Iran to Keep Supporting Iraqi Armed Forces: Shamkhani
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani underlined the Islamic Republic’s continued support for Iraq in its efforts to restore security and peace to the Arab country.
Official Sees Sanctions as Opportunity for Iran-Russia Partnership
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei said Tehran and Moscow, both facing Western sanctions, could use the embargoes as an opportunity to reap economic benefits.
Iran Condemns Israel’s Crackdown on Palestinians
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly slammed the escalation of Israeli atrocities against Palestinians and restrictions the regime has put on worshipers in al-Aqsa Mosque, slamming the Tel Aviv regime as the main source of state-sponsored terrorism and horror in the region.
Iran’s President Congratulates Belgium on National Day
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani felicitated Belgium’s king, government, and nation on the country’s national day.
Iranian Official Condemns Israeli Crimes in Quds, Urges Fatah to Cut Tel Aviv Ties
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The secretary general of the International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada condemned a recent surge in Israeli atrocities against al-Aqsa Mosque worshippers and people in al-Quds (Jerusalem), calling on Fatah political party to sever ties with the Tel Aviv regime.
US Congress Reaches Deal on Sanctions Bill for Iran, Russia
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – US Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and now also North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday.
Iranian Diplomat, Iraqi FM Discuss Counter-Terrorism Measures
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Visiting Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari held talks with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari on issues of mutual interest, including the latest efforts to boost Tehran-Baghdad cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
Iran Rejects ‘Interfering’ White House Statement on Prisoners
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry slammed as “interfering and threatening” a statement made by the White House that has demanded the release of American convicts being held in Iran, stressing that Iran’s Judiciary is an independent body dealing with the violations of national security.
Washington Seeking to Prevent Collapse of PGCC: Analyst
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A political expert based in Tehran highlighted the reasons behind recent moves by the US to help resolve disputes between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, saying Washington is trying to prevent the collapse of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC).
Iran's President to Keep Half of Cabinet Posts in Second Term
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that he plans to keep 50 percent of the cabinet members in his second term in office, according to the spokesman for a parliamentary commission.
Iranian Official Chides Kuwait for ‘Baseless’ Allegations
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A special aide to Iran’s parliament speaker rejected as groundless the accusations made by Kuwait about alleged links between Iran and a "spy and terror" cell, saying the friendship between Iran and Kuwait will remain eternal.
Iraqi DM in Iran for Official Visit
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Defense Minister of Iraq Erfan Mahmoud al-Hayali arrived in Tehran on Saturday for an official visit at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan.
EU’s Schmid Calls for Implementation of Sanctions-Lifting Provisions of JCPOA
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The European Union's Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Helga Maria Schmid called on all parties to the 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), to implement all provisions of the deal, including those lifting anti-Iran sanctions.
Spokesman: No Plan for Meeting between Iran’s Zarif, US’s Tillerson
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed speculations at social media about possible meeting between Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State Rez Tillerson during Zarif visit to New York.
Iran to Raise US Violations of Nuclear Deal in JCPOA Joint Commission Meeting
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said the country would raise Washington’s moves in breach of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, in JCPOA joint commission meeting in Vienna Friday.
Iran's Foreign Ministry Summons Kuwaiti Charge D'affaires
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Kuwaiti Charge D'affaires Falah al-Hajraf to protest the accusations leveled by the Arab country against Iran.
Iranian Deputy FM, IAEA Chief Discuss JCPOA Implementation
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano exchanged views about latest efforts to implement the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, known as JCPOA.
Iran Urges Closer Coordination among Astana Talks Guarantors
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian deputy foreign minister called for improved coordination with Russia and Turkey, the two other guarantors of a ceasefire in Syria achieved in the Astana political talks, in order to find a way out of the crisis that has engulfed Syria for more than six years.
Palestinian Groups Deplore Arab Support for US-Israeli Plans
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leaders and representatives of Palestinian resistance groups decried certain Arab governments’ support for US and Israeli schemes to sideline the issue of Palestine.
Iran Rejects US Terrorism Report as Invalid
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran’s Foreign Ministry dismissed as invalid the allegations of sponsoring terrorism raised by the US State Department in an annual report, saying such futile attempts by the US government are aimed at drawing attention away from its own role in the global spread of terrorism.