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Iran: SPV Not Just about Supplying Food, Medicine

Iran: SPV Not Just about Supplying Food, Medicine

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said a special purpose vehicle (SPV) that the European Union has developed to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is not only about supplying medicine and foodstuff to Iran. - Politics news - Speaking at a weekly press conference in Tehran on Monday, Bahram Qassemi said the financial mechanism which the EU has devised to facilitate...

Iran Not to Remain Silent on Regional Instability

Iran Not to Remain Silent on Regional Instability

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Past experiences show that Iran does not remain silent in the face of moves aimed at destabilizing the region, Head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi said. - Politics news - “We have proved that we do not remain silent on instability in the region but stand against destabilizing moves,” Kharrazi, a former foreign...

US Sanctions Not to Change Iran’s Policy: FM Zarif

US Sanctions Not to Change Iran’s Policy: FM Zarif

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that US sanctions have failed to change the Islamic Republic's policies, adding that they are only hurting ordinary people. - Politics news - “Told @DohaForum: Sanctions have never worked. They hurt ordinary Iranians but don't change policy,” Zarif said in a message posted on his Twitter account...

Iranian VP Stresses Support for Domestic Knowledge-Based Companies

Iranian VP Stresses Support for Domestic Knowledge-Based Companies

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri highlighted the administration’s continued support for the country’s knowledge-based companies, which he said should be actively present in foreign markets. - Science news - Iranian knowledge-based companies should be able to have an active presence in foreign markets, Jahangiri said in a speech on...

Enemies Quit Pinning Hopes on Military Threats against Iran: Defense Minister

Enemies Quit Pinning Hopes on Military Threats against Iran: Defense Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the enemies have become frustrated with the futility of threatening Iran with military action. - Politics news - The enemies of Iran have become disappointed about the option of military threat against Iran, General Hatami said on Sunday, adding that such frustration has forced the adversaries to mount...

Iranian, Azeri Intelligence Services Draft Security Deal

Iranian, Azeri Intelligence Services Draft Security Deal

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi said the intelligence services of the country and neighboring Azerbaijan have agreed on a draft deal to boost security ties. - Politics news - Speaking after a meeting with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in Baku on Friday night, Alawi said there are good interactions between the intelligence and security services of the...

Iran Urges Consultations with Kazakhstan on Regional Security

Iran Urges Consultations with Kazakhstan on Regional Security

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – In a congratulatory message to Kazakhstan on its National Day, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for constant consultations between Tehran and Astana to contribute to regional security and Islamic unity. - Politics news - In a letter to his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev on Sunday, Rouhani congratulated Kazakhstan’s government and people on...

Iran Raps Terror Attack in Pakistan’s Balochistan

Iran Raps Terror Attack in Pakistan’s Balochistan

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned a terrorist attack in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan that killed six security officials on Friday. - Politics news - In a statement on Saturday night, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned the terror attack in Pakistan’s border region and expressed condolences to the Pakistani government...

Iran’s Missiles Defensive, Non-Negotiable: Zarif

Iran’s Missiles Defensive, Non-Negotiable: Zarif

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated the country’s policy on its missile program and said the domestically made ballistic missiles are only meant for defense and can never be subject to negotiation with foreigners. - Politics news - “Iran’s missiles are defensive. We need them for deterrence,” Zarif told Al Jazeera in the Qatari...

Iranian Naval Fleet Returns Home after 53-Day Mission in High Seas

Iranian Naval Fleet Returns Home after 53-Day Mission in High Seas

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Iranian Navy’s 58th flotilla of warships docked at the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Saturday after a 53-day mission in international waters. - Politics news - The flotilla, comprising ‘Bayandor’ destroyer and ‘Tonb’ logistical warship, had been deployed to high seas as part of an intelligence-operational mission.The flotilla...