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Iran’s President: G5+1 Should Fully Meet Obligations to Sustain JCPOA

Iran’s President: G5+1 Should Fully Meet Obligations to Sustain JCPOA

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that in order to sustain the July 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the parties should fully implement their obligations. Speaking at a meeting with the Russian president’s special envoy on Middle East affairs, Alexander Lavrentiev, in...

Iranian Official Urges Ever-Growing Ties with Russia

Iranian Official Urges Ever-Growing Ties with Russia

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, called for efforts to constantly promote Tehran-Moscow relations, especially given the current regional and international developments. Under the new regional and international circumstances, Iran-Russia relationship needs to grow constantly, Velayati said at a meeting...

Iran Ready to Deliver More Relief Aid to Syria's Aleppo: FM Adviser

Iran Ready to Deliver More Relief Aid to Syria's Aleppo: FM Adviser

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An adviser to the Iranian foreign minister said Tehran was ready to use all the means at its disposal to deliver more humanitarian aid to war-ravaged people in Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo in cooperation with Russia. "We are fully ready for this joint humanitarian operation with Russia, we shall use all of our resources that we have," Hossein...

Iranian President to Submit Budget Bill to Parliament Tomorrow

Iranian President to Submit Budget Bill to Parliament Tomorrow

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will present the draft budget for the next Iranian fiscal year (beginning March 20, 2017) to the country’s parliament on Sunday, an official said. Speaking to the Press Shia News Agency, Hossein Ali Amiri, the president's aide in parliamentary affairs, said President Rouhani plans to attend an open session of the parliament on...

FM: Extension of Iran Sanctions Proves Lack of US Credibility

FM: Extension of Iran Sanctions Proves Lack of US Credibility

NEW DELHI (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed US plans to extend sanctions against Iran for ten more years, stressing that it will testify to lack of US credibility in the international community. According to Press Shia dispatches, speaking to reporters upon his arrival in New Delhi at the start of an Asian tour on Saturday, Zarif said extension of the Iran...

Iran Calls for Immediate Release of Two Nationals Arrested in Kenya

Iran Calls for Immediate Release of Two Nationals Arrested in Kenya

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the Islamic Republic has called on Kenya to immediately free two of its nationals arrested in the East African country. The two Iranians are lawyers who had gone to Kenya to provide their Iranian clients (jailed in Kenya) with legal counseling, but they were arrested by police when they were returning from a Tuesday...

Extension of Anti-Iran Sanctions ‘Clear Breach’ of JCPOA: Nuclear Chief

Extension of Anti-Iran Sanctions ‘Clear Breach’ of JCPOA: Nuclear Chief

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) denounced a recent move by the US Senate to vote for a bill to extend sanctions against Iran for another ten years as a “clear violation” of the JCPOA, the July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. “This act (the Iran Sanctions Act) does exist currently but the US president has suspended...

Iranian Cleric Urges Retaliation for US Breaches of Nuclear Deal

Iranian Cleric Urges Retaliation for US Breaches of Nuclear Deal

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior Iranian cleric slammed the US Congress for its recent move to extend sanctions against Iran for another ten years, saying that it is now time for the Islamic Republic to retaliate such violations of the JCPOA, a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. “Nothing is expected from the US except hostility (toward the Iranian nation) and now is the...

Iran’s FM to Start Asia Tour in India

Iran’s FM to Start Asia Tour in India

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will start his tour of three Asian countries with an official visit to India later this week. According to Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi, Zarif will visit India, China and Japan at the head of a high-ranking political and economic delegation. His accompanying delegation will include industrial, trade and...

Syrian Grand Mufti Lauds Tehran, Moscow for Supporting Damascus

Syrian Grand Mufti Lauds Tehran, Moscow for Supporting Damascus

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syria’s Grand Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, in a speech at the Irish parliament, praised Iran and Russia for their support for the Arab country’s government and said unlike others, the two countries are defending Syria against terrorists. “Iran and Russia came to Syria to defend the country while 180 other countries came to Syria to destroy it,”...