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India Raps Terrorist Attack in Iran’s Chabahar

India Raps Terrorist Attack in Iran’s Chabahar

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Ministry of External Affairs of India strongly condemned a Thursday terrorist attack in Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar where a suicide car blast killed at least 2 and injured a number of others. - Politics news - “We express our condolences to the government and the people of Iran and the families of the victims of this attack,” India’s...

Iran Bemoans Mistreatment of Travelers in Georgia

Iran Bemoans Mistreatment of Travelers in Georgia

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry expressed Tehran’s protest against Georgia for the neighboring country’s mistreatment of Iranian nationals and travelers. - Politics news - The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s director general for consular affairs had a meeting with Georgia’s Ambassador to Tehran Ioseb Chakhvashvili on Wednesday to voice complaint about the...

Iran’s Nuclear Chief Hopes SPV Will Take Effect by Year-End

Iran’s Nuclear Chief Hopes SPV Will Take Effect by Year-End

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi expressed hope that a special purpose vehicle (SPV) that the European Union has developed to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal will be in place by the end of December. - Politics news - Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Salehi said Europeans have pledged efforts to implement their proposed special financial...

US Seeking Negotiations with Iran: President Rouhani

US Seeking Negotiations with Iran: President Rouhani

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the US is eager to hold talks with Tehran, but the Islamic Republic would not back off from defending its dignity and independence. - Politics news - Speaking at a meeting in the province of Semnan on Wednesday, Rouhani hailed Iran’s success in turning the sanctions and problems into opportunities, describing it as one of the...

Iran Seeks Exemption from OPEC Output Cuts

Iran Seeks Exemption from OPEC Output Cuts

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s oil minister voiced opposition to any decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) that may reduce the country’s crude output. - Politics news - Speaking to reporters upon his arrival in Vienna ahead of Thursday’s OPEC meeting, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Tehran is looking to be exempted from any OPEC oil output cuts...

Iran Never After Missiles Capable of Carrying Nuclear Warheads: Spokesman

Iran Never After Missiles Capable of Carrying Nuclear Warheads: Spokesman

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi shrugged off some Western countries’ concerns over the Islamic Republic’s missile program, saying Tehran has never had any plans for developing missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.   - Politics news - In remarks released on Wednesday, Qassemi responded to anti-Iran comments made by some Western...

UK Voices Support for Yemen Peace Talks in Sweden

UK Voices Support for Yemen Peace Talks in Sweden

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Britain’s ambassador to Iran voiced support for the upcoming round of UN-initiated talks in Sweden aimed at ending the war on Yemen, stressing that there is no military solution to the conflict in the Arab country. - Politics news - In a statement on Wednesday, Rob Macaire hailed the Stockholm talks on Yemen as an opportunity for the warring parties to make...

Zarif: SPV to Be Launched Soon

Zarif: SPV to Be Launched Soon

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said a special purpose vehicle (SPV) that the European Union has developed to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal will be in place soon. - Politics news - Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a weekly cabinet session in Tehran on Wednesday, Zarif said he had been informed during last week’s trips to...

Foreign Forces Linked to Continuation of War in Afghanistan: Iran Envoy

Foreign Forces Linked to Continuation of War in Afghanistan: Iran Envoy

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan highlighted the reasons behind protracted conflicts in neighboring Afghanistan and said the presence of foreign forces is directly linked to the continuation of the war in the South Asian country. - Politics news - Mohammad Reza Bahrami said Afghanistan should not fall victim to foreign disputes, calling on regional countries...

Iranian MPs Approve Amendment to Bill on Iran’s Accession to CFT

Iranian MPs Approve Amendment to Bill on Iran’s Accession to CFT

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday approved an amendment to the first article of a bill on the country’s accession to Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) treaty - a series of standards set by the FATF (Financial Action Task Force). - Politics news - During an open session of the parliament on Wednesday morning, the MPs discussed problems for which the Guardian...