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President Urges Unity against ‘Full-Scale, Unprecedented’ War on Iran

President Urges Unity against ‘Full-Scale, Unprecedented’ War on Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for internal solidarity in the face of a full-scale eco-political war that the enemies have waged on the country by exerting unprecedented political and economic pressures. - Politics news - Speaking to a group of Iranian political activists in Tehran on Saturday, Rouhani said Iran needs unity and cohesiveness at the time...

Iran Raps Gwadar Terror Attack, Expresses Solidarity with Pakistan

Iran Raps Gwadar Terror Attack, Expresses Solidarity with Pakistan

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry vehemently condemned a terrorist attack on a hotel in the Pakistani port city of Gwadar. - Politics news - In a statement on Saturday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi condemned the terror attack in Gwadar as an inhuman act and offered condolences to the Pakistani government and nation. The spokesman also expressed Tehran’s full...

Iranian Sunni Clerics Condemn Saudi Arabia’s Beheading of Citizens

Iranian Sunni Clerics Condemn Saudi Arabia’s Beheading of Citizens

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – More than 200 prominent Iranian Sunni clerics in a letter to the UN chief slammed the beheadings of 37 Saudi nationals by the kingdom, calling for a detailed and independent investigation of the heinous crime. - Politics news - In the letter to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday, 215 top Sunni clerics, including members of Iran’s...

EU’s Opportunity to Prevent Death of Nuclear Deal Limited: Iran’s Kharrazi

EU’s Opportunity to Prevent Death of Nuclear Deal Limited: Iran’s Kharrazi

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi warned the European Union against continued passivity on the US sanctions against the Islamic Republic, saying the opportunity to save the 2015 nuclear deal is limited.     - Politics news - Speaking at a meeting in Paris with Marielle de Sarnez, the chairperson of the French Parliament's...

Iran Urges EU to Take Responsibility for Afghan Refugees

Iran Urges EU to Take Responsibility for Afghan Refugees

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian deputy foreign minister said Europeans must share the burden of addressing issues facing Afghan refugees, adding that Iran alone could not afford the costs of hosting Afghans while being hit by Western sanctions. - Politics news - Speaking at a TV program on Saturday morning, Abbas Araqchi said there has been a misunderstanding about what he recently...

Turkey to Continue Backing Iran in US Sanctions Era: MP

Turkey to Continue Backing Iran in US Sanctions Era: MP

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Volkan Bozkir said his country is determined to continue its support for neighboring Iran in the era of US sanctions. - Politics news - “We have always supported the abolition of sanctions against Iran and we want the country to be in its proper place on the international stage so...

US Anti-Iran Sanctions Affecting People: Turkey

US Anti-Iran Sanctions Affecting People: Turkey

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A spokesman for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party said US sanctions on Iranian oil exports do not serve peace in the region, noting that the embargoes are only affecting people. - Politics news - “We state that such sanctions are only punishing people and that it is not possible to reach the goals written in any way,” Omer Celik said on Friday,...

Iran May Target Commercial Vessels, US Claims

Iran May Target Commercial Vessels, US Claims

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The US Maritime Administration issued an advisory, warning commercial shipping vessels that Iran or its proxies could be targeting commercial vessels and oil production infrastructure. - Politics news - In the advisory posted on Thursday, the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) claimed that since early May there had been an increased possibility of Iran or its...

Iran’s Shamkhani Thanks People for Backing SNSC Decision on JCPOA

Iran’s Shamkhani Thanks People for Backing SNSC Decision on JCPOA

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani expressed his gratitude to the people of the country over their massive rallies in support of a recent decision by the council to halt some of the country’s commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal. - Politics news - In a message released on Friday night, Shamkhani hailed the high turnout in...

Iranian, British Diplomats Meet in Tehran

Iranian, British Diplomats Meet in Tehran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Ranking diplomats from Iran and Britain held a meeting in Tehran to discuss a range of issues, including the bilateral relations and the latest status of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. - Politics news - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi held talks with Director General for Political Affairs at the UK Foreign Office Richard Moore...