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Iran’s President Warns UK against Sparking Insecurity after Tanker Seizure

Iran’s President Warns UK against Sparking Insecurity after Tanker Seizure

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani cautioned the UK government against the consequences of triggering insecurity by capturing an Iranian supertanker in international waters. - Politics news - In an address to a Wednesday meeting of cabinet of ministers, Rouhani lashed out at Britain for working as a US proxy in the seizure of Iran’s oil tanker Grace 1 near...

UK Seizure of Iranian Tanker ‘Clear Case of Piracy’: Envoy

UK Seizure of Iranian Tanker ‘Clear Case of Piracy’: Envoy

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s ambassador to the UN said there would be consequences if the UK did not release an Iranian oil tanker it seized recently, describing the move as a “clear case of piracy”. - Politics news - Britain’s seizure of the Iranian tanker is a "clear case of piracy and violation of international law,” Majid Takht Ravanchi told the BBC on Wednesday. "It is...

Zarif: Snapback Mechanism Unimplementable

Zarif: Snapback Mechanism Unimplementable

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said it would be impossible to implement the so-called snapback mechanism to renew the UN sanctions on Iran. - Politics news - Speaking to reporters on the sidelines a cabinet session in Tehran on Wednesday, Zarif underlined that the snapback mechanism could not be carried out. “The snapback mechanism does not...

Iranian Defense Minister Due in Parliament on Weekend

Iranian Defense Minister Due in Parliament on Weekend

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami will attend a meeting of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission to brief the MPs about the country’s latest defense achievements, the commission’s spokesman said. - Politics news - Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini told Press Shia that the defense minister is slated to come to...

UN Envoy: Iran Victim of Terrorists, Transnational Criminals

UN Envoy: Iran Victim of Terrorists, Transnational Criminals

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran is a main victim of terrorist groups and transnational criminals that have inflicted heavy losses and damage on Iran over the past four decades, but the country has remained at the forefront of combating terrorism and drug trafficking, Iran’s UN ambassador said. - Politics news - In an address to the United Nations Security Council meeting on Tuesday, Takht...

Terrorist Attack Kills 3 IRGC Forces in Iran’s Border Region

Terrorist Attack Kills 3 IRGC Forces in Iran’s Border Region

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A team of terrorists launched an attack on the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces in Iran’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, killing three servicemen. - Politics news - A vehicle carrying the forces of Hamzeh Sayyid al-Shohada Base of the IRGC Ground Force came under attack by the terrorists affiliated with the “global arrogance” at the...

Bolton, Netanyahu Luring Trump into Killing JCPOA: Zarif

Bolton, Netanyahu Luring Trump into Killing JCPOA: Zarif

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US national security adviser and Israel’s prime minister are pushing President Donald Trump to kill the JCPOA with the delusion of forcing Iran’s uranium enrichment level to “zero”. - Politics news - “Bolton & Netanyahu killed Paris agreement between E3 & Iran in '05 by insisting on zero...

Iranian, Japanese Diplomats Hold Legal Consultations

Iranian, Japanese Diplomats Hold Legal Consultations

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – High-ranking diplomats from Iran and Japan held the first round of legal consultations in Tokyo in a bid to boost cooperation in diverse fields, including issues related to international law. - Politics news - The meeting was co-chaired by the director-generals for legal-international affairs at the two countries’ respective foreign ministries. In the talks,...

Iran Unbeatable in Ground Warfare: IRGC Commander

Iran Unbeatable in Ground Warfare: IRGC Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Hossein Salami said the IRGC’s great capabilities guarantee that Iran will never lose a war on the ground. - Politics news - In an address to a meeting of military commanders in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad, Major General Salami said the IRGC has developed its capabilities in various...

Iranian Envoy: Good Measures Taken for Release of Nigerian Top Cleric

Iranian Envoy: Good Measures Taken for Release of Nigerian Top Cleric

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Ambassador to Nigeria Morteza Rahimi highlighted the Islamic Republic’s efforts for the release of top Shiite cleric and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, whose health condition has been deteriorating in prison. - Politics news - “So far, numerous good measures have been taken by various sides for the...