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Iranian Judiciary Chief Urges Probe into Deadly Floods

Iranian Judiciary Chief Urges Probe into Deadly Floods

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran's Judiciary Chief Hojatoleslam Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi said he has ordered the General Inspection Organization (GIO) to seriously probe into the reasons behind the recent deadly floods across the country. - Politics news - Speaking at a meeting of the coordination council of Management Crisis Department of Khuzestan Province on Thursday night, Raeisi hailed the...

Syrian Diplomat Hails Iranian FM’s Damascus Visit as ‘Very Successful’

Syrian Diplomat Hails Iranian FM’s Damascus Visit as ‘Very Successful’

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad praised Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s recent visit to Damascus as “very successful” and said it indicated the two countries’ common stances on the threats posed against the Middle East region.   - Politics news - “The trip was very successful and useful and important meetings were held between...

EU Special Envoy Visits Iran to Discuss Afghan Peace Process

EU Special Envoy Visits Iran to Discuss Afghan Peace Process

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The European Union’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan Roland Kobia paid a visit to Iran to hold talks with senior officials of the country about the latest efforts to restore peace to Afghanistan. - Politics news - Kobia attended meetings with the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s high-ranking officials, including Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed...

Iran Slams Trump’s Veto of Yemen War Bill

Iran Slams Trump’s Veto of Yemen War Bill

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced the US president’s veto of a congressional resolution to end US military assistance for Saudi Arabia's war on Yemen, saying it demonstrates the alarming influence of the Zionist lobbies on America’s politics. - Politics news - Asked by reporters about the US president’s move to veto the congressional bill,...

Iran Making More Kowsar Fighter Jets: Commander

Iran Making More Kowsar Fighter Jets: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Air Force will be manufacturing more homegrown military planes, dubbed ‘Kowsar’, within the next year, a top commander said Thursday. - Politics news - Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a parade in Tehran, held to mark the National Army Day, Commander of Iran’s Air Force Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh said his forces will be...

Iran Announces Plan for INSTEX-Style Mechanism with Turkey

Iran Announces Plan for INSTEX-Style Mechanism with Turkey

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Foreign minister of Iran announced plans for the launch a financial mechanism between Tehran and Ankara similar to INSTEX, the payment channel that the three EU signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have set up to maintain trade with Tehran. - Politics news - Speaking to reporters in Ankara before returning to Tehran from a tour of Syria and Turkey on Thursday,...

Iran to Oversee Naval Drill by Indian Ocean States: Commander

Iran to Oversee Naval Drill by Indian Ocean States: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Iranian Navy said his forces will be directing a military exercise that the Indian Ocean littoral states are going to hold in the near future. - Defense news - Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a military parade marking the National Army Day in Tehran on Thursday, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi unveiled plans for a joint naval exercise...

Enhanced Ties with Region Iran’s Priority: Zarif

Enhanced Ties with Region Iran’s Priority: Zarif

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described his recent visit to Syria and Turkey as a “successful regional trip”, stressing that the Islamic Republic attaches importance to enhanced relations with neighboring countries. - Politics news - “Ending a successful regional trip—held important talks on ties & regional developments w/ President Assad,...

Iran, Oman Hold Joint Naval Drills

Iran, Oman Hold Joint Naval Drills

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran and Oman held joint military drills in the waters of Oman in a bid to build stronger relations. - Defense news - The joint naval rescue and relief exercises took place off the coast of Muscat on Wednesday, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Wednesday. Units from the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force of...

Iran’s Army Flies Homegrown Warplane in Parade

Iran’s Army Flies Homegrown Warplane in Parade

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Air Force flew the country’s first domestically-made fighter jet, Kowsar, during a military parade marking the National Army Day. - Defense news - In a ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Thursday, Kowsar performed an aerial show at the beginning of a military parade in celebration of the Army Day. The advanced Iranian...