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Tehran, Baku to fortify ties against terrorism

TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (Press Shia) – Iranian First VP Es’hagh Jahangiri and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev have called for stronger cooperation in the fight against extremism and terrorism in a bid to boost regional security. “Tehran and Baku enjoy excellent relations at regional and international levels,” said Jahangiri as a meeting with President of Azerbaijan […]

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Iran, Turkey stress resolve for bolstering relations

TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (Press Shia) – A joint meeting between Iranian and Turkish delegations called for using all existing capacities to reinvigorate ties between the two countries. A high-ranking Iranian delegation to Turkey, led by Iran’s first Vice Presidnet Es’hagh Jahangiri, held a joint session with a Turkish delegation. Speaking at the meeting, Jahangiri referred […]

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Afghanistan forbids its soil to be used against neighbors

TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (Press Shia) – Spokesman for Afghan President Seyyed Shah Hossein Mortazavi in an interview with Mehr News Agency said that his country will not allow anyone to use its soil to carry out aggression against neighboring countries. “We assure all countries especially neighboring states that Afghanistan will not allow anyone to use […]

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Army chief Bagheri lands in Syria

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Maj. Gen. Bagheri has arrived in Syrian capital, Damascus, to hold talks with senior Syrian officials. Maj. Gen. Bagheri was welcomed at Damascus airport by director of the Political Bureau of Syrian army. He is slated to hold talks with Syrian defense minister and Chief […]

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Jaberi Ansari, France special envoy talk Syria crisis

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia) – Iranian Deputy FM for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and France’s Special Envoy for Syria Franck Gellet have held talks on the latest developments in the Arab country. During the Tuesday meeting held in Tehran, the two sides conferred on regional cooperation between Iran and France, the […]

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Iran owns cutting-edge missile technology

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (Press Shia) – Brigadier General Jazayeri said Mon. that Iran has the latest missile technology, stressing that the country’s defense capability is non-negotiable. Speaking to al-Alam news channel on Monday, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, stressed that Iran’s defense program is considered a redline for the […]

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Iran, France exchange views on Syrian crisis

TEHRAN, Oct. 16 (Press Shia) – Senior MP Boroujerdi and Special Envoy of France to Syria Franck Gellet have called for joint cooperation in restoring peace and security in the region. Head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi met with Special Envoy of France to Syria Franck Gellet in Tehran on Monday, where the two sides exchanged views on parliamentary relations and recent […]

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Iran releases statement in response to US’ Iran strategy

TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry has released a statement in response to Trump’s Iran Strategy, voicing regret that “instead of discarding terrorism as a tool and joining Iran’s genuine counter-terrorism efforts, the United States continues to misportray these constructive efforts as destabilizing.” The full statement released by Iran’s Foreign Ministry […]

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US withdrawal from JCPOA to globally discredit US

TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (Press Shia) – Iran’s UN envoy Gholamali Khoshroo said US withdrawal from JCPOA indicates the country’s global discredit. The United States is only one of the parties to Iran’s nuclear agreement with 5+1; if it fails to remain committed to the landmark deal, neither Iran nor any other country will trust it, Permanent […]

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Tanzania ‘Iran’s gateway into East African market’

TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani highlighted his administration’s special attention to expanding ties with African countries, including Tanzania. President Rouhani made the remarks in a meeting with Tanzanian Foreign Minister Augustine Mahiga on Wednesday in Tehran, adding “”Tanzania is Iran’s gateway to access the East African market and my administration […]

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Oman’s air force chief meets with Iran’s MoD

TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) met and talked with Iranian Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistical Support Brigadier General Amir Hatami. Air Vice-Marshal Matar bin Ali Al Obaidani of Oman held the session with Brig. Gen. Hatami on Tuesday at the Iranian Ministry […]

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“Iran won’t negotiate with US on regional issues”

TEHRAN, Oct. 08 (Press Shia) – IRGC commander Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari pronounced Iran’s plans to resolve the region’s issues somewhere other than the negotiation table stressing that nothing remains to negotiate. Speaking at the strategic council meeting of IRGC, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari gave an accounts of American’s aggressive actions against Iran […]

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Iran not to negotiate with US on regional issues

TEHRAN, Oct. 08 (Press Shia) – IRGC commander Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari pronounced Iran’s plans to resolve the region’s issues somewhere other than the negotiation table stressing that nothing remains to negotiate. Speaking at the strategic council meeting of IRGC, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari gave an accounts of American’s aggressive actions against Iran […]

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Iran, Turkey presidents issue joint statement

TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (Press Shia Agency) – Presidents of Iran and Turkey issued a joint statement Wed., reaffirming the political will to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation, as well as their common stances toward many regional issues including Syria, Myanmar, KRG referendum, Palestine, and Afghanistan. The text of the joint statement released at the end […]

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KRG must quickly nullify referendum results

DAMASCUS, Oct. 04 (Press Shia Agency) – Senior MP Alaeddin Boroujerdi called on authorities of Iraqi Kurdistan region to nullify the referendum results as soon as possible and take next steps toward restoring stability and security to Iraq. Head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi made the remarks upon arrival in […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan lands in Tehran

TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (Press Shia Agency) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heading a high-ranking delegation has arrived in Tehran to hold bilateral talks and attend a strategic session. President Erdogan was welcomed at the airport by Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari. His visit comes on the heels of the official […]

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Iran, Turkey to stop Israel from hatching new plot in ME

TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Defense Minister Hatami said Tue. that Iran and Turkey would not allow the realization of a new US-Israeli plot in the Middle East to partition regional countries. Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami made the remarks in a meeting with Chief of the General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces, Hulusi Akar, […]

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Iran shares close views on Yemen with Oman, Qatar

TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said Tue. that Omani and Qatari officials have shared his views on the need for putting an immediate end to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Speaking to reporters upon arrival in Tehran following his two-nation tour to Oman and Qatar, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad […]

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Boroujerdi arrives in Damascus for bilateral meetings

TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (Press Shia) – Head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi traveled to Damascus at the head of a delegation on Tuesday. Accompanied by Javad Karimi Ghodoosi, Abbas Nanva Kenari, and Yonathan Betkolia, Boroujerdi arrived in Syrian capital on Tuesday and was welcomed by his counterpart and Syrian officials. Parliament’s […]

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No military solution to region’s crises: FM Zarif

TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Iranian government’s policy to make the best ties with all neighbors and expressed hope that Tehran-Doha ties would improve in all fields. Javad Zarif, who is in Qatar on the second leg of his two-nation trip, sat down with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim […]

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Ireland stresses EU’s resolve for preserving N-deal

TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (Press Shia) – In a Tue. presser in Tehran, chairman of Irish Senate highlighted the resolve of European Union to take utmost advantage of every capacity of Iran’s nuclear deal for further expansion of relations. Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani held a press conference with Chairman of the Senate of Ireland, Denis O’Donovan, […]

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Doha succeeds in defusing Riyadh’s invasion

TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (Press Shia Agency) – Islamic Culture and Relations Organization Deputy Director Abbas Khameyar said Qatar, with its media strength and crisis management, was able to successfully stand up to Saudi Arabian attacks. Dr. Khameyar made the remarks at a meeting on the crisis in Qatar which convened at the Center for Strategic […]

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ME wars impede achieving sustainable development

TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Ambassador to United Nations said Mon. that ongoing wars in the Middle East are a hindrance to sustainable development, adding that such wars have extensively spread poverty in the region.    Iran’s Ambassador and DPR of the Permanent Mission of Iran to UN, Es’hagh Al-e-Habib, delivered a speech on […]

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Iran, Turkey to step up military coop. 

TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (Press Shia) – Army Chief Maj. Gen. Bagheri, while stressing Iran-Turkey’s common stance toward KRG independence referendum, said the two countries will increase military cooperation by staging joint drills.   Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Maj. Gen. Bagheri made the remarks after a Monday meeting with the Chief of the General […]

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FM Zarif departs for Oman, Qatar

TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (Press Shia) – Iranian FM Zarif has left Tehran for Oman’s capital Muscat and will follow it up with a visit to Qatar as part of his two-nation tour to Persian Gulf littoral states aimed at holding talks with senior officials on regional developments. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will arrive […]

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