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Iranian hardline daily compares Ukrainian defense to ‘scarecrows’

People run to take shelter while the sirens sound announcing new attacks in the city of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. (AP) March 4, 2022 In its latest issue, the ultraconservative Iranian daily Kayhan wrote of Ukrainians’ fightback to the ongoing Russian invasion that the Ukrainian people knew less of resistance tactics than a [...]

By |March 4th, 2022|Europe, Russia|

Iran’s Vegetable Oil Trade Union: Cooking oil prices already up in Iran post-Ukraine invasion

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) March 4, 2022 The economic reverberations of the Russian invasion of Ukraine are being immediately felt around the world. In Iran, already-extortionate cooking oil prices have reportedly jumped again [...]

By |March 4th, 2022|Europe, Russia|

US President Joe Biden confuses ‘Ukrainian’ with ‘Iranian’ people in televised speech

US President Joe Biden. (Reuters) March 3, 2022 US President Joe Biden appeared to confuse an integral moment during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, calling Ukrainians the “Iranian people” in a passionate call to support Ukraine against the ongoing Russian invasion. “(Russian President Vladimir) Putin may circle Kyiv with tanks, [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Iranians trapped in Ukraine: “The embassy asked us what to do”

A general view of the Iranian embassy in Kiev, Ukraine. (Supplied) By Roghayeh Rezaei March 2, 2022 Fierce resistance in Ukraine to the Russian invasion continues. But many residents of the country are at risk of being displaced by the fighting. According to the Iranian Foreign Ministry there are around 9,000 Iranian nationals living in [...]

By |March 2nd, 2022|Europe, Russia|

Five lessons learned from sanctions on Iran for the Ukraine crisis

People look at the damage following a rocket attack the city of Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. 25, 2022. (AP) By Saeed Ghasseminejad and Behnam Ben Taleblu March 2, 2022 In the past three months, the Biden administration tried and failed to leverage the threat of sanctions to prevent a Russian invasion of the Donbas region of Ukraine. Following [...]

By |March 2nd, 2022|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Sanctioned Russian tanker carrying Iranian oil heading to Malaysia

The Iranian-flagged oil tanker Fortune is docked at the El Palito refinery in Venezuela on 25 May 2020. (AFP) March 1, 2022 A Russian-flagged ship targeted by US sanctions and suspected of carrying Iranian oil is heading to Malaysia, shipping data showed on Monday. The Linda, a crude oil tanker identified in a US [...]

By |March 1st, 2022|East Asia, Malaysia, Russia|

Netanyahu tells government to be quiet on Russia and focus on Iran

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (REUTERS) March 1, 2022 Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the government to take a more guarded approach to the ongoing war in Ukraine and instead focus its attention on the Iran nuclear deal, in his first public statement on the European conflict since Russia invaded [...]

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

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|

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|