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Ayatollah Khamenei Urges ‘Swift’, ‘Just’ Action against Economic Corruption

Ayatollah Khamenei Urges ‘Swift’, ‘Just’ Action against Economic Corruption

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – In response to a letter by Head of Iran's Judiciary Branch, seeking permission to take special measures in order to confront economic corruption, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution approved the request and called for “swift and just” legal action against economic corruption. Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei wrote, “Punishment of convicts of economic...

Iranian President Goes to Kazakhstan for Caspian Summit

Iranian President Goes to Kazakhstan for Caspian Summit

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday left Tehran for the Kazakh city of Aktau to attend the 5th summit of the Caspian Sea littoral countries. Speaking to reporters before flying to Aktau, President Rouhani said the Caspian summit is of great significance, as it would make decision on a long-awaited principal convention.According to the president, a number of...

Iraq’s Nujaba Urges Baghdad to Stand by Iran, Condemns US Sanctions

Iraq’s Nujaba Urges Baghdad to Stand by Iran, Condemns US Sanctions

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An official with Iraq’s al-Nujaba Movement, a major Shiite resistance group, condemned new US sanctions on Tehran, calling on Iraqi politicians to stand by Iran in tough times. “We condemn this awful decision and ask you (Iraqi officials) to stand by the brave Iranian nation and its wise leader as they stood by the Iraqi nation while our land was attacked by the...

EU ‘Wholeheartedly’ Believes JCPOA A Good Agreement: Mogherini Aide

EU ‘Wholeheartedly’ Believes JCPOA A Good Agreement: Mogherini Aide

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The EU has never wavered in its support for the JCPOA as it wholeheartedly believes that the nuclear deal is a good agreement that is working, Nathalie Tocci, an aide to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, said. “… confronted with the unfortunate binary choice of siding with the US versus remaining committed to the JCPOA, the EU has never wavered in...

Iran Seriously Opposed to Militarization of Space: Envoy

Iran Seriously Opposed to Militarization of Space: Envoy

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s ambassador to Vienna-based international organizations, Kazem Gharibabadi, voiced the country’s strong opposition to any arms race or deployment of weapons to outer space. Speaking at a meeting with Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Simonetta Di Pippo in Vienna, Gharibabadi expounded on the Islamic Republic’s...

Iran’s Zarif: No US Meeting on Agenda

Iran’s Zarif: No US Meeting on Agenda

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ruled out plans for a meeting with American officials on the sidelines of next month’s session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Asked by Press Shia Agency about any possibility for a meeting with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo on the sidelines of the upcoming session of the UN General...

Trump’s Jubilation over ‘Economic Hardship’ of Turkey ‘Shameful’: Iran’s FM

Trump’s Jubilation over ‘Economic Hardship’ of Turkey ‘Shameful’: Iran’s FM

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described US President Donald Trump’s jubilation over imposing higher tariffs against Turkey as “shameful”. “Trump's jubilation in inflicting economic hardship on its NATO ally Turkey is shameful. The US has to rehabilitate its addiction to sanctions & bullying or entire world will unite—beyond...

Tajik Islamic Party Says Late Leader’s Bonds with Iran Were ‘Spiritual, Religious’

Tajik Islamic Party Says Late Leader’s Bonds with Iran Were ‘Spiritual, Religious’

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Chairman of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) dismissed reports that IRPT’s late leader Abdullah Nuri had been biased in favor of Iran, saying he had solely spiritual and religious bonds with Iran and always cared about national reconciliation in Tajikistan. In an interview with Press Shia, current chairman of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan...

China Says Business Ties with Iran No Breach of UNSC Resolutions

China Says Business Ties with Iran No Breach of UNSC Resolutions

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – China’s business and energy ties with Iran do not harm the interests of any other country, the country’s Foreign Ministry said, after US President Donald Trump said companies doing business with Iran would be barred from the United States. China has already defended its commercial relations with Iran as open and transparent as US sanctions on Iran took effect despite...

Iran Never to Accede to US-Defined Negotiation: Cleric

Iran Never to Accede to US-Defined Negotiation: Cleric

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Tehran's Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani highlighted the US government’s endless enmity toward the Iranian nation and said the Islamic Republic will by no means accede to any one-sided negotiation with Washington. “The US has pinned all its hopes on the issue that it would put pressure on Iran for the...