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Iran to Continue Testing Homegrown Missiles: General

Iran to Continue Testing Homegrown Missiles: General

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior spokesman for the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces reiterated the country’s policy to boost its deterrence power and said the test-firing of domestically made missiles will continue. - Defense news - In remarks on Sunday, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi shrugged off recent comments by enemies about Iran’s missile program and said...

Iran Rejects US Allegation of Violating UNSC Resolution

Iran Rejects US Allegation of Violating UNSC Resolution

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman rejected US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claim that Tehran has tested a ballistic missile in contravention of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231, stressing that no UNSC resolution has banned the country from testing missiles. - Politics news - In a statement on Sunday, Bahram Qassemi underlined that Iran’s...

Tehran to Host Regional Anti-Terror Conference on Dec. 7-8

Tehran to Host Regional Anti-Terror Conference on Dec. 7-8

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Iranian capital is going to host the second edition of a conference of six regional countries on ways to combat the threat of terrorism and coordinate counterterrorism efforts. - Politics news - Slated for December 7-8, the conference will be attended by the parliament speakers of Iran, Russia, Turkey, China, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.The conference is aimed at...

Iran Developing New Destroyer: Commander

Iran Developing New Destroyer: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said the country is working on a new naval destroyer, dubbed Dena. - Politics news - In a televised interview on Saturday night, Khanzadi said Dena will be the newest destroyer that the Iranian Navy is going to launch as part of a broad project known as Mowj (wave).His comments came on the same day that the...

Tehran Muslim Unity Conference Marked A Defeat for US, Saudis, Cleric Says

Tehran Muslim Unity Conference Marked A Defeat for US, Saudis, Cleric Says

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST) Ayatollah Mohsen Araki said the recent Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran marked a big defeat for the US and Saudi Arabia. - Politics news -  In an interview with Press Shia Agency, Ayatollah Araki said the US and Saudi Arabia had launched extensive attempts to hamper the...

Defense Minister Rejects US Allegation of Iran Arms Support for Yemen

Defense Minister Rejects US Allegation of Iran Arms Support for Yemen

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami dismissed as a lie Washington’s allegation that the Islamic Republic is supplying arms to Yemen, saying that Tehran only provides spiritual support for the Arabian Peninsula country. - Politics news - “Today, Yemen has become a thorn in the eye of the Americans,” Brigadier General Hatami said...

George HW Bush after Shootdown of Iranian Airliner by US Navy: “I Never Apologize for US”

George HW Bush after Shootdown of Iranian Airliner by US Navy: “I Never Apologize for US”

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Iran Air Flight 655 was a civilian jet airliner shotdown by US missiles on 3 July 1988 as it flew over the Strait of Hormuz at the end of the Iran–Iraq War. 290 innocent civilians (252 Iranians and 38 non Iranians) died when the US Navy shot down it. - Society/Culture news - Speaking to a group of Republican ethnic leaders (7 Aug 1988), George H W Bush, at...

Iran’s Damavand Destroyer to Return to Service in Months: Navy Commander

Iran’s Damavand Destroyer to Return to Service in Months: Navy Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said the domestically made Damavand destroyer, which crashed into a jetty back in January, will return to service in the coming months.   - Defense news - Speaking at a ceremony held in the southern port city of Banda Abbas on Saturday to add the homegrown Sahand destroyer to the Navy’s fleet,...

Iran’s New Destroyer Fit for Ocean Missions: Commander

Iran’s New Destroyer Fit for Ocean Missions: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A ranking Iranian Navy commander said the Sahand destroyer which came into service on Saturday enjoys longer cruising endurance than previous homegrown vessels and is fit for ocean missions. - Politics news - In comments on Saturday, Rear Admiral Alireza Sheikhi, commander of the Iranian Navy’s factories, said Sahand is the most advanced destroyer manufactured by...

Putin Calls for Enhanced Efforts to Save JCPOA

Putin Calls for Enhanced Efforts to Save JCPOA

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Russian President Vladimir Putin urged constant efforts by all parties to the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers to save the international agreement despite the withdrawal of the United States. - Politics news - "In order to prevent a new wave of tension around the Iranian nuclear program, everything possible should be done to keep the Joint...