Report: Iran Receives First S-300 Missile Shipment From Russia

Iran has received its first shipment of missiles for the sophisticated S-300 air defense system, the Iranian Tasnim media outlet reported Monday.

Russia is supplying Iran with the advanced S-300 PMU2 system rather than the PMU1 system–information that was previously withheld. Moscow began in April delivering the S-300 missile defense system to Tehran, which displayed part of it in a military parade held to mark National Army Day on April 17. Continue reading

Valerie Jarrett, Chicago, and the Iran Deal

For more background information on Valerie Jarrett, see either of the two sources from Discover the Networks and Key Wiki, both of which can be found on the Research section of Global Geopolitics.

Valerie Jarret via Discover the Networks

Valerie Jarret via Key Wiki

Last week, the Times of Israel reported that senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett had been leading talks with Iran in secretfor a year before the formal negotiations in Geneva this month. While the White House denied the report “100 percent,” the existence of back-channel talks has been confirmed by other reporting. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that President Barack Obama had “personally overseen” the talks.

Almost anything “personally overseen” by the President Obama is likely to bear the heavy stamp of Ms. Jarrett, who is the president’s closest adviser, despite a shocking track record of failure. In foreign policy, her most important mistake was her effort to dissuade the president from proceeding with the raid on Osama bin Laden. It was one of the few times that President Obama overruled her counsel–and one of his few successes. Continue reading

Reports huge blast ‘destroys Syrian air defence base’ at Latakia; Israel blamed

A MASSIVE blast has reportedly destroyed a a Syrian air defence base near the coastal city of Latakia with multiple Syrian and Lebanese sources speculating that an Israeli strike from the Mediterranean was to blame.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported a loud explosion in a Syrian army base, and Twitter users quoted eyewitnesses who said the blast occurred near Snobar Jableh, just south of the city, The Times of Israel reported. Continue reading