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Iranian economic presence in Syria

Iranian economic presence in Syria

At a meeting with Iran’s economic delegation, the Syrian Minister of Housing announced that the role of Iran’s private sector will be highlighted in re-building the war torn areas of Syria.

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Sanctions complicate cash repatriations to Iran

Sanctions complicate cash repatriations to Iran

Tilsetso Motsoeneng writes in CNBC that the MTN Group, Africa's biggest mobile operator, is sticking to its 2018 dividend target despite new U.S. sanctions making it harder to repatriate cash from its Iran joint venture, the company said on Wednesday.

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Zarif: Iran oil exports will continue

Zarif: Iran oil exports will continue

Reuters writes that a U.S. plan to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero will not succeed, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was cited as saying by an Iranian newspaper on Wednesday.

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Russia: Iran pulled back from Golan Heights

Russia: Iran pulled back from Golan Heights

Reuters reports that Iranian forces have withdrawn their heavy weapons in Syria to a distance of 85 km (53 miles) from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, TASS quoted a Russian envoy as saying on Wednesday, but Israel deemed the pullback inadequate.

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US and Iran - Tipitoeing past Armageddon

US and Iran - Tipitoeing past Armageddon

On Feb. 1, 2017, exactly 12 days after President Trump’s inauguration, then-national security adviser Mike Flynn strode to the White House lectern to deliver a 101-second statement that excoriated Iran for its “destabilizing behavior across the entire Middle East.    

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Russia: Iranian presence in Syria is legal

Russia: Iranian presence in Syria is legal

Speaking to the Kommersant Newpaper, the Russian Ambassador to Tehran said about speculations on Russian efforts to get Iran out of Syria: “First of all, I would like to remind you that Iranian presence in Syria is legal. Iranians and the Russian army are in Syria at the request of its government, taking part in joint operations to destroy terrorists.”

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Putin special envoy to visit Tehran

Putin special envoy to visit Tehran

UAWire writes that according to RBC news agency, the Special Representative of the President of Russia for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev will visit Tehran on July 18 to inform the Iranian leadership about the results of the Russian-American meeting and to coordinate possible joint actions based on the agreements reached in Helsinki. 

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Zarif: US supports Daesh

Zarif: US supports Daesh

Louise Miner writes in Euronews that Iran's Foreign Minister Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif told Euronews the European Union can do more to bring about peace and stability in the Middle East, and needs to back-up its commitments with actions.  

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Increasing ambiguities of Velayati trip to Moscow

Increasing ambiguities of Velayati trip to Moscow

The achievements of the Supreme Leader of Iran’s Chief Advisor in international affairs, Ali-Akbar Velayati, during his trip to Moscow has entailed many ambiguities. Its main achievement can be witnessed today following Trump’s meeting with Putin, but the economic agreements made on this trip have thus far been rather obscure.  

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