Archive "Politics"

Iran sanctions 9 US firms as countermeasure

Iran sanctions 9 US firms as countermeasure

TEHRAN, May 18 (Press Shia Agency) – In a statement issued Thu., Iran’s Foreign Ministry has imposed sanctions on 9 American firms and individuals as counter-measure for US new sanctions on Iran for its missile program.The statement notes the US extension of sanctions relief on Iran under the nuclear deal, followed by new sanctions on the Islamic Republic for its missile...

Syrian army kills, wounds ISIL militants in Deir ez-Zor

Syrian army kills, wounds ISIL militants in Deir ez-Zor

MOSCOW, May 18 (Press Shia Agency) – The Syrian army killed 28 and wounded 30 ISIL terror group militants in Deir ez-Zor city and its surroundings, local media reported citing a military source.The source told the SANA news agency that a tank, two infantry fighting vehicles and two vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns were destroyed during the clashes. The province...

Russia supports constructive discussion of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva

Russia supports constructive discussion of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva

MOSCOW, May 17 (Press Shia Agency) – Russia stressed its support to the constructive discussion of the entire agenda of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, including issues of anti-terrorism efforts and the constitution.Russia stands for constructive discussion of the entire agenda of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, including issues of the constitution and anti-terrorism efforts,...

Iran preparing for peaceful election in insecure region

Iran preparing for peaceful election in insecure region

TEHRAN, May 17 (Press Shia) – Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted the significance of preparing for a peaceful and secure election while the rest of the Middle East region is gripped with insecurity and conflict.Ahead of presidential and city council elections in Iran scheduled for Friday May 19, hundreds  of people from all walks of life met with Leader of...

US-led coalition targeting violates Syria’s sovereignty, territorial integrity

US-led coalition targeting violates Syria’s sovereignty, territorial integrity

DAMASCUS, May 17 (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian Foreign Ministry described as “blatant aggression against the Syrian people and flagrant violation of Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” the illegal US-led coalition airstrikes which killed dozens of innocent Syrian civilians in al-Ekirshi village in Raqqa province and al-Boukamal in Deir Ezzor.“On May 15th, 2017, the illegal...

Voter turnout estimated at 72%, no gradual announcement of results

Voter turnout estimated at 72%, no gradual announcement of results

TEHRAN, May 17 (Press Shia) – Interior Minister Rahmani Fazli said voter turnout for Friday election is estimated at 72%, adding the results will not be announced gradually but only after the vote count is done. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli in an interview with IRIB Tuesday night said the latest reliable surveys show voter turnout at 72%, adding the number is predicted to rise in...

Iran, India stress implementation of Chabahar agreement

Iran, India stress implementation of Chabahar agreement

TEHRAN, May 17 (Press Shia Agency) – In a consultative-political session Tue. in Tehran, Iran and India called for implementation of cooperation in energy, trade and development of Chabahar port infrastructure.The session was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on the Indian side, and Deputy FM for Asia and Oceania Affairs, Ebrahim Rahimpour on the Iranian side....

Zarif urges facilitation of Iran-India banking ties

Zarif urges facilitation of Iran-India banking ties

TEHRAN, May 17 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif held talks with Indian Deputy Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Tue. in Tehran to confer on the expansion of bilateral relations.During the meeting, Mohammad Javad Zarif pointed to the various common grounds and historical experiences for cooperation between the two countries in trade and energy, adding “it is...

Women main victims of crises in ME

Women main victims of crises in ME

TEHRAN, May 16 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Ambassador to the UN Gholamali Khoshroo has said the women are the main victims of recent crises in the Middle East region, including cruel sanctions.Speaking Monday at the 16th Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security: Sexual Violence in Conflicts, Khoshroo regretted the continuation of the current crises in the Middle East...

Jahangiri bows out of election campaign in favor of Rouhani

Jahangiri bows out of election campaign in favor of Rouhani

TEHRAN, May 17 (Press Shia Agency) – Presidential candidate Es’hagh Jahangiri, during his rally in Shiraz, withdrew from May 19 elections in favor of the incumbent President Hassan Rouhani.The Iranian 1st VP, while stepping aside the presidential elections, invited all to vote for the reformist candidate Hassan Rouhani, “Along with you, I will vote for Rouhani,” said Jahangiri inviting...