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Russian invasion puts endgame of Iran nuclear talks in jeopardy

Damaged radar arrays and other equipment is seen at Ukrainian military facility outside Mariupol, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP) February 24, 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine risks jeopardizing diplomacy to restore Iran’s nuclear deal at the final hurdle, as world powers at the negotiating table find themselves on opposite sides of Europe’s biggest security crisis [...]

By |February 24th, 2022|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Tehran’s embassy in Kiev asks Iranian nationals to leave Ukraine

A general view of the Iranian embassy in Kiev, Ukraine. (Supplied) February 24, 2022 The Islamic Republic has called on Iranian nationals livening in Ukraine, especially students, to leave the country "temporarily". Iran’s embassy in Kiev issued a statement on Wednesday as the situation in Ukraine is growing increasingly tense. The embassy has [...]

By |February 24th, 2022|Europe, Russia|

Iran urges ‘restraint’ in Ukraine crisis, blames US, NATO

Saeed Khatibzadeh, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman. (IRNA) February 22, 2022 Iran urged "restraint" from both Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday while blaming the United States and NATO for the sharp escalation of tensions. President Vladimir Putin announced late Monday that Russia recognized the independence of Ukraine’s separatist-held Donetsk and Lugansk regions, paving the way [...]

By |February 22nd, 2022|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

‘Cold war’ breaks out between Russia, Iran east of Syria

A Russian soldier stands in front of a mosque in Deraa, Syria. (Reuters) February 17, 2022 A cold war broke out between Russia and Iran to win the loyalty of the “seven villages” east of the Euphrates, an area mainly controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The Syrian Observatory for Human [...]

By |February 17th, 2022|Russia, Syria|

Commentators in Tehran say Russia ‘will sell out Iran’ for Ukraine

Russia's envoy to the IAEA, Mikhail Ulyanov, speaks with the Iran's ambassador to the IAEA Kazem Gharibabadi, during Vienna talk. (Reuters) February 16, 2022 Iranian commentators have been expressing concern about the impact of the Ukraine-Russia crisis on Iran's nuclear negotiations with world powers in Vienna. Mohsen Jalilvand has said in an interview [...]

By |February 16th, 2022|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Tehran is vacillating over the Russia-Ukraine crisis

The Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia's aircraft carrier, is pictured in the Mediterranean Sea. (Russian Ministry of Defense) February 16, 2022 Amid widespread international concern that a Russian military invasion of Ukraine could be imminent, officials of the Islamic Republic have so far remained silent on the crisis at Ukraine’s border. The only public acknowledgment [...]

By |February 16th, 2022|Europe, Russia|

Russia’s Lavrov: Long way to go before Iran nuclear deal can be revived

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. (Reuters) February 10, 2022 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday there was still a long way to go before a 2015 deal restricting Iran's nuclear advances could be revived. Indirect talks between Iran and the United States on salvaging the deal with world powers resumed on [...]

By |February 10th, 2022|Russia|

Colombia says Iran, Russia helping Venezuela to move troops to border

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro flanked by soldiers at an army base in Caracas, May 3, 2019. (EPA) February 5, 2022 Colombia has accused Venezuela of moving troops to their common border with technical assistance from Iran and Russia, Reuters reported. Citing intelligence sources during an anti-drugs conference in Colombia's Caribbean city of Cartagena [...]

By |February 5th, 2022|Latin America, Russia, Venezuela|

Russia and Iran not as close as they pretend

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (R) during their meeting in Moscow on Jan 19, 2022. (AFP) By Kourosh Ziabari February 4, 2022 When Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi recently posed for a photo-op with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the top-level meeting in Moscow was trumpeted by state [...]

By |February 4th, 2022|Opinions On Iran, Russia|

Iran says in talks with Russia, China over new airports

A Mahan Air passenger plane takes off from Mehrabad Airport in Tehran. (AP) February 2, 2022 Iran has begun discussions with both China and Russia over new airports, ILNA (Iranian Labour News Agency) reported Tuesday, despite existing ones losing money. Managing director of Iran’s Airports Company, Siavash Amirmokri, said that after preliminary studies [...]

By |February 2nd, 2022|East Asia, Russia|