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Iran, South Africa Discuss Coordination of Efforts to Boost Ties

Iran, South Africa Discuss Coordination of Efforts to Boost Ties

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Diplomats from Iran and South Africa explored avenues for the expansion of bilateral relations in all fields, from banking ties to countering terrorism. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari held a meeting with South Africa’s Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in the African country on Friday. Briefing the foreign...

Iran Calls on India, Pakistan to Show More Self-Restraint

Iran Calls on India, Pakistan to Show More Self-Restraint

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi expressed concern over the rising tensions between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, appealing for both sides to show more self-restraint. “The Islamic Republic of Iran call on both its friendly and neighboring countries of India and Pakistan to show full restraint and avoid resorting to any non-peaceful means and...

Iran ready to expand coop. with S Africa

Iran ready to expand coop. with S Africa

TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Deputy FM for Arab-African Affairs has stressed Tehran’s readiness to expand cooperation with Pretoria in all areas of mutual interest.Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs, who traveled to South Africa for attending the 7th session of the two countries’ joint political committee, held a meeting with...

Visa for Arbaeen required for Iranian pilgrims: Iranian official

Visa for Arbaeen required for Iranian pilgrims: Iranian official

TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (Press Shia) – Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Affairs Hassan Ghashghavi announced that the nationals seeking to participate in Arbaeen mourning ceremony in Iraq are required to have visas.Speaking among reporters on Saturday, Ghashghavi said the Iranian side has always stressed the abolition of visas for Arbaeen, which was discussed also...

Russia delivers 1.5 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Aleppo

Russia delivers 1.5 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Aleppo

ALEPPO, Oct. 01 (Press Shia Agency) – Spokesman for the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said that Russian military has delivered about 1.5 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the one of return areas for refugees in the Syrian city of Aleppo.Russian military has delivered about 1.5 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the one of return areas for refugees in the Syrian...

Iran Rejects Any Preconditions for Ties with Germany

Iran Rejects Any Preconditions for Ties with Germany

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman described support for Palestinians as Tehran’s unchanging policy, and dismissed any preconditions for relations with the other countries, including Germany, whose vice chancellor has called for recognition of the Israeli regime by Iran. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi made it clear on Friday that ties between Tehran...

Pres. Rouhani felicitates China on Natl. Day

Pres. Rouhani felicitates China on Natl. Day

TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (Press Shia Agency) – President Hassan Rouhani in a message congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping, government and nation on the country's 67th founding anniversary.In his felicitation letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the 67th National Day of Peoples Republic of China, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope that the two countries would be witness to a...

No precondition accepted in developing ties with Berlin

No precondition accepted in developing ties with Berlin

TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s FM spokesman said Tehran-Berlin ties are based on mutual interests and respect and the Islamic Republic accepts no precondition for further development of ties with the European country.Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, made the comment in response to a question on the recent remarks by German Economy Minister Sigmar...

At least 18 killed, some 60 injured in shelling of Aleppo

At least 18 killed, some 60 injured in shelling of Aleppo

TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (Press Shia Agency) – 18 people were killed and over 60 civilians were injured after he radical extremists shelled Syrian Aleppo's residential areas, including the city's districts of Midan, Azizia and Villat, according to a medical source. At least 18 people were killed and more than 60 people were injured in a Friday mortar attack carried out by militants...

Zarif, Mogherini letter exchange ‘normal procedure’

Zarif, Mogherini letter exchange ‘normal procedure’

TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (Press Shia) – Iran’s FM spokesman said it is a completely normal procedure for Foreign Minister Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini to exchange letters.Bahram Ghasemi confirmed that Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent a letter to EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, adding “the exchange of such letters between these two sides is nothing...