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China,UK hold security dialogue, agree to strengthen coop.

China,UK hold security dialogue, agree to strengthen coop.

LONDON, Feb. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – China and Britain held their second high-level security dialogue here on Friday, with both sides agreeing to strengthen cooperation in security and law enforcement.The dialogue was co-chaired by Wang Yongqing, secretary-general of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, and Mark Lyall Grant, national...

Akhundi to serve as minister: Parl. decides

Akhundi to serve as minister: Parl. decides

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (Press Shia) – Abbas Akhundi has received vote of confidence for the second time from Parliament which had been fervent in impeaching him.On Sunday’s afternoon session of the Parliament, MPs voted on impeachment; Akhundi received 176 Yeas, 74 Nays and 5 abstentions from a total of 257 MPs who cast their vote. Akhundi is one of the rare ministers who survives two impeachment...

Iran, Turkey hold workshop on tech transfer

Iran, Turkey hold workshop on tech transfer

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran-Turkey joint workshop on technology transfer was held in Tehran with an aim to exchange valuable experiences in the fields of science and technology.Ahmadreza Alaei Tabatabaei, Director General of the Technology Transfer Department at Iran’s Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology, said the workshop was held on 15-16 February 2017 with an aim to...

Parl. noon session to vote on Akhundi's impeachment

Parl. noon session to vote on Akhundi's impeachment

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Parliament has been on active session beginning 14:00 local time to vote on Abbas Akhundi’s impeachment.On morning open session, Abbas Akhundi defended his conduct as the Minister of Road and Urban Planning and session sojourned; on noon open session, Parliament is currently voting for or against him. If impeached, Akhundi was Rouhani’s 4th minister to...

Israel a Jewish State, not democracy

Israel a Jewish State, not democracy

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – A University of East London professor and an avid anti-Zionist has said with Trump in the White House, prospects of the Palestinians will be more and more slim for recognition of their rights by Israelis.Professor Haim Bresheeth draws a pessimistic image, as he himself admits but painfully holds it as reality, of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict where the...

Syrian army units foil terrorist attack in Deir Ezzor

Syrian army units foil terrorist attack in Deir Ezzor

DEIR EZZOR, Feb. 19 (Press Shia) – Army units foiled an attack of ISIL terrorists on Panorama area and killed many of them in the airstrikes that targeted their positions.SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor said that an army unit clashed with a terrorist group of ISIL organization that infiltrated towards Panorama area on the southern entrance of the city, killing or injuring many of its members while...

Zarif stresses diplomacy over coercion for all regional crises

Zarif stresses diplomacy over coercion for all regional crises

MUNICH, Feb. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Speaking at Munich Security Conf., Iran’s FM Zarif called on world leaders to prioritize diplomacy over coercion as the only way to settle conflicts in region and across the world. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addressed the 53rd Munich Security Conference on Wednesday, where he emphasized that the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and...

New chapter of ties between Iran-Sweden

New chapter of ties between Iran-Sweden

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (Press Shia) – Iran and the Scandinavian countries, Sweden in particular, have always enjoyed cordial relations and the officials of the two countries are keen on broadening relations in all arenas.Löfven, a Swedish politician who has been the Prime Minister of Sweden since 2014 and the Leader of the Social Democrats since 2012, believes that Iran is a very important actor in...

Parl. impeachment session: case being heard

Parl. impeachment session: case being heard

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Parliament Sunday session has decided to impeach Abbas Akhundi, Minister of Road and Urban Planning.The draft prepared by MPs who support impeachment included 13 points they believe are sufficient for an impeachment. On Sunday morning, Mr. Akhundi came to open session to respond to criticism of his conduct in the ministry. A total of 206 MPs participate in...

Iran rejects Ontario court ruling against Iran

Iran rejects Ontario court ruling against Iran

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi dismissed the recent ruling of Superior Court of Justice in Ontario against the Islamic Republic of Iran.Ghasemi underlined that the decree obviously contradicts the principles of international law regarding the immunity of States and their property which is unacceptable. Unfortunately, he said, Canadian judge...

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