Archive "Politics"

S400 deployment in Syria ‘critical in regional balance’

S400 deployment in Syria ‘critical in regional balance’

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia) – A Principlist Parliamentarian has said deployment of Russian S400 missile system has improved conditions for Assad and precipitated a US retreat.Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Head of Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission told Mehr News on Monday that recent months had seen improved situation for Assad, with the government strengthening position in the...

New chapter of ties between Iran, Vietnam

New chapter of ties between Iran, Vietnam

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia) – Tehran and Hanoi are seeking peace and stability for the Middle East and East Asia regions.At a time when world’s doors are open to Tehran after the landmark nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), a suitable opportunity has been provided for consolidation of relations between Iran and the regional states. Indisputably, the consolidation of...

Ties with Africa ‘strategic for Iran’

Ties with Africa ‘strategic for Iran’

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani has received Côte d'Ivoire foreign minister who is visiting Tehran to address possibilities of improving relations.President Rouhani and Mr. Abdallah Albert Toikeusse Mabri sat on Monday to discuss economic relations and the possibilities of better ties after JCPOA brought a modicum of hope for Iran’s economy. Located in...

Navy’s 44th fleet thwarts pirate attacks in Gulf of Aden

Navy’s 44th fleet thwarts pirate attacks in Gulf of Aden

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia) – Iran’s 44th naval fleet has foiled pirate attacks on two Iranian tankers during days of its presence in the open waters and the Gulf of Aden.Early on Monday morning, pirates of Gulf of Aden, who mainly come from Somali coasts, sought to carry out a raid and highjack an Iranian merchant ship though they were forced to flee following a heavy exchange of fire by...

Kerry’s remarks on JCPOA implementation ‘unacceptable’

Kerry’s remarks on JCPOA implementation ‘unacceptable’

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia) – Iran’s deputy FM has rejected US secretary of state’s recent claims that Tehran’s position toward Syria and Hezbollah impedes US from removing obstacles to Iran’s banking transactions.Abbas Araghchi, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister who chairs the JCPOA follow-up committee, made the remark on Sunday in reaction to claims made by US Secretary of States...

White House, Zionism, terrorism insecurity triangle in region

White House, Zionism, terrorism insecurity triangle in region

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – Secretary General of International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada Hossein Amir-Abdollahian underlined Iran supports its allies in the Axis of Resistance and the region."White House, Zionism and terrorism are three sides of a triangle comprising the main cause of insecurity and instability in the region," Amir-Abdollahian said speaking in...

Ivory Coast Sees Iran as “Key Partner” in Energy

Ivory Coast Sees Iran as “Key Partner” in Energy

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Foreign Minister of Ivory Coast Abdullah Albert Toikeusse Mabri expressed the West African country’s willingness to develop partnership with Iran in the energy industry. In a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran on Sunday, the visiting African diplomat pointed to the abundant opportunities for mutual cooperation, saying Iran could become...

Iran welcomes constructive ties with Africa

Iran welcomes constructive ties with Africa

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that the development of relations with Ivory Coast as an important country in Africa is of interest to Iran.Speaking during a meeting with Ivory Coast Foreign Minister Abdallah Albert Toikeusse Mabri on Sunday, Larijani underlined that Iran's foreign policy is based on constructive ties with Africa, after the victory of...

Iran, China confer on peaceful nuclear coop.

Iran, China confer on peaceful nuclear coop.

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia) – President of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) heading a delegation visited Tehran for talks on developing nuclear cooperation for peaceful purposes.Sun Qin, President of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), held talks with Ali Akbar Salehi, Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Ahmadian, AEOI deputy and CEO of Nuclear...

Iraqi Army, Kurdish militia start large-scale operation on Mosul

Iraqi Army, Kurdish militia start large-scale operation on Mosul

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia) – Iraqi army and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched an offensive on the northern Iraqi city of Mosul controlled by the Daesh terror group on Monday at about 03:00 GMT, the General Command of Peshmerga said.The US-led coalition will support the forces during the whole operation. The command said that up to 4,000 Kurdish fighters were deployed...