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Houthi Leader, UN Envoy Discuss Yemeni Peace Process

Houthi Leader, UN Envoy Discuss Yemeni Peace Process

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Mohammad Abdul-Salam, chief negotiator of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah Movement, and the United Nations’ special envoy to the Arab country, Martin Griffiths, held talks in Oman on ways to resolve the protracted crisis in war-hit Yemen. At the meeting held in the Omani capital of Muscat, Abdul-Salam and Griffiths exchanged views about a range of issues, including the...

IRGC-Army Naval Cooperation to Guarantee Security: Iranian Commander

IRGC-Army Naval Cooperation to Guarantee Security: Iranian Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy praised the powerful presence of the Iranian Armed Forces in international waters and said close cooperation between the IRGC and Army navies would guarantee the country’s security. Speaking at a meeting with a number of Army commanders in the coastal province of Hormozgan in southern Iran, Rear Admiral Ali Reza...

Boosting Ties with Turkey Iran’s Priority: Interior Minister

Boosting Ties with Turkey Iran’s Priority: Interior Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli highlighted Tehran’s resolve to develop relations with Ankara in all areas. “Strengthening the relations between the two countries, in all circumstances, is one of Iran’s priorities,” Yeni Safak quoted the Iranian official as saying in a Thursday meeting in Ankara with his Turkish counterpart Suleyman...

IRGC Chief: Israeli Regime Nearing Its End

IRGC Chief: Israeli Regime Nearing Its End

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) reaffirmed support for the battle against the Zionist regime of Israel, which he said is moving closer to its end. In a message to Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement Seyed Hassan Nasrallah, IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari offered his condolences over death of...

Leader: Iran’s Economic Woes Need Serious Decisions

Leader: Iran’s Economic Woes Need Serious Decisions

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for resolute and practical decisions to rise to major economic challenges in Iran, including banking problems and inflation. Heads of Iran’s three branches of power –the president, parliament speaker and Judiciary chief- and members of the High Council of Economic Coordination held a...

JCPOA Fate Hinges on EU: Iranian Official

JCPOA Fate Hinges on EU: Iranian Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An Iranian diplomat serving at the president's office said survival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal rests on the European Union which has promised to guarantee Iran’s interests and offer practical solutions. In an address to the European Parliament on Wednesday, Majid Takht Ravanchi, deputy for political affairs at the Iranian president's office, outlined...

Baghdad, KRG Must Act against Anti-Iran Groups: Top General

Baghdad, KRG Must Act against Anti-Iran Groups: Top General

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri put the onus on the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to take action against anti-Iranian groups stationed along the border areas. Major General Baqeri paid a visit to a number of military border posts in the western province of Kermanshah on Wednesday.Speaking to...

German Ambassador Summoned over Iranian Diplomat’s Extradition

German Ambassador Summoned over Iranian Diplomat’s Extradition

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Germany’s envoy to Tehran over a German court’s ruling on extradition of an Iranian diplomat to Belgium. In a Wednesday statement, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said German ambassador to Tehran Michael Klor-Berchtold had been summoned on Wednesday in protest at the court’s ruling to arrest and extradite the diplomat...

Iraq’s Incoming PM, Iranian Envoy Hold Talks in Baghdad

Iraq’s Incoming PM, Iranian Envoy Hold Talks in Baghdad

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Iraq’s Prime Minister-Designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi held a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi for talks on stronger cooperation between the two neighbors. In the Tuesday meeting in Baghdad, Masjedi congratulated Abdul-Mahdi on his new post, reaffirming Iran’s support for Iraq in its future stage.The two officials also discussed ways to...

Iran’s UN Envoy Blasts US for Penalizing Those Honoring UNSC Resolution

Iran’s UN Envoy Blasts US for Penalizing Those Honoring UNSC Resolution

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholam Ali Khoshroo slammed the US government’s withdrawal from multilateral and international agreements and its move to penalize the UN members abiding by a Security Council resolution that endorses the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Addressing a meeting of the Sixth Committee (Legal) of the 73th Session of the United Nations...