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US making up for defeats conceded in Syria, Iraq: MP

US making up for defeats conceded in Syria, Iraq: MP

TEHRAN, Dec. 16 (Press Shia) – An Iranian MP says that Saad Hariri’s resignation, US embassy move, and the Nikki Haley's false claim against Iran are all Washington's retaliatory measures for the fall of ISIL.“Nikki Haley was trying to copy Colin Powel’s show and we have to follow up the criminal cases of US involvement in Iraq, Yemen, and Syria with exerting more pressure,” said...

Iran’s Position as Strongest Regional Power Being Strengthened: Velayati

Iran’s Position as Strongest Regional Power Being Strengthened: Velayati

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution, praised Iran’s growing influence in the Middle East and said the country’s position as the strongest power in the region is being strengthened. Speaking at a televised program entitled “Iran”, Velayati pointed to the plots hatched by some Western and regional countries...

Muslims must form ‘Quds Force’ against Trump’s move

Muslims must form ‘Quds Force’ against Trump’s move

TEHRAN, Dec. 16 (Press Shia) – Adviser to FM Zarif, Hossein Sheikholeslam, said a structure under the name ‘Quds Force’ needs to be added to Islamic countries’ army through parliaments of these states.In an interview with Press Shia Agency News Agency, Hossein Sheikholeslam, Adviser to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, touched upon facts underlying Donald Trump’s decision to move...

Haley’s baseless claim whitewash for US crimes in region

Haley’s baseless claim whitewash for US crimes in region

TEHRAN, Dec. 16 (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said Sat. that the US tries to cover up its war crimes in the region by making baseless allegations against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Foreing Minister Mohammad Javad Zarid made the remarks on the sidelines of a special session on Manifestation of Human Rights Standards in Iran’s Penal Code, in reaction to US Ambassador Nikki...

'Presumption of innocence, mercy' cornerstones of Iran judiciary

'Presumption of innocence, mercy' cornerstones of Iran judiciary

TEHRAN, Dec. 16 (Press Shia) – Ali Shamkhani in a session reviewing the manifestation of human rights in Iran's penal code called the presumption of innocence and mercy as the two cornerstones of Iran’s judicial system. The Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani, attended the Special Meeting on the Manifestation of Human Right Standards in Iran's Penal Code...

Iran needs world experience to develop economy

Iran needs world experience to develop economy

TEHRAN, Dec. 16 (Press Shia) – Iranian 1st Vice-President Es'hagh Jahanigiri said on Sat. that the country needs the experiences of other countries across the world if it wants to improve its economic conditions.Speaking at the second Iran’s Economy Conference currently underway in Tehran, Es'hagh Jahanigiri said that “whenever the enemies of the Iranian nation want to threaten Iran,...

Iran, Turkey Ink Deal to Boost Border Control, Counter Money Laundering

Iran, Turkey Ink Deal to Boost Border Control, Counter Money Laundering

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – High-ranking officials from Iran and Turkey signed a roadmap for the development of cooperation between the two neighboring countries in various security fields, including efforts to boost border control and counter money laundering. The roadmap was signed at the end of the second session of the joint working group of interior ministry officials of Iran and Turkey...

Japan backs Iran N-deal, confirms no violations by Tehran

Japan backs Iran N-deal, confirms no violations by Tehran

TEHRAN, Dec. 16 (Press Shia Agency) – Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Friday that Japan supports the Iran nuclear agreement and confirms no violations by Tehran."Japan supports the Iran agreement with the nuclear deals… So far we have not confirmed any violation by Iran," Kono said during a press conference at the United Nations. The JCPOA was signed...

Syria slams statements on recent Geneva round

Syria slams statements on recent Geneva round

DAMASCUS, Dec. 16 (Press Shia Agency) – Syria strongly condemned the statements made by UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and the French Foreign Ministry which accused Syria of being responsible for not making progress in the recent round of Geneva talks.An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry told SANA that these allegations show that Syria’s enemies are...

Rezaei urges Iran's contribution to Iraq, Syria economy

Rezaei urges Iran's contribution to Iraq, Syria economy

TEHRAN, Dec. 16 (Press Shia Agency) – Secretary of the Expediency Council called for Iran's contribution to the economic development and restoration process of Syria and Iraq in the post-ISIL era.“At present, 40 percent of buildings in Syria are destroyed and require high reconstruction costs," Secretary of the Expediency Council and former IRGC commander, Mohsen Rezaei, said on Friday, while...