Archive "Politics"

Iran's envoy elected as head of OPCW Confidentiality Commission

Iran's envoy elected as head of OPCW Confidentiality Commission

TEHRAN, May 20 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran's envoy to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was elected as head of organizations Confidentiality Commission.Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, Alireza Jahangiri, was elected as the head of Confidentiality Commission. Jahangiri was...

IFEX urges Pakistan to provide updated info. on journalists killing to UNESCO

IFEX urges Pakistan to provide updated info. on journalists killing to UNESCO

CARACHI, May 20 (Press Shia Agency) – International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Executive Director Annie Game has urged Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to respond to UNESCO Director-General’s 2017 request that has sought information on the status of judicial inquiries into the killings of 55 journalists in Pakistan from 2006 to 2016.In a letter, Game also asked the Prime...

Our ambition highest by focusing on combating terrorism

Our ambition highest by focusing on combating terrorism

GENEVA, May 21 (Press Shia) – Head of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation to Geneva Bashar al-Jaafari announced on Friday the end of the official meetings within the 6th round of Geneva intra-Syrian dialogue with a final session with the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.“We have just concluded the last session with the UN Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, within the...

Rouhani projected to win 2nd term

Rouhani projected to win 2nd term

TEHRAN, May 20 (Press Shia) – The incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, has apparently retained office by winning the 12th round of presidential elections held in Iran on Friday.After long hours of waiting, Spokesman of Elections Headquarters finally appeared among reporters and officially announced confirmed results of nearly 26 million votes counted so far. On the basis of the report, Hassan...

Polls closed in Iran

Polls closed in Iran

TEHRAN, May 20 (Press Shia) – Voting for presidential and local elections have just ended as announced by the Iranian Ministry of Interior.The head of Interior Ministry's State Elections Committee, Ali Asghar Ahmadi, announced that polls were closed across the country though people present inside polling stations will be allowed to cast their votes.  At 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning and...

Elections determine people’s fate

Elections determine people’s fate

TEHRAN, May 19 (Press Shia) – Presidential candidate Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi said elections are meant for people to decide on their own fate.Raeisi, who is a hopeful at ongoing presidential elections in Iran, made the remarks while paying a visit to Elections Headquarters in Interior Ministry in final hours of polling in Iran. He appreciated efforts of all those involved in the balloting...

Early exit polls per provinces released

Early exit polls per provinces released

TEHRAN, May 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Preliminary estimations for ongoing presidential elections in Iran reveal that Raeisi has a higher chance in smaller cities and villages. Election exit polls until afternoon suggest that the reformist candidate Hassan Rouhani enjoys the lead in 12 Iranian provinces while Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi, representing the priciplist camp, is ahead in the poll in 15...

Glorious turnout opens golden chapter in religious democracy  

Glorious turnout opens golden chapter in religious democracy  

TEHRAN, May. 19 (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif who cast his vote early at the polling station of Jamaran Hosseinieh, paid a visit to the headquarters of executive electoral committee for Iranian expatriates stationed at Foreign Ministry. “The massive turnout of Iranians in the election inside and outside Iran opens another golden chapter in religious democracy to show it to...

Massive turnout strengthens national power

Massive turnout strengthens national power

TEHRAN, May. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Incumbent President and a presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani was one of the officials who cast his votes for both elections early on Friday. “Whoever wins presidency, should be helped to deliver this heavy burden of responsibility and whoever is picked whom we are responsible to help with unity, solidarity, and happiness,” said President Hassan...

Early exit polls across country

Early exit polls across country

TEHRAN, May 19 (Press Shia) – Field observations across the country estimates the probable results of presidential elections in different provinces.Early exit polls until 2 PM, Friday, show that Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi is leading by a narrow margin in 15 provinces against his rival Hassan Rouhani, who is leading in 12 provinces, by a wide margin, against Raeisi. The estimated reports show that...