Russian Central Bank Governor Visits Iran To Strengthen Financial Ties | ZeroHedge

“Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina visited Tehran for talks with her Iranian counterpart, Mohammad-Reza Farzin, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The talks focused on strengthening relations between commercial banks from the two heavily sanctioned countries as well as “increasing banking infrastructure cooperation,” Iranian central bank Governor Farzin said. Nabiullina also participated in talks during the Asian Clearing Union meeting in Tehran, which Russia is attending as an observer along with officials from Belarus and Afghanistan. According to Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency, Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber discussed efforts with Nabiullina to eliminate the use of the dollar in transactions with Russia.”,with%20Russia.

Russia and Iran Sign Rail Deal for Corridor Intended to Rival Suez Canal –

““Without a doubt, this agreement is an important and strategic step in the direction of cooperation between Tehran and Moscow,” Raisi said. Russia and Iran have been pushed to strengthen their political and economic ties by Western economic sanctions on each, which both say are unjustified.”,say%20are%20unjustified.

IRGC Chief Commander Says US Has Yet To Receive ‘Final Blow’

“The United States will be forced to leave the Middle East and Iran’s “last blow” is yet to come, chief commander of the Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) said Thursday. Speaking at a ceremony in memory of IRGC ‘martyrs’, Hossein Salami mentioned the targeted killing of Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad in 2020 in a US drone strike and said Iran already landed its first blow, by firing missiles at bases in Iraq hosting US troops, days after the killing. “They received the first slap, and the second will be their gradual withdrawal from the region, but the last slap is yet to come,” he said.”,come%2C%E2%80%9D%20he%20said.

Israel Should Attack Tehran, Says Top Government Minister

“Israel’s economy minister and the former mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, told Channel 14 News at the weekend that it was time to adopt the policy of former US President John F. Kennedy in regards to rocket attacks on the Jewish state. Barkat noted that during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, Kennedy warned that a single missile fired from Cuba toward the United States would result in an American missile strike on Moscow. The Americans knew who was really pulling the strings, and weren’t going to waste time getting into a slugfest with proxy forces. Israel, insisted Barkat, needs to start doing the same in response to rocket attacks from Lebanon and Gaza.”,Lebanon%20and%20Gaza.

Iran nuclear advances could lead to an Israeli attack – IDF chief – The Jerusalem Post

” “Iran has progressed in recent years with enriching uranium more than ever before,” he said. “We are looking closely at the various arenas that are part of the path to nuclear capabilities. There are negative potential trends on the horizon that could lead to [us] acting. We have the capabilities.” Iran is involved in “everything around us and with everyone who is against us,” including strategy, intelligence and funding, Halevi said. “We have the capability to strike Iran. We are not aloof to what Iran is trying to do around us. Iran also cannot be aloof to what we can do against it.” Honing in on the many threats Israel faces, Halevi said if the IDF finds itself in a multi-front war, it would strike its enemies on all fronts much harder. This would be necessary to cope with the higher complexity of fighting on multiple fronts, he said.”,%2C%20he%20said.