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Health official says Iran cannot rely on Russian COVID vaccine

Alireza Raeesi, spokesman for the Iranian National Coronavirus Taskforce. (Supplied) July 26, 2021 Alireza Raisi, a deputy health minister and spokesman of Iran's National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce said on Saturday that production of the Russian Sputnik-V vaccine in Iran could not be counted on to meet the country’s needs. "The production line is here [...]

By |July 26th, 2021|Russia|

In the real world, China and Russia are turning away from Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani walk in Bishkek on June 14, 2019. (AFP) By Jubin Katiraie July 22, 2021 Negotiations to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal JCPOA have stalled, and the task of the seventh round of talks is still unclear. At a time [...]

By |July 22nd, 2021|East Asia, Russia|

Iran’s Moscow envoy says a 20-year agreement with Russia is ready

Iran’s ambassador to Moscow, Kazem Jalali (R) meets with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (ISNA) July 15, 2021 Iran’s ambassador to Moscow says that the text of a 20-year agreement with Russia has been completed, covering political, security, military, defense and economic cooperation. Kazem Jalali told a television program Tuesday that that the [...]

By |July 15th, 2021|Russia|

Spies from Russia, China and Iran seeking to steal technology, sow discord and meddle in the UK: MI5

MI5 Director-General Ken McCallum is photographed in London, Britain Oct. 14, 2020. (Reuters) July 15, 2021 Britain’s top domestic spymaster cautioned citizens on Wednesday to treat the threat of spying from Russia, China and Iran with as much vigilance as terrorism, in a shift of focus back to counter-espionage nearly two decades after [...]

By |July 15th, 2021|East Asia, Europe, Russia|

Chess champ Garry Kasparov speaks out against Iranian regime

World-renowned chess player Garry Kasparov has spoken out about the plight of everyday Iranians at the hands of the regime. (Reuters) By Christopher Hamill-Stewart July 13, 2021 World-renowned chess player Garry Kasparov has spoken out about the plight of everyday Iranians at the hands of the regime and urged the US to cease [...]

By |July 13th, 2021|Russia|

Iran and Russia move to fill diplomatic vacuum in Afghanistan

Russia has sought assurances that the Taliban will not allow Afghanistan’s northern borders to be used as a base for attacks on the former Soviet republics. (AP) By Patrick Wintour July 10, 2021 Iran, Turkey, Pakistan and Russia have moved to fill the military and diplomatic vacuum opening up in Afghanistan as a result of [...]

By |July 10th, 2021|Afghanistan, Russia|

US sanctions 34 companies over Russia, Iran, China ties

A fence surrounds the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, October 5, 2013. (REUTERS) July 9, 2021 The US on Friday announced sanctions against 34 companies and other entities involved with China’s military and policy toward the Uighur Muslim minority, and for facilitating exports to Russia and Iran. The group was sanctioned “for [...]

By |July 9th, 2021|East Asia, North America, Russia, USA|

Russia, Iran, Turkey to continue cooperation in Syria to defeat ISIS: Joint statement

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (C), flanked by Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L), and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after posing for photographs in Tehran, Iran, ahead of their summit to discuss Syria, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP) July 8, 2021 Russia, Iran, and Turkey will continue to cooperate in Syria to decisively defeat ISIS [...]

By |July 8th, 2021|Russia, Syria, Turkey|

Russia says parties to Iran nuclear talks need more time before new meeting

EEAS Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and Iranian Deputy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi in a meeting of the JCPOA in Vienna, April 6, 2021. (REUTERS) July 1, 2021 Iran and the United States have been holding indirect talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers that [...]

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

Iran ready to pay 500 million Euro debt to Russia for nuclear reactor

The reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran, 1200 Kms south of Tehran. (AFP) June 28, 2021 The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said Saturday that the country's only nuclear power plant in Bushehr which shut down temporarily last week due [...]

By |June 28th, 2021|Russia|