Archive "Politics"

US insists dialogue with Iran on regional developments

US insists dialogue with Iran on regional developments

TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani pointed to the US repeated requests to negotiate with Iran on regional developments, calling it a sign of their failure in planning and calculations.Shamkhani made the remarks on Friday, among the families of martyrs and war veterans on the anniversary of Breaking the Siege of Abadan...

Is Libya another Iraq, Syria another Libya?

Is Libya another Iraq, Syria another Libya?

TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – On Sep. 14, Foreign Affairs Committee of U.K. parliament published a report on Britain and France attacks on Libya in 2011 which toppled Gaddafi. The report slams British government for the decisions it made during the campaign and the consequences the attack had.After a series of revolutions erupted in several countries in western Asia and north of Africa...

Kenyan speaker in Tehran for parliamentary ties

Kenyan speaker in Tehran for parliamentary ties

TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – Heading a high-ranking delegation, Justin Muturi arrived in Tehran on Friday at the official invitation of Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs, welcomed the Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya Justin Muturi at the airport on Friday. During his 3-day...

Iran Urges ECO Members to Boost Interaction

Iran Urges ECO Members to Boost Interaction

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for closer cooperation among members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and a proper reform process in the organization on the basis of experiences of the last two decades. Addressing an extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers of ECO, held on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations...

No confirmation of intra-Syria talks resumption in October

No confirmation of intra-Syria talks resumption in October

NEW YORK, Sep. 24 (Press Shia Agency) - Bashar Jaafari expressed doubts on Friday over the possibility of holding a fresh round of intra-Syrian talks in October. Syrian Envoy to UN Bashar Jaafari expressed doubts on Friday over the possibility of holding a fresh round of intra-Syrian talks in October.   "No. There is nothing that could confirm such a...

Araghchi calls for exploiting D-8’s enormous potentials

Araghchi calls for exploiting D-8’s enormous potentials

TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Deputy FM has emphasized that capacities of the Developing-8 organization need to be used to boost trade and economic cooperation.Chaired by the Pakistani foreign minister, Meeting of the D-8 Council of Foreign Ministers was held on September 23 on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The Iranian delegation at the...

VIDEO: FM Zarif answers questions in CFR

VIDEO: FM Zarif answers questions in CFR

TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – Foreign Minister Zarif attended an interview in the Council of Foreign Relations in New York, which was hosted by Farid Zakaria. Zarif touched upon variety of issues including Syrian crisis, JCPOA, Iranophobia and Palestine.      ...

Pres. Rouhani rings bell for new school year

Pres. Rouhani rings bell for new school year

TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (Press Shia) – President Hassan Rouhani in a symbolic gesture rang the bells at Narjes Girls’ High School in downtown Tehran on Sat. to mark the first day of school year in the country.Each year, Iranian students start the school year on September 22 (the first day of autumn on the Iranian calendar) after a three-month summer vacation. This year, the schools were officially...

Both Iran, Russia focused on fight against terrorism in Syria

Both Iran, Russia focused on fight against terrorism in Syria

WASHINGTON, Sep. 24 (Press Shia Agency) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran and Russia are both interested in eradicating terrorism from Syria as it presents a threat not only to regional states but also to countries beyond the region.Iran and Russia are both interested in eradicating terrorism from Syria as it presents a threat not only to regional...

World sees Iran as solution to regional issues

World sees Iran as solution to regional issues

TEHRAN, Sep. 23 (Press Shia Agency) – President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday that the US promised to end dilatoriness about enforcing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. “The ministers asked the US government to reconsider its obligations to the implementation of JCPOA,” Rouhani said upon arrival at Mehrabad Airport, pointing to the first meeting of Iran and 5+1 Joint...