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|

Iran police disperse crowd chanting ‘death to Putin and supporters’

Iranians and Ukrainian nationals rally in front of the Ukraine embassy in Tehran, Iran, on February 26, 2022, to show support for Kyiv and protest the Russian invasion. (AFP) February 28, 2022 Videos on social media Saturday evening appeared to show police dispersing protesters chanting “Death to Putin” outside the Ukrainian embassy in [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Europe, Russia|

Iranians to hold rally in solidarity with Ukraine in Tehran

A Polish border guard assists refugees from Ukraine as they arrive to Poland at the Korczowa border crossing, Poland, Feb. 26, 2022. (AP) February 26, 2022 A group of Iranians has planned a demonstration at the Ukrainian embassy in the capital Tehran to express sympathy for Ukraine as Russia sent 100,000 troops to [...]

By |February 26th, 2022|Europe, Russia|

For Iranians, Putin’s invasion of Ukraine revives a historic fear

An Iranian military parade celebrates the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Azerbaijan. (Supplied) By Faramarz Davar February 26, 2022 The closest comparable experience Iranians have to what millions of besieged Ukrainians are currently dealing with is the eight-year war with Iraq, from 1980 to 1988. But many Iranians also harbor a historic fear [...]

By |February 26th, 2022|Europe, Russia|

US says will continue to engage with Russia over Iran

US State Department spokesman Ned Price holds a press briefing on Afghanistan at the State Department in Washington, DC, August 16, 2021. (AFP) February 26, 2022 The United States will continue to engage with Russia over efforts to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, even though Moscow's invasion of Ukraine had made it [...]

By |February 26th, 2022|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Faezeh Hashemi on Russia: “We have auctioned off our national interests to the East”

Reformist figure Faezeh Hashemi in a meeting in Tehran University on Monday December 07, 2015. (ILNA) February 26, 2022 In an audio file received by IranWire, Faezeh Hashemi, an outspoken political activist in Iran and daughter of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, slammed the Islamic Republic’s capitulating stance toward Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. In [...]

By |February 26th, 2022|Europe, Russia|

Iran askes Hungary to help evacuate nationals from Ukraine

People run to take shelter while the sirens sound announcing new attacks in the city of Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. 25, 2022. (AP) February 26, 2022 Iran has asked Hungary for humanitarian assistance to facilitate the evacuation of its citizens living in Ukraine through Hungarian territory. Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a telephone conversation [...]

By |February 26th, 2022|Europe, Russia|

Russian embassy censures IRGC media over Ukraine invasion reports

People look at the damage following a rocket attack the city of Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. 25, 2022. (AP) By Ehsan Mehrabi February 25, 2022 In the immediate aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, several high-profile officials of the Islamic Republic sought to publicly justify Vladimir Putin’s aggression. Foreign Minister Hossein Amir [...]

By |February 25th, 2022|Europe, Russia|

Ukraine crisis deepens US congressional fears of an agreement in Vienna

World power and Iranian delegation wait for the start of a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Nov. 29, 2021. (Reuters) February 25, 2022 About 200 Republican lawmakers wrote a letter to US President Joe Biden earlier in February urging him to put any nuclear deal reached with Iran to a [...]

By |February 25th, 2022|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|