, in Geneva. (AFP) March 7, 2022 Talks to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers were mired in uncertainty on Sunday following Russia’s demands for a US guarantee [...]

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Russia’s demand for US guarantees may hit nuclear talks, Iran official says

Russia's envoy to the IAEA, Mikhail Ulyanov, speaks with the Iran's ambassador to the IAEA Kazem Gharibabadi, during Vienna talk. (Reuters) March 5, 2022 Russia’s demand for written guarantees from the United States that sanctions on Moscow would not damage its cooperation with Iran is “not constructive” for talks between Tehran and global [...]

By |March 5th, 2022|North America, Russia, USA|

Former Iranian president Ahmadinejad praises Ukraine’s ‘resistance,’ rebukes Islamic Republic’s support for Russia

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (AFP) March 5, 2022 Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has expressed his support for Ukraine in its war with Russia. Ahmadinejad tweeted yesterday to the “great nation of #Ukraine” and its president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. “Your honorable and almost unrivalled resistance uncovered the Satanic plots of enemies of mankind,” wrote Ahmadinejad [...]

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Russia involved in plot to help Iran bust US oil sanctions

The Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (EPA-EFE) March 5, 2022 Sanctioned Russian tankers are carrying illicit Iranian oil, providing a fresh financial lifeline for Tehran and highlighting significant gaps in the Biden administration’s enforcement of sanctions. The two [...]

By |March 5th, 2022|North America, Russia, USA|