Archive "Politics"

Iranian Official Appreciates Iraq for Aiding Flood Victims

Iranian Official Appreciates Iraq for Aiding Flood Victims

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Senior adviser to the Iranian parliament speaker for international affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian expressed his gratitude to neighboring Iraq for sending humanitarian assistance to flood victims in Iran. - Politics news - Speaking at a meeting with Sa'd Jawad Qandil, Iraq’s new ambassador to Tehran, on Sunday evening, Amir Abdollahian thanked the Baghdad...

Iran, Italy Opposed to Outsiders’ Interference in Regional Affairs: Velayati

Iran, Italy Opposed to Outsiders’ Interference in Regional Affairs: Velayati

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, highlighted the common stances of Iran and Italy on global issues and said the two countries are strongly opposed to the interference of outsiders in the internal affairs of regional countries. - Politics news - Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Sunday evening after a meeting with...

Iran Dismisses US Allegation of Meddling in Venezuela

Iran Dismisses US Allegation of Meddling in Venezuela

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson denounced as “ridiculous” allegations raised by the US state secretary that Iran was interfering in the internal affairs of Venezuela. - Politics news - In a statement on Sunday, Abbas Mousavi said the US under the Donald Trump administration seeks to turn Latin America into its backyard, just like the 19th century. However,...

French Envoy’s Tweet on JCPOA Draws Iran’s Protest

French Envoy’s Tweet on JCPOA Draws Iran’s Protest

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned France’s new ambassador to Tehran in protest at a controversial tweet from the French envoy to the US about Tehran’s right to uranium enrichment after the 2015 nuclear deal, slamming the interpretation as "unacceptable". - Politics news - Hossein Sadat Meidani, head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s secretariat in charge...

EU Informed of Iranian Mechanism Commensurate with INSTEX: Zarif

EU Informed of Iranian Mechanism Commensurate with INSTEX: Zarif

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the country has set up a mechanism matching the European Union’s mechanism for trade with Iran (the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges or INSTEX) and informed the EU about the issue. - Politics news - Speaking at a meeting in Tehran on Monday with Vito Rosario Petrocelli, the president of the Italian Senate's...

Iranian Deputy FM Warns France on Diplomat’s Remarks

Iranian Deputy FM Warns France on Diplomat’s Remarks

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi deplored recent remarks by French Ambassador to the US Gerard Araud about the 2015 nuclear deal and said if they represent France’s position it would be a major violation of the agreement. - Politics news - “If tweets by @GerardAraud represent French position, we're facing a major...

Zarif: Europe’s Fulfillment of JCPOA Commitments Overdue

Zarif: Europe’s Fulfillment of JCPOA Commitments Overdue

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif deplored the European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal for failing to fulfill their commitments under the agreement, saying it is long overdue. - Politics news - In comments on Sunday, Zarif said the Europeans are far behind on fulfilling their commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),...

Oil Minister Warns US against Continued Pressure on Iran

Oil Minister Warns US against Continued Pressure on Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh cautioned the US administration against continued pressure and sanctions against the Islamic Republic, saying such moves will negatively affect the global oil market.    - Politics news - Speaking to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Monday, Zanganeh pointed to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s...

Korean SMEs Go Bankrupt Due to US Sanctions on Iran: Official

Korean SMEs Go Bankrupt Due to US Sanctions on Iran: Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The chairman of Iran-South Korea Joint Chamber of Commerce said following last year’s move by the US to renew sanctions against the Islamic Republic, some Korean companies went bankrupt. - Economy news - Speaking to Press Shia Agency, Hossein Tanhayee pointed to the 70 percent fall in bilateral trade between Iran and South Korea after the re-imposition of the...

Iraq’s Resistance Groups Slam US for Blacklisting Iran’s IRGC

Iraq’s Resistance Groups Slam US for Blacklisting Iran’s IRGC

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Several Islamic resistance groups in Iraq condemned the US for labeling Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a “terrorist group” and said Washington is the number-one supporter of terrorism around the world. - Politics news - Representatives of the Iraqi groups visited Iran’s consulate in the holy city of Najaf on Saturday and decried the...