Iran

Iran and Russia move closer but their alliance has limits

“Rouhani and Putin don’t get along that great,” says an insider. During his last visit to Tehran in November, Putin went straight from the airport to meet Khamenei, rather than seeing Rouhani first as most visitors do.

IRGC Navy Commander: Huge Loss, Damage Dissuade US from Attacking Iran

We explains why this is more than an empty boast. The U.S. might have once seriously considered military action against Iran but not anymore

General Mattis wants Iran to be a top focus for the next president

He’s been tipped as a potential contender in the race for the White House. By saying Iran is a “threat” he will ensure support from the pro-Israeli lobby, making him a real contender

Iran Qiam ballistic missile fired from Underground Silo based launchers

Iran Qiam ballistic missile fired from Underground Silo based launchers

This is why we no longer hear talk about “all options” from the U.S. Any strike on Iran would provoke immediate retaliation from installations like this (in Farsi)

Russia, Iran Poised to Break Syrian Opposition Toehold in Aleppo

As Russia and Iran prepare for a major new offensive against militants near Aleppo, a Pentagon spokesman admits: “This is something we’re concerned about”

Report: Obama Seeks Meeting With Iranian President

Senior U.S. officials have met with top Iranian officials in recent days in a move seen as preparing the ground for a future meeting between Obama and Rouhani

Part of the Russian S-300 system seen during an April 17, 2016, parade in Tehran

No S-300s or cash windfall for Iran

We highlight some pointed omissions in DEBKAfile’s assessment of Sunday’s military parade in Tehran. Includes video

Part of the Russian S-300 system seen during an April 17, 2016, parade in Tehran

Russia S-300 Defense system on show in IRAN parade

Footage from an Army Day parade in Tehran on sunday. Part of the S-300 system was displayed although NOT the missiles

Iran defense chief said eyeing arms deal with Moscow

Following the recent S-300 deal Iran is reported to be considering buying more Russian weapons, including advanced warplanes and tanks

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani (L) stands at the frontline during offensive operations against Islamic State militants in the town of Tal Ksaiba in Salahuddin province, Iraq, March 8, 2015.

Iran Tests New Drones, Tanks During Military Drills As General Soleimani Lands In Russia

IRGC commander reportedly in Moscow coordinating with Russian commanders, as drills test new Iranian drones and tanks

UK military expert: Israel must strike Iran – on its own

What must sound like music to Zionists should sound more like the siren’ s songs of Greek mythology to anyone else

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Rhouhani host joint press conference in Tehran

Italian PM in Iran in push to win back economic clout

250-member Italian delegation aims to restore Italy’s formerly strong trade ties with Iran. A deal to build two high speed rail lines is one of the first projects announced

1st delivery of Russian S-300 air defense system arrives in Iran – Iranian FM

The long-awaited delivery of the ‘game changer’ weapons system has finally begun. Includes video

Iran Dismisses US Talk of ‘Arrangement’ on Missiles

Iranian officials and ministers reject John Kerry’s claim that “new arrangement” is possible. Suggesting that U.S. allies are covertly aiding militants

Russia Readying Flankers for Delivery to Iran

Talks are underway between Russian and Iran on the sale of advanced Su-30 fighters before the end of the year

Russia Concludes S-300 Missile Systems Contract To Iran

Both Russian and especially Iran are playing their cards very close to their chests with the S-300 deal agreed last year

Prince Charles visited the Iranian city of Bam in 2004 after an earthquake hit the city. However he visited in his capacity as the President of the British Red Cross rather than as a member of the Royal Household. Click to enlarge

Prince Charles Urged Not To Go To Iran

Pro-Israelit groups urge Prince Charles to reconsider a proposed trip to Iran

Russian Su-30. Click to enlarge

US and Russia at odds over potential fighter sale to Iran

The Su-30 would dramatically upgrade Iran’s air combat capability, which is why the U.S. is opposed to a potential sale

IRGC powerboats. click to enlarge

Commander: Iran Builds Speedboats Cruising at 80 Knots

This is not an empty boast. We explain why there is good reason to believe that Iran has speedboats with speeds close to 100 miles per hour

US seeking new pretexts for Iran sanctions: Larijani

Iran’s Parliamentary Speaker says U.S. claims about recent missile tests were part of a “propaganda stunt”