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Iraqi government troops surround Mosul, await orders

Iraqi government troops surround Mosul, await orders

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia) – After securing oil-rich Kirkuk, Iraqi forces amass outside Mosul in anticipation of Peshmerga withdrawal The Iraqi army on Tuesday began amassing troops outside Mosul with a view to securing parts of Nineveh province still under control of Kurdish Peshmerga forces, according to a local police source. “Iraqi forces are now awaiting orders from the high...

Iraqi forces capture 3 disputed areas in Diyala

Iraqi forces capture 3 disputed areas in Diyala

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia) – Iraqi forces on Tuesday captured three disputed areas in the eastern Diyala province, according to a local police officer.Government forces seized control of the districts of Khanaqin, Jalawla and Kalar following a Kurdish troop pullout, Police Capt. Habib al-Shammari told Anadolu Agency. Meanwhile, Kurdish forces pulled out from the towns of Qaraj and Bashiqa...

Trump Acting on Behalf of Israeli, Saudi Regimes: UK Pundit

Trump Acting on Behalf of Israeli, Saudi Regimes: UK Pundit

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior political analyst based in London deplored recent comments made by US President Donald Trump against Iran and said his “longstanding personal ties” to the Tel Aviv and Riyadh regimes are behind his attempts to demonize the Islamic Republic. “Trump's antipathy towards Iran is not just a reflection of his own hostility towards the country; his...

Trump narcissist, inexperienced in politics: Larijani

Trump narcissist, inexperienced in politics: Larijani

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Larijani, who is visiting Russian city of St. Petersburg, told the Russian media that Trump would never be able to meet his promises.“I said, also at the IPU meeting, that the Trump’s speech was no serious thing,” said Ali Larijani, the Speaker of Iran’s Parliament, in an interview with Russian media NTV and Russia 1. He...

Iran Playing No Role in Iraq’s Kirkuk Operation: Velayati

Iran Playing No Role in Iraq’s Kirkuk Operation: Velayati

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior member of Iran’s Expediency Council, rejected the notion that the Islamic Republic helped the central government in neighboring Iraq to take full control over the disputed region of Kirkuk, which was previously held by Kurdish Peshmerga forces. “Iran has no role in the Kirkuk operation,” Velayati told reporters on the...

Iranian, Russian Deputy FMs to Meet in Moscow Soon

Iranian, Russian Deputy FMs to Meet in Moscow Soon

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said he will meet Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi in Moscow this week to discuss the situation around the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. “Certainly, the focus is on the situation around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in the light of (US...

Syrian Army regains control over new areas in Deir Ezzor, Hama

Syrian Army regains control over new areas in Deir Ezzor, Hama

DEIR EZZOR, Oct. 17 (Press Shia) – Syrian Army units operating in Deir Ezzor destroyed many gatherings of ISIL terrorists on the eastern and the western banks of the Euphrates River few hours after restoring control over al-Husseiniya strategic town to the north of the city.To the southeast of Deir Ezzor city, army units started wide-scale and accurate operations to eradicate ISIL terrorists...

US to Regret Breaching JCPOA: Iran’s Larijani

US to Regret Breaching JCPOA: Iran’s Larijani

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran has formulated a strategy to react to US measures, including its possible move to scrap the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran’s parliament speaker said, stressing that Tehran’s reaction to the hostile actions would make the US regret taking such a move. Asked about the future of Iran’s nuclear program in case of US withdrawal from the JCPOA,...

Iran unlike US fully implementing JCPOA: Ryabkov

Iran unlike US fully implementing JCPOA: Ryabkov

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia) – A high-ranking Russian diplomat who participated in the P5+1 negotiations leading to the historic signing of the Iran nuclear deal has commented on the agreement's future in light of US President Donald Trump's recent decision. The United States is not fully implementing the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, while Tehran adheres to the deal, Russian Deputy...

Promoting Regional Peace Iran’s Main Policy, Envoy Says

Promoting Regional Peace Iran’s Main Policy, Envoy Says

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei dismissed allegations leveled against the Islamic Republic by US President Donald Trump, saying Tehran’s main policy is to promote peace and stability in the Middle East. Addressing a conference on Iran-Russia cooperation in peaceful nuclear energy in Moscow on Tuesday, Sanaei denounced Donald Trump’s recent...