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MEMRI Report: Putin ready to sacrifice Iran to improve ties with United States


The Middle East Media Research Institute report cites several Iranian articles, concluding that Russia is essentially trying to marginalize Iran in Syria and “eliminate” its ability to shape Syria’s future despite their nominal cooperation.

By Erez Linn & Israel Hayom Staff


Russia is willing to use Iran as a bargaining chip to move closer to the United States, and as a result Moscow’s relations with Tehran have been hurt, the Middle East Media Research Institute said in a report released Wednesday.

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REPORT: Iran’s deal to purchase Russian fighter jets appears more bravado than realistic


The Iranian plan was to acquire Sukhoi Su-30 fighters jets, but that would need the approval of the United Nations Security Council, and would further strain Russian relations with allies like Israel, Saudi Arabia and possibly a Trump gov’t in the United States.

By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff


Iran’s Defense Ministry said it plans to modernize the country’s air force fleet, but denied reports earlier on Saturday that it wanted to buy Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter planes, news agencies reported.

Russian fighter jets - File Photo

Russian fighter jets – File Photo

Several agencies quoted Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan as saying, “The purchase of this fighter is on the agenda of the Defense Ministry,” when asked about the Sukhoi aircraft, but some later said the ministry had called the reports “incorrect.” Continue Reading »