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Top MP Shrugs Off Pompeo’s Remarks against Iran

Top MP Shrugs Off Pompeo’s Remarks against Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi denounced recent comments made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo against the Islamic Republic as “worthless”. “Mike Pompeo should be aware that his diplomatic wording is worthless and unimportant,” Boroujerdi was quoted as saying by...

Some German banks back Iran despite US threats

Some German banks back Iran despite US threats

TEHRAN, May 23 (Press Shia Agency) – Six credit unions in southern Germany are still processing payments to Iran, undaunted by the threats of Trump’s administration against Iran.Although major banks of Germany are avoiding Iran-related deals for fear of US, six credit unions, or Volksbanken, from southern Germany appear to be unafraid and are continuing to provide trade finance,...

VIDEO: Thousands protest in Paris against Macron's controversial reforms

VIDEO: Thousands protest in Paris against Macron's controversial reforms

TEHRAN, May 23 (Press Shia Agency) – More than 15,000 people took to the streets of Paris and other major French cities Tue. to protest against Emmanuel Macrons’ controversial economic reforms. The peaceful protests were interrupted by outbreaks of violence, and riot police clashing with protesters with batons, stun grenades and tear gas.         ...

Venezuela expels US envoys in response to sanctions

Venezuela expels US envoys in response to sanctions

TEHRAN, May 23 (Press Shia Agency) – In a televised address, President Nicolas Maduro gave the diplomats, Todd D. Robinson, who is the United States Embassy’s chargé d’affaires, and Mr. Robinson’s No. 2, Brian Naranjo, 48 hours to leave, declaring them both persona non grata.President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of two top US diplomats in Caracas in retaliation for a...

Iranian Nation Not Intimidated by US Empty Threats

Iranian Nation Not Intimidated by US Empty Threats

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani downplayed the recent anti-Iran threats made by the US President Donald Trump administration officials, saying that such threatening statements will not intimidate the Iranian nation. Addressing a gathering of Iranian athletes on Tuesday, Rouhani pointed to the recent remarks made by the US officials, including, Secretary of State Mike...

US Will Have to Shift Iran Policies: Official

US Will Have to Shift Iran Policies: Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian diplomat denounced the US state secretary’s comments against Tehran as a repetition of the US hostile policies over the past four decades, saying Washington will be obligated to change its strategy. In comments on Tuesday, Majid Takht Ravanchi, deputy for political affairs at the Iranian president’s office, lashed out at US Secretary of State...

Preventing Muslim women from participation in sporting events contrary to Islam

Preventing Muslim women from participation in sporting events contrary to Islam

TEHRAN, May 22 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said preventing Muslim women from participation in sporting events is contrary to Islamic justice between men and women.President Rouhani met with athletes on Tuesday evening in a cordial atmosphere and said “our country’s athletes have always generated hope for the Iranian nation and the young." The President...

Iran condemns all attacks taken place against civilians

Iran condemns all attacks taken place against civilians

TEHRAN, May 22 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Permanent Envoy to the United Nations Gholam-Ali Khoshroo condemned in a statement all the attacks that have taken place against civilians, including medical and humanitarian staff throughout the world, especially in Palestine, Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria."It is most unfortunate that civilians still account for the vast majority of casualties in armed...

Coop. with EU futile if interests not protected: Shamkhani

Coop. with EU futile if interests not protected: Shamkhani

TEHRAN, May 22 (Press Shia Agency) – Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), said on Tuesday that it is useless to keep cooperating with Europeans if they are not going to preserve their own and Iran’s interests in the face of Trump’s approaches.“If the Europeans are unwilling or unable to defend the interests of Iran and Europe in...

Iran-Egypt poised to develop parliamentary ties

Iran-Egypt poised to develop parliamentary ties

TEHRAN, May 22 (Press Shia) – Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Yasser Othman, the Head of Egypt’s Interests Section in Tehran met on Tuesday and underlined the importance of developing parliamentary ties between Iran and Egypt.In a meeting on Tuesday in Tehran, Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein...