Putin Says to Wait for Details on Khashoggi Case

Putin Says to Wait for Details on Khashoggi Case

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – President Vladimir Putin said Russia did not have enough information about the unexplained disappearance of a Saudi journalist to justify spoiling ties with Riyadh. Putin told a discussion forum in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Thursday that Moscow did not really know what had happened in the case, that it was a pity that the journalist had gone missing, and...

Yemeni Ballistic Missile Targets Saudi Forces

Yemeni Ballistic Missile Targets Saudi Forces

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Yemeni forces hit a position of the Saudi forces in the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Asir with a domestically made ballistic missile dubbed “Zelzal-2”, local sources said.   The missile unit of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees targeted the Saudi-led forces in Majazeh in Asir with Zelzal-2 ballistic missile and inflicted casualties on...

Trump to Help Saudis Whitewash Khashoggi’s Murder: Ex-CIA Officer

Trump to Help Saudis Whitewash Khashoggi’s Murder: Ex-CIA Officer

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A former military intelligence officer with the CIA said US President Donald Trump will help cover up likely murder of Jamal Khashoggi, adding that the Trump administration and the Saudi royal family are searching for a mutually agreeable explanation for his death. “The cover story to explain what happened is developing but it will no doubt consist of the...

Trump: Saudi Journalist Khashoggi Dead

Trump: Saudi Journalist Khashoggi Dead

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – US President Donald Trump said it “certainly looks” like Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead. Khashoggi did not reappear from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 where he went to collect documents for his planned marriage. Turkish officials have said they believe the journalist, a critic of Saudi rulers, was murdered inside the building and his body...

Pakistan Vows to Press for Release of Iranian Hostages

Pakistan Vows to Press for Release of Iranian Hostages

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Pakistan’s embassy in Tehran expressed the country’s determination to secure the release of Iranian border guards who have been kidnapped at a border post inside Iran. In a statement released on Thursday, Pakistan’s embassy in Tehran said the abduction of 14 Iranian border guards by the so-called Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group has deeply saddened the...

No Place for Terrorists in Syria: Iran’s Envoy

No Place for Terrorists in Syria: Iran’s Envoy

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nation underlined the need for the expulsion of terrorists from Syria, stressing that the Arab country’s fate must be decided in a Syrian-led and Syrian-owned political process. In an address to a United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East and Syria, held in New York on October 17, Eshaq...

Iran Urges Swift Joint Action with Pakistan to Rescue Hostages

Iran Urges Swift Joint Action with Pakistan to Rescue Hostages

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli called for immediate joint operation with Pakistan to secure the release of Iranian border guards who have been kidnapped on the country’s border with Pakistan. In a letter to Pakistan’s Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi, the Iranian minister called on the Islamabad government to honor its...

ICJ Ruling on Iran Sanctions Binding for All Countries: Envoy

ICJ Ruling on Iran Sanctions Binding for All Countries: Envoy

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s ambassador to the Netherlands argued that the International Court of Justice’s recent verdict prohibiting restrictions on Iran is binding not only for the US, but also for the whole world countries. Speaking at a press conference in the Netherlands on Wednesday, Alireza Jahangiri said the ICJ’s ruling on preserving Iran’s rights and the...

Drones Banned at Arbaeen Rituals in Iraq’s Karbala

Drones Banned at Arbaeen Rituals in Iraq’s Karbala

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Local authorities of Iraq’s Karbala Governorate banned drones and quadcopters from the Arbaeen mourning ceremony, citing security issues. Karbala’s provincial council issued a statement on the measures adopted to ensure security of the pilgrims traveling to Iraq for the Arbaeen mourning ceremony later this month, Alforat News reported.According to the...

Iranian, German Diplomats Hold Talks in Tehran

Iranian, German Diplomats Hold Talks in Tehran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Ranking diplomats from Iran and Germany met in Tehran for talks on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and a European-proposed financial mechanism for evading the US sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Director of the Political Directorate-General of Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, Antje Leendertse, held a meeting with Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas...

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