Tag: Iran

Syria Country Outlook

POLITICAL STABILITY: The EIU believes that the regime of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, and his ruling Baath party will be unable to retain power in the face of ongoing protests through its current method of heavy-handed repression and superficial reforms.…

Iranian warships pass Suez Canal

SINAI, Egypt, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) — Two Iranian warships passed through Egypt’s Suez Canal enroute to Syria Tuesday morning, a canal source and media said.

Nose under the tent – Iranian missiles in Venezuela

Rick Francona: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has agreed to permit Iran to deploy medium range ballistic missiles to his country. According to press reports, the Iranians will construct a missile base in Venezuela housing several versions of North Korean-made Scud…

Iran heavily cuts funding to Hezbollah, report says

DPA: Jerusalem – Iran has cut its annual budget to Hezbollah by over 40 per cent, causing a crisis within the Lebanese Shiite guerilla organization, The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday, quoting an Israeli intelligence assessment.

Armenia, Iran Forge Ahead With New Energy Projects

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 7 Issue: 172 Armenia and Iran are pressing ahead with the long-awaited implementation of fresh joint energy projects that will cement closer ties amid Tehran’s deepening standoff with the West. The two neighboring states are…

Iran: Russia shelves missile systems deal

Moscow, 10 June (AKI) – Russia has shelved a contract to sell S-300 missile systems to Iran after the United Nations Security Council imposed a fourth round of sanctions on Tehran over its contentious nuclear programme, Interfax news agency reported…

Three Iranian policemen killed in roadside bombing

Media reported on Thursday that a roadside bomb detonated by suspected Kurdish rebels of the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PEJAK) left three policemen killed near the town of Piranshahr, in west of Tehran.

EU company admits blame for sale of phone-snooping gadgets to Iran

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Nokia-Siemens Networks on Wednesday (2 June) admitted its share of the blame for Iran’s brutal crack-down on anti-government demonstrators last year after selling mobile phone surveillance to the authoritarian regime.