Archive "Politics"

Navy’s 43rd fleet returns Jask, navigating north Indian Ocean

Navy’s 43rd fleet returns Jask, navigating north Indian Ocean

BANDAR ABBAS, Oct. 05 (Press Shia Agency) – The 43rd Fleet of Army’s Navy has been navigating international waters in north of Indian Ocean for 28 days, returned Jask on Wednesday.Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari told reporters that a fleet of Lavan, Falachen, Khanjar, and Konarak chopper carriers had been in mission and navigated about 2,500 nautical miles; “the fleet in Karachi communicated...

September attack on UN aid convoy in Syria well-prepared hoax

September attack on UN aid convoy in Syria well-prepared hoax

TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (Press Shia Agency) – The September 19 attack on a UN humanitarian convoy in Aleppo was "a well-prepared hoax", according to a group of independent military experts attached to the International Syria Support Group (ISSG). On September 19, a UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy carrying humanitarian aid for the Aleppo province was hit by a strike, according...

Military Solution in Syria Inconceivable: Iran’s Velayati

Military Solution in Syria Inconceivable: Iran’s Velayati

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – There is definitely no military solution to the crisis that has plagued Syria since 2011, Head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran’s Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati underscored. Efforts should be focused on establishing sustainable peace in Syria and preserving its territorial integrity, Velayati said Wednesday in a meeting in Tehran with former Swedish...

Iran’s Larijani: US, Israel Fanning Flames of Takfiri Crisis in Region

Iran’s Larijani: US, Israel Fanning Flames of Takfiri Crisis in Region

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani slammed the US for its insincerity in the fight against Takfiri terrorist groups like Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) in the Middle East, saying the Washington and Tel Aviv regimes are seeking to spread insecurity in the region. Speaking at an open session of the parliament on Wednesday morning, Larijani said the US and the...

IRGC Navy’s statement warns Saudi vessels

IRGC Navy’s statement warns Saudi vessels

TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (Press Shia) – IRGC Navy has issued statement where it warns Saudi vessels participating in a marine drill not to approach Iran’s waters.The statement reportedly addresses the ‘maneuverings and provocative movements of warships and vessels of some countries’ in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman during Saudi-organized drills; “the IRGC firmly believes the putative military...

Turkish Investors Have Priority to Invest in Iran’s Health Sector: Minister

Turkish Investors Have Priority to Invest in Iran’s Health Sector: Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran gives priority to Turkish companies when it comes to attracting foreign investment in the health sector, such as in construction of hospitals, Iran’s Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi said. In a meeting with Iran’s embassy staff in Ankara on Tuesday, Qazizadeh Hashemi highlighted the abundant opportunities for foreign investors available in...

Ban's Iran HR report ‘biased, politically motivated’

Ban's Iran HR report ‘biased, politically motivated’

TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (Press Shia Agency) – FM spokesperson reacted to Ban Ki-Moon’s Iran human rights report who voiced grave concerns over human rights condition in Iran.Bahram Ghasemi was reacting officially to Ban’s report where he criticized the report as being biased, politically motivated, and replete with unfounded claims; “such typical reports are theoretically flawed, and viewed by...

US Senator Was Under Surveillance in Iran Trip, Minister Says

US Senator Was Under Surveillance in Iran Trip, Minister Says

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Jim Dabakis, a member of the Utah State Senate who visited Iran recently was kept under surveillance by the Intelligence forces during his trip, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi told Iranian lawmakers. Speaking to Press Shia Agency, a lawmaker quoted Alawi as saying in a parliamentary session on Tuesday that the Intelligence Ministry keeps a close watch on all...

Brexit to help Iran-UK expansion of ties

Brexit to help Iran-UK expansion of ties

TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (Press Shia) – British Ambassador to Tehran has told Press Shia Brexit would pave the way for better economic relations between Iran and the UK.Mr. Nicholas Hopton, is the UK ambassador to Tehran and last Thursday, Mehr News International Service correspondent Maryam Khormaei asked him about a host of issues including Britain’s regional aspirations as well as security order in...

Israel equation in Syria may come to naught

Israel equation in Syria may come to naught

TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s deputy FM says the equation that Israel is pursuing to establish in Syria, by rendering Syria incapable of responding to any of its moves, is a wrong bet and there is no guarantee that it will last.Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs, made the remark in a meeting with United Nations Special Coordinator...