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Iran Demands Immediate End to Turkish Strikes on Syria

Iran Demands Immediate End to Turkish Strikes on Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs voiced concern about the humanitarian consequences of Turkey’s military operation in Syria, calling on Ankara to end the attacks immediately and pull its troops out of the Arab country. - Politics news - In a statement on Thursday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry expressed concern about Turkey’s military operation inside Syrian...

Zarif Urges Persian Gulf States to Take Role in Iran’s Peace Initiative

Zarif Urges Persian Gulf States to Take Role in Iran’s Peace Initiative

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on all Persian Gulf countries to contribute to the implementation of the Hormuz Peace Endeavour (HOPE), an initiative for regional put forward by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani at a recent UN General Assembly. - Politics news - In an article for the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai, published on Thursday, Zarif...

IRGC Quds Force Helping to Ensure Security of Arbaeen Pilgrims: Spokesman

IRGC Quds Force Helping to Ensure Security of Arbaeen Pilgrims: Spokesman

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The spokesman for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said the IRGC Quds has been working in cooperation with the Iraqi security forces to ensure safety of pilgrims visiting the Arab country for Arbaeen. - Politics news - Speaking to Radio Arbaeen on Thursday, General Ramezan Sharif said the security of Arbaeen pilgrims on Iraqi soil is protected by the Iraqi...

Iranian Speaker Calls Off Turkey Trip over Military Operation in Syria

Iranian Speaker Calls Off Turkey Trip over Military Operation in Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani cancelled his trip to Istanbul after Turkey launched a military operation in northeast Syria. - Politics news - Ali Larijani had been invited by his Turkish counterpart to take part in a parliamentary conference in Istanbul. The Iranian speaker cancelled his trip on Wednesday evening, hours after Turkey launched the...

Iran Nat’l Budget Not to Be Reliant on Oil Revenues Next Year: Official

Iran Nat’l Budget Not to Be Reliant on Oil Revenues Next Year: Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The head of Iran’s Plan and Budget Organization highlighted efforts to reduce the country’s reliance on oil revenues and said the national budget of the next Persian calendar year (March 2020 – March 2021) will not be dependent on oil incomes at all. - Politics news - Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet session in Tehran on Wednesday,...

Iran Has Advised Turkey to Exercise Self-Restraint, Says Spokesman

Iran Has Advised Turkey to Exercise Self-Restraint, Says Spokesman

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The spokesperson for Iran’s administration voiced concerns over the Turkish government’s planned attack on northern Syria and said the Islamic Republic has called on the neighboring country to show restraint. - Politics news - Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet session in Tehran on Wednesday, Ali Rabiee pointed to the recent negotiations...

Iranian Official Welcomes Saudi Bid to End Yemen War

Iranian Official Welcomes Saudi Bid to End Yemen War

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi said Tehran would welcome Saudi Arabia’s “positive step” in pursuing a way to end the war on Yemen. - Politics news - Asked about the Saudi offer for the normalization of ties with Iran, Vaezi told reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet session on Wednesday, “We believe that our region needs calm. In...

Persian Gulf More Secure without Presence of Western Warships: Iranian Commander

Persian Gulf More Secure without Presence of Western Warships: Iranian Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of Iran’s Border Police Brigadier General Qassem Rezaei described Western fleets of warships sailing across the Persian Gulf as “microbial viruses” and said if they leave the region, the waters will be more secure. - Politics news - “The Persian Gulf does not accept microbial viruses like the fleet of Western countries’ warships,” Brigadier...

Ayatollah Khamenei: Nukes Absolutely Forbidden in Islam

Ayatollah Khamenei: Nukes Absolutely Forbidden in Islam

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underscored that producing and stockpiling nuclear weapons is absolutely forbidden in Iran according to the rules of Islam. - Politics news - In an address to a group of Iranian academic elites and top scientific talents in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized that scientific progress...

Rouhani Urges Turkey to Reconsider Decision on Syria

Rouhani Urges Turkey to Reconsider Decision on Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on the Turkish government to think twice before carrying out a military operation inside Syria, adding that Turkey should address the concerns about its southern borders in the right manner. - Politics news - Speaking at a weekly cabinet session on Wednesday, Rouhani deplored tha fact that the flames of war still exist in some...