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Iran’s VP Urges Documentation of US Breach of ICJ Ruling

Iran’s VP Urges Documentation of US Breach of ICJ Ruling

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Iran’s vice president for legal affairs called on all Iranian organizations, entities and individuals to compile a record of the cases of US violation of the International Court of Justice’s recent ruling which orders Washington to lift bans on the free export of medicine to Iran. Speaking at a conference in Tehran on Sunday, La'ya Joneidi reiterated that the...

Iran, Sweden Discuss Yemen Crisis

Iran, Sweden Discuss Yemen Crisis

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Diplomats from Iran and Sweden discussed ways to settle the crisis in Yemen and help its people. In a meeting in Tehran on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister's Special Assistant for Political Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Sweden’s special envoy for Libya and Yemen Peter Semneby held talks on the latest developments in Yemen, which has been under attack by...

Iran Sympathizes with Congo over Deadly Tanker Blast

Iran Sympathizes with Congo over Deadly Tanker Blast

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson expressed condolences to Congo over a fatal oil tanker collision that has killed at least 50 people in the Central African country. In a message on Sunday, Bahram Qassemi voiced sympathy with the Congolese government and nation and families of victims of the deadly incident.At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 sustained...

IRGC Holds Drills West of Iran

IRGC Holds Drills West of Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force launched the final stage of large-scale military exercises in the country’s western province of Kurdistan on Sunday. IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour announced on Saturday that the final stage of the war game is held in Shaho mountainous region in the province of Kurdistan and in...

Iranian MPs Ratify CFT Accession Bill

Iranian MPs Ratify CFT Accession Bill

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Parliament approved 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). In an open session of the Parliament on Sunday, the lawmakers ratified the bill that allows the government to join CFT.At the conclusion of speeches by proponents and...

Iranian Protestors Rally against FATF

Iranian Protestors Rally against FATF

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A crowd of students held a rally in front of the Iranian Parliament on Sunday morning to protest against ratification of ‘Combating the Financing of Terrorism’ (CFT) standards set by the FATF (Financial Action Task Force). Protestors have gathered in front of the Parliament building in downtown Tehran, holding placards that warn of the dire consequences of...

Iran’s Zarif Back Home after UN Trip

Iran’s Zarif Back Home after UN Trip

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Tehran Saturday night after attending the UN General Assembly and holding dozens of meetings in New York. Zarif had travelled to New York with President Hassan Rouhani for the 73rd UN General Assembly meeting.During his two-week stay at the UN, the top Iranian diplomat had more than 100 meetings, speeches and...

Iranian MPs Discuss Bill on Accession to CFT

Iranian MPs Discuss Bill on Accession to CFT

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian parliament is holding an open session to discuss a bill on the country’s accession to Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) standards set by the FATF (Financial Action Task Force). The parliament’s open session debating the CFT kicked off on Sunday morning with 263 lawmakers in attendance.On June 30, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)...

Iran Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Turkey

Iran Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Turkey

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned a recent terrorist attack in Turkey’s southeastern province of Batman, which killed 8 soldiers and wounded two others. In a statement released on Saturday, Qassemi decried the incident and offered his condolences to the Turkish people and government, particularly the bereaved families of the...

Iran Blasts Israeli Official’s Offensive Remarks

Iran Blasts Israeli Official’s Offensive Remarks

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the “shameful” anti-Iranian comments by the Israeli regime’s president, lashing out at the Zionist leaders for insulting the Iranian people. Answering a question from Al-Alam News Network about the shameful insolence and disgraceful rudeness of the president of the illegitimate regime of Israel against the Iranian nation,...