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Speaker: Iran, Kenya Share Similar Views on Fighting Terrorism

Speaker: Iran, Kenya Share Similar Views on Fighting Terrorism

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called for close cooperation with Kenya in the fight against terrorism, given the two countries’ common views on the threat. Speaking at a joint press conference with his Kenyan counterpart in Tehran on Saturday, Larijani said they discussed a range of issues in a morning meeting, including terrorist attacks in the Middle East...

Air Defense Base issues warning to US U2 intelligence plane

Air Defense Base issues warning to US U2 intelligence plane

TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base has said forces have warned US U2 intelligence planes near Iran’s air space.Brig. Gen. Farzad Esmaili who was speaking in a ceremony in Tehran told reporters that his forces had warned the planes in recent days. US U2 planes had been approaching Iran’s air space earlier in August in a similar position and...

Syrian army establishes full control over Handarat Camp in Aleppo

Syrian army establishes full control over Handarat Camp in Aleppo

ALEPPO, Sep. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – A military source announced Saturday full control over Handarat Camp to the northeast of Aleppo, after eliminating the last gathering of terrorists.The source told media that army units in cooperation with supporting forces regained full control over Handarat Camp, killing dozens of terrorists and destroying their weapons. "Engineering units are...

Iran’s Zarif: Daesh, Al-Nusra Will One Day Turn against Saudi Arabia

Iran’s Zarif: Daesh, Al-Nusra Will One Day Turn against Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Saudi regime is funding Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, warning that the terrorist groups would one day come back to haunt the kingdom. “Our problem today is the fact that they are funding extremism in the hope that they can divert the attention from...

Iran, Kenya determined to fight terrorism

Iran, Kenya determined to fight terrorism

TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Parliament speaker has announced that Iran and Kenya both hold serious determination to confront terrorism.Speaking at a joint press meeting with his Kenyan counterpart Justin Bedan Njoka Muturi in Tehran, Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani said Iran holds a positive outlook towards expansion of ties with Kenya and the current visit marks a...

Italy’s ‘Euro’ warship docks at Bandar Abbas

Italy’s ‘Euro’ warship docks at Bandar Abbas

BANDAR ABBAS, Sep. 24 (Press Shia) – ‘Euro’ warship dispatched from Italy docked on Sat. morning at the First Naval Zone of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy at the Persian Gulf port of Bandar Abbas.“Due to the international aspect of all naval forces in the world, each year military naval units comprising warships and air units are dispatched to other countries in the form of a...

Fearing Failure of Plans, US Seeking Talks with Iran: Shamkhani

Fearing Failure of Plans, US Seeking Talks with Iran: Shamkhani

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said the US is eager to initiate talks with Iran for fear of miscalculations in its regional policies, stressing that what prevents such interaction is Iran’s mistrust of the US and Washington’s support for terrorist groups. The Americans have made frequent requests for negotiation with Iran on Middle East...

Lavrov urges finding, examining ammunition used to hit aid convoy

Lavrov urges finding, examining ammunition used to hit aid convoy

MOSCOW, Sep. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – For objective probe in incident with attack on UN humanitarian convoy in Syria it is necessary to find and examine ammunition used to hit the convoy, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.In order for the investigation of the incident with the humanitarian convoy in Syria to be considered objective, the ammunition used...

Iran: Saudi Arabia Should Be Held Accountable for Mina Tragedy

Iran: Saudi Arabia Should Be Held Accountable for Mina Tragedy

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Gholam Hossein Dehqani slammed the Saud regime for its failure to launch investigations into last year’s deadly crush of Hajj pilgrims in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca. Speaking Friday at a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) foreign ministers in New York on the sidelines of the 71st...

Envoy Derides Bibi’s Anti-Iran Comments as “Baseless, Ridiculous”

Envoy Derides Bibi’s Anti-Iran Comments as “Baseless, Ridiculous”

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A member of Iran’s mission to the UN hit back at the Israeli PM for his “recurring and baseless” allegations against Iran, saying Netanyahu took the podium at the UNGA meeting to deceive the world and whitewash his regime’s policy of occupation and support for terrorism. Hossein Maleki, first counselor in the permanent mission of the Islamic Republic of...