Archive "Politics"

Country's fate in hands of all people

Country's fate in hands of all people

TEHRAN, May. 19 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, cast his vote in the mobile ballot box 110 in front of reporters and cameras early on Friday morning.Iran’s Leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, attended Imam Khomeini Husseiniyeh at 08:00 a.m. local time and cast his votes for both elections of Iran’s President and City and Villages Council. Ayatollah...

Voting extended for last time until midnight

Voting extended for last time until midnight

TEHRAN, May 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli announced election is extended until midnight which is the latest possible time.Polls open in Iran for presidential and city council elections on Friday morning. Follow the live coverage here. With official announcement of Interior Minister Rahmani Fazli, polls open in Iran for presidential and city...

Voting extended for last time until 23

Voting extended for last time until 23

TEHRAN, May 19 (Press Shia) – Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli announced election is extended until 23:00 which is the latest possible time.Polls open in Iran for presidential and city council elections on Friday morning. Follow the live coverage here. With official announcement of Interior Minister Rahmani Fazli, polls open in Iran for presidential and city council...

UN report shows economic fall in poor regions

UN report shows economic fall in poor regions

TEHRAN, May. 19 (Press Shia) – The United Nations released a report titled World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2017 which shows growth in world economy with poor prospect for underdeveloped economies.Growth in the global economy has picked up in the last six months in line with expectations, but in many regions, growth remains below the levels needed for rapid progress towards...

No special security issues so far: Zolfaghari

No special security issues so far: Zolfaghari

TEHRAN, May 18 (Press Shia Agency) – Chairman of the Security Committee to monitor election-related activities stressed Thu. that no special security issues have occurred so far as the country prepares for the presidential election on Friday.Hossein Zolfaghari made the remark in a press conference on Thursday, hailing the efforts of police and security officers as well as cooperation of...

ISIl attack foiled by Syrian army in Hama eastern countryside

ISIl attack foiled by Syrian army in Hama eastern countryside

HAMA, May 18 (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, foiled an attack by ISIL terrorists on the village of Aqareb al-Safyieh in the eastern countryside of Hama central province.SANA reporter said that army units in cooperation with the popular defense groups, engaged on Thursday in fierce clashes with ISIL-affiliated terrorist groups that...

Iran releases list of 9 sanctioned US firms, individuals

Iran releases list of 9 sanctioned US firms, individuals

TEHRAN, May 18 (Press Shia) – Foreign Ministry has updated the list of sanctioned US firms and individuals following the recent move by Washington in imposing new sanctions on Iran for its missile program. As a counter-measure to Washington move by imposing new sanctions on the Islamic Republic for its missile program, Tehran has sanctioned 9 American individuals and companies for human rights...

Iran not to implement all goals of UNESCO 2030 Agenda

Iran not to implement all goals of UNESCO 2030 Agenda

TEHRAN, May 18 (Press Shia) – FM Spokesman addressed certain domestic concerns over the UNESCO 2030 Agenda, saying Iran's principled and immutable position is non-compliance with any goals that go against the country’s religious and cultural values.Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi stressed that all governmental bodies, particularly the Foreign Ministry, will never submit to...

Vote count results to be announced gradually

Vote count results to be announced gradually

TEHRAN, May 18 (Press Shia Agency) – Deputy Interior Minister Moghimi said Wed. that with approval from the Guardian Council and settlement of the legal issue, the results of ballot counting will be announced to public gradually.The announcement was made after Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli had told IRIB on Tuesday that there would be no gradual announcement of vote counting; rather,...

Iran sanctions 9 US firms as countermeasure

Iran sanctions 9 US firms as countermeasure

TEHRAN, May 18 (Press Shia Agency) – In a statement issued Thu., Iran’s Foreign Ministry has imposed sanctions on 9 American firms and individuals as counter-measure for US new sanctions on Iran for its missile program.The statement notes the US extension of sanctions relief on Iran under the nuclear deal, followed by new sanctions on the Islamic Republic for its missile...