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Pres. Rouhani to visit S Africa in few months

Pres. Rouhani to visit S Africa in few months

TEHRAN, Oct. 23 (Press Shia) – Speaking at South Africa-Iran Business Forum in Pretoria on Mon., FM Zarif announced President Rouhani’s upcoming visit to South Africa in a few months.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif who is heading a senior delegation of political and economic figures arrived in South African administrative capital city of Pretoria on Sunday. On Monday, Zarif...

ISIL would have taken over region if not for Iran forces  

ISIL would have taken over region if not for Iran forces  

TEHRAN, Oct. 23 (Press Shia Agency) – Reacting to Rex Tillerson’s remarks on asking Iranian forces to exit Iraq, FM Zarif stressed Tehran’s role in fighting terrorism, saying ISIL would have taken over Syria and Iraq if it were not for Iran’s efforts.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks upon arrival in South African capital early Monday, adding “the policies of...

Trump’s anti-JCPOA stance, blatant violation of its terms

Trump’s anti-JCPOA stance, blatant violation of its terms

TEHRAN, Oct. 21 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Deputy FM Araghchi said US lack of commitment to JCPOA is the most flagrant violation of the deal and Trump’s anti-JCPOA remarks have cast a shadow of uncertainty over the agreement. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi delivered a speech Saturday during the expert panel of JCPOA in the International Conference on Disarmament and Non-proliferation...

Iranian, Austrian FMs talk JCPOA on phone

Iranian, Austrian FMs talk JCPOA on phone

TEHRAN, Oct. 21 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Austria’s Sebastian Kurz, who is expected to become the European country’s chancellor, conferred on various issues in a phone conversation.During the Saturday talks, Zarif congratulated Kurz on the victory of his party in Austria’s parliamentary elections and wished him success in his new post, the...

Iran slams deadly terror attacks in Afghanistan 

Iran slams deadly terror attacks in Afghanistan 

TEHRAN, Oct. 21 (Press Shia) – Iran has strongly condemned twin suicide attacks in Afghanistan’s Kabul and Ghor, which claimed the lives of dozens of worshipers at mosques. In a Friday statement, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi expressed sympathy with the Afghan government and nation and offered condolences to the families of those killed in the attacks. “Savage...

Iranian, French FMs talk JCPOA on phone

Iranian, French FMs talk JCPOA on phone

TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his French counterpart Jean‑Yves Le Drian held a phone conversation on the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers Tue. night. During the Tuesday conversation, which was the second phone call between the two sides within the past few days, Zarif and Le Drian...

Japan voices support for Iran nuclear deal

Japan voices support for Iran nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia) – Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono has told his Iranian counterpart Zarif that his country continues to support the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported Monday.According to NHK, their teleconference took place on Monday, during which Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Koni expressed full support for Iran's nuclear deal, days...

Iran condoles with Somalia over massive blast

Iran condoles with Somalia over massive blast

TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (Press Shia Agency) – Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Bahram Ghasemi has condemned Saturday massive explosion in the Somali capital which has so far claimed the lives of over 180 people.Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi strongly condemned the terrorist attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and expressed deep sympathy and condolences with Somali nation, government and...

Nuclear deal going ahead regardless of Trump’s move

Nuclear deal going ahead regardless of Trump’s move

TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (Press Shia Agency) – In an interview with CBS News on Sat., Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif said all other signatories to the nuclear agreement are standing solidly with Iran against Trump’s anti-JCPOA position.In an interview with CBS News correspondent reporting from Tehran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that he was not disappointed by US...

Trump’s blunt remarks to help advance Iran’s objectives

Trump’s blunt remarks to help advance Iran’s objectives

TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (Press Shia Agency) – Foreign Minister Zarif said Trump’s blunt anti-Iran remarks would in fact help advance Iran’s policies and reassure the world that the country is the safest haven for investment.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks in a televised interview Saturday night, adding that US President’s anti-Iran speech on Friday was due to...