Diplomats from 5 nations resuming Iran nuclear talks

Centrifuge machines in the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran, Nov 5, 2019. (AP) May 1, 2021 High-ranking diplomats from China, Germany, France, Russia and Britain are set to resume talks Saturday focused on bringing the United States back into their landmark nuclear deal with Iran. The U.S. will not have a [...]

By |May 1st, 2021|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Parties to Iran nuclear talks agree to speed up return to 2015 deal: Russian envoy

Iranian workers stand in front of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, October 26, 2010. (REUTERS) April 27, 2021 The parties negotiating a revival of the Iran nuclear deal agreed on Tuesday to speed up efforts to bring the US and Iran back into compliance, Russia’s envoy to the talks said. “The discussions proved [...]

By |April 27th, 2021|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Iran nuclear talks resume in Vienna amid new complications

Exterior view of the Grand Hotel Wien in Vienna, Austria, April 9, 2021 where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place. (AP) April 27, 2021 World powers were set to resume high level talks in Vienna on Tuesday focused on bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran, in their [...]

By |April 27th, 2021|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Russia, Iran again promote alternative to Suez Canal

Russian FM Sergei Lavrov and Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif arrive for a joint news conference at the Kremlin in Moscow, March 28, 2017. (AFP) April 27, 2021 The disruption of global traffic in the Suez Canal in late March after the giant container ship Ever Given went aground prompted Russia and Iran to mention, once [...]

By |April 27th, 2021|Egypt, Russia|

Iran to purchase 60 million COVID-19 vaccines from Russia

A medical worker holds a vial with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine at a vaccination point at the GUM department store in Moscow on January 18, 2021. (AFP) April 15, 2021 Iran has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the state-run IRNA news agency reported [...]

By |April 15th, 2021|Russia|

Restoring nuclear agreement with Iran will not happen immediately – Russian diplomat

Group picture taken at the UN building in Vienna after Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal. (Reuters) April 7, 2021 A Russian diplomat participating in talks to save the Iran nuclear deal said Tuesday’s meeting had been “successful,” though their salvage efforts will take time. “The Joint Commission meeting [...]

By |April 7th, 2021|North America, Russia, USA|

Iran says sanctions could force shutdown of nuclear power plant

Nuclear power plant near Bushehr, Iran. (AP) By Arsalan Shahla March 31, 2021 Iran said its only nuclear power plant could stop operating this year as the country struggles to keep the unit running because of sanctions. The Bushehr nuclear power station is “facing the risk of shutdown” because U.S. banking restrictions have [...]

By |March 31st, 2021|North America, Russia, USA|

Beijing and Moscow welcome Tehran to the fold

Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012. (AP) By Andrew Hammond March 29, 2021 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in the middle of a key six-country Middle East tour, but the eyes of the world are as much on the deepening geopolitical alliance between Beijing and [...]

By |March 29th, 2021|East Asia, Russia|

Iran plans to start making Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine in April

A medical worker holds a vial with Russia's Sputnik V  vaccine at a vaccination point at the GUM department store in Moscow on Jan 18, 2021. (AFP) March 26, 2021 Iran expects to start domestic production of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine in April, the RIA news agency cited the Iranian ambassador to Moscow [...]

By |March 26th, 2021|Russia|

Lavrov, Ashkenazi discuss Iran’s presence in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. (Reuters) March 18, 2021 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi discussed a Russian project to make new arrangements in Syria that consider Tel Aviv's interests, according to political sources in Tel Aviv. The sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that Lavrov and Ashkenazi held discussions [...]

By |March 18th, 2021|Israel, Russia, Syria|