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Iran, Canada firm on reestablishing diplomatic ties

Iran, Canada firm on reestablishing diplomatic ties

TEHRAN, May 13 (Press Shia) – Iran’s deputy FM Ghashghavi said the Canadian government has voiced eagerness to reestablish ties with Iran and the Islamic Republic is also seeking to have dignified relations with the North American country.Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Affairs Hassan Ghashghavi made the remark in a radio interview on Saturday while...

Syrian army establishes control over quarry in Homs

Syrian army establishes control over quarry in Homs

 HOMS, May 13 (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian army  units established control over the southern al-Mshairfeh quarry in the eastern countryside of Homs province after eliminating the last remaining gatherings of ISIL in the area.A military source told SANA that army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, continued pursuing ISIL terrorists in the eastern countryside of Homs, establishing...

Belt-Road Initiative good for Iran, ME and world

Belt-Road Initiative good for Iran, ME and world

UNITED NATIONS, May 13 (Press Shia) – Iranian envoy to the UN Gholamali Khoshroo in an interview with China's Xinhua on Wed. warmly praised the Belt and Road Initiative, saying it is good for Iran, the Middle East and the rest of the world.The Initiative would also dramatically boost the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), said Khoshroo, the Iranian permanent...

Afghan security forces kill dozen of Taliban militants over past 24 hours

Afghan security forces kill dozen of Taliban militants over past 24 hours

TEHRAN, May 13 (Press Shia) – Afghan security forces with artillery support have eliminated at least a dozen of Taliban militants in the course of several operations in different parts of the country, local media reported Friday, citing the Afghan Defense Ministry..Afghanistan's security forces have killed at least 12 militants of the Taliban terrorist movement (banned in Russia)...

2017 Iranian candidates offer economic plans in last debate

2017 Iranian candidates offer economic plans in last debate

TEHRAN, May. 12 (Press Shia Agency) – The contestants trying their chances of victory in Iran’s upcoming presidential elections held their third and last debate on economic plans to precede the May 19 polls.The debate gathered Hassan Rouhani, 1st VP Es’hagh Jahangiri, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf, member of Iran’s Expediency Council Mostafa Mirsalim, Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi, the...

Electoral offenses 60% down this year

Electoral offenses 60% down this year

TEHRAN, May. 12 (Press Shia) – The Chairman of the security committee of elections at Iran’s Interior Ministry, Hossein Zolfaghari, told the media that the electoral offenses of this year’s elections in Iran is 60% lower than previous years.“The security readiness, intelligence awareness, and the planning of the SWAT units have been devised in a way that any move to disrupt the security...

De-escalation zones could have positive effect on Syrians

De-escalation zones could have positive effect on Syrians

MOSCOW, May 11 (Press Shia) – The establishment of safe zones in Syria proposed by Russia and signed by it in a memorandum alongside two co-guarantors Turkey and Iran could impact at least 2.6 million people, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said Thursday."When you talk about four of the de-escalation areas, this has the potential of affecting — hopefully...

Iran’s information dominance renders enemies passive

Iran’s information dominance renders enemies passive

TEHRAN, May 11 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Army Chief Maj. Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri said Thu. information dominance, unique and undiscoverable abilities of Iran’s Navy defense will keep enemies ‘passive’ and ‘wandering’.Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Maj. Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri made the remark in the opening ceremony of the 5th National Conference on Fast...

China advocates direct US-DPRK talks for settling tensions  

China advocates direct US-DPRK talks for settling tensions  

TEHRAN, May 11 (Press Shia Agency) – Chinese ambassador to Tehran in a meeting with Amir-Abdollahian said China believes US and North Korea need to sit down for direct talks in order to relieve the tension and resolve conflicts.Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held talks with Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Pang Sen on Wednesday, where...

ISIL munitions explode in Deir Ez-Zor: 15 houses razed, dozens killed

ISIL munitions explode in Deir Ez-Zor: 15 houses razed, dozens killed

MOSCOW, May 11 (Press Shia Agency) – A series of blasts that occurred in a house that Daesh militants used to store their munitions, has resulted in deaths of dozens of people and a complete destruction of some 15 facilities in Syria's Deir Ez-Zor.A series of blasts in a house used by terrorists to store munitions in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor...