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ISIL caliphate over, terror threats still prevail

ISIL caliphate over, terror threats still prevail

TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (Press Shia Agency) – IRGC Commander Maj. Gen. Jafari said ISIL’s aspiration for achieving statehood has come to an end, but the threat of terrorist activities in the region is far from over.Commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari made the remark in a press conference on Thursday, adding “what has been stated so far about...

We will help wherever needed to confront US, Israel

We will help wherever needed to confront US, Israel

TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (Press Shia) – Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that Iran would provide help to confront the US and Israeli regime wherever there is a need for Iran’s presence.Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with participants at the "International Conference on Followers of Ahl al-Bayt vs. the Takfiris Issue" on Thursday in Tehran. “Today body of...

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...

Closer Iran-Russia security coop. needed against new terror threats

Closer Iran-Russia security coop. needed against new terror threats

TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (Press Shia Agency) – Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned that terrorism has not been fully uprooted yet, calling for closer security cooperation between Iran and Russia to ward off the new wave of terrorist threats.Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani made the remarks in a meeting with State Duma deputy from the party 'A Just Russia' Mikhail Emelyanov on...

Pres. Rouhani urges closer trade ties with Turkey

Pres. Rouhani urges closer trade ties with Turkey

TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (Press Shia Agency) – President Rouhani called for deepening economic relations with Turkey and the acceleration of full implementation of agreements between the two sides.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made the remark in a bilateral meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Wednesday on the sidelines of the tripartite summit of Iran, Russia and Turkey on...

Iran-Russia coop. bolsters sustainable stability in region

Iran-Russia coop. bolsters sustainable stability in region

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (Press Shia Agency) – President Rouhani deemed “positive” and “growing” Iran-Russia’s cooperation on settling crises and promoting peace and sustainable stability in the Middle East.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made the remark in a bilateral meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Wednesday evening on the sidelines of the tripartite summit of Iran,...

Larijani stresses political solution to Yemeni crisis

Larijani stresses political solution to Yemeni crisis

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Parliament Speaker, Ali Larijani has emphasized the need to resolve the Yemeni crises through diplomatic means.Larijani made the remarks at a joint meeting with Mushahid Hussain, a Pakistani politician who serves as a member of the Senate and the Chairman of Senate's Committee on Defense. The session was held on the sidelines of the 10th meeting of...

Some regional countries have 'ISIL-manufacturing factories': SNSC chief

Some regional countries have 'ISIL-manufacturing factories': SNSC chief

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (Press Shia) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani argued that if ISIL had achieved its goals, a major disaster would have occurred, adding some of the countries in the region has an ISIL-manufacturing factories.“If ISIL had achieved its goals, a major disaster would have undoubtedly occurred,” Ali Shamkhani said in an interview with...

Hariri returns home weeks after resignation

Hariri returns home weeks after resignation

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (Press Shia Agency) – Saad Hariri has finally returned to Beirut, more than two weeks after announcing his surprise resignation as Lebanon's prime minister from Saudi Arabia.The Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in Beirut late Tuesday. Hariri's plane landed at Beirut International Airport. Upon arrival, he first visited the grave of his slain father Rafic Al-Hariri,...

Rouhani felicitates Leader, Gen. Soleimani on victory against ISIL

Rouhani felicitates Leader, Gen. Soleimani on victory against ISIL

TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (Press Shia) – President Rouhani extended his felicitations to Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei and Cmdr. of IRGC Quds Force Maj. Gen. Ghasem Soleimani on ultimate victory against ISIL terrorists in Syria.  Speaking at the Fifth National Congress of the House of Farmers on Tuesday in Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extended his appreciation to “all...