Argentina asks Russian Federation to arrest Iran official over 1994 Jewish center bombing

Argentina asks Russian Federation to arrest Iran official over 1994 Jewish center bombing
Argentina asks Russian Federation to arrest Iran official over 1994 Jewish center bombing
Author

15 July, 2018

But it is not clear if Russian Federation will press Iran to remove those forces from Syria completely as Israel has demanded.

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Thursday in Moscow, RIA news agency reported, without providing any details.

Earlier this year, the Trump administration pulled out of the 2015 multilateral Iran nuclear agreement and begin reimposing economic sanctions on the Middle Eastern country.

"Iran and Russia's presence in Syria will continue to protect the country against terrorist groups and America's aggression ..."

Velayati is among special envoys that Iran is sending to various countries in response to the United States withdrawal earlier this year from the 2015 nuclear deal.

A rebel fighter walks near what purportedly are the remains of a Syrian regime drone that was shot down by Israel the day before, in a field near Barqah, a few dozen km from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on July 12, 2018. With the American exit from the Iranian nuclear deal, the reinstatement of U.S. sanctions, particularly oil sanctions, coupled with increasing tension between Iran and Israel on Syria's southern border, Iran will need to more deeply rely on Russia's political and economic clout.

Questions about Kavanaugh temper enthusiasm for Trump pick
About 10 key senators - two or three Republicans and a half dozen Democrats - are facing intense pressure over their votes. Democrats intend to press the issue at Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings to persuade their colleagues to vote against him.

Pompeo to make third visit to North Korea
For now, though, North Korea is not making any unilateral moves to dismantle its nuclear arsenal. Some aspects of the updated intelligence were reported Friday by NBC News.

Guessing game: Cavs enter National Basketball Association draft unsure of LeBron's plans
On Thursday, the Cavs had the 8th overall draft pick, choosing Collin Sexton , one of the most dynamic guards in the country. The good news is Sexton is a 78 percent shooter from the foul line, meaning he has decent form and release on his shot.

In a statement on Thursday, the Kremlin said the meeting between Putin and Velayati focused on regional security, particularly the situation in Syria, and the USA withdrawal from the 2015 global nuclear deal.

While the pressure for Iran to limit its presence in Syria will create de facto fissures between the alliance of Russia, Iran and Syria, the three countries' converging interests mean compromises would need to be made.

After Netanyahu and Putin's meeting on Wednesday evening, Israeli diplomatic sources were quoted as saying by the Ynet website that "Russia is acting to push Iranian forces from near the Syrian border".

The former foreign minister also praised cooperation between the two countries in the global arena, including on the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as well as in defense, economic and security sectors. It bombed Iranian targets in Syria in response.

The Israeli army on Friday said it fired a missile at a drone approaching the country from Syria, the latest in a series of such incidents.

"While Assad needs the Iranians and the Russians, an Iran that is constrained by sanctions is much less useful to him over the long run".


More news


  • Watch World Cup Soccer Game

    Watch World Cup Soccer Game

    Only England failed to score against the Red Devils in the final game of Group G with neither side looking at their fullest. So far Belgium have found a way to put sides to the sword, even when their backs have been against the wall.
    Netflix may soon charge you even more for 4K and HDR

    Netflix may soon charge you even more for 4K and HDR

    Although the new Netflix Ultra plan is just being tested, it could also become an actual new tier if it's applied to everyone. Tutto Android has obtained leaked Netflix promotional material that suggests the Netflix Premium tier is changing.
    Suarez vs. Ronaldo subplot of Uruguay-Portugal Round of 16 showdown

    Suarez vs. Ronaldo subplot of Uruguay-Portugal Round of 16 showdown

    KEYS TO THE GAME Stopping Ronaldo. "We go with our heads held high and we are sure that this team will continue to win things". On the same day Lionel Messi was sent home in Argentina's loss , the other "GOAT" at this tournament was also eliminated.
  • Trump lobs Brexit verbal grenade at May

    Trump lobs Brexit verbal grenade at May

    But 51% again say that the USA president is untrustworthy to negotiate a trade deal with, including 38% who say he is "very untrustworthy".
    Full time: Japan 0 Poland 1

    Full time: Japan 0 Poland 1

    Japan nearly paid the price for resting players against Poland and only went through because Senegal had more yellow cards. Once Colombia had scored in Samara , Japan knew it had done enough to advance even though it was losing late in its match.
    Opec allies endorse 1 million bpd rise in oil output

    Opec allies endorse 1 million bpd rise in oil output

    It agreed to boost oil production from July 1, an 11th-hour compromise after Iran initially threatened to veto any supply hike. Opec stressed that it targets market stability rather than prices, but the longer-term outlook for both looks uncertain.
  • Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams to face Angelique Kerber in women's final

    Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams to face Angelique Kerber in women's final

    But she made fewer errors and played smart tennis, putting the onus and pressure on the first-time semi-finalist. The 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion missed the Commonwealth Games in 2014 as she gave birth to her son Reggie.
    Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July

    Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July

    Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will conduct hearings on the nominee. Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority in the chamber and Trump can ill-afford any defections.
    Egypt’s El Hadary, 45, to become oldest player in World Cup history

    Egypt’s El Hadary, 45, to become oldest player in World Cup history

    Isco became Spain's 47th different goal scorer at World Cups, when the Real Madrid player equalised against Morocco . Entering the final matchday, both teams are +1, so whichever team's margin of victory is higher would win Group B.
  • Former navy diver dies during Thailand cave rescue effort

    Former navy diver dies during Thailand cave rescue effort

    Thai officials said 13 foreign and five Thai divers are taking part in the rescue operation. Rescued boys were being taken to a field hospital for medical attention upon extraction.
    Statue of Liberty climber pleads not guilty after immigration protest

    Statue of Liberty climber pleads not guilty after immigration protest

    Cruise operator Statue Cruises said it had to turn away more than 2,000 people waiting to take their tour to the famed statue. The park service was reviewing security videotape to try to determine how the woman made the climb, Willis said.
    Mexico's World Cup ends with loss to Brazil

    Mexico's World Cup ends with loss to Brazil

    And then, in an instant, he opened up a Mexico defence that had been so excellent to that point with a clever backheel to Willian. It might not be a deserving lead, but the goal was a testament to the quality of the Brazil side and the brilliance of Neymar.