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Iran Oil Minister Shrugs Off US Sanction on Him

Iran Oil Minister Shrugs Off US Sanction on Him

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, who has been blacklisted by the US Treasury Department, brushed off the new sanctions as a testimony to Washington’s failure to drive Iranian oil exports down to zero. - Politics news - In a post on his Twitter account, Zanganeh said, “The sanctions on me and my colleagues are a passive reaction to the failure of...

Belgium Facing ‘Tsunami’ of Coronavirus Infections: Health Minister

Belgium Facing ‘Tsunami’ of Coronavirus Infections: Health Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Belgium is facing a 'tsunami' of coronavirus infections, the country's health minister has warned as a night-time curfew took effect Monday. - World news - Bars and restaurants have closed for a month and hospitals are having to delay surgeries to cope with the exponential growth of COVID-19, the Daily Mail reportedBelgium's infection rate is the second-worst in...

Iran’s Arms Exports to Exceed Purchases: Defense Minister

Iran’s Arms Exports to Exceed Purchases: Defense Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The sales of Iranian weapons following the termination of a UN arms embargo will be outstripping the imports, Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said, following the termination of the UN arms embargo on the country. - Politics news - Speaking at a televised program on Sunday night, General Hatami said the termination of the UN arms embargo on Iran on the...

UAE Minister Accused of Sex Assault

UAE Minister Accused of Sex Assault

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A British woman has accused a senior Emirati royal of sexually assaulting her while she was working on the launch of the Hay literary festival in Abu Dhabi, a UK newspaper reported. - World news - The Sunday Times said that Caitlin McNamara, 32, claims she was attacked by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, 69, the minister of tolerance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...

Defense Minister Highlights Iran’s ‘Major Progress’ in Satellite Technology

Defense Minister Highlights Iran’s ‘Major Progress’ in Satellite Technology

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami hailed the country’s significant progress made in the field of satellite technology. - Defense news - “The Islamic Republic has made outstanding progress in manufacturing satellite launchers and satellites,” General Hatami said on Thursday during a visit to the country’s Armed Forces Geographical Organization...

Iran to Begin COVID-19 Vaccine Human Test Soon: Health Minister

Iran to Begin COVID-19 Vaccine Human Test Soon: Health Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s health minister said a homegrown vaccine for the coronavirus infection will undergo human tests within the next couple of weeks. - Society/Culture news - In comments on the sidelines of the virtual 67th session of the World Health Organization’s Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, Saeed Namaki said Iran has made good progress in developing the...

PA Prime Minister Urges Certain ‘Arab Brothers’ to Learn from History

PA Prime Minister Urges Certain ‘Arab Brothers’ to Learn from History

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Mohamed Shtayyeh criticized the continuous Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. - World news - “Every settler unit constitutes a plan to annex our land,” he said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting in Ramallah Wednesday.His remarks came as he denounced Israel’s approval of the construction of 2,500...

Defense Minister Warns of Action If Karabakh War Bullets Hit Iran Again

Defense Minister Warns of Action If Karabakh War Bullets Hit Iran Again

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami cautioned the warring parties in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that Tehran will take measures stronger than warnings if the shells fired in the fighting continue to hit Iranian territories. - Politics news - Speaking to reporters in Mashhad on Tuesday, the defense minister said border security is the vital issue for...

Interior Minister: Iran Not to Tolerate Insecurity at Border

Interior Minister: Iran Not to Tolerate Insecurity at Border

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s minister of interior warned the two northwestern neighbors entangled in a war over the Nagorno-Karabakh region to be careful not to harm security at the Islamic Republic’s border areas. - Politics news - Asked by reporters about the situation along Iran’s northwestern borders after a recent flare-up of fighting between the Republic of Azerbaijan and...

Saudi, UAE, Bahrain ‘Planned’ to Invade, Occupy Qatar, Minister Says

Saudi, UAE, Bahrain ‘Planned’ to Invade, Occupy Qatar, Minister Says

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Qatari Defense Minister Khalid al-Attiyah said that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain had a two-phase plan to occupy Qatar. - World news - "Actually it was not a mere intention. There was a plan to invade Qatar," Attiyah told Al-Jazeera Arabic news channel on Sunday. "This plan was set into two phases, imposing the siege with the aim of creating an...