Archive "Politics"

Support for Al-Khalifa, Western strategy to project power in Persian Gulf

Support for Al-Khalifa, Western strategy to project power in Persian Gulf

TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (Press Shia) – Canadian Human Rights Attorney Edward Corrigan rejected the ‘muted’ protests of the United States, Great Britain and other Western powers against the human rights violation in Bahrain as appalling.Bahrain’s human rights climate remains highly problematic. The country’s courts convict and imprison peaceful dissenters and have failed to hold officials...

Iran to respond to US visa restrictions based on ‘reciprocity action’

Iran to respond to US visa restrictions based on ‘reciprocity action’

TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (Press Shia) – Foreign Ministry has responded to recent directive signed by Donald Trump of the US by issuing a statement which says it will apply similar restrictions on US citizens.The statement emphasized that the restrictions had been illegal and insulting to Iranian nationals and as long as the US keeps restrictions, Iran would respond by reciprocal action on restricting US...

Iran injects UF6 into IR-8 centrifuges

Iran injects UF6 into IR-8 centrifuges

TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (Press Shia Agency) – AEOI statement has announced a turning point in R&D of Iran’s nuclear program by testing new generation of its centrifuges.The statement said the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran had started injection of UF6 (uranium hexafluoride) to its highly advanced IR-8 centrifuges which are several steps more accelerated than older and less efficient IR-4 and IR-2...

Syrian army destroys big weapon cache in Deir Ezzor

Syrian army destroys big weapon cache in Deir Ezzor

DEIR EZZORE, Jan. 28 (Press Shia) – The army units, in cooperation with backing forces, carried out Saturday military operations against gatherings of ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzor city and its eastern countryside.SANA reporter said that an army unit dealt heavily fired a cache containing big amounts of ammunition at the surrounding area of Al-Ta’amin Brigade to the west of the Airport,...

Navy to stage biggest drill in N. Indian Oceans

Navy to stage biggest drill in N. Indian Oceans

TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (Press Shia) – Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the biggest naval drill codenamed ‘Velayat 95’ will be staged in North Indian Ocean to the 10 degrees latitude in mid-February.Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari added that the presence of this massive naval force on open seas and to the 10 degrees latitude of Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb is a highly...

Rouhani issues directive on National Plasco Report Special Cmmte.

Rouhani issues directive on National Plasco Report Special Cmmte.

TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani has responded to Plasco collapse by issuing a directive which mandates establishment of a National Plasco Report Special Committee.President Rouhani’s directive assigns to the Special Committee the responsibility to ‘prepare necessary measures to prevent similar incidents in the future and to reinforce national capabilities in...

5200 Iraqis return to liberated areas of eastern Mosul

5200 Iraqis return to liberated areas of eastern Mosul

BAGHDAD, Jan. 28 (Press Shia Agency) – More than 5,000 people who fled the eastern half of Mosul due to recent fighting have returned to their homes in the last two days, an Iraqi relief worker said Friday."Some 5,200 people have departed the Al-Khazir and Hassan Sham camps and returned to the city’s liberated eastern neighborhoods," Iraqi Red Crescent (IRC) official Iyad Rafid told Anadolu...

Armenia to send Defense Min. to Iran

Armenia to send Defense Min. to Iran

TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (Press Shia Agency) – Armenian Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan is scheduled for an official visit to Tehran on Monday, 30 January.An informed source announced the upcoming visit of Armenian Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan to Tehran aimed at continuation of Iran-Armenia defense negotiations. “Strengthening bilateral and regional cooperation between Tehran and Yerevan, given...

Bahraini scholars’ fatwa mandates support for Sheikh Qassim

Bahraini scholars’ fatwa mandates support for Sheikh Qassim

TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (Press Shia) – Bahriani scholars have issued a fatwa which makes support for Sheikh Issa Qassim, a Shia religious leader, almost a religious duty which should be observed.The statement urged the public to ‘shun the fear of death’ in coming to streets of Manama out of a religious duty and to remind a verse in the Noble Quran which was quoted in the statement: “Those to...

Bahrain: armed security forces attack peaceful sit-in

Bahrain: armed security forces attack peaceful sit-in

TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (Press Shia) – Bahraini and Saudi Arabian forces have begun storming the sit-in outside the home of one of the country's most senior opposition leaders.Pictures and videos from the scene show armed men dressed in black firing at youths who respond by throwing stones near the residence of Ayatollah Isa Qassim in the town of al-Duraz. Eye-witnesses are reporting that the town is...