Archive "Politics"

Iran-Vietnam human rights coop. needed in intl. community

Iran-Vietnam human rights coop. needed in intl. community

TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (Press Shia) – Deputy Parliament Speaker Ali Motahari has called for cooperation between Iran and Vietnam in the international community, particularly on issues related to human rights.“Western countries are making instrumental use of the human rights mechanism and adopting double-standard policies toward different countries. This necessitates closer cooperation between Iran...

Russia trying to convince US to continue implementing JCPOA

Russia trying to convince US to continue implementing JCPOA

ASTANA, Aug. 29 (Press Shia) – Russia is trying to convince the US' partners to fulfill their duties under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran's nuclear deal) after the latter introduced sanctions against 18 individuals and entities in Iran over the country's missile program.Russia is currently working on persuading the US leadership to keep on implementing...

Syrian army, Resistance end ISIL presence in western Qalamoun

Syrian army, Resistance end ISIL presence in western Qalamoun

DAMASCUS, Aug. 29 (Press Shia Agency) – Hundreds of ISIL terrorists with their families were transported from Jroud Qara in western Qalamoun  in Damascus countryside towards the eastern region.SANA reporter said that the buses which carry the terrorists and their families left Jroud Qara after completing preparations to get them out  into Bou Kamal area in Deir Ezzor eastern countryside. ...

Iran, Azerbaijan to cooperate on plant quarantine

Iran, Azerbaijan to cooperate on plant quarantine

TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (Press Shia) – The MPs approved a cooperation agreement on plant protection and quarantine between Iran and Azerbaijan.At a public hearing on Tuesday, Iranian Parliament examined the report of the Agriculture Commission on the bill on cooperation in the field of plant protection and plant quarantine between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Government of the...

Turkish main opposition urges new constitution

Turkish main opposition urges new constitution

ANKARA, Aug. 29 (Press Shia Agency) – Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said Turkey needs an environment of social consensus and urged for a new constitution.“As this country’s people, thinkers, academics and civil society organizations, we have to come together to work on a constitution that has the consensus of the majority. Turkey needs a...

Haley not in position to demand inspection of Iran’s military sites

Haley not in position to demand inspection of Iran’s military sites

TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Defense Minister Amir Hatami said Tue. that the demands of US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley for IAEA’s inspection of Iran’s military sites are “not even worth mentioning.”“Nikki Haley is not in a position to be making such claims, and even the claim is not worth mentioning,” said Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General...

Hundreds of documents on Central Asian nationals discovered in Tal Afar

Hundreds of documents on Central Asian nationals discovered in Tal Afar

TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (Press Shia) – Local Iraqi sources have reported discovery of hundreds of documents belonging to Central Asian nationals who were ISIL members in Tal Afar of Iraq.Iraqi troops uncovered hundreds of documents from ISIL militants, who were the nationals of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan, during the liberation of Tal Afar, Fars News reported. The documents were found in...

Area close to US embassy in Kabul hit by blast

Area close to US embassy in Kabul hit by blast

KABUL, Aug. 29 (Press Shia Agency) – The area close to US embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul was allegedly hit by an explosion, the Reuters news agency reports citing police sources.There is no information on the death or injured toll at the moment. According to the agency, the blast hit a Kabul Bank branch not far from the heavily fortified US embassy building. ...

Iran Decries Ongoing Violence against Myanmar Muslims

Iran Decries Ongoing Violence against Myanmar Muslims

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry expressed grave concern about the continuation of discrimination and violence against Muslims in Myanmar that has resulted in the killing and forced displacement of thousands of Rohingya Muslims. "Within the framework of respect for basic human rights and dignity as an internationally recognized norm, the government of the Islamic...

New defense min. vows to develop missile program

New defense min. vows to develop missile program

TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (Press Shia) – Iran’s newly-appointed Defense Minister Amir Hatami noted his ministry’s resolve for boosting the country’s missile capabilities in the face of threats of terrorism and proxy wars.Brigadier General Amir Hatami made the remarks on Monday, adding that Iran’s reliance on domestic defense equipment was thanks to the anti-Iran sanctions. ...