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Iran Preparing to Publish Evidence US Supporting ISIS 

Tillerson Calls For Regime Change In Iran

Iran’s Khamenei Blames U.S. for Creation of Islamic State

Who Was Behind the Tehran Terrorist Attacks?

U.S. Threatens Iran: Plans To “Review Policy” And Deal With Them Before New Administration Comes To Power

Fake News Story in Mainstream And Alt-media Slanders Russia and Iran

Iran – And Her “Economy of Resistance”

A Bloody and Painful Truth

Democratic Ex-Dove Proposes War on Iran

Trump Will Spark a War With Iran – Which is Great News for Isis

Eleven Ominous Signs That We Are Racing Towards War with Iran

Iran has been “Implacable in the Rejection of Washington’s Destructive Role in Syria”

Trump Plays Cat and Mouse with Iran

Trump: Trumpeting For a War on Iran?

Breaking: Iranian Media: “Trump Is on Course to Break Us”

The Coming Clash With Iran

New Sanctions on Iran Announced by Trump Regime

U.S. ‘As of Today, We’re Officially Putting Iran on Notice

Trump Team Targets Iran

How a United Iran, Russia and China are Changing The World – For the Better

How Iran-Russia-Turkey Dialogue Can Help Solve Syria Crisis

Hands off the Iran Deal

Selected Articles: The Iran Nuclear Deal – Debunking A Myth

The Iran Nuclear Deal – Debunking A Myth. A Short List of “Negative” US Foreign Policy Decisions

US Citizens Can’t Sue Saudis for Perpetrating 9/11, but Can Sue Iranians Who Had Nothing to Do With It: Obama

Anti-Iran Terrorists Receive US Training: Report

Trouble between Moscow and Tehran?

How Parasitic Finance Capital Has Turned Iran’s Economy into a Case of Casino Capitalism

Obama’s Mysterious $400 Million Cash Cargo Plane to Iran

Hezbollah Leader says Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi Culture Behind World Terrorism

Seeing Humanity in ‘Enemy’ States

Obama Adviser Admits Manipulating the Public with “Misleading or False” Information Regarding Nuclear Deal with Iran.

Saudi-Iranian future: Three games, three scenarios

Syria’s “Moderate Terrorists” Supported by the the CIA. Media Disinformation

After Nuclear Deal, Wall Street Still “Wants Iranian Blood”

Iran’s Scientific Diplomacy: Can the World Unite to Explore the Universe for the Sake of Science or is it Just a Dream?

US Court Orders Iran to Pay $10.5 Billion to Sept. 11 Families, Insurers

Iran’s Military Capabilities: Technical Cooperation with Russia and China

Global Research, March 11, 2016
South Front 10 March 2016


Iran has one of the Middle East’s largest militaries. While its military is strong enough to prevent any plans of an intervention in the republic, the conditions of the Iranian military equipment and used technologies aren’t the best. The long period of sanctions have prevented Tehran from effectively upgrading its arms and military equipment, leaving it behind regional powers such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates which have spent hundreds of billions of dollars on some of the most advanced weaponry on the international market.

Decades of sanctions have also made it difficult for Iran to source spare parts to repair and maintain its existing military equipment, particularly the air force and navy. According to repots, about 80% of the Iranian Air Force needs repair works, about 20% of the Iranian Air Force isn’t not operationally ready. Tehran has proved remarkably adept at maintaining their weaponry and machinery relying on domestically sourced modifications and upgrades. However, maintaining aging equipment from multiple origins in unfriendly environment has been a complicated task.

In the past Iran has relied on the size of its military and its developed asymmetric capabilities. Now, It is reasonable to expect Iran will seek to restore a more conventional balance of capabilities in its military by procuring better weaponry. Estimating Iran’s domestic industry, Tehran will need outside sources to improve its military capabilities. Even with renewed access to the international market, Iran has a little chance to procure any significant amount of defense equipment from Western countries. Continued policy differences and opposition from regional rivals effectively block Iranian access to U.S. and European defense markets.

Russia and China are the only countries that can provide the advanced weaponry that will compare with that of Iran’s neighbors. And Moscow looks well positioned to become the primary supplier for Iranian defense needs. Russia holds an edge over China in key areas such as surface-to-air missile technology and air superiority fighter aircraft. And in Syria, everybody has seen a live demonstration of Russian equipment in battlefield operations.

Tehran is already in significant negotiations with Moscow. A S-300 surface-to-air missile system deal has recently been made and the system appears to be on the verge of being delivered. There are also reports about the talks between Tehran and Moscow on supplying Russian-made Su-30 fighter jets T-90 tanks to Iran. The both systems are used in Syria.

Both Russia and Iran will benefit from the military cooperation. Iran needs to upgrade its conventional weaponry, and Russia is looking for new arms markets. If a strong relationship between Tehran and Moscow become a fact, rapidly, the technological gap between Iran’s military and its regional rivals will narrow shifting the regional balance of power.

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Iran Ordered to Pay $10.5 Billion for 9/11 by US Judge

Iran Will Defend Syria’s Airspace If Damascus Requests. Response to Reports that Turkey and Saudi Arabia Preparing Joint Military Operations on Syrian Soil”

The Post-Iran Nuclear Deal Scenario

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