Russian envoy takes jab at Iran’s Foreign Minister

Russia's envoy to the IAEA, Mikhail Ulyanov, speaks with the Iran's ambassador to the IAEA Kazem Gharibabadi, during Vienna talk. (Reuters) October 25, 2021 Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's envoy to the IAEA, has asked what the refrain “soon” means in statements by Iran’s foreign minister about returning to nuclear talks. "Does anybody know what [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|Russia|

Russia disbanding Syrian militia it formed, opening up Golan for Iran

Smoke plumes rising from reported Syrian and Russian airstrikes near Golan Heights, July 16, 2018. (AFP) October 22, 2021 Russia is attempting to disband a militia it formed, funded, and armed in southern Syria near the border with Israel over the past few years, a part of an ongoing reconciliation process in the [...]

By |October 22nd, 2021|Israel, Russia, Syria|

Iran says it will hold talks with Russia over military cooperation

Iranian Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri. (Supplied) October 19, 2021 Iran and Russia will convene a “joint military commission” in Tehran within the next three months in order to discuss defense and security cooperation, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported, citing the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Iran, Mohammad [...]

By |October 19th, 2021|Russia|

Israeli PM to ask Putin for more freedom of action against Iran in Syria

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett addresses the Knesset, June 13, 2021. (Israeli Knesset) October 19, 2021 Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett intends to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin during his upcoming visit to Moscow to keep Iran and its proxies away from the ceasefire line in Syria’s occupied Golan Heights, as well as to [...]

By |October 19th, 2021|Israel, Russia, Syria|

Russian-Iranian competition heats up in South Caucasus

Moscow's contradictions with Tehran may turn out to be much more sensitive. (AFP) By Kirill Semenov October 19, 2021 During Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian’s visit to Moscow on Oct. 5, one of the main topics of the talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov was rising tensions in Iranian-Azerbaijani ties. At a [...]

By |October 19th, 2021|Azerbaijan, Russia, Tajikistan|

Iran buying record volume of wheat after worst drought in 50 years

A combine harvester operates as night falls during the wheat harvest in Novoalexandrovsk, Russia. (Bloomberg) October 13, 2021 Iran needs to buy a record 8 million tonnes of wheat in the current season, Iranian industry sources said, after its domestic crop was hit by drought, while the jump in imports will coincide with [...]

By |October 13th, 2021|Russia|

Iran on agenda in Israeli PM’s visit to Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Jan 17, 2017. (REUTERS) October 13, 2021 Israel's prime minister will fly to Sochi in Russia next week to meet President Vladimir Putin for talks including on Iran's nuclear program Naftali Bennett's office said on Tuesday. Moscow is one of [...]

By |October 13th, 2021|Israel, Russia|

Iran says ready to sign Russia strategic partnership, similar to one with China

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amirabdollahian, in Moscow. October 6, 2021. (AP) October 12, 2021 Iran is ready to sign a strategic partnership with Russia, mirroring one concluded early this year with China, the foreign ministry said Monday. "The initial arrangements of this document, entitled the Global Agreement [...]

By |October 12th, 2021|Russia|

Russia, Iran discuss joint strategic cooperation

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amirabdollahian, in Moscow. October 6, 2021. (AP) October 7, 2021 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amirabdollahian, in Moscow a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, namely bilateral cooperation and setting a road map ahead of concluding [...]

By |October 7th, 2021|Russia|

Russia, US discuss reviving Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian FM Sergei Lavrov arrive for a meeting at the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Reuters) October 6, 2021 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has discussed reviving Iran's nuclear deal with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Russia's foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Lavrov was [...]

By |October 6th, 2021|North America, Russia, USA|