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Iran, Iraq sign MoU on defense coop.

Iran, Iraq sign MoU on defense coop.

TEHRAN, Jul. 23 (Press Shia) – A memorandum of understanding on defense-military cooperation has been signed between Iran and Iraq on Sunday in Tehran.The MoU was signed by Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan and his Iraqi counterpart Irfan al-Hayali who headed a delegation to Tehran aimed at expansion of defense and military cooperation. The memorandum includes...

Iranian Diplomat, Iraqi FM Discuss Counter-Terrorism Measures

Iranian Diplomat, Iraqi FM Discuss Counter-Terrorism Measures

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Visiting Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari held talks with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari on issues of mutual interest, including the latest efforts to boost Tehran-Baghdad cooperation in the fight against terrorism. In the meeting held in Baghdad on Saturday evening, Jaberi Ansari offered his...

Iran sends 2 warships to 2017 Intl. Army Games

Iran sends 2 warships to 2017 Intl. Army Games

TEHRAN, Jul. 23 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran has dispatched two Peykan-Class warships to Azerbaijan’s Port of Baku to participate in the Sea Cup competition of the annual International Army Games hosted by Russia. Commander of the Iranian Navy’s Northern Fleet First Captain Ahmad Reza Bagheri made the announcement on Sunday, adding that the mission duration of the Iranian’s fleet will be 25...

Iran commends China's stance on Syria, West Asia

Iran commends China's stance on Syria, West Asia

TEHRAN, Jul. 23 (Press Shia) – Leader’s senior adviser Ali Akbar Velayati said Iran counted on China’s international support for goals pursued by the Syrian government and people.During a meeting with China's Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan, Head of the Strategic Research Center Ali Akbar Velayati touched upon age-old history of ties between Tehran and Beijing asserting...

Airstrikes kill 13 militants in N Afghan Kunduz province

Airstrikes kill 13 militants in N Afghan Kunduz province

 KUNDUZ, Jul. 23 (Press Shia Agency) – A total of 13 militants have been confirmed dead as aircraft targeted a Taliban hideout in Khan Abad district of the northern Kunduz province on Sunday, an army spokesman in the province, Abdul Khalil said.  "Acting upon intelligence reports, the government forces aircraft attacked a Taliban gathering in Bandar-e-Shorab area in Khan Abad district early...

Iran Rejects ‘Interfering’ White House Statement on Prisoners

Iran Rejects ‘Interfering’ White House Statement on Prisoners

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry slammed as “interfering and threatening” a statement made by the White House that has demanded the release of American convicts being held in Iran, stressing that Iran’s Judiciary is an independent body dealing with the violations of national security. “As usual, the White House’s comments are an example of interference...

Suffering of Palestinians unforgivable crime

Suffering of Palestinians unforgivable crime

TEHRAN, Jul. 23 (Press Shia) – Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said martyrdom and wounding of over 400 Palestinians was an unforgivable crime.In response to the recent crime by the Zionist Regime, the official made the remarks noting that the incident required immediate and serious reaction on the part of international and Islamic communities. ...

S Arabian vessel seizured in Bushehr waters

S Arabian vessel seizured in Bushehr waters

TEHRAN, Jul. 23 (Press Shia) – An official at Bushehr Province Fisheries Directorate General said IRGC's Second Naval Zone forces have captured a Saudi boat upon entry into Iran’s waters in the Persian Gulf.Ardeshir Yarahmadi, Director of Public Relations at the Directorate General of Fisheries in Bushehr Province confirmed the news on impounding a vessel belonging to Saudi Arabian in...

Natl. unity guarantor of stability, security for all Iraqis

Natl. unity guarantor of stability, security for all Iraqis

TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian defense minister has said national unity in Iraq would guarantee stability, security and protection of the interests of all the tribes in Iraq underlining that divergent movements in Iraq are not acceptable for the Islamic Republic.Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan made the remarks in a meeting held after a ceremony to welcome Iraqi counterpart...

Syrian army units establish control over areas in Raqqa, Deir Ezzor

Syrian army units establish control over areas in Raqqa, Deir Ezzor

DAMASCUS, Jul. 23 (Press Shia) – Syrian Army and Armed Forces units, in cooperation with the resistance, continued pursing al-Nusra terrorist organization in al-Qalamoun al-Gharabi in Damascus Countryside, breaching the terrorists’ defenses and inflicting heavy losses upon them in personnel and equipment.A military source told SANA that after fierce battles, army units, in cooperation with...