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Failure of JCPOA failure of diplomacy

Failure of JCPOA failure of diplomacy

TEHRAN, Jan. 31 (Press Shia Agency) – President Rouhani underlined that lack of commitment to JCPOA and its violation would convey the message of diplomacy’s failure in settling complicated issues. President Rouhani made the remarks during his meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in Tehran on Monday. Rouhani underlined the importance of the expansion of ties with France...

Europeans, Americans differing views on NATO benefits for EU

Europeans, Americans differing views on NATO benefits for EU

EDINBURGH, Jan. 31 (Press Shia) – While the majority of Europeans think that the European Union needs US and NATO for protection against external threats, less than half (48 percent) of Americans think so, according to a survey published by Sputnik.Polls. Europeans who think that the EU needs assistance from the US and NATO include 65 percent of Poles, 65 percent of Italians, 63 percent of...

Shamkhani denounces MKO terrorists' free operations in France

Shamkhani denounces MKO terrorists' free operations in France

TEHRAN, Jan. 31 (Press Shia Agency) – Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani, pointing to free activities of MKO terrorists in France, said any support for the terrorist group would mean unfriendly signals to the Islamic Republic.Shamkhani made the remarks in a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in Tehran on Tuesday. He welcomed the...

Armenian defense min. pays tribute to Imam Khomeini

Armenian defense min. pays tribute to Imam Khomeini

TEHRAN, Jan. 31 (Press Shia Agency) – Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Vigen Sargsyan attended the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Revolution to pay tribute to the late Imam Khomeini on Tuesday.Leading a top-ranking defense delegation, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Vigen Sargsyan arrived in Tehran on Monday evening at official invitations of his Iranian...

Archery committee extends apologies to Iran for Trump’s visa ban

Archery committee extends apologies to Iran for Trump’s visa ban

TEHRAN, Jan. 31 (Press Shia Agency) – Two Iranian archers, Armin Raisi and Armin Pakzad, have not yet been handed their visas to attend the indoor Archery World Cup 2017 in Las Vegas city of US in February 10-12.In an official email to the Archery Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the executive committee for holding the stage three of the indoor Archery World Cup 2017 conveyed its...

Iran, Kazakhstan mark 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Iran, Kazakhstan mark 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations

TEHRAN, Jan. 31 (Press Shia) – It has been 25 years since the signing of the agreement on the establishment of diplomatic relations between Iran and Kazakhstan on February 1999.On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Republic of Kazakhstan, presidents and foreign ministers of the two countries exchanged...

Philippine defense chief urges people not to help terrorists 

Philippine defense chief urges people not to help terrorists 

MANILA, Jan. 31 (Press Shia) – Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday urged people not to provide harboring place to fleeing members of the Abu Sayyaf group and other terrorists."We earnestly ask you to cooperate with your Armed Forces to avoid any untoward incident or injury," said Lorenzana in a statement, adding that the offensive against these groups are now in "full...

France opposes any US attempts at nuclear renegotiations

France opposes any US attempts at nuclear renegotiations

TEHRAN, Jan. 31 (Press Shia) – French FM Jean-Marc Ayrault said France opposes any measure against the nuclear deal, particularly if it leads to renegotiations, voicing concern for President Trump’s stance on the JCPOA and travel ban.French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault made the remarks in a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday in Tehran,...

EU urges warring South Sudanese parties to protect civilians 

EU urges warring South Sudanese parties to protect civilians 

 JUBA, Jan. 31 (Press Shia) –- The European Union (EU) has called for the need of an inclusive political solution in South Sudan, urging warring Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA-in-Opposition to cease hostilities and protect civilians from crossfire.In a statement received in Juba, the EU expressed concern about the continuing spread of fighting and the risk of inter-communal...

Iran not to hesitate in reinforcing defense capabilities

Iran not to hesitate in reinforcing defense capabilities

TEHRAN, Jan. 31 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif underlined that Iran does not need others' permission for reinforcing its defense capabilities. Zarif made the remarks in his press conference with French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault on Monday.  In response to the question over the claims of some Western media and officials in regard to Iran's recent...