Iran’s Zarif tries to form Russia-China alliance against US

Iranian FM Javad Zarif attends the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York, U.S., Sept 20, 2017. (REUTERS) September 26, 2020 Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is trying to entice Russia to become closer to Iran through bilateral relations, Iranian media reported Thursday. He arrived in Moscow to discuss relations with Russia. His goal is to pave [...]

By |September 26th, 2020|East Asia, North America, Russia, USA|

Russia dismisses US threats on Iran

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. (Reuters) September 25, 2020 Russia on Thursday dismissed the threat of US sanctions and attempts to isolate Iran, saying it intended to trade with Tehran once a UN arms embargo expires next month. The embargo on conventional arms shipments to Iran is set to expire on October 18 [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|North America, Russia, USA|

U.S. says U.N. sanctions on Iran to be reimposed Saturday. What does that mean?

Members of the Security Council vote at United Nations headquarters on the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, July 20, 2015. (AP) September 19, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump's administration says that on Saturday (2000 EDT/0000 GMT Sunday) all United Nations sanctions on Iran have to be restored and a [...]

By |September 19th, 2020|East Asia, Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

US pledges to prevent Iran from getting Chinese, Russian arms

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press conference during the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting in Washington, April 4, 2019. (AFP) September 16, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Tuesday that Washington would prevent Iran from purchasing "Chinese tanks and Russian air defense systems" as the end to a [...]

By |September 16th, 2020|East Asia, North America, Russia, USA|

China and Iran embark on joint military drills in Russia

A member of Iran's elite IRGC chants slogans after attacking a naval vessel during a military drill in the Strait of Hormuz, Feb 25, 2015. (IRNA) September 10, 2020 Chinese and Russian forces will take part in joint military exercises in southern Russia later this month along with troops from Armenia, Belarus, Iran, [...]

By |September 10th, 2020|East Asia, Russia|

IAEA: Iran continues to expand stockpile of enriched uranium

Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi. (AP) September 04, 2020 Iran continues to increase its stockpile of enriched uranium in violation of limitations set in a landmark deal with world powers, but has begun providing access to sites where it was suspected of having stored or used undeclared [...]

By |September 4th, 2020|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Iran dismisses Russia’s mediation offer, direct talks with US

Mahmoud Vaezi, Chief of Staff for President of Iran Hassan Rouhan. (MEHR) September 04, 2020 Speaking on Friday, the Iranian President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi dismissed any plans for direct talks with the United States after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov proposed to mediate between Iran and the United States. Speaking to [...]

By |September 4th, 2020|North America, Russia, USA|

Iran nuclear deal parties meet amid US pressure

The flag of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) waves in front of the IAEA building in Vienna. (AFP) September 1, 2020 The signatories to the faltering Iran nuclear deal meet in Vienna on Tuesday as the US is urging international sanctions on the Islamic republic to be reimposed and an arms embargo [...]

By |September 1st, 2020|East Asia, Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Unsophisticated Iranian hackers armed with ransomware are targeting companies worldwide

The hackers typically demanded a ransom between one and five Bitcoin. As of Wednesday, one bitcoin was worth over $11,000. (iStockphoto) September 1, 2020 Unsophisticated Iranian hackers are attacking company networks with ransomware, a cybersecurity firm said. The attackers have been using Dharma ransomware “and a mix of publicly available tools” to target companies in Russia, Japan, [...]

By |September 1st, 2020|East Asia, India, Russia|

Iran seeks Russia’s advanced radar to confront US F-35 fighters

US F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), Mar 2010. (REUTERS) August 31, 2020 Iran has been in a race against time to obtain advanced Russian-manufactured radar systems to challenge the United States-made F-35 fighter jets. Russia and China have recently opposed a US attempt in the United Nations [...]

By |August 31st, 2020|North America, Russia, USA|