Contents tagged with Iran

  • Russia and Iran near landmark strategic partnership agreement

    Russia is on the verge of signing a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Iran, one of Israel's primary adversaries. This announcement was made today by Maria Zakharova, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during a briefing. The draft of the new interstate agreement between Russia and Iran is in the final stage of approval, and it is expected to be signed during one of the upcoming meetings between the presidents of Russia and Iran.

    Zakharova highlighted …

  • UN's Atomic Energy agency under scrutiny for support and training of Iranian researchers in Russia

    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a part of the UN system, has been supporting Iranian researchers for years and sending them to Russia for training, according to the documents obtained by BILD am SONNTAG.

    According to these documents, representatives of the UN agency met with Javad Karimi-Sabet in Vienna at the beginning of 2022. Karimi-Sabet has been on the US sanctions list since 2020 and is considered one of the key figures behind Iran's nuclear bomb development. Internal email …

  • Negotiations stalled: Russia and Iran suspend preparations for comprehensive cooperation agreement

    Negotiations on a new comprehensive cooperation agreement between Moscow and Tehran have been halted, reports RIA Novosti, citing the Director of the Second Asian Department of Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zamir Kabulov.

    "The decision to sign a new comprehensive cooperation agreement between Moscow and Tehran has never lost its relevance and is not connected to recent events," he stated. "It is a strategic decision by the leadership of both countries. The process has understandably …

  • International Economic Forum Russia – Islamic World kicks off in Tatarstan; Taliban, Iran, Turkey among honored guests

    The 15th International Economic Forum "Russia – Islamic World", known as the Kazan Forum, is underway in Tatarstan. The program features 125 thematic sessions across 12 different directions and will continue until 19 May.

    The goal of the 15th Kazan Forum is "to provide a platform for leading international experts in economics and finance from the Islamic world to strengthen ties between member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Russian Federation in economic, …

  • Ukrainian drones attack Moscow airport during arrival of Iranian Ground Forces Commander

    On the morning of August 20, Ukrainian drones attacked Moscow's Vnukovo airport just as a plane carrying Iranian Army Brigadier General Amir Kioumars Heydari, commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces, was landing, reported the Israeli website Nziv, citing Iranian opposition sources. The website suggested that this attack may be a signal from Kyiv to Tehran about its intention to retaliate against the Ayatollah regime for kamikaze drone deliveries to Russia.

    According to Iranian news …

  • Relations between Russia and Iran hit a rough patch

    Relations between the two best friends, Iran and Russia, began to deteriorate. The reasons for this were two factors. The first is the territorial claims of the Islamic Republic to three islands in the Strait of Hormuz.

    On Monday, July 10, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with colleagues from the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council: The Kingdom of Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Secretary General of the organization Jassim Al- …

  • Iran to buy Su-35 fighter jets from Russia

    The Iranian authorities has announced that an agreement has been signed with Russia to buy Su-35 fighter jets. The contract was signed after the expiration of the UN arms embargo prohibiting Iran's purchase of conventional weapons, reported the Iranian state news agency IRNA.

    In a message to the United Nations, Iran said Russia had shown its willingness to sell the aircraft and the Su-35 jets were "technically acceptable."

    Iran has an outdated fleet of fighter jets, mostly consisting of …

  • Lukashenko plans to visit Iran in March

    Self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko plans an official visit to Tehran in March, reported the Belarusian news agency BelTA following Lukashenko's meeting with Iranian Ambassador Saeed Yari.

    "I am absolutely convinced that this will be a significant meeting and negotiations in Iran will bring us to a new level of cooperation. But the main thing is that we must not miss this moment and time to establish relations at a higher level," Lukashenko said.

    The Iranian ambassador, …

  • Media: U.S. along with another country are behind drone attack on Iranian weapons production facilities

    A drone attack on a ballistic missile depot in Iran was carried out by the United States and another country, reported the TV channel Al-Hadath, citing its to sources in the United States.

    The news outlet writes that the strike was meant to send a signal to Iran and Russia that "setting up [weapons] factories and the export of ballistic weapons are not allowed." Sources of the channel clarified that the second country involved in the attack on the Iranian facilities was not Israel.

    According …

  • Russia to supply Su-35 fighter jets to Iran in exchange for Shahed drones

    At the end of March, Iran will receive Su-35 fighters purchased from Russia, reports the Iranian news agency Tasnim, quoting the member the Islamic Republic's parliamentary commission for national security and foreign policy, Shahriar Heydar. This is the first official statement by the representative of Tehran about the purchase of Russian fifth-generation fighter jets.

    Heydar did not provide the number of aircraft purchased from Russia. According to him, Moscow will also supply Tehran with …