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Spokesman Rejects Saudi Espionage Claims against Iran as ‘Baseless’

Spokesman Rejects Saudi Espionage Claims against Iran as ‘Baseless’

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi dismissed as completely false and baseless Saudi allegations against Iran, after the Riyadh regime sentenced 15 people to death for allegedly leaking details on the Saudi military to Tehran. “The Islamic Republic of Iran has never taken actions contrary to the international law and diplomatic principles in...

Iran Eyes Close Industrial, Energy Cooperation with Indonesia

Iran Eyes Close Industrial, Energy Cooperation with Indonesia

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for expansion of trade ties with Indonesia and stronger cooperation in the oil and gas industry and engineering projects. In a meeting with Chairman of Indonesia’s People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Zulkifli Hasan in Tehran on Tuesday, President Rouhani highlighted the ample opportunities for enhancing economic...

Iran’s Velayati: US President’s ISA Renewal Signing in Breach of JCPOA

Iran’s Velayati: US President’s ISA Renewal Signing in Breach of JCPOA

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A senior Iranian official said if the US president signs a recent legislation passed by Congress to renew sanctions against Tehran for 10 years, it would be tantamount to a breach of the JCPOA, the July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers. Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Head of the Strategic Research Center of...

Iran’s President Vows Severe Response to JCPOA Violation

Iran’s President Vows Severe Response to JCPOA Violation

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian political leaders and decision-making bodies are consistent in their approach to responding to any violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran’s president said, warning that any such breach will draw a strong reaction from Tehran. There is unanimity in Iran when it comes to reaction to the US violation of the JCPOA, with no...

Iran’s JCPOA Supervisory Council to Discuss US ISA Renewal Tomorrow: President

Iran’s JCPOA Supervisory Council to Discuss US ISA Renewal Tomorrow: President

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country’s supervisory council on implementation process of the JCPOA, the July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, tomorrow will discuss a recent legislation passed by the US Congress to renew sanctions against Iran. President Rouhani said the council tasked with monitoring the implementation of the Joint...

Iran Summons UN Coordinator over ‘Meddlesome’ Remarks

Iran Summons UN Coordinator over ‘Meddlesome’ Remarks

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry called in Gary Lewis, the UN resident coordinator in Iran, to protest his recent “meddlesome and unconventional” remarks against the Islamic Republic. On Monday, the director general for international environment and sustainable development affairs at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Lewis, reminding him about the UN...

Iran’s FM Dismisses Win-Lose Approach on Syria

Iran’s FM Dismisses Win-Lose Approach on Syria

BEIJING (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif rejected the possibility of a win-lose approach for resolving the crisis in Syria, saying an effectual initiative should include all sides. The top Iranian diplomat, who is in China as part of an Asian tour, delivered a speech to Peking University in Beijing on Tuesday morning, outlining Iran’s stances on world...

Russia Raps West for Syria Sanctions, Purported Sympathy for Aleppo

Russia Raps West for Syria Sanctions, Purported Sympathy for Aleppo

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Russian president's special envoy to the Middle East, Mikhail Bogdanov, criticized the West for imposing sanctions on Syria and at the same time claiming to advocate residents of Aleppo. In a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari in Tehran on Monday, the visiting Russian diplomat took a swipe at the...

Iranian FM, Chinese Vice Premier Discuss Closer Ties

Iranian FM, Chinese Vice Premier Discuss Closer Ties

BEIJING (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli held talks on a range of issues, including ways to promote bilateral relations between the two Asian countries in all spheres. According to Press Shia dispatches, at the meeting in Beijing on Monday, Gaoli pointed to his visit to Iran and praised the people of the country as...

Putin’s Envoy Had A Message for Tehran: Spokesman

Putin’s Envoy Had A Message for Tehran: Spokesman

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said a special envoy of the Russian president who visited Tehran recently delivered a message from Moscow to the Iranian political leaders. Alexander Lavrentiev, the Russian president’s special envoy on Middle East affairs, had a message from Putin to Iranian political leaders, Qassemi said at a press...