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Leader Urges Independent Countries to Actively Counter Bitter Events in Region

Leader Urges Independent Countries to Actively Counter Bitter Events in Region

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei highlighted certain world powers’ role in violent conflicts in the Middle East, stressing that independent countries ought to do their part in putting out the flames of clashes in the region. Speaking in a meeting on Tuesday with visiting Slovenian President Borut Pahor, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that...

Iran, EU Seeking to Tap into Post-JCPOA Opportunities: President Rouhani

Iran, EU Seeking to Tap into Post-JCPOA Opportunities: President Rouhani

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the significance of closer cooperation between the country and the European Union (EU), saying the two sides are trying to use opportunities created after coming into force of a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Speaking at a joint press conference with his Slovenian counterpart, Borut Pahor, in Tehran on Tuesday,...

Iran, Slovenia Sign 3 MoUs after High-Profile Meeting

Iran, Slovenia Sign 3 MoUs after High-Profile Meeting

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Ranking officials from Iran and Slovenia signed three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in Tehran on Tuesday following a meeting co-chaired by the presidents of the two countries. The two sides signed three documents that entail economic cooperation, interaction in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, as well as scientific cooperation in...

Iraqi Shia militias surrounding ISIL-held Tal Afar on Mosul supply route

Iraqi Shia militias surrounding ISIL-held Tal Afar on Mosul supply route

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (Press Shia) – Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Shia militia is encircling ISIL-held northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, the PMF command said Tuesday.The state-sponsored militia aims to encircle the city as well as sweep the surrounding villages for ISIL terrorists, the command said in a statement. Tal Afar is the main ISIL stronghold between its self-proclaimed...

Iraqi voluntary forces siege ISIL-held Tal Afar on Mosul supply route

Iraqi voluntary forces siege ISIL-held Tal Afar on Mosul supply route

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (Press Shia Agency) – Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) is encircling ISIL-held northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, the PMF command said Tuesday.The state-sponsored group known in Arabic as Hashd al-Shaabi aims to encircle the city as well as sweep the surrounding villages for ISIL terrorists, the command said in a statement. Tal Afar is the main ISIL stronghold...

UNAMA condemns attack at the Baqer-ul Ulom mosque in Kabul

UNAMA condemns attack at the Baqer-ul Ulom mosque in Kabul

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (Press Shia) – The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned Monday’s attack at the Baqer-ul Ulom mosque in Kabul that killed at least 32 civilians and injured more than 50 others, many of them children. A suicide attacker detonated his body-borne improvised explosive device at the mosque killing and maiming worshipers from the country’s Shia Muslim...

US president-elect would act ‘based on realities’

US president-elect would act ‘based on realities’

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (Press Shia Agency) – Head of AEOI has said US president-elect Donald Trump would soften his campaign rhetoric once he took the office regarding the JCPOA.Mr. Ali Akbar Salehi who was speaking to the press on the sidelines of a conference on Tuesday, believed that implementation of JCPOA had been in the right track, with only mild slowdown in removal of sanctions where major...

FM: Iran Resolved to Boost Ties with Lebanon

FM: Iran Resolved to Boost Ties with Lebanon

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted the priority that the country gives to closer collaborations with Lebanon on regional issues. The Iranian minister congratulated his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil on the Arab country’s Independence Day in a message on Tuesday. In his message, Zarif expressed the hope that Lebanon could once again play...

Rouhani, Pahor discuss US presidency's impact on intl. ties

Rouhani, Pahor discuss US presidency's impact on intl. ties

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (Press Shia) – In a Tue. meeting in Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor conferred on the possible impacts of Trump’s presidency on international and regional developments.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated that in a joint press conference that followed his earlier meeting with President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, in Tehran,...

Senior Hezbollah Official Describes Trump as ‘Racist’

Senior Hezbollah Official Describes Trump as ‘Racist’

BEIRUT (Press Shia) – Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement’s second-in-command, Sheikh Naim Qassem, said the election of “racist” Donald Trump as the US president and nationwide demonstrations staged against him signal a “real crisis” in the country. Speaking to the Press Shia News Agency in the Lebanese capital city, Sheikh Qassem pointed to the results of the recent presidential...