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Trilateral meeting on Syria Iran’s initiative

Trilateral meeting on Syria Iran’s initiative

TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Foreign ministry spokesperson has said Syrian trilateral meeting will be held sooner than planned on December 20 in Moscow to address situation in Aleppo.Mr. Bahram Ghasemi attended his weekly press conference on Monday, where he said that Russia-Turkey ties would not affect trilateral meeting to which Iran would also contribute; “Moscow meeting will be a...

Over 104K people displaced since start of Mosul operation in October

Over 104K people displaced since start of Mosul operation in October

GENEVA, Dec. 19 (Press Shia) – 104,424 individuals currently displaced in Iraq as a result of the on-going Mosul operations which began on 17 October 2016, according to the statement of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).More than 104,000 people have been forced to flee the Iraqi city of Mosul since the start of a military operation to liberate it...

Aleppo’s liberation key to Syria’s security

Aleppo’s liberation key to Syria’s security

TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Parliament Speaker said the liberation of the strategic city of Aleppo from terrorists was highly significant to boosting further security across Syria.Portugal’s Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Portuguese Communities, Sérgio Sousa Pinto, held talks with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in Tehran on Sunday. During the...

Iran, Greece share commonalities in numerous sectors

Iran, Greece share commonalities in numerous sectors

TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (Press Shia) – Deputy Iranian FM Takht-Ravanchi said Iran and Greece enjoys great economic potentials and could collaborate in energy, shipping line, pharmaceutical and tourism sectors.Greece’s Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs George Katrougalos, who is staying in Iran for the second round of political negotiations between Tehran and Athens, met and talked with...

Citizenship Rights Charter ‘quintessence of Constitutional Revolution’

Citizenship Rights Charter ‘quintessence of Constitutional Revolution’

TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (Press Shia) – President Hassan Rouhani has said his campaign promise to save the economy has largely been fulfilled with single-digit inflation rate and a modest economic growth.Mr. Rouhani’s most important achievement in terms of citizenship rights so dearly held by his cabinet by appointing a special aid for minorities is Citizenship Rights Charter, which president believed...

President felicitates Niger Republic Day

President felicitates Niger Republic Day

TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (Press Shia) – President Hassan Rouhani in a message on Monday felicitated the Niger Republic Day to President Mahamadou Issoufou.President Rouhani wrote in his message, "I would like to present my most sincere felicitations on the occasion of the Niger Republic Day to Your Excellency, the government and Muslim nation of the country." "I hope bilateral ties between the two...

Trump cannot unilaterally renegotiate JCPOA

Trump cannot unilaterally renegotiate JCPOA

TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (Press Shia) – Director of the non-proliferation program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) believes Trump is smart enough to keep JCPOA alive, at least to avoid the blame possibly put on the first party to undermine the deal.Mark Fitzpatrick told Javad Heirannia of Mehr News International Service in a short interview that any Trumpian scheme to kill the...

Aleppo liberated by Syrians' resistance

Aleppo liberated by Syrians' resistance

TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (Press Shia) – A senior Iranian lawmaker has said the resistance of the Syrian people and army defeated the United States and its regional allies in the newly liberated strategic city of Aleppo.The Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi made the remarks in a meeting with Syrian lawmaker Zhirayr Reisyan in Tehran...

Ban welcomes formation of new government in Lebanon 

Ban welcomes formation of new government in Lebanon 

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (Press Shia) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday welcomed the formation earlier in the day of a new 30-member government of national unity led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Lebanon.Ban congratulated Hariri on the swift process and "encourages Lebanon's political leaders to build on the momentum of national unity," according to a statement released by his...

Iran, Russia call for further coop. on Syrian situation

Iran, Russia call for further coop. on Syrian situation

TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – In a meeting between Russia's special envoy on Syria and Iran’s SNSC head in Tehran, the two sides stressed further cooperation with the Syrian government in settling the crisis in the war-torn country.Russia's special envoy on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, held talks with Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani in...