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Iran’s FM Leaves for New York

Iran’s FM Leaves for New York

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif headed for New York to attend the UN High-Level Political Forum 2017, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced. He said Zarif left Tehran for New York early on Thursday, adding that the Iranian top diplomat is scheduled to hold talks with a number of world officials, thinkers and personalities on the...

Iran’s VP Bemoans US Deportation of Cancer Scientist

Iran’s VP Bemoans US Deportation of Cancer Scientist

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Vice-President for Science and Technology Affairs Sorena Sattari deplored the US move to deny entry to and deport an Iranian cancer researcher and his family, saying such measures only cause frustration in the scientific community. Speaking to Press Shia on Wednesday, Sattari said Iranian cancer researcher Mohsen Dehnavi and his family were denied entry to the US...

Zarif departs for New York on Thu.

Zarif departs for New York on Thu.

TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (Press Shia) – Iran’s FM Zarif and his accompanying delegation have left Tehran early Thursday to take part in the UN meeting of the high-level political forum.Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi announced the news, adding that Mohammad Javad Zarif is also scheduled to hold talks with a number of officials and prominent figures participating in the international event. ...

Diplomat: Omani FM’s Iran Visit Had a Message

Diplomat: Omani FM’s Iran Visit Had a Message

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The recent visit by Oman’s Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah to Tehran had a message like any other diplomatic trip, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson said. During a visit to the Press Shia News Agency’s central office in Tehran on Wednesday, Bahram Qassemi said a range of issues were discussed during bin Alawi’s trip...

Iraqi military detains ISIL fighters hiding among last civilians in Mosul

Iraqi military detains ISIL fighters hiding among last civilians in Mosul

MOSUL, Jul. 13 (Press Shia Agency) – The Iraqi military has detained dozens of ISIL fighters and supporters during a sweep of western Mosul’s Old City, where civilians still remain, according to a RIA Novosti reporter. The reporter watched as Iraqi military forces sorted through city inhabitants, trying to identify militants hiding among the civilians. Some people are...

About 300 Syrian refugees leave Lebanese camp to return home

About 300 Syrian refugees leave Lebanese camp to return home

BEIRUT, Jul. 12 (Press Shia) – A group of approximately 300 refugees left the Arsal refugee camp in Lebanon and departed for the Syrian town of Assal al-Ward, a local source told Sputnik.The first stage of the refugee relocation took place in June, when around 150 Syrians returned home. The second stage will see nearly 500 families leave the refugee camp. "The second...

Exclusive: US Sanctions against Tehran, Moscow ‘Pure Unilateralism’, Ryabkov Says

Exclusive: US Sanctions against Tehran, Moscow ‘Pure Unilateralism’, Ryabkov Says

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov described the US sanctions against Iran and Russia as “pure unilateralism” aimed at imposing Washington’s hegemonic policies on sovereign states. “Well, there is no secret in the fact that the European Foreign Service has indeed circulated the letter you referred to and that is the usual practice. And that...

Iranian President: Daesh Terrorists’ Savagery Similar to MKO’s

Iranian President: Daesh Terrorists’ Savagery Similar to MKO’s

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s president denounced the savage acts of Daesh in Iraq and Syria and said Iranians witnessed the same cruelty when the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorists acted like today’s “Daesh slayers” during the early years after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Speaking at a cabinet session in Tehran on Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani pointed to the...

Iran’s President Deplores Pressures on Qatar

Iran’s President Deplores Pressures on Qatar

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized Qatar’s neighbors for using the language of force and boycotting the country, voicing Tehran’s readiness to help resolve regional conflicts. “Using threat, pressure and blockade against a neighboring country like Qatar is also a wrong method, and we should all try to end such tensions in the region,” President...

Syrian army destroys ISIL center in Deir Ezzor

Syrian army destroys ISIL center in Deir Ezzor

DEIR EZZOR, Jul. 12 (Press Shia) – Over the past 24 hours Syrian Army and Armed Forces units, backed by the Air Force units, have destroyed vehicles and an ammunition depot belonging to ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzor province.SANA’s reporter in Deir Ezzor said that army units targeted with concentrated fire the hotbeds and positions of the ISIL terrorists in the neighborhood of...