Reports that Russia has stopped using Iran base are challenged

Reports that Russia has stopped using Iran base are challenged

by WorldTribune Staff, August 23, 2016 The U.S. State Department on Aug. 22 said that “it’s not clear” that Russian warplanes have stopped using an Iranian air base to carry out bombing runs in Syria. Iran on Aug. 22 had insisted that Russia’s use of the base was finished “for now.” Teheran also accused Moscow […]

Russia presses for access to strategic Incirlik air base in Turkey

Russia presses for access to strategic Incirlik air base in Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, August 22, 2016 Russia has approached Turkey to request use of the U.S.-built Incirlik air base. The NATO base, which is home to at least 50 U.S. B-61 nuclear warheads, is 65 miles from the Syrian border and would enable the Russian air force to engage in “constant bombing” of Islamic State of Iraq and […]

Iran rebukes Russkies for ‘showing off’, blocks use of air base

Iran rebukes Russkies for ‘showing off’, blocks use of air base

by WorldTribune Staff, August 22, 2016 In a rare public rebuke of Moscow, Iran on Aug. 22 said Russia was “showing off” when it announced it was using an Iranian air base to conduct bombing runs in Syria. “Naturally, the Russians are keen to show that they are a superpower and an influential country and […]

Pentagon: Putin deploys 40,000 troops to staging areas near Ukraine border

Pentagon: Putin deploys 40,000 troops to staging areas near Ukraine border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 19, 2016 Russia has amassed 40,000 troops along with a number of tanks, armored vehicles and air force units in staging areas near the Ukraine border, the Pentagon said. Additionally, “large numbers of Russian military forces will conduct exercises in the coming days that Pentagon officials say could be used as […]

Russia’s use of air base sparks sensitive high level debate in Iran

Russia’s use of air base sparks sensitive high level debate in Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, August 19, 2016 Russia’s use of Iranian air bases to launch attacks in Syria has ignited an intense debate in the Islamic Republic, which is obsessive about the issue of sovereignty. Ali Larijani, the influential speaker of Iran’s parliament, responded to concerns raised by a fellow conservative lawmaker, Heshmatollah Falahatpishe, who questioned […]

Turkey, once a staunch NATO ally, enters uncharted waters under strongman Erdogan

Turkey, once a staunch NATO ally, enters uncharted waters under strongman Erdogan

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — A vital American ally has gone geopolitically adrift in the wake of Turkey’s failed military coup, and the subsequent crackdown on all forms of domestic political dissent by the strongman ruler Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The bloody coup in which hundreds died, nonetheless served as a tragic […]

Behind the Clinton media avalanche projecting certain victory: A desperate message to Moscow

Behind the Clinton media avalanche projecting certain victory: A desperate message to Moscow

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Few U.S. Presidential election campaigns have been so heavily dominated by extreme, partisan propaganda — and so lacking in substance — as the campaign of 2016. The goal of the outgoing Administration and its designated successor, Hillary Clinton, has been to ensure complete […]

U.S. reaction to Iran’s air base hosting Russian bomber fleet: ‘Unfortunate’

U.S. reaction to Iran’s air base hosting Russian bomber fleet: ‘Unfortunate’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2016 Russia’s use of an Iranian base to launch airstrikes in Syria is “unfortunate,” the U.S. State Department said on Aug. 16. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Russia’s use pf the Hamedan base in western Iran “could very well be a violation” of a UN Security Council resolution, which […]

Russia launches first air strikes on Syria from air base in Iran

Russia launches first air strikes on Syria from air base in Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Russian military has conducted air strikes in Syria using warplanes based in Iran for the first time, Russian state media are reporting. Russia’s Defense Ministry said the August 16 air strikes were carried out by Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 strike fighters that took off […]

Russia reports U.S. ‘closer’ to joining forces in Aleppo after talks

Russia reports U.S. ‘closer’ to joining forces in Aleppo after talks

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2016 Russia says it is almost ready to join forces with the United States in the ongoing battle for Aleppo, Syria. “Step by step we are getting closer to the situation in which – and I’m only speaking about Aleppo here – we will be able to begin battling together […]

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