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IRGC Commander Vows Revenge against Terrorists behind Attack on Border Post

IRGC Commander Vows Revenge against Terrorists behind Attack on Border Post

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said his forces will take a “crushing” revenge on those behind a recent deadly terrorist attack on a border post in the western province of Kurdistan. “Our response to the terrorists will be crushing. Its timing is not certain, but our revenge will...

EU, France, Germany, UK Voice Support for JCPOA ahead of US Sanctions

EU, France, Germany, UK Voice Support for JCPOA ahead of US Sanctions

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – British, French and German foreign ministers, along with the EU’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, issued a joint statement on Monday, denouncing Washington’s decision to re-impose sanctions against Tehran. “We deeply regret the re-imposition of sanctions by the US, due to the latter's withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...

Iran Sympathizes with Indonesia over Fatal Quake

Iran Sympathizes with Indonesia over Fatal Quake

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry expressed sympathy with the Indonesian nation and government over the deaths of scores of people in an earthquake that rocked the Southeast Asian country’s tourist island of Lombok on Sunday. In a message on Monday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi offered his condolences to Indonesians, including families of victims of the...

Iranian Teams Successful in Int’l Army Games Contest in Kazakhstan (+Photos)

Iranian Teams Successful in Int’l Army Games Contest in Kazakhstan (+Photos)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Teams from the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) managed to pass the night combat contest in the International Army Games 2018 underway in Kazakhstan. During the overnight contest, the teams from the Iranian Air Force’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unit and the IRGC’s Artillery Unit successfully hit the targets.The IRGC equipment team also...

Iran Condemns Assassination Attempt on Venezuelan President Maduro

Iran Condemns Assassination Attempt on Venezuelan President Maduro

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday that Tehran strongly condemns the recent drone assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Qassemi said the move was aimed at creating instability and insecurity in Venezuela.He also said that the attempt served the interests of the enemies of the Venezuelan government and...

Iran Judiciary Chief Raps West’s Double Standards on Human Rights

Iran Judiciary Chief Raps West’s Double Standards on Human Rights

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani deplored the double-standard policies of some Western countries, the US in particular, on human rights and said they voice support for “rioters” in Iran while keeping silent on the Saudi-led coalition’s war crimes in Yemen. The methods and strategies that the US and the West have adopted around the world are...

Young Man Killed by Rioters in Iran: Prosecutor

Young Man Killed by Rioters in Iran: Prosecutor

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A young man aged 26 was killed by rioters in Gohardasht, a neighborhood in the city of Karaj, west of Tehran, the prosecutor general of Alborz Province said. “Amid riots in Gohardasht over the past few nights, a bullet hit and killed a young man who was among the rioters,” Hajireza Shakarami told Press Shia on Sunday.He added that the bullet hit him in the...

Trump’s Anti-Iranian Crusade Damaging US-Europe Ties: UK Pundit

Trump’s Anti-Iranian Crusade Damaging US-Europe Ties: UK Pundit

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A political analyst based in London described Donald Trump as “the most anti-Iranian American president since Ronald Reagan” and said he is damaging Washington’s relations with Europe through his hostile policies against the Islamic Republic. “I am enthused and refreshed by Europe's opposition to Mr. Trump's approach to Iran,” Marcus...

IRGC Confirms Naval Drill in Persian Gulf Waters

IRGC Confirms Naval Drill in Persian Gulf Waters

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The spokesman for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) confirmed recent reports about the forces’ naval exercise in the Persian Gulf waters in southern Iran and said it was part of the IRGC’s routine drills. Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department General Ramezan Sharif said the war game was held with the aim of controlling and ensuring the security...

Iranian Official Urges Immediate EU Action as US Sanctions Loom

Iranian Official Urges Immediate EU Action as US Sanctions Loom

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – As the US is going to hit Iran with a wave of new sanctions on August 6, an Iranian official said Europe needs to take an outright measure before imposition of the sanctions if it is really willing to make up for the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. In an interview with Press Shia, Majid Takht Ravanchi, deputy for political affairs at the Iranian...