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Syrian army kills terrorists in Deir Ezzor

Syrian army kills terrorists in Deir Ezzor

DEIR EZZOR, Aug. 16 (Press Shia) – Army and Armed Forces units, backed by the Syrian Air Force, carried out on Wednesday operations against gatherings and movements of ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzor, killing many of them, including Saudi and Kuwaiti terrorists.SANA’s correspondent in Deir Ezzor said that the army units clashed with ISIL terrorists on the axes of al-Hweiqeh, al-Rishdieh, and...

US Urged to Be Realistic about Iran’s Counterterrorism Role

US Urged to Be Realistic about Iran’s Counterterrorism Role

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s foreign ministry spokesperson dismissed his US counterpart’s “repetitious and unrealistic” remarks against the Islamic Republic, urging Washington’s sensible approach to Iran’s positive role in the Middle East. “We are not surprised at hearing the repetitious and unrealistic remarks by this American official and are aware of the intentions...

President Stresses Closer Iran-EU Ties in Post-JCPOA Era

President Stresses Closer Iran-EU Ties in Post-JCPOA Era

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for efforts to use the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as an opportunity to boost the Islamic Republic’s relations with the European Union. Speaking at a meeting with Iran’s new ambassador to France in Tehran on Wednesday, President Rouhani stressed...

Iran Urges Stronger EU Role in JCPOA Implementation

Iran Urges Stronger EU Role in JCPOA Implementation

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s president called on the European Union to play a more active role in the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany). “Full implementation of the JCPOA would benefit the European Union and the region, so it is necessary for...

Iran Keen on Closer Ties with Latin America: President

Iran Keen on Closer Ties with Latin America: President

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated the country’s policy of cooperation with Latin American states and said the Islamic Republic’s political will is to deepen relations with the friendly nations. Speaking at a meeting with Uruguay’s new ambassador to Tehran on Wednesday, Rouhani stressed the need to boost cooperation between Iran and Uruguay in all...

Rouhani calls for closer ties with Austria, France, Serbia, Uruguay

Rouhani calls for closer ties with Austria, France, Serbia, Uruguay

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (Press Shia Agency) – In separate meetings with newly-appointed ambassadors of Austria, Serbia, Uruguay, and Iranian ambassador to Paris, President Hassan Rouhani called for expansion of cooperation with their respective countries.  In the meeting on Wednesday in Tehran, President Rouhani received Austrian Ambassador Stefan Scholz's letter of credence, saying “the two...

Iran Rejects US Report on Religious Freedom

Iran Rejects US Report on Religious Freedom

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Iran’s Foreign Ministry dismissed an annual report by the US government on the religious freedom in Iran as unrealistic and biased, saying the politically motivated report presents a distorted and spiteful image of freedom of religions in the country. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Wednesday slammed the US Department of State’s report on...

Anti-Tehran Rhetoric Rooted in Washington’s Delusion: Zarif

Anti-Tehran Rhetoric Rooted in Washington’s Delusion: Zarif

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US rhetoric against the Islamic Republic has its roots in Washington’s delusion and misapprehension. Speaking at an open session of the parliament on Wednesday, Zarif pointed to harsh remarks made by some US officials against Iran and said, “These (comments) originate from (the US’s) simultaneous...

US report on religious freedom in Iran ‘false, biased, politicized’

US report on religious freedom in Iran ‘false, biased, politicized’

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said the US State Department's annual report on international religious freedom is unrealistic, unfounded, and biased with certain political goals.“The US report once again has presented a distorted and politicized picture of religious freedom in the Islamic republic of Iran with unfounded and unacceptable...

Iran rebukes terrorist attacks in Nigeria

Iran rebukes terrorist attacks in Nigeria

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (Press Shia Agency) – Spokesperson of the Iranian foreign ministry, while denouncing terrorist incidents in Nigeria, said it was imperative to use all national, regional and global capacities to confront terrorism.Bahram Ghasemi, Spokesman of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, condemned the terrorist attacks last night in Medjugorje, northeast Nigeria, which killed and...