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US after dividing Muslims for Israel’s interests: Larijani

US after dividing Muslims for Israel’s interests: Larijani

TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Larijani told Turkish media that Israel is so sad about the death of ISIL terrorist group as US is dividing Muslims to secure Israeli benefits.In Turkey to attend the Asia Parliamentary Assembly (APA), Larijani on Thursday told the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, also known as TRT, that Tehran, Ankara and Moscow "are now...

Iran after peace in Afghanistan: Rouhani

Iran after peace in Afghanistan: Rouhani

TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Rouhain and his Afghan counterpart President Ashraf Ghani exchanged views on establishment of peace in Afghanistan late on Thursday, according to Ghani’s office.In a telephone call with Iranian President Rouhain late on Thursday, Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani extended his sympathies, on behalf of Afghan government and people,...

Afghanistan needs popular forces to combat terrorism

Afghanistan needs popular forces to combat terrorism

TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Parliament Speaker Larijani while voicing concerns over the future of Afghanistan said the country needs to utilize motivated popular forces alongside the army in order to effectively fight terrorism.Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani made the remarks in a meeting with his Afghan counterpart Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Thursday on the...

UN head thanks Iran for free education of illegal Afghans

UN head thanks Iran for free education of illegal Afghans

TEHRAN, Nov. 20 (Press Shia Agency) – In their Wednesday meeting in Tehran, Iranian Deputy FM Mr. Araghchi and Mr. Swing, the Director General of the International Organization for Migration discussed Afghan refugees’ status in Iran. William Lacy Swing, the Director General of the International Organization for Migration who is visiting Tehran met with Seyyed Abbas Araghchi, Iranian Deputy...

Parl. passes bill on Chabahar Trilateral Agreement

Parl. passes bill on Chabahar Trilateral Agreement

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (Press Shia) – The bill on agreement for establishment of international transport and transit corridor among Iran, India and Afghanistan, also known as Chabahar Agreement, was passed by the Iranian Parliament.The agreement that includes an introduction and 15 articles was presented by Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, had been approved during a cabinet meeting back in...

Iran voices support for any Afghan-led peace process

Iran voices support for any Afghan-led peace process

TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (Press Shia) – UN envoy Gholamali Khoshroo in his address at UN General Assembly on the situation in Afghanistan stressed Iran’s support for any Afghan-led peace process and censured US’ destabilizing presence in that country.Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo addressing the General Assembly on the situation in...

Iran urges UN to promote peace in Afghanistan

Iran urges UN to promote peace in Afghanistan

TEHRAN, Nov. 20 (Press Shia Agency) – Deputy Foreign Minister for International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araghchi urged the UN to play a more crucial role in resolving the crises in Afghanistan and to promote peace and reconciliation process in the country.Araghchi made the remarks in a meeting with the Special Representative for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA),...

Iran ready to assist UN on Afghanistan: Zarif

Iran ready to assist UN on Afghanistan: Zarif

TEHRAN, Nov. 20 (Press Shia Agency) – Foreign Minister Zarif voiced Iran’s readiness to expand cooperation with United Nations and its other agencies on all expected areas related to stability in Afghanistan.“Iran wishes for the stability of Afghanistan and has made tremendous efforts to this end,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a meeting with a Special...

6 militants, policeman killed in eastern Afghan clashes

6 militants, policeman killed in eastern Afghan clashes

GHAZNI, Nov. 18 (Press Shia) –Six armed insurgents and one policeman were killed and 15 militants wounded during clashes in eastern Afghan province of Ghazni on Friday, the provincial police chief said Saturday."The clashes erupted after government forces engaged in Taliban insurgents in Abband district late Friday. And the fighting left six Taliban militants, including two insurgents' local...

Iran strongly condemns Kabul terrorist attack

Iran strongly condemns Kabul terrorist attack

TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (Press Shia) – The Spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry Bahram Ghasemi strongly denounced the terrorist attack of Thursday in Kabul.Ghasemi expressed sympathies with the bereaved families of the victims killed at a political gathering in the Afghan capital on Thursday. A suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital near a meeting of supporters of an influential regional leader...