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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...

Minister Vows Uninterrupted Sale of Iran’s Oil

Minister Vows Uninterrupted Sale of Iran’s Oil

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh assured the country’s lawmakers on Tuesday that the export of oil will not come to a halt under any circumstances. - Economy news - Speaking to Press Shia, Iranian MP Ali Sari gave details of a Tuesday meeting of a parliamentary group with the oil minister, saying Zanganeh has noted that his ministry welcomes contracts...

Ayatollah Khamenei Warns UK of Response to Iranian Oil Tanker Seizure

Ayatollah Khamenei Warns UK of Response to Iranian Oil Tanker Seizure

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned the “vicious” British government that the recent capture of an Iranian oil tanker in international waters will not remain unanswered. - Politics news - In a Tuesday address to a group of Iranian Friday prayers leaders in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei lashed out at the “vicious” British...

Iran-Syria Ties Deep-Rooted: Iranian Official

Iran-Syria Ties Deep-Rooted: Iranian Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior international adviser to the Iranian parliament speaker described Tehran-Damascus ties as deep-rooted and said that the two countries should join forces to withstand bullying of hegemonic powers. - Politics news - Speaking at a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem on Monday, Hossein Amir Abdollahian said Syrian-Iranian relations are...

VP Urges Europe to Pressure US into Lifting Sanctions on Iran

VP Urges Europe to Pressure US into Lifting Sanctions on Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Europe had better try to convince the US to remove its anti-Iran sanctions instead of holding meetings and mounting pressure on Iran to save the 2015 nuclear deal, Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said. - Politics news - Speaking at a conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Jahangiri reminded the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that the...

UN Concerned by US Curbs on Iran FM while in New York

UN Concerned by US Curbs on Iran FM while in New York

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The United Nations told the United States it is concerned by tight travel restrictions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during his visit to New York this week, UN spokesman Farhan Haq said on Monday. - Politics news - Zarif arrived in New York on Sunday after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed off on the visit amid heightened tensions...

Zarif: Door to Diplomacy Open if US Lifts Sanctions on Iran

Zarif: Door to Diplomacy Open if US Lifts Sanctions on Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran is not seeking a war with the US, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, stressing that Washington must first lift the sanctions on Tehran to make way for diplomacy. - Politics news - In an interview with NBC Nightly News’ Lester Holt on Monday, Zarif said the door is "wide open" to diplomacy if US President Donald Trump removes the sanctions he has...

Practical JCPOA Steps Expected from Europe: Iran

Practical JCPOA Steps Expected from Europe: Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi reacted to a statement by the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and said they are expected to take “practical and effective steps” to implement the accord. - Politics news - “The Islamic Republic of Iran’s government carefully...

Iranian Clerics Urge Nigeria to Free Top Shiite Leader

Iranian Clerics Urge Nigeria to Free Top Shiite Leader

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom strongly condemned the Nigerian government’s “inhumane and illegal” moves against 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 - “By their illegal and inhumane measures backed by the US, the...

IRGC Navy Gets Modern Warfare Defense Gear

IRGC Navy Gets Modern Warfare Defense Gear

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy took possession of a series of new equipment used for defense in modern warfare. - Politics news - In a ceremony in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz on Monday, the IRGC Navy received the modern warfare defense equipment, including apparatuses used for detection, pollution reduction, and protection...