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Iran’s Army Furnished with New Drones

Iran’s Army Furnished with New Drones

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Army Ground Force received an advanced drone that will be used for combat and reconnaissance missions along the country’s northeastern border. - Politics news - In a ceremony on Wednesday morning, the Army Ground Force took possession of three Mohajer-6 drones, a heavy aircraft designed for combat and reconnaissance with a broad operational...

US Must End Arms Sales to Saddam’s Reincarnations: Iran’s Zarif

US Must End Arms Sales to Saddam’s Reincarnations: Iran’s Zarif

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted the US support for former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s heinous crimes against the Iranian people during the imposed war on the country in the 1980s and urged Washington to stop pursuing the same policy. - Politics news - “For 8 YEARS, Saddam showered our cities with missiles & bombs provided...

Iranian Top Cleric Condemns Nigeria for Torturing Sheikh Zakzaky

Iranian Top Cleric Condemns Nigeria for Torturing Sheikh Zakzaky

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Prominent Iranian cleric Ayatollah Hossein Nouri Hamedani condemned the imprisonment and torture of top Shiite cleric and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, whose health condition has been deteriorating in prison. - Politics news - “This Mujahid (one who strives in the cause of God) scholar (Sheikh Zakzaky) has been...

Official Refutes Pompeo’s Claim, Says Defense Power Iran’s Red Line

Official Refutes Pompeo’s Claim, Says Defense Power Iran’s Red Line

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi rejected the claim by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Tehran was ready to hold talks on its missile capabilities. - Politics news - Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a weekly cabinet session on Wednesday, Vaezi categorically dismissed Pompeo’s claim that Iran appeared willing to negotiate over...

Ayatollah Jannati Re-Elected as Secretary of Iran’s Guardian Council

Ayatollah Jannati Re-Elected as Secretary of Iran’s Guardian Council

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Members of Iran’s Guardian Council (GC) on Wednesday re-elected Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati as the secretary of the influential body, which is tasked with vetting legislative and presidential candidates, supervising elections and overseeing the bills passed in the Parliament. - Politics news - During a meeting of the GC in Tehran on Wednesday, the members voted...

Necessary Arrangements Made to Counter Economic War on Iran: Larijani

Necessary Arrangements Made to Counter Economic War on Iran: Larijani

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani highlighted efforts made to reduce economic pressures against the country and said necessary arrangements have been made to counter the economic war waged against the Islamic Republic.   - Politics news - Addressing a joint meeting of the Parliament and Administration in Tehran on Wednesday, Larijani pointed to the...

US Imposes Travel Bans on Iranian Diplomats Living in New York

US Imposes Travel Bans on Iranian Diplomats Living in New York

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The United States has tightly restricted the travel of more than a dozen Iranian diplomats and their families living in New York, according to a US diplomatic note sent to the Iran mission to the United Nations. - Politics news - The diplomats are subjected to the same rules imposed by the United States on Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived on...

Trump Says Not Seeking Regime Change in Iran

Trump Says Not Seeking Regime Change in Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – US President Donald Trump said his administration is not pursuing a regime change in Iran. - Politics news - "We are not looking for regime change. We are not looking for that at all," the US president said, France 24 reported on Tuesday. "We'll see what happens. But a lot of progress has been made." He added, "They can't have a nuclear weapon. They can't be...

Iran Assists Broken Oil Tanker in Persian Gulf

Iran Assists Broken Oil Tanker in Persian Gulf

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran has helped a foreign oil tanker that had been stalled in the Persian Gulf due to technical failure, the Foreign Ministry announced. - Politics news - In comments on Tuesday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said the foreign oil tanker has been taken to the Iranian coasts for assistance in line with the international regulations after the vessel...

Iran, Iraq Inseparable: Speaker Larijani

Iran, Iraq Inseparable: Speaker Larijani

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani decried the US plots to create division between Iran and Iraq, saying the American policies have backfired as the two neighbors enjoy deep-rooted ties. - Politics news - In a meeting with Head of Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council Faiq Zaidan in Tehran on Tuesday, Larijani said the US has been always seeking to foment division...