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Regional States Spend $137bln to Bring Chaos to Region, Iran: Minister

Regional States Spend $137bln to Bring Chaos to Region, Iran: Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami warned against foreign plots to sow discord between the country’s people and government and said some regional governments have spent $137 billion to bring chaos into the Islamic Republic. In a speech on Saturday, Brigadier General Hatami deplored foreign attempts to create division between the Iranian people...

Iran’s Envoy Meets New Pakistani Leader Imran Khan

Iran’s Envoy Meets New Pakistani Leader Imran Khan

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Ambassador to Islamabad Mehdi Honardoost had a meeting with Pakistan's would be Prime Minister Imran Khan for talks on the prospect of relations between the two Muslim neighbors. In a meeting on Saturday, the Iranian ambassador congratulated the chairman of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf on his victory in the recent general elections and becoming the...

Iran to Open Interests Section in Saudi Arabia: Spokesman

Iran to Open Interests Section in Saudi Arabia: Spokesman

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced plans for the opening of the country’s interests section in Saudi Arabia, which severed diplomatic ties with the Islamic Republic in 2016. In an interview with PANA news agency, Bahram Qassemi voiced Iran’s readiness to hold negotiations with Saudi Arabia, saying Tehran has not rejected calls for mediation...

Iranian Navy Team Breaks World Records in Depth 2018 Competition

Iranian Navy Team Breaks World Records in Depth 2018 Competition

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Navy’s team on Saturday managed to break two world records in the Depth 2018, an international competition among naval divers underway in Iran’s northern city of Nowshahr. On the third day of the Depth 2018 hosted by the Iranian Navy as part of the International Army Games, the Iranian diving team recorded the best time of the day and broke the...

Ex-Reformist Minister: Iran-US Talks Pointless

Ex-Reformist Minister: Iran-US Talks Pointless

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A minister in the administration of former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami dismissed the idea of negotiations with the US as a nonstarter, saying talks with a government notorious for reneging on its commitments are futile. In an interview with Press Shia Agency, Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari, a reformist Iranian politician who held the post of interior minister for...

Iran Slams Suicide Attack on Afghan Mosque

Iran Slams Suicide Attack on Afghan Mosque

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Afghanistan’s province of Paktia that killed at least 30 people on Friday. In a statement on Friday night, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi expressed condolences to the Afghan government and nation and families of victims of the bombing attack.“The imported terrorism...

Iran Eager to Boost Ties with Niger

Iran Eager to Boost Ties with Niger

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – In a congratulatory message to Niger on its Independence Day, the president of Iran voiced Tehran’s readiness to enhance ties with Niamey in various fields. Hassan Rouhani sent the message to his Nigerien counterpart Mahamadou Issoufou on Saturday to congratulate the West African country on its Independence Day, which marks the nation's independence from France some...

Iran’s Zarif, EU’s Mogherini Discuss JCPOA in Singapore

Iran’s Zarif, EU’s Mogherini Discuss JCPOA in Singapore

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini met in Singapore for talks on the future of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). In the meeting, held in Singapore City on Friday, Zarif and Mogherini exchanged views about the EU’s latest measures to ensure that Iran...

Negotiation with ‘This US President’ Out of Question: Iranian Cleric

Negotiation with ‘This US President’ Out of Question: Iranian Cleric

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Tehran’s Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Kazem Seddiqi highlighted the Trump administration’s reneging on its international pledges, including commitments under the Iran nuclear deal, saying there is no possibility for negotiating with such an unreliable government. “US President (Donald Trump) is a wolf dressed in human clothing,” Ayatollah...

Iranian Top Diplomat Meets with Singapore’s President, FM

Iranian Top Diplomat Meets with Singapore’s President, FM

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who has traveled to Singapore for a ministerial meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), held talks with the president and foreign minister of the Southeast Asian country. In the meeting with President Halimah Yacob held in Singapore City on Friday, Zarif hailed the growing relations between Iran...