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Turkey to Search Saudi Consulate in Khashoggi Case: Source

Turkey to Search Saudi Consulate in Khashoggi Case: Source

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A joint Turkish and Saudi team will search the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Monday afternoon as part of an investigation into the disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Turkish diplomatic source said. Khashoggi, a US resident and critic of Riyadh’s policies, disappeared on Oct. 2 after entering his country’s diplomatic mission in...

Congress May Scrap Saudi Arms Deals If Trump Remains Reluctant: US Scholar

Congress May Scrap Saudi Arms Deals If Trump Remains Reluctant: US Scholar

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An American scholar said the US Congress might act to scrap Washington’s arms agreements with Riyadh if President Donald Trump fails to do so. “There are multiple reports of a Saudi team of 15 interrogators/assassins having been dispatched to Turkey to terminate the outspoken critic, where Congress may act to cut off these arms agreements, even if Trump remains...

Syrian FM: Border Crossing with Iraq Should Open Soon

Syrian FM: Border Crossing with Iraq Should Open Soon

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Monday he hoped the Albu Kamal border crossing with neighboring Iraq would open as soon as possible. “We look to the interests of both the Syrian and Iraqi people in opening the Albu Kamal crossing,” Moualem told reporters at a joint conference with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari, who is visiting...

Takfiri Militants Signal Acceptance of Russia-Turkey Deal

Takfiri Militants Signal Acceptance of Russia-Turkey Deal

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Hayat Tahrir al-Sham signaled it would abide by the terms of a Russian-Turkish deal to prevent an offensive by Syrian forces on rebel-held Idlib the day before a critical deadline. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a Takfiri alliance also known as al-Qaeda in Syria, said on Sunday it had adopted its stance after taking time for “consultation”.Although it did not...

Jordan-Syria Border Crossing Opens to Normal Traffic

Jordan-Syria Border Crossing Opens to Normal Traffic

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The border crossing between Jordan and Syria officially opened to civilians and trade on Monday after being closed for three years. The Nassib crossing opened an 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), a border official on the Jordanian side in Jaber told Reuters but said there had been no traffic so far. One civilian could be seen waiting to cross.Jordanian state news agency Petra reported...

Turkish President, Saudi King Discuss Khashoggi Case

Turkish President, Saudi King Discuss Khashoggi Case

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and King Salman of Saudi Arabia spoke by telephone and discussed the investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish presidential sources said. During the telephone conversation late on Sunday, they said the leaders stressed the importance of their two countries creating a joint working group as part of...

US Senator Urges Action against Saudi over Khashoggi Case

US Senator Urges Action against Saudi over Khashoggi Case

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Republican US Senator Marco Rubio said the United States must confront Saudi Arabia or risk losing credibility on human rights, if allegations are proven true that the Saudi government orchestrated the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “If we do not take action, including potentially arms sales, as a result of this, if it turns out to be what they say it...

Iranian Engineers Unveil Reverse-Engineered Lamborghini in Tabriz (+Video)

Iranian Engineers Unveil Reverse-Engineered Lamborghini in Tabriz (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A team of Iranian engineers in Tabriz unveiled the finished product of five-year-work, a reverse-engineered Lamborghini Murcielago SV. The luxury car is a perfect copy to its Italian counterpart.Leader and designer of the creative team Masoud Moradi said that his crew has gone through the research, design, modeling, and manufacturing phases throughout the last five...

Riyadh Threatens to Retaliate against Any Sanctions

Riyadh Threatens to Retaliate against Any Sanctions

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Saudi Arabia rejected threats to punish it over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, saying the kingdom would retaliate against any sanctions with tougher measures, the official state news agency said on Sunday. It came after US President Donald Trump threatened “severe punishment” for Riyadh if it turned out Khashoggi, a...

UK’s Labour Says Would Stop Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia

UK’s Labour Says Would Stop Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Britain’s main opposition Labour Party would stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia if it was in government, its foreign policy spokeswoman said on Sunday after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 to get documents for his forthcoming marriage. Saudi officials say he left shortly afterwards...