Iran

Russian Tu-22M3 conducting air strike over Syria. Click to enlarge

Have Russian Planes Really Left Iran?

Despite Iran’s public rebuke of Moscow, we wondered whether the Russian Air Force planes returned home, as claimed. Now our suspicions have been confirmed

Iran ends Russian use of air base because of unwanted publicity

Tehran rebukes Moscow and says it has withdrawn the use of air field following what the Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan described as Russia’s “showing off”

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Iran releases images of new missile defence system

Iran unveils long-awaited air defence system Sunday. Combined with the recently delivered S-300, the Bavar 373 makes Iran’s air defences quite formidable

Iran may allow Russia to use more air bases to pound terrorists

Iranian Minister of Defense says Russia will be able to use the Hamedan Military Airbase “for as long as they need”

The Strategic Impact of the S-300 in Iran

Delivery of the ‘game-changing’ weapons system is nearly complete. Christopher Harmer examines how it will alter the regional balance of power

Tu-22M3 bomber. Click to enlarge

What Russia’s new closeness with Iran means

The agreement with Iran on the Hamadan air base suggests that Moscow no longer considers Russian-American relations a top priority

Russian defense official proposes non-NATO anti-terror coalition: Russia, China, Iran, India

The chairman of the Russian Duma’s defense committee says the time has come for Russia, China, India and Iran to form a coalition that is not aligned with the “aggressive” NATO

French, British Diplomats’ Visit to Western Iran Aimed at Gathering Intelligence on Hamadan Base

British and French diplomats went to Hamadan, ostensibly to visit neighboring Kermanshah province, but they were stopped by the Iranian security forces

Antonov An-124 air freighters. Click to enlarge

After bombers, Russian S-400s for Iranian base

Website with links to IDF intelligence reports that Russia is deploying advanced air defence systems and Spetnaz Special Forces to a forward airbase in Iran

Russia and Iran Fly Across a Key Threshold in the Middle East

Does this TIME article indicate that the Western elite now view Russia as a target for regime change?

Russian warplanes take off from Iran to target IS in Syria

Russian Su-34 and Tu-22M3 bombers launching strikes on Islamic State from Iranian airbases

Russia delivers half of S-300 missile systems to Iran: Deputy PM

Russia delivers half of S-300 missile systems to Iran: Deputy PM

Meaning that Iran is now well on its way to being able to counter any western air campaign

Israel ordered to pay Iran $1.2 billion

Swiss court rules in favour of Iran regarding debt that dates back to before the 1979 Islamic Revolution

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Real-life spy mystery ends with scientist hanged in Iran

Iran confirmed on Sunday that it has executed an Iranian nuclear scientist who gave the U.S. intelligence about the country’s contested nuclear program.

Iran’s Khamenei renews criticism of nuclear deal

Iran’s Supreme Leader says the nuclear deal “proved the pointlessness of negotiating with the Americans … and the need not to trust America’s promises”

Candy in Tehran

Brit porn actress Candy Charms sparks outrage in Iran after revealing she visited Islamic republic for nose job

“Loved Tehran”, Candy wrote. “The people are so kind and generous”.

Iran Beefs up Its Air Defenses

Iran Beefs up Its Air Defenses

The first of the recently delivered S-300 systems is being housed at a newly constructed air-defence base near Tehran

Iran DM: S-300 Defense Shield Deployed

After many delays and false starts the first S-300 air defence systems are now operational and deployed in Iran

Iran’s FM Extolls Country’s Ability to Restore Nuke Program

Of course this is Iran’s way of saying ‘if the West doesn’t fulfil its part of the agreement …”

Iran receives the missile part of S-300 defence system from Russia – Tasnim

Iran has already received some of the air defence system’s radars, now some of the S-300 missiles have been delivered