Archive "Politics"

Iran’s UN Envoy: US Addicted to Sanctions

Iran’s UN Envoy: US Addicted to Sanctions

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholam Ali Khoshroo denounced the US’ addiction to sanctions and its threat to penalize UN members complying with the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 which endorses the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Addressing the Sixth Committee of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Khoshroo took a swipe...

Iran Denies Reports of Bomb Plot on Embassy in Ankara

Iran Denies Reports of Bomb Plot on Embassy in Ankara

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry denied media reports about evacuation of the Embassy building in Ankara after a suicide bombing threat. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Monday rejected reports about a suicide bombing plot and evacuation of the Iranian Embassy in Turkey as a “downright lie”.“Our embassy’s personnel (in Ankara) are at...

US Gives Iran Memo on Treaty of Amity

US Gives Iran Memo on Treaty of Amity

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said the country has received a memorandum announcing the US withdrawal from the Treaty of Amity. Iran has received a memorandum from the US on its abrogation of the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations and Consular Rights, Bahram Qassemi told reporters at a press conference on Monday.He also said that the process of US exit from...

With Eye on Interests, Iran to Press on with FATF

With Eye on Interests, Iran to Press on with FATF

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran will keep working on plans to implement standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said, stressing that Tehran’s interests are being considered in this course. “There have been a lot of talks on FATF in recent weeks. This issue is definitely in line with Iran’s interests and its foreign economic...

Foreign Ministry: US Dream of Zero Iran Oil Exports Not to Come True

Foreign Ministry: US Dream of Zero Iran Oil Exports Not to Come True

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson underscored that the US could never push the Islamic Republic’s oil exports down to zero, saying crude exports will go on at a suitable level. “The US has been pushing to realize an objective that is impossible to achieve, namely driving Iran’s oil export to zero, but it will definitely not (be able to) fulfill its...

Iran, Turkey to Open New Border Checkpoints: Official

Iran, Turkey to Open New Border Checkpoints: Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The governor-general of Iran’s northwestern province of West Azerbaijan announced that two border checkpoints are planned to be set up along the province’s border with Turkey. In remarks released on Monday, Mohammad Mehdi Shahriari pointed to agreements reached in a recent trip to Turkey by a delegation headed by Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli and...

Iran’s Defense Minister: Inaction on US Lawlessness to Create New Hitlers

Iran’s Defense Minister: Inaction on US Lawlessness to Create New Hitlers

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami decried the US breach of treaties and its sanctions on Iran, saying inaction against such lawlessness would result in the emergence of new Hitlers. In an address to the closing of a military medicine conference in Tehran on Monday, General Hatami lashed out at the US government for breaking the international...

Iran Hits Back at US Officials over Anti-Tehran Allegations

Iran Hits Back at US Officials over Anti-Tehran Allegations

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi dismissed Washington’s recent allegations against Tehran as “false and repetitive” and said such remarks are rooted in US failures in the face of the Islamic Republic. “The false and repetitive allegations recently made in remarks and daydreaming of the US officials, especially the president of the...

Iran Says Vienna-Based Diplomat Had Immunity during Arrest in Germany

Iran Says Vienna-Based Diplomat Had Immunity during Arrest in Germany

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry said an Iranian diplomat who was on the way to Austria to his mission enjoyed diplomatic immunity while arrested in Germany on bogus charges. In comments on Sunday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi dismissed reports quoting him as saying that immunity of the Iranian diplomat, Assadollah Asadi, was limited to Vienna.Asadi, on the staff of...

Iran’s Armed Forces Prepared to Deal with Enemies at Any Level: Commander

Iran’s Armed Forces Prepared to Deal with Enemies at Any Level: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami highlighted Iran’s military might and said the country’s Armed forces are fully prepared to counter foreign threats “at any level”. “Today, Iran has reached a stage in which it has forced the enemy to retreat from the strategic region,” Brigadier General Salami...