Archive "Politics"

Larijani Blames Wrong Policies of World Powers for Insecurity in Region

Larijani Blames Wrong Policies of World Powers for Insecurity in Region

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday policies adopted by world powers have resulted in the insecurities in the region. “Wrong policies and the support shown by global powers and some regional countries for terrorist groups have led to the spread of insecurity and instability in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria,” Larijani said in a...

Iran’s Zarif: Saudi Regime Sees US Support Key to Legitimacy

Iran’s Zarif: Saudi Regime Sees US Support Key to Legitimacy

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif pointed to the Al Saud regime’s efforts to keep the support of the United States, saying that Riyadh sees its existence tied to such patronage. “The attitude maintained by some regional rulers like the Saudis is so that they risk life and limb not to lose US support and keep lobbying them as they consider all...

Iran having upper-hand vis-à-vis US in any court

Iran having upper-hand vis-à-vis US in any court

TEHRAN, Sep. 25 (Press Shia Agency) – A Principlist representative of Parliament has said Iran has won court verdicts for its interests worth $84bn in international courts.Hossein Naghavi Hosseini gave on Sunday a detailed account of Parliament open session where Majid Ansari, Rouhani’s Parliamentary and Legal Deputy heard questions by Parliamentarians about government's conduct of human...

No foreign troops for Mosul offensive: Iraqi official

No foreign troops for Mosul offensive: Iraqi official

BAGHDAD, Sep. 25 (Press Shia Agency) – An Iraqi official has denied reports about the participation of foreign troops in an anticipated offensive to retake the northern city of Mosul from ISIL. “Troops participating in the plan to liberate Iraqi cities, including Mosul, are purely Iraqi,” the Defense Ministry official said on Sunday.  He insisted that no foreign troops were taking...

Iran Rejects Emirati FM’s Remarks as ‘Baseless’

Iran Rejects Emirati FM’s Remarks as ‘Baseless’

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi dismissed as “baseless and false” recent allegations made against the Islamic Republic by the United Arab Emirates’ Foreign Minister Abdallah bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan. In a statement released on Sunday, Qassemi rejected the remarks by Abdallah bin Zayid who accused Iran of interference and undermining regional...

US Seeking to Strengthen Terror Groups by No-Fly Zone over Syria: Iranian Commander

US Seeking to Strengthen Terror Groups by No-Fly Zone over Syria: Iranian Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The chancellor of Iran’s Supreme National Defense University cast doubt over the sincerity of the US-led coalition’s purported war against Daesh (ISIS or ISIL), saying that Washington is seeking to strengthen the terrorists through enforcing a no-fly zone in Syria. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Sunday, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi pointed to recent requests by...

$ 1.7mn of Salary Bill Scandal restored to public treasury

$ 1.7mn of Salary Bill Scandal restored to public treasury

SEMNAN, Sep. 25 (Press Shia) – Head of Iran's General Inspectorate Organization has said the organization has been seriously pursuing Salary Bill Scandal.Nasser Seraj who was addressing a meeting in eastern city of Semnan on Sunday, told reporters that some details of the Judiciary and the Inspectorate Organization would not be publicized in the media for security reasons; “however, I ensure...

'Repeating unfounded allegations never change historical realities'

'Repeating unfounded allegations never change historical realities'

TEHRAN, Sep. 25 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi condemned interventionist remarks of UAE foreign minister, noting three islands are integrated parts of Iran’s territory.Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan repeated his unfounded claims on Iranian...

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Syrian Parliament Speaker to Visit Iran

Syrian Parliament Speaker to Visit Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Speaker of the People’s Council of Syria Hadiya Khalaf Abbas is scheduled to pay a visit to Iran in the near future, an Iranian official announced. Director General of International Affairs at the Iranian Parliament Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Sunday that Ms. Abbas will travel to Tehran at the formal invitation of Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani. Khalaf...