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Cleric Urges Banking Reform in Iran

Cleric Urges Banking Reform in Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A top Iranian clergyman called for a major reform of the country’s banking system, saying the three branches of power should work together towards the common goal of boosting the country’s economy. Addressing Friday prayer-goers in Tehran, Hojjatoleslam Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi Fard echoed Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei’s...

Russian, Turkish Presidents May Hold Talks at Tehran Summit in September

Russian, Turkish Presidents May Hold Talks at Tehran Summit in September

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The Russian daily Izvestia, citing the Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday, wrote that Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan can hold a separate meeting in Tehran in early September. "Separate negotiations between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be held in Tehran during the...

Iran-Pakistan Ties Serve Regional Stability: Speaker Larijani

Iran-Pakistan Ties Serve Regional Stability: Speaker Larijani

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani congratulated his new Pakistani counterpart on taking office, describing Tehran-Islamabad interaction as a contributing factor in regional calm and stability. In a telephone conversation on Friday, Larijani congratulated Asad Qaiser on his election as speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan.Hailing the growing ties between Iran...

Iran’s President Sympathizes with Italy over Fatal Bridge Collapse

Iran’s President Sympathizes with Italy over Fatal Bridge Collapse

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a letter to his Italian counterpart, offering condolences over the deaths and injuries caused by the collapse of a giant motorway bridge in Genoa. In a letter to Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday, President Rouhani said he was deeply saddened by the news of deaths of Italians in the collapse of the Morandi...

Disrespect for Iranian Women in Tbilisi Airport Prompts Diplomatic Protest by Tehran

Disrespect for Iranian Women in Tbilisi Airport Prompts Diplomatic Protest by Tehran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran has delivered a strong diplomatic protest to Georgia against the Tbilisi airport police’s disrespect for a number of Iranian female passengers who had been forced to remove their headscarves during security check. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Tehran has lodged its strong protest with Georgia over the problems which some Iranian passengers faced at...

Iran to Spare No Effort to Help Boost Stability in Iraq: Envoy

Iran to Spare No Effort to Help Boost Stability in Iraq: Envoy

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi, in a meeting with UN Special Envoy for Iraq Yan Kubish, reiterated Tehran’s policy to strengthen ties with Baghdad and help promote stability in the Arab country. In the meeting, held in the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad, the two sides expressed the hope that Iraq’s new government and parliament would be formed as soon...

US’ Closest Allies No Longer Aligned with Washington: Iran’s FM

US’ Closest Allies No Longer Aligned with Washington: Iran’s FM

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted the US isolation since it withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, saying even Washington’s close allies do not follow the US any more. “Today the US’ closest allies, apart from a few of our neighbors, are no longer aligned with Washington,” said Zarif during a televised interview on Wednesday...

Iran’s President Blames US for Disrupting Process of Negotiations

Iran’s President Blames US for Disrupting Process of Negotiations

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined Tehran’s policy of negotiation with entire world, adding the US claims to be advocate of talks with Iran but Trump administration has destroyed bridges. Addressing a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, President Rouhani referred to the latest summit of the Caspian Sea littoral states in Kazakhstan, and said Iran is...

Iran Has Never Relinquished Territorial Rights to Caspian Sea: Zarif

Iran Has Never Relinquished Territorial Rights to Caspian Sea: Zarif

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed claims that Tehran has ceded a significant part of its territorial rights to the Caspian Sea in a recent treaty it signed with four other littoral states, saying that Tehran has not retreated from its stance on the issue. Speaking to the Persian-language news website Alef, Zarif vehemently rejected claims that...

Dialogue with Hostile US Not Acceptable: Iran’s VP

Dialogue with Hostile US Not Acceptable: Iran’s VP

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri rejected the possibility of any negotiation between the Islamic Republic and the US, saying that Washington is only following hostile policies against Tehran. “The enemies are trying their hardest to wage psychological and media war in a bid to incite anxiety, worry and disappointment about the future of the country and...