Talks with US Not to Resolve Any Problem: Iranian Cleric

Talks with US Not to Resolve Any Problem: Iranian Cleric

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A top Iranian cleric highlighted Washington’s never-ending hostility toward the Iranian nation and said holding negotiations with the US government cannot solve any problems of the Islamic Republic. “The Islamic world, whose standard-bearer is the revolutionary Iran, has faced a massive attack by enemies,” Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani said,...

EU to Give JCPOA Guarantees to Iran by November: Ex-Minister

EU to Give JCPOA Guarantees to Iran by November: Ex-Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A former Iranian minister announced that the European Union has pledged to give Tehran the practical guarantees that it will reap benefits of the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) by November. “If Europeans want us to stay in the JCPOA, they should fulfill the same obligations that have been imposed on the Western party to the...

Iran’s Regional Clout Non-Removable: IRGC Commander

Iran’s Regional Clout Non-Removable: IRGC Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami highlighted Iran’s growing influence in the Middle East and said the country’s regional clout cannot be eliminated because of its spiritual nature. In a speech in the northeastern holy city of Mashhad on Thursday night, Brigadier General Salami deplored recent calls for...

Erdogan Says to Slash Number of Ministries, Speed Up Decisions

Erdogan Says to Slash Number of Ministries, Speed Up Decisions

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will cut the number of ministries sharply to 16 and speed up decision-making in the next government if he wins an election on Sunday which will herald a transition to an executive presidency. Turks vote this weekend for both presidential and parliamentary elections, with Erdogan aiming to extend his 15-year rule and assume...

Iran Likely to Leave JCPOA in Coming Weeks: Diplomat

Iran Likely to Leave JCPOA in Coming Weeks: Diplomat

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi said given the vague prospect of the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), there is a possibility that Tehran leaves the accord in coming weeks. “I cannot say that the prospect of the continuation of negotiations with Europe is clear and can lead us...

Japanese PM May Visit Iran in July: Sources

Japanese PM May Visit Iran in July: Sources

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Iran in July for talks with President Hassan Rouhani, Japanese government sources said. The trip would be the first visit to Iran by a sitting Japanese prime minister since Takeo Fukuda visited the country in 1978, Kyodo News reported on Thursday.The envisaged visit would be part of Abe's trip to Europe and...

Iran’s Zarif Due in Parliament to Brief MPs on JCPOA

Iran’s Zarif Due in Parliament to Brief MPs on JCPOA

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif plans to attend parliament on Tuesday to brief the lawmakers about a range of issues, including the latest efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an MP said. Speaking to the Press Shia News Agency, Spokesman for the Independent Velayee Faction Mehrdad Baouj Lahouti said...

Hudaydah Airport Still under Control of Ansarullah Forces: Yemeni Commander

Hudaydah Airport Still under Control of Ansarullah Forces: Yemeni Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Yemen's army spokesman Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman dismissed reports that Saudi-backed militants and UAE forces had seized Hudaydah airport, stressing that Houthi forces are still in control of the facility in the western port city. Hudaydah airport is fully under the control of fighters from Ansarullah movement, Luqman said late on Thursday.He added that the Yemeni...

Martian Dust Storm Covers Entire Planet

Martian Dust Storm Covers Entire Planet

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A giant dust storm has enveloped the entire planet of Mars, with dust clouds reaching up to 40 miles high, NASA announced Wednesday. The dust storm has silenced NASA's solar-powered rover Opportunity since last week, by obscuring the sun. The robot rover has gone to sleep because its solar panels are unable to provide or recharge its batteries.But NASA's...

Iranian Naval Flotilla on Way to Gulf of Aden

Iranian Naval Flotilla on Way to Gulf of Aden

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Iranian Navy’s 54th flotilla of warships is on an overseas mission to international waters. The naval fleet, comprising the Kharg Helicopter Carrier and Sabalan Destroyer, is on its way to the Indian Ocean.It will later arrive in the Gulf of Aden and Bab el-Mandeb Strait.This is Kharg’s first mission in years after being overhauled by the Navy’s experts...

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