Putin hosts aide to Iran's supreme leader amid Syria talks

14 July, 2018, 14:19 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Knesset member Robert Ilatov

A top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hailed his country's "strategic relationship" with Russian Federation on Wednesday during a visit to Moscow, part of a diplomatic offensive by Tehran as it braces for renewed USA sanctions.

"Mr. Putin [the Russian president] said that he will travel to Tehran soon to attend the summit on Syria", Velayati told IRIB after his meeting with the Russian president in Moscow.

"Putin reiterated that Russian Federation rejects America's decision to impose sanctions on Iran ..." Washington has since made a concerted global effort to stop its western allies importing Iranian oil.

Arman Daily quoted Ali Bigdeli, an Iranian specialist on foreign affairs, as saying: "With Russian prompting, Iran is being forced to make a decision in Syria, and this decision must be arrived at through negotiations".

The Kremlin said Putin and Velayati discussed the situation in Syria and bilateral relations and Velayati had given Putin messages from Khamenei and from Iran's president Hassan Rouhani.

As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad overcomes one of the last bastions of a 2011 uprising backed by the West, Turkey and Gulf Arab states, neighboring Israel has increasingly warned against perceived violations of the 1974 non-aggression pact between the two warring governments under the auspices of the United Nations.

"Only a strategic and long-term relationship (with Russia) can continue this cooperation", said Velayati, who was also due to meet Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Moscow.

Milwaukee Bucks Forward Jabari Parker Hosts Pickup Game In Local Park
Based on their actions in the past, Milwaukee would likely pass on the opportunity to extend their restricted free agent. The potential for greatness is still possible, but with every passing day, a shred of optimism passes through the drain.


Ex-GOP lawmaker: Strzok hearing 'was a humiliating day' for Republicans
Strzok, a seasoned counterintelligence agent, helped lead both investigations but has since been reassigned to human resources. This is Strzok responding to Republican lawmakers questioning him about one of the messages.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer and Blackout Betas Revealed
As detailed by Activision, the Private Multiplayer Beta will offer six maps, two of which will be making their first appearance. Well, we'll finally find out how many people can participate in Blackout , as Treyarch has announced when the betas will begin.


Iran has also made moves to align closer with China, with Velayati expected to visit Beijing in the near future, Reuters reports. In reaction to recent remarks by US President Donald Trump, Velayati said Tehran is not willing to negotiate with Washington.

"Qassemi said after Trump's "strategic mistake" to exit the multilateral and worldwide accord, Iran chose to dispatch a number of its special representatives" to other countries to "carry messages of high-ranking" Iranian officials about the country's viewpoints and stance on the "selfish" U.S. behavior which runs counter to global regulations. However, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on July 10 that Washington would consider requests from some countries to be exempted from sanctions it will put in effect in November 4. They say Trump, unhappy with what his predecessor Barack Obama had done, is willing to strike a deal with Iran with his own record and that is why he exited the US from the 2015 nuclear deal.

But European firms are reluctant to risk far-reaching U.S. financial penalties they would face for doing business in Iran.

The Israeli military released a similar statement on Wednesday and shared a video of what appeared to be a Patriot missile destroying a drone flying over northern Israel.

"Abdullahiyan was dismissed by [Foreign Minister] Javad Zarif, yet he continues to say that Iranian military advisors will remain in Syria", Zibakalam said.

Amir-Abollahian said Netanyahu was likely to ask for Putin's help to push Iran's military advisers out of Syria but added that this was an issue that could only be decided between Tehran and Damascus.

Recommended:

  • Isner, Anderson agree changes to final set tiebreak need to be made

    Isner, Anderson agree changes to final set tiebreak need to be made

    There was the deluge of aces (more than 100, in fact), the three tiebreakers, the final set that itself lasted almost three hours. ESPN commented the match lasted longer than the original Star Wars trilogy at a combined total of 6 hours, 19 minutes.
    Thai navy SEALS reveal incredible footage of daring cave rescue

    Thai navy SEALS reveal incredible footage of daring cave rescue

    "He's got a very bouncy Australian accent, and they seemed to find that quite relaxing and reassuring". He said "relief is the word I would use" to describe the moment he and Stanton found the group.

    Israeli SpaceIL Targets 2019 Moon Mission

    When it reaches the right altitude, it will ignite its engines and reduce its speed to allow the moon's gravity to capture it. Young Israeli scientists Yarivi Bash, Kfir Damari and Yonatan Winetraub chose to join the fight.
  • Sprint Introduces ‘Unlimited Plus’ and ‘Unlimited Basic’ Plans

    Sprint Introduces ‘Unlimited Plus’ and ‘Unlimited Basic’ Plans

    Indeed, it will now restrict video quality to 480p and reduce LTE hotspot usage from a whopping 10GB to 500MB. If you travel overseas to Canada or Mexico, you'll get unlimited talk and text, and 5GB of high-speed data.
    US Crude Oil Price Rallies After Slump

    US Crude Oil Price Rallies After Slump

    Following recent port closures, Libyan production fell to 527K barrels per day from 1.28M barrels per day in February 2018. A separate State Department official told reporters that the US was working with Saudi Arabia to avoid price volatility.
    Ten months after baby, Serena Williams in Wimbledon 2018 final against Kerber

    Ten months after baby, Serena Williams in Wimbledon 2018 final against Kerber

    The pair will now contest their third Grand Slam final, with each having won one so far. "I don't even know how to feel". Kerber, a finalist at Wimbledon just two years ago, and a two-time Slam victor , should be a much tougher test.
  • After quitting, Boris Johnson says Brexit 'dream is dying'

    After quitting, Boris Johnson says Brexit 'dream is dying'

    May said that was the "only way to avoid a hard border" between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland. Theresa May faces a mortal threat to her leadership of the Conservative Party and Government today.
    Goodlatte Says FBI's Peter Strzok Will Be Recalled For Contempt - Katie Pavlich

    Goodlatte Says FBI's Peter Strzok Will Be Recalled For Contempt - Katie Pavlich

    The Justice Department's inspector general has criticized Strzok and Page for creating the appearance of impropriety. The comments sparked immediate objections from Democrats , who called them outrageous, and Strzok was livid.
    Stormy Daniels Speaks Out After Getting Arrested at an Ohio Strip Club

    Stormy Daniels Speaks Out After Getting Arrested at an Ohio Strip Club

    This photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, July 12, 2018 , shows porn actress Stormy Daniels . The court documents also did not specify whether or not Clifford was taken into custody.
  • North Koreans Miss Meeting About US Soldier Remains

    North Koreans Miss Meeting About US Soldier Remains

    Kim met for the first time in Singapore to discuss the relations between their nations and potential denuclearization June 12. Reports say North Korea is now asking for higher-level talks for Sunday.
    India reportedly approves net neutrality rules

    India reportedly approves net neutrality rules

    Trai submitted its recommendations backing net neutrality , the principle of an open internet , to the commission in November. A separate committee has been set up under the Department of Telecom (DoT) to examine what these critical services will be.
    Package delivery firms ready to fill gap as Greyhound leaves Western Canada

    Package delivery firms ready to fill gap as Greyhound leaves Western Canada

    Kendrick said he understands that the decision will leave most of the affected communities with no other transportation options. The only route remaining will be in British Columbia, a US -run service between Vancouver and Seattle.


Popular

Trump scoffs at May's Brexit plan
Trump's remarks to the Sun were the most biting any USA president has ever made on a visit to Britain. Trump has insisted the US-UK relationship is "the highest level of special ".

United Kingdom introduces road signs that detect phone use in cars
It can detect when a phone is being used in a hands-free system or via Bluetooth, in which case the sign won't be triggered. Mr Spinks said: " The aim of the technology is to remind drivers of the law and to get off their phones ".

Donald Trump meets Queen Elizabeth II 'for a cup of tea'
A source close to Trump was quoted as saying: "He won't put up with being lectured by anyone, even a member of the royal family ". Trump has met with Prince Charles previously, while Melania met with Prince Harry during the Invictus Games in Canada in 2016.

U.S. appeals judge's order allowing AT&T to buy Time Warner
AT&T's $85 billion purchase of Time Warner is once again facing a regulatory battle with the US Department of Justice. It has committed to certain conditions under which it will run Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting, which includes CNN.

UK Brexit paper an evolution, not a solution - Varadkar
US President Donald Trump was invited to inspect the Coldstream Guards at Windsor Castle, accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen. The Sun is owned by Rupert Murdoch, a close ally of the president's, who also owns Fox News Network, Trump's favorite U.S.

Antoine Griezmann mocks Chelsea and Thibaut Courtois after France dig
Young Kylian Mbappe has emerged as the new superstar of French football, and alongside Antoine Griezmann , has terrified defences. He finished top scorer at Euro 2016 with six goals but France lost the final to Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on home soil.

The world’s ugliest dog Zsa Zsa the English Bulldog has died
Ms Brainard, of Anoka, Minnesota , adopted Zsa Zsa after spotting her on Petfinder. She bested 13 other dogs to claim the top spot.

Trump attacks CNN, NBC and British paper in news conference
Britain Prime Minister Theresa May and President Trump at a joint news conference Friday. President, since you attacked CNN , can I ask you a question? ".

Chelsea confirm Antonio Conte's sacking with terse statement
But it will be another fresh start for Chelsea with Sarri becoming the club's seventh permanent manager since 2011. Conte spent two seasons in charge of the Premier League club, leading them to the title in his first year.

Celebrities React to Their Emmy Nominations
The 2018 Golden Globe Awards will kick off on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles . When Netflix snapped HBO's 17-year streak as Emmy nominations leader, more than bragging rights switched hands.