Archive "Politics"

IRGC Chief: Zionists Trying to Foment Insecurity in Iran

IRGC Chief: Zionists Trying to Foment Insecurity in Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari decried the Israeli regime for backing anti-Iranian groups for the purpose of upsetting the Islamic Republic’s security. “The Zionist regime’s support for monarchists and Munafiqeen (MKO members) against the Islamic Republic of Iran is aimed at creating insecurity in...

Iran Attends Eurasian Parliamentary Meeting

Iran Attends Eurasian Parliamentary Meeting

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani travelled to Turkey on Monday to take part in the third annual meeting of parliament speakers of the Eurasian countries. Accompanied by a delegation of Iranian lawmakers, Larijani left Tehran for the resort city of Antalya, southwest of Turkey, for the Eurasian conference.During his trip, the Iranian parliament speaker...

Iranian, Russian FMs Discuss Energy Cooperation: Moscow

Iranian, Russian FMs Discuss Energy Cooperation: Moscow

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov explored ways to enhance Tehran-Moscow energy cooperation as new US sanctions against Iran loom. In a telephone conversation on Monday, the two ministers discussed energy cooperation, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement, Reuters reported.They also exchanged views on...

Iranian General Urges Probe into Murder of Saudi Journalist Khashoggi

Iranian General Urges Probe into Murder of Saudi Journalist Khashoggi

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An Iranian military commander stressed the need for the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC) to launch a probe into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared last week during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Speaking to Press Shia on Monday, commander of the missing in action (MIA) search committee of...

US in New Global Court Showdown with Iran

US in New Global Court Showdown with Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The United States is confronting Tehran at the UN’s top court over billions in frozen assets, in a case that could deepen the Trump administration’s rift with international justice. In 2016, Iran sued the US at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the freezing of around $2 billion of Iranian assets abroad, which US courts had claimed should go to American...

New Corvette Joins Iran’s Southern Fleet

New Corvette Joins Iran’s Southern Fleet

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Iranian Navy’s fleet in the Sea of Oman took delivery of a new missile-launching warship dubbed Konarak on Monday. In a ceremony at a naval base in Iran’s southeastern port city of Konarak, the military vessel of the same name came into service.Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi and a number of local officials attended the event.The homegrown...

Iranian Official Calls Trump An ‘Arrogant Merchant’

Iranian Official Calls Trump An ‘Arrogant Merchant’

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A special aide to Iran’s parliament speaker lambasted US President Donald Trump as an arrogant businessman with contradictory actions and statements. Trump is an arrogant merchant who covertly talks with regional countries about the fall of the Islamic Republic, threatens Iran with war in a propaganda campaign, and begs for negotiations with Iran in...

EU Renews Call for Iran Office: MP

EU Renews Call for Iran Office: MP

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An Iranian lawmaker said European ambassadors to Iran have called for the opening of an EU office in Tehran. Speaking to Press Shia, Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Heshamtollah Falahatpisheh said the commission has recently hosted a meeting of 26 ambassadors from the European countries.In the gathering, the...

New Iraqi President Lauds Iran’s Support in War on Terror

New Iraqi President Lauds Iran’s Support in War on Terror

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iraq’s new President Barham Salih praised Iran for supporting his country in the fight against terrorism and in defeating the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group. In a Sunday meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi, Salih said Iraq and Iran play an important role in upholding peace and stability in the region.He also hailed Iran for supporting the...

Iranian President Congratulates Iraq’s New Prime Minister

Iranian President Congratulates Iraq’s New Prime Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Adel Abdul Mahdi on his election as the new prime minister of Iraq, hoping for closer bonds between the two nations during his term. In a message to the new Iraqi prime minister on Sunday, Rouhani hoped for the expansion of the “age-old and friendly” ties between Tehran and Baghdad in the political, economic, and...