Archive "Politics"

Operation to retake Syria’s Raqqa from ISIL may begin in Spring

Operation to retake Syria’s Raqqa from ISIL may begin in Spring

TEHRAN, Feb. 12 (Press Shia) – The British defense secretary said that western-backed militants in Syria are preparing to isolate the Islamist stronghold of Raqqa by spring, with an offensive likely to begin around that time.Western-backed militants in Syria are preparing to isolate the Islamist stronghold of Raqqa by spring, with an offensive likely to begin...

Intel. Min. foils ISIL-affiliated terrorist group near Tehran

Intel. Min. foils ISIL-affiliated terrorist group near Tehran

TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (Press Shia Agency) – Minister of Intelligence has said a terrorist group affiliated to ISIL had been planning for acts of sabotage to hit Friday rallies.Mr. Mahmoud Alavi told reporters on Saturday that intelligence forces had aborted several planned attacks and sabotage attempts in Tehran suburbs and western and eastern provinces of the country. Mr. Alavi added that the...

Leader implicates ‘foreign intervention’ on Syrian crisis

Leader implicates ‘foreign intervention’ on Syrian crisis

TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (Press Shia) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution has told a meeting with Swedish prime minister turnout on February 11 rallies defies any analysis based on conventional measures.Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received on Saturday evening Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven who is visiting Tehran. Ayatollah Khamenei told the meeting that Sweden and Iran had considerable...

Chinese landmark concept put into UN resolution for first time

Chinese landmark concept put into UN resolution for first time

NEW York, Feb. 11 (Press Shia Agency) – The Chinese concept of building "a human community with shared destiny" was on Friday incorporated into a UN resolution for the first time, mirroring the global recognition of the concept, diplomats told Xinhua.The 55th UN Commission for Social Development (CSocD) approved a resolution by consensus, which calls for more support to Africa's economic and...

Syria peace talks in Astana

Syria peace talks in Astana

TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (Press Shia Agency) – The negotiations between Syrian government and the opposition groups started with the attendance of 7 delegations including Iran, Russia and Turkey on Jan. 23 in Astana.The two-day event which aimed at reinforcing and sustaining the truce which has been established in Syria since December 30 and to find political solutions for the crisis in this...

Syrian army units eliminate ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzor vicinity

Syrian army units eliminate ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzor vicinity

DEIR EZZOR, Feb. 11 (Press Shia Agency) – A Syrian army unit, in cooperation with popular defense groups, killed members of two ISIL terrorist groups near al-Tharda region in Deir Ezzor Province on Saturday.SANA reporter said that Air Force of the Army carried out strikes against ISIL terrorists in al-Makabbat area on the road of al-Tharda Mountain, killing six terrorists including Abu Mohammad...

Tehran, Stockholm to bring more dynamism to ties

Tehran, Stockholm to bring more dynamism to ties

TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian president and Swedish PM underlined will of Tehran and Stockholm to strengthen ties in bilateral, regional and international levels.Speaking during Iran-Sweden high-level meeting on Saturday, Rouhani said Tehran and Stockholm enjoy long-standing positive relations; "the visit is taking place in the absence of sanctions after th...

Russian planes flight over Iranian airspace ‘likely’

Russian planes flight over Iranian airspace ‘likely’

TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (Press Shia) – Secretary of Supreme National Security Council has not ruled out possibility that Russian fighter jets could use Iranian airspace to hit targets in Syrian territories against extremists.Mr. Ali Shamkhani told reporters that Iran and Russia had promoted their relations to strategic levels especially on Syria; “Iran and Russia cooperate in Syria not in single...

Iran, Sweden sign 5 MoUs to expand coop.

Iran, Sweden sign 5 MoUs to expand coop.

TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran and Sweden on Sat. signed five memoranda of understanding in the fields of technology, research, roads, IT and women and family affairs.Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven arrived in Tehran Friday night and was officially received by President Hassan Rouhani at Sa'dabad Palace on Saturday morning. Following the meeting between the two senior...

Rouhani hails Sweden for moderate positions on JCPOA

Rouhani hails Sweden for moderate positions on JCPOA

TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (Press Shia Agency) – President Hassan Rouhani has said Sweden and Iran share the view that dialogue with the opposition in Syria should bring stability to the war-torn country.Mr. Rouhani received in Sadabad Palace Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven who is visiting Tehran on Saturday morning. They attended a press conference after the meeting, where President Rouhani...