Archive "Politics"

Trump to offer Taipei to Beijing ‘on silver platter’

Trump to offer Taipei to Beijing ‘on silver platter’

TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (Press Shia) – A University of Chicago professor believes Europe is just as dispensable as Taiwan and the president-elect has surrendered it in advance.Donald J. Trump has recently made a phone call to Tsai-Ing-wen, president of Taiwan. This was the first call of the US president to a high-ranking official of Taiwan in nearly 40 years, an issue arousing China’s authorities’...

UN draft resolution on Syria unconstructive politically, legally

UN draft resolution on Syria unconstructive politically, legally

TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (Press Shia) – Ambassador and DPR of the Permanent Mission of Iran to UN Dehghani has addressed the General Assembly before voting a resolution on investigating the war crimes committed in Syria since 2011.Hossein Dehghani addressed the session before the General Assembly on the Resolution entitled: "International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the...

Rouhani departs Yerevan for Astana

Rouhani departs Yerevan for Astana

TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani has departed Yerevan for yet another destination this time in Central Asia, Kazakhstan.Mr. Rouhani is in a tour of the Eurasian countries and had meetings with Caucasian republic of Armenia on Wednesday. A high-ranking joint commission of tradesmen and entrepreneurs was chaired jointly by President Rouhani and President Sarah Sargsyan of...

More residents flee Aleppo eastern neighborhoods for army posts

More residents flee Aleppo eastern neighborhoods for army posts

ALEPPO, Dec. 21 (Press Shia) – More people continue to flee the terrorist-besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city, as tens of them, along with a number of kidnapped people, arrived Tuesday at posts of the Syrian Arab Army in Jisr al-Hajj area after they managed to escape."I had been held by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists for two and a half months before they transferred us to...

Free trade Iran’s priority with Eurasian countries

Free trade Iran’s priority with Eurasian countries

TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani has said Armenia would provide Iran with a venue to improve free trade.Mr. Rouhani heads a delegation of entrepreneurs to Caucasus republic of Armenia. On Wednesday, Rouhani and his counterpart Serzh Sargsyan chaired a joint high commission in Erivan to discuss prospects of trade, and as President Rouhani said, to improve ties in...

Former Nusra Front claims responsibility for Russian ambassador's assassination

Former Nusra Front claims responsibility for Russian ambassador's assassination

MOSCOW, Dec. 21 (Press Shia) – Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly the al-Nusra Front) has claimed responsibility for Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov’s murder in Ankara. The terrorist group claimed responsibility via a letter which appeared on the Internet. Earlier in the day Turkish media reported that the number of people detained in the investigation over the...

Iran, Armenia ink 5 MoUs

Iran, Armenia ink 5 MoUs

YEREVAN, Dec. 21 (Press Shia) – The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Armenia signed five cooperation documents and memoranda of understanding in the presence of President Rouhani and President Sargsyan.The memoranda of understanding signed between the two countries in the presence of President Rouhani and President Sargsyan include: an agreement on jointly using Nurduz-Meghri border...

Japan to oppose UN resolution of S Sudan arms embargo: sources 

Japan to oppose UN resolution of S Sudan arms embargo: sources 

TOKYO, Dec. 21 (Press Shia Agency) – Japan plans to oppose a United Nation's proposal pushed by the United States for arms embargo against South Sudan, local media quoted government sources as saying on Wednesday.The Japanese government is concerned that if the arms embargo resolution is adopted by the UN Security Council, South Sudan will take revenge against UN representatives on the ground,...

Jaberi Ansari arrives in Syria for regional talks

Jaberi Ansari arrives in Syria for regional talks

DAMASCUS, Dec. 21 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Deputy FM Hossein Jaberi Ansari has arrived in Damascus Wed. morning to hold regional consultations with Syrian officials, followed by a visit to Lebanon.Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, arrived in Damascus this morning as part of his two-nation regional tour to Syria and Lebanon. Jaberi Ansari is...

Up to 13 detained in connection with Russian envoy's murder in Turkey

Up to 13 detained in connection with Russian envoy's murder in Turkey

MOSCOW, Dec. 21 (Press Shia Agency) – The number of people detained in the investigation over the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov has grown to 13. The arrests were carried out in the province of Ankara, in addition to the southwestern provinces of Izmir and Aydin, the NTV broadcaster cited police as saying on Wednesday. Karlov...