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UNSC Holds Session over Iran’s Ballistic Missile Launches

UNSC Holds Session over Iran’s Ballistic Missile Launches

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The UN Security Council met behind closed doors to discuss Iran’s latest ballistic missile test. - Politics news - During the session on Tuesday, US Ambassador Nikki Haley called on the UN Security Council to unanimously condemn what she calls "provocative missile test" on Dec. 1, calling it "dangerous and concerning, but not surprising,” AP...

Iranian General Highlights Ansarullah’s Missile Power

Iranian General Highlights Ansarullah’s Missile Power

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A senior Iranian military commander praised the Houthi Ansarullah movement’s resolve in fighting off the Saudi-led invasion, saying Yemenis have achieved the know-how to make advanced missiles with high precision. - Politics news - In an address to a cultural ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday evening, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds...

Iran Hits Back at US over Arbitrary Interpretation of UNSC Resolution

Iran Hits Back at US over Arbitrary Interpretation of UNSC Resolution

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s diplomatic mission in the United Nations rejected as baseless US claims that the Islamic Republic’s missile program is not in conformity with the UN Security Council Resolution 2231, saying such claims are in line with Washington’s “deceptive and hostile policy”.   - Politics news - “Iran firmly rejects any arbitrary interpretation of the...

Iran Army’s Offensive Power Enhanced: Commander

Iran Army’s Offensive Power Enhanced: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said his forces have boosted their offensive capabilities. - Politics news - During a visit to a military base in northeast Iran, General Heidari said an upgrade in the mobility and effectiveness of the Ground Force units has increased their offensive power.Mobility and agility are the main...

Official: Iran’s Insurance Industry Unaffected by Sanctions

Official: Iran’s Insurance Industry Unaffected by Sanctions

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Director of the Central Insurance of Iran said the country’s insurance industry has successfully avoided being affected by the anti-Iran sanctions. - Politics news - Addressing a conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Gholamreza Soleimani said although the insurance industry was one of the first sectors targeted by the US sanctions against Tehran, the Central Insurance...

Iran VP: Oil Revenues’ Share in Next Year Budget Not to Exceed 25%

Iran VP: Oil Revenues’ Share in Next Year Budget Not to Exceed 25%

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri highlighted the country’s policy to reduce its reliance on oil exports and said it is unlikely that the oil revenues’ share in the budget for the next Iranian fiscal year will be more than 25 percent. - Politics news - Addressing a conference about the insurance industry in Tehran on Tuesday, Jahangiri pointed to the...

Russia: No Alternative to JCPOA

Russia: No Alternative to JCPOA

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow sees no alternative to the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, calling on other parties to the agreement to refrain from acts that might push Tehran out of it. - Nuclear news - "Russia stands for keeping the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) in place. We see no alternative to this agreement....

No Oil Exports from Persian Gulf If US Blocks Iran’s: Rouhani

No Oil Exports from Persian Gulf If US Blocks Iran’s: Rouhani

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shrugged off the US' plans to cut the Islamic Republic’s oil exports down to zero and said Washington is not able to do so but if that were going to happen, no oil would be exported from the Persian Gulf. - Politics news - “The US should be aware that we are selling our oil and we will (continue to ) sell it and it would not...

MP: Efforts Underway for Release of Iranians Held Hostage in Pakistan

MP: Efforts Underway for Release of Iranians Held Hostage in Pakistan

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian lawmaker said consultations are under way to secure the release of the remaining Iranian border guards abducted by terrorists at a military post on the common border with Pakistan back in October. - Politics news - Speaking to Press Shia Agency, Ali Kord hailed the efforts by the security forces and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) that...

JCPOA Parties Trying to Make Up for US Withdrawal: Iran’s Araqchi

JCPOA Parties Trying to Make Up for US Withdrawal: Iran’s Araqchi

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi said Tehran and the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are planning to make up for the US exit from the accord. - Nuclear news - Speaking to reporters in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Monday night, Araqchi said after the US withdrawal...