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Iran’s dignity, independence result of martyrs, veterans’ devotion

TEHRAN, Aug. 18 (Press Shia) – President Rouhani visited the families of three martyrs, Ali Akbar, Ali Asghar, and Mohammadreza Asghari Torkani and stressed that the country’s dignity and independence are the results of martyrs and veterans’ devotion. In the visit that took place on Thursday evening, Dr Rouhani said “the families of martyrs and […]

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Turkey Says Iranian Top General’s Visit ‘Fruitful, Successful’

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost military cooperation after talks in Ankara this week between the Iranian armed forces chief of staff and Turkish leaders, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Thursday. Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri met Erdogan on Wednesday on a […]

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Iraqi Kurdish Independence Referendum A US Plot: IRGC General

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior IRGC general said a unilateral plan by Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to hold an independence referendum is a US plot aimed at creating more division among Muslims in the region. Today, the US has orchestrated a new plot, that is, Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence, Brigadier General Naqdi, the Islamic […]

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Iran urges US to be realistic about nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian FM spokesman has dismissed the anti-Tehran remarks made by his American counterpart Heather Nauert, advising the US administration to be realistic about Iran’s role in the Middle East and the multilateral nuclear deal. “We are not surprised by the repetitive and unrealistic remarks made by this American […]

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Parl. reviews qualification of 4 other picks for Rouhani’s cabinet

TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian lawmakers debated on Thu.  the qualification for vote of confidence for President Rouhani’s four other picks for his second-term cabinet The third day of debating the plans and competence of President Rouhani’s picks for his second-term cabinet kicked off at Parliament on Thursday morning and continued until […]

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Moscow Backs Iran’s Right to Develop Missiles: Lavrov

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described US unilateral sanctions against Tehran as "unacceptable in principle" especially if used for self-serving purposes, and said Russia support Iran's right to develop its weapon capabilities. Russia fully backs Iran's right to develop its weapons capabilities while denouncing Washington's new batch of unilateral sanctions […]

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Iran, Turkey Opposed to Kurdish Independence Plan in Iraq: Top General

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said Tehran and Ankara are opposed to a plan by Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to hold an independence referendum, warning that such a move would lead to tensions and conflicts in the Arab country. “Iran and Turkey share a common view on […]

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Iran, Turkey urge against Kurdish referendum plan

TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran and Turkey have urged against a decision by Iraqi Kurdistan Region to hold an independence referendum, saying the Region’s separation from Iraq would undermine security across the whole Middle East. The shared stance by the two sides was highlighted during the meetings of Head of the Iranian Staff […]

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Iran, Turkey urge against KRG referendum plan

TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (Press Shia) – Iran and Turkey have urged against a decision by Iraqi Kurdistan Region to hold an independence referendum, saying the Region’s separation from Iraq would undermine security across the whole Middle East. The shared stance by the two sides was highlighted during the meetings of Head of the Iranian Staff of […]

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Iran’s President Congratulates Indonesia on National Day

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message to his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo congratulated the people and government of Indonesia on the Southeast Asian country’s National Day. “I am sure that in line with the definite and futuristic views and political will of the two countries’ leaders and by adopting […]

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Pres. Rouhani felicitates Indonesia on national day

TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (Press Shia) – President Rouhani has forwarded a message of felicitation to President Joko Widodo of Indonesia on the occasion of the country’s Independence Day on August 17. In his message forwarded on Thursday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated President Joko Widodo and the people of Indonesia as they celebrate the 72nd […]

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Iran, Turkey exchange views on regional issues

TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – Head of the Iranian Staff of Armed Forces Mohammad Bagheri held talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday evening in Ankara. Bagheri and Turkish officils have discussed a range of regional issues including a referendum decision by the Iraqi Kurdistan. No […]

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Syrian army kills terrorists in Deir Ezzor

DEIR EZZOR, Aug. 16 (Press Shia) – Army and Armed Forces units, backed by the Syrian Air Force, carried out on Wednesday operations against gatherings and movements of ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzor, killing many of them, including Saudi and Kuwaiti terrorists. SANA’s correspondent in Deir Ezzor said that the army units clashed with ISIL […]

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US Urged to Be Realistic about Iran’s Counterterrorism Role

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s foreign ministry spokesperson dismissed his US counterpart’s “repetitious and unrealistic” remarks against the Islamic Republic, urging Washington’s sensible approach to Iran’s positive role in the Middle East. “We are not surprised at hearing the repetitious and unrealistic remarks by this American official and are aware of the intentions and […]

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President Stresses Closer Iran-EU Ties in Post-JCPOA Era

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for efforts to use the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as an opportunity to boost the Islamic Republic’s relations with the European Union. Speaking at a meeting with Iran’s new ambassador to France in […]

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Iran Urges Stronger EU Role in JCPOA Implementation

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s president called on the European Union to play a more active role in the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany). “Full implementation of the JCPOA would benefit the European […]

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Iran Keen on Closer Ties with Latin America: President

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated the country’s policy of cooperation with Latin American states and said the Islamic Republic’s political will is to deepen relations with the friendly nations. Speaking at a meeting with Uruguay’s new ambassador to Tehran on Wednesday, Rouhani stressed the need to boost cooperation between Iran and […]

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Rouhani calls for closer ties with Austria, France, Serbia, Uruguay

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (Press Shia Agency) – In separate meetings with newly-appointed ambassadors of Austria, Serbia, Uruguay, and Iranian ambassador to Paris, President Hassan Rouhani called for expansion of cooperation with their respective countries.   In the meeting on Wednesday in Tehran, President Rouhani received Austrian Ambassador Stefan Scholz’s letter of credence, saying “the two […]

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Iran Rejects US Report on Religious Freedom

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry dismissed an annual report by the US government on the religious freedom in Iran as unrealistic and biased, saying the politically motivated report presents a distorted and spiteful image of freedom of religions in the country. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Wednesday slammed the US Department […]

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Anti-Tehran Rhetoric Rooted in Washington’s Delusion: Zarif

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US rhetoric against the Islamic Republic has its roots in Washington’s delusion and misapprehension. Speaking at an open session of the parliament on Wednesday, Zarif pointed to harsh remarks made by some US officials against Iran and said, “These (comments) originate from […]

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US report on religious freedom in Iran ‘false, biased, politicized’

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said the US State Department’s annual report on international religious freedom is unrealistic, unfounded, and biased with certain political goals. “The US report once again has presented a distorted and politicized picture of religious freedom in the Islamic republic of Iran with unfounded and unacceptable […]

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Iran rebukes terrorist attacks in Nigeria

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (Press Shia Agency) – Spokesperson of the Iranian foreign ministry, while denouncing terrorist incidents in Nigeria, said it was imperative to use all national, regional and global capacities to confront terrorism. Bahram Ghasemi, Spokesman of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, condemned the terrorist attacks last night in Medjugorje, northeast Nigeria, which […]

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Boroujerdi felicitates anniversary of 33-day war victory

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (Press Shia) – In a messages to Hezbollah chief Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah on Tue., senior Iranian MP congratulated the 11th anniversary of Lebanon’s victory in a 2006 war waged by Israeli regime. Iran’s senior MP and Head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi extended congratulations to Hezbollah […]

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IRGC begins revenge operations for blood of Martyr Hojaji

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (Press Shia Agency) – Al Mayadeen satellite television channel has announced launch of IRGC operations to take revenge for martyrdom of Holy Shrine defender Mohsen Hojaji. Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) begun operations to take revenge on blood of martyr Mohsen Hojaji in Syria, Al Mayadeen reported. According to the statement by […]

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Parl. continues 2nd session of debates on Rouhani cabinet picks

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (Press Shia) – ِDuring the second session to debate vote of confidence for President Rouhani’s picks for cabinet, the lawmakers commented in favor or against five other nominees on Wednesday. On Wednesday, Iranian lawmakers began a second round of discussions on the qualification of Rouhani’s five other nominees for ministerial posts. The […]

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