Iran rejects UN human rights resolution as 'politically-motivated'

TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi has dismissed as ‘politically-motivated’ a UN resolution critical of the country’s human rights record, saying Tehran attaches no value to any resolution adopted based on ulterior political motives. Ghasemi made the remarks on Tuesday, a day after the 3rd Committee of the […]

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Human rights abused to pressure independent nations

TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Ambassador to UN said human rights are being abused to put pressure on a nation that has chosen independence over yielding to interference. Iran’s Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Gholamhossein Dehghani, addressed the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday about the draft […]

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Trump may be 'natural ally' for Syria in fight against terrorism

DAMASCUS, Nov. 16 (Press Shia Agency) – The Syrian government cannot predict the actions of the US President-elect Donald Trump, but will welcome him if he intends to fight terrorism, the Syrian President Bashar Assad said. “So, we cannot tell anything about what he’s [Trump] going to do, but if, let’s say if he is going to fight the […]

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Death toll mounts after army attacks peaceful marchers: Nigeria

TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (Press Shia Agency) – Final death toll from attacks by the Nigerian security forces on peaceful processions marking the 40th day anniversary of Ashura could reach 100, according to eye-witness reports. Hundreds more were injured after heavily armed soldiers dressed as police in approximately 100 trucks opened fire on a procession on […]

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Iran Internally Stable, Safe for Foreign Investment: Finnish Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Finland’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkanen said Iran’s internal stability sets a safe and sound environment for foreign businesses to invest in the country. Pointing to the exceptional status Iran enjoys in terms of political stability in a volatile Middle East region, Mykkanen highlighted the growing interest among […]

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Security across Asian continent ‘integrated’

TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani has said Iran sees security of Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, and China Sea integrated. President Rouhani received on Tuesday Chinese National Defense Minister Lieutenant Chang Wanquan, who is also the Chief of the Staff in Chinese Army. Gen. Wanquan heads a military and defense delegation […]

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Iran’s President Urges Joint Efforts to Ensure Asia’s Security

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for closer defense cooperation with China and joint efforts to safeguard security in Asia. One could not make a distinction between security in different parts of Asia, be it the Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean or South China Sea, the Iranian president said at a meeting with […]

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Seven Russian S-300 air missile defense systems deployed in Syria

MOSCOW, Nov. 15 (Press Shia Agency) – Seven Russian S-300 air missile defense systems have been deployed in Syria, Russian Defense Minister Shoigu said, adding Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft-carrying cruiser has also begun combat operations. “As you know, S-400 system was deployed a long time ago [in Syria]. In addition, we have deployed seven S-300 systems […]

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