Middle East

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An Iranian military truck carries a Bavar-373 air defence missile system during the Army Day parade in Tehran on April 18, 2015 (photo AFP 2019 / BEHROUZ MEHRI)

Russia and Iran May Discuss Deliveries of Air Defence, Electronic Assets – Military Tech...

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Russia does not rule out discussing with Iran deliveries of air defence assets and radio-electronic equipment to the country, as well as the creation of an integrated system of Persian Gulf security.
Representatives of Syria and Iran at meeting held in Tehran on 24th September 2019 (photo SANA)

Syria, Iran discuss developing joint strategic economic cooperation

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Syria and Iran discussed means to develop strategic cooperation between the two countries in the fields of economy, investment and production, particularly in the petroleum and oil industry.
President al-Assad with Iranian delegation (photo Sana)

President al-Assad to Khaji: Importance of continuing constructive coordination among Syria and Iran and...

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President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday received Ali Asghar Khaji, Senior Aide of the Iranian Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs
Remains of the weapons which Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 18, 2019. (Tehran Times)

Reuters seems frustrated U.S. not striking Iran for Aramco attacks

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It seems Reuters and other western outlets are bent on nudging the idea of war forward, picking up the anti-Iran narrative and running with it.
Dilyana Gaytandzhieva (Twitter @dgaytandzhieva)

Serbia Files: An interview with Dilyana Gaytandzhieva

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Interview with author of Serbia Files Dilyana Gaytandzhieva regarding United States arming Islamic State fighters with Serbian weapons.
An S-400 air defence missile system at the Hmeymim airbase (photo Sputnik)

Russian S-400 system on alert to deal with Israeli F-35 jets

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The Russian Armed Forces in Syria have put their S-400 air defense system on alert to deal with potential Israeli Air Force incursions inside the country.
Damage on Saudi oil refinery installations (AP Photo / Amr Nabil)

American Military Doctrine Backfires, Hyped and Extortionate US Air Defenses are Pathetic

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The American offensive doctrine has now backfired in Saudi Arabia and authorities in Riyadh are looking to Washington in the hope that it will soon help them stop the attacks from Yemen.
Russian troops on patrol in the eastern Syrian city of Deir el-Zour in September (photo George Ourfalian AFP)

The concept of transparent war: Russian bases in Syria available to NATO journalists

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Russian Ministry of Defense's "Transparent war" which aims to make Russian anti-terrorist operations fully accessible to the domestic and foreign media.
S-300 missile system (photo Sputnik)

Syrian War Report – September 20, 2019: Russia Gave Syria ‘Green Light’ To Use...

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Russia has given Syria a green light to use the S-300 missile defense system against Israeli targets, according to reports in Russian media citing own sources.
Sharmine Narwani in Vienna during final round of Iranian nuclear negotiations with the P5. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. July 2015. (photo Salon)

Sharmine Narwani on the end of the Syrian war and the “post-imperial Middle East”

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How Middle East correspondent Sharmine Narwani sees a new era emerging in Asia, while Trump, Pompeo and Bolton bluster.
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