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Iran UN Envoy Urges Lifting of Sanctions Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Iran UN envoy urges lifting of sanctions amid COVID-19 pandemic

NEW YORK – Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations, Majid Takht Ravanchi, has stressed the need to lift unilateral sanctions that are weakening the ability of selected countries to effectively respond to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Takht Ravanchi commented as he addressed a meeting …

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Russia is Sending Reinforcements to Help Haftar in Libya

Russia sending reinforcements to help Haftar in Libya

MOSCOW – Russia is sending reinforcements to Libya to help warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to a report released Monday. The Wall Street Journal said that according to Libyan and European officials, Russia’s private military contractors helped forces loyal to Haftar to take control of Libya’s largest oil field last week. …

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Zarif to Visit Turkey, Russia for Bilateral International Talks

Zarif to visit Turkey, Russia for bilateral, int'l talks

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, will travel to Turkey and Russia next week to discuss bilateral and international issues, the official IRNA news agency reported on Friday. Zarif will travel to Ankara on Sunday and will visit Moscow the following day to discuss the latest developments on …

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US Navy Conducted A Reconnaissance Mission Near Russian Bases

US Navy conducted a reconnaissance mission near Russian bases

DAMASCUS – A reconnaissance flight off the Syrian coast near Russian military bases was conducted by a Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft from the US Navy on June 7, BulgarianMilitary.com cited Interfax and data from various aviation resources. According to the agency, the plane flew near the Russian Khmeimim air base …

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Turkey Has Deployed Its Long-Range Air Defense System in Idlib

A threat to Syrian MiG-29s – Turkey has deployed its long-range air defense system

DAMASCUS – The Turkish military has reportedly deployed its long-range air defense system in the northwestern Idlib governorate, BulgarianMilitary.com said on Sunday, quoting AMN. According to the Aleppo Media Center, the Turkish military has deployed its air defense system to Talat Al-Nabi Ayoub, which is the highest point in the …

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Iran, Turkey Call for Expanding Peace, Security

Iran, Turkey call for expanding peace, security

TEHRAN – The speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, and his Turkish counterpart, Mustafa Şentop, in a telephone conversation, called for lasting peace and security in the region. Friendly relations have always been established at the highest level between Iran and Turkey, said Qalibaf, adding: “The Iranian parliament …

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Khamenei Says US will be Expelled from Iraq, Syria

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TEHRAN – Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Sunday that the U.S. should be withdrawn from Iraq and Syria, saying that even Washington’s allies now “abhor” it. According to His official website, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said: “the US must not stay either in Iraq or Syria and must withdraw, …

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Russia, China Boycott UNSC Meeting on Syria

Russia, China boycott U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria

UNITED NATIONS – Russia and China Tuesday boycotted what Moscow deemed a closed-door “unacceptable” videoconference with the U.N. Chemical arms in Syria Defense Committee. “Russia and China have empty tiles” on the wall, a member of the Security Council told AFP on condition of anonymity. Russia’s U.N. Envoy Vassily Nebenzia …

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Iran has Introduced Radar that Detects “Invisible” and Ballistic Targets

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TEHERAN – The Iranian armed forces have introduced two new radar facilities developed in Iran, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned. According to reports, it is apparently a “strategic” defense. The ceremony was attended by the Commander of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic, Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi. The Khalidzh-e-Fars installation, whose …

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