Monday, June 5, 2023

Iran-Russia Relations

Iran defense minister rejects reports on joint warship production with Russia

Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani dismissed “baseless” media reports about Tehran's joint production of warships with Moscow. Meantime, he did not rule out cooperation in the research process to that end.

Iran rejects US concern over expansion of Tehran-Moscow cooperation

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani has dismissed as “unjustified and invalid” concerns voiced by Washington over Tehran’s expansion of relations with other states. The senior diplomat stressed that the recent agreements with Russia and Pakistan are in line with Iran’s emphasis on the policy of good neighborliness

Kremlin says Moscow and Tehran to resume mutually beneficial relations despite US pressure

Moscow has never had any illusions that the United States would stop putting pressure on countries seeking mutually beneficial cooperation. Russia and Iran, as well as several other countries, will continue to build relations on the basis of mutual benefits and respect, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

US expresses concern over Iran-Russia cooperation on building railway line

US State Department deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel voiced Washington's concern over cooperation between Tehran and Moscow in a major railroad project, known as the Rasht-Astara railway.

Iran, Russia sign Rasht-Astara railway agreement

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin have signed an agreement on the construction of a 1.6-billion-dollar railway that would connect the railways of Iran, Russia, and Azerbaijan, known as the Rasht-Astara railway.

Major Russian bank opens branch in Iran for first time

Russia’s VTB Bank, the country’s second largest, opens a branch in Iran, as the two countries step up their financial cooperation in the face of Western sanctions.

FMs of Iran, Russia, Syria and Turkey likely to meet in May: Ankara

The foreign ministers of Iran, Russia, Syria and Turkey may hold a meeting in May in Moscow, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, as part of efforts to rebuild Turkey-Syria ties after years of animosity during the war.

Iranian defense minister: Defensive diplomacy in Moscow aimed to create lasting peace

The Iranian defense chief says the four-way talks between Iran, Turkey, Russia and Syria in Moscow were held with the aim of establishing peace and security in the region.

High-ranking Russian delegation to visit Iran, discuss economic, energy ties

An Iranian deputy oil minister says a high-ranking Russian delegation will visit Iran to discuss bilateral economic and energy ties.

Iran defense chief in Russia to join four-way meeting on Syria-Turkey ties

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Gharaei Ashtiani is in the Russian capital, Moscow, to join a quadrilateral meeting aimed at securing the normalization of ties between Syria and Turkey.

Moscow to host Russia, Iran, Turkey, Syria defense ministers meeting

Turkey’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says he will meet his Russian, Iranian and Syrian counterparts in Moscow on Tuesday. Akar also added that the countries’ intelligence chiefs will also attend the meeting in the Russian capital.

Russian ambassador: Tehran, Moscow working on long-term inclusive cooperation agreement

Russia’s ambassador to Tehran says Iran and Russia are working on a long-term agreement that covers all aspects of cooperation between the two countries.

Iran’s ambassador, Putin’s envoy discuss upcoming Syria summit in Moscow

Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow meets with the Russian president’s special envoy to discuss an upcoming four-way summit on peace in Syria, which is expected to be held in early May.

Footage of Russian Su-35 jet flying in Tehran fake: Iranian media

Iranian media say footage circulating of what’s said to be an advanced Russian-made Sukhoi-35 fighter jet flying in the skies of Tehran is “fake and fabricated.”

Ex Iranian diplomat: Russia won’t take on Israel for sake of Iran

The former director general of Iran’s foreign ministry says it is unlikely that Russia will stand up to Israel for the sake of Iran.

Spox: Report on Iran talks with China, Russia to buy ‘missile fuel’ meant to prolong Ukraine war

The spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry says recent Western media reports about Iran’s “secret talks” with Russia and China to buy certain materials for military purposes serve the goal of prolonging the Ukraine war.

Iran security chief’s dress in meeting with Russian envoy causes controversy on social media

Fars News Agency has published a photo of Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin's aide that has caused a controversy on social media.

Russian, Iranian, Syrian, Turkish diplomats to meet soon: Moscow

A meeting between the senior diplomats of Russia, Iran, Syria and Turkey is planned to be held in the near future, a high-ranking Russian official said on Monday.

Iran security chief: Intl. efforts to sideline dollar gaining momentum

Iran’s security chief praises growing economic cooperation with Russia in the face of Western sanctions, saying international efforts to diminish the role of the US dollar in financial transactions have gathered pace.

Top diplomats of Russia, Iran, Syria, Turkey likely to meet in Moscow: Ankara

A meeting between the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, Syria and Turkey on normalizing relations between Ankara and Damascus may take place in the Russian capital, Moscow, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.

Analyst: Iran FM’s Russia visit for JCPOA talks won’t bring meaningful outcome

A political expert says a recent visit by the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian to Russia with the declared goal of helping restore the 2015 nuclear deal cannot produce any meaningful and practical result.

Iranian foreign minister: Iran-Russia ties on right track

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has held talks with the head of the Russia Duma's foreign relations committee in Moscow.

Russian FM: Iran nuclear deal must be revived, implemented soon

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called for the removal of “all illegal all anti-Iran sanctions” reiterating that the Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA, has no alternative and must be revived and fully

Iran, Russia working to finalize draft deal on comprehensive strategic partnership soon

Visiting Moscow, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian expressed hope that Iran and Russia would manage to finalize a draft agreement on comprehensive strategic agreement by next month.

Iran FM: JCPOA revival talks on agenda of meeting Russia’s Lavrov, window of talks open

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says the troubled 2015 nuclear agreement will be on the agenda of his talks with senior Russian officials in Moscow.

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