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Iran Begins Mass-Production of New Air-to-Air Missile

Iran Begins Mass-Production of New Air-to-Air Missile

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s defense minister on Monday inaugurated the mass production line of a homegrown air-to-air missile dubbed Fakour. In a ceremony in Tehran, Brigadier General Amir Hatami inaugurated the production line of Fakour, saying it could be mounted on all types of fighter jets.Designed and manufactured with the latest technologies, Fakour is a radar-based...

Ex-Official Fumes Over IAEA Inspection of Iranian Universities

Ex-Official Fumes Over IAEA Inspection of Iranian Universities

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A former head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) denounced as “unacceptable” the recent inspection of two Iranian universities by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors, warning against a freer access to the country’s sensitive sites. In an interview with Press Shia Agency, former AEOI chief Fereidoun Abbasi, also a renowned...

Iran Army Commander: Hormuz Strait Safe for All or Nobody

Iran Army Commander: Hormuz Strait Safe for All or Nobody

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of Iran’s Army Ground Force hailed President Hassan Rouhani’s stance against the US threat to halt Iran’s oil exports, saying the Strait of Hormuz will be either safe or unsafe for all parties. In comments on Sunday evening, Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari hailed the Iranian president’s warning to his US counterpart, saying, “The Strait of...

Trump to Iran President Rouhani: ‘Be Cautious’

Trump to Iran President Rouhani: ‘Be Cautious’

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – US President Donald Trump unleashed a public rant against Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday, telling him “never threaten the US again”. “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED...

IRGC Warns Sponsors of Terrorism after Terrorists Attack Iranian Border Post

IRGC Warns Sponsors of Terrorism after Terrorists Attack Iranian Border Post

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps spokesman vowed revenge for a recent terrorist attack on an IRGC border post in Iran’s western province of Kurdistan that killed 11, warning the sponsors of terrorism against the IRGC’s “iron fist” and the “direct costs” they will have to pay. In comments on Sunday, IRGC Spokesperson General Ramezan Sharif highlighted...

US Pressures Make Iranian Nation More United: Judiciary Chief

US Pressures Make Iranian Nation More United: Judiciary Chief

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani praised President Hassan Rouhani for his remarks on Sunday about US hostilities, and said Washington’s pressures against Tehran have strengthened the Iranian nation’s unity. “Despite the illusions of the Americans and their delusional president that expects the Islamic Republic’s officials to make...

Iran’s Zarif Criticizes Lack of Practical Measures by Remaining JCPOA Parties

Iran’s Zarif Criticizes Lack of Practical Measures by Remaining JCPOA Parties

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) have not taken enough practical measures to save the international accord. Addressing a ceremony to pay homage to the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in Tehran on Saturday evening, Zarif pointed to...

Iran to US: Do Not Play with the Lion’s Tail

Iran to US: Do Not Play with the Lion’s Tail

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned his US counterpart not to play with the lion’s tail after Donald Trump’s push to halt Iran’s export of oil, saying a war with Iran would be “the mother of wars” and that control over the Strait of Hormuz is only one of Iran’s advantages. In an address to a meeting of heads of Iran’s diplomatic missions abroad, held...

Iran’s Parliamentary Body Condemns Israel’s New Law against Palestinians

Iran’s Parliamentary Body Condemns Israel’s New Law against Palestinians

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Permanent Secretariat of the International Conference on Supporting Palestinian Intifada (Uprising) at the Iranian parliament strongly condemned Israel’s recent approval of “the Jewish nation-state law”, which recognizes Jewish supremacy over Palestinians. “This wrong action, which is a flagrant violation of the United Nations resolutions and...

US Launches Campaign to Foment Unrest inside Iran: Report

US Launches Campaign to Foment Unrest inside Iran: Report

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Trump administration has launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest inside Iran and support anti-Iranian groups, US officials familiar with the matter said. More than half a dozen current and former officials said the campaign, supported by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, is meant...