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Iran Keen to Boost Ties with Singapore

Iran Keen to Boost Ties with Singapore

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – In a congratulatory message on the National Day of Singapore, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran hoped for growing interaction between the two nations. President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday sent a message to his Singaporean counterpart Halimah Yacob to congratulate the Southeast Asian country on its National Day.Rouhani also hoped that Iran and Singapore...

Iran’s President Urges Closer Pakistan Ties after Imran Khan’s Win

Iran’s President Urges Closer Pakistan Ties after Imran Khan’s Win

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Pakistan's would-be prime minister, Imran Khan, on his party’s win in recent general election, calling for stronger relations between the two neighbors, which he said are the “strategic depth” of one another. In a telephone conversation with leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party on Wednesday, Rouhani said the...

Iranian President to Attend Caspian Summit in Kazakhstan

Iranian President to Attend Caspian Summit in Kazakhstan

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will travel to the Kazakh city of Aktau on August 11 to attend a summit of the five Caspian Sea littoral countries, an official said. Accompanied by a number of cabinet members, the Iranian president is scheduled to leave Tehran for the coastal city on Saturday evening to take part in the Caspian summit, Rouhani's deputy...

American Officials Never Been Honest: Iran’s Zarif

American Officials Never Been Honest: Iran’s Zarif

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described US President Donald Trump’s recent calls for direct talks with Tehran as “propaganda” and said if they want to prove their honesty, they should go back to the 2015 nuclear deal. "The Americans have never been honest and Trump’s move was propaganda,” Zarif told reporters on the sidelines...

Iran Capable of Exporting Military Components: Commander

Iran Capable of Exporting Military Components: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A ranking Iranian commander said the country has made such major advances in the military industry that it can export components for military equipment to other countries. In comments on Wednesday, Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force’s Airborne Division General Yousef Qorbani said the Iranian Armed Forces have gained such production capabilities that...

US Unreliable, Iran Tells N. Korea

US Unreliable, Iran Tells N. Korea

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reminded North Korea of the US untrustworthy nature, saying Washington does not honor any promise. In a Wednesday meeting with North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho in Tehran, Rouhani denounced the US’s unilateral withdrawal from international agreements like the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, saying, “The US...

Formation of Arab NATO Not Possible: Iranian Ex-Envoy

Formation of Arab NATO Not Possible: Iranian Ex-Envoy

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s former ambassador to Iraq, Hassan Danaeifar, said the US initiative to develop an alliance with the Persian Gulf and Arab allies cannot materialize because of political and cultural problems facing the member states of the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council. Speaking to the Press Shia Agency News Agency, Danaeifar said he was doubtful that the...

China to US: Ties with Iran Transparent, Lawful

China to US: Ties with Iran Transparent, Lawful

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – China's business ties with Iran are open, transparent and lawful, its foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump said companies doing business with Iran would be barred from the United States. China has consistently opposed unilateral sanctions and "long-armed jurisdiction", the ministry said in a statement faxed to Reuters.The...

Iran’s Labor Minister Loses Confidence Vote

Iran’s Labor Minister Loses Confidence Vote

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday gave a vote of no confidence to Minister of Cooperative, Labor and Welfare Ali Rabiee, terminating the much-criticized minister’s term after five years in office. The labor minister was impeached for the second time in less than five months. He had survived a vote of no confidence on March 13.The lawmakers cited his weak performance...

IRGC Warns Enemies of Iran’s ‘Harshest’ Response to Any Aggression

IRGC Warns Enemies of Iran’s ‘Harshest’ Response to Any Aggression

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) spokesman warned the enemies of Iran of the crushing response they would receive in case of military action. “Today, our enemies are well aware that any military threat against the Islamic Republic of Iran would get the harshest response,” head of the IRGC public relations department, General Ramezan Sharif said...