Iranian Deputy FM, Lebanese Speaker Discuss Closer Ties
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri exchanged views about diverse issues, including ways to promote the ties between Tehran and Beirut.
Turkey’s Top General Due in Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Chief of the General Staff of Turkey Hulusi Akar will pay a visit to Iran in the near future, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said.
Turkey Signals Joint Offensive with Iran against PKK, PJAK
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan said Tehran and Ankara may launch a joint operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and its offshoot PJAK in the near future.
Diplomat Highlights Lebanon’s Place in Iran’s Foreign Policy Agenda
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian deputy foreign minister said Lebanon has a significant position in the foreign policy agenda of President Hassan Rouhani’s administration in the second term.
Lebanese President Due in Iran Soon: Report
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun plans to pay an official visit to Iran as part of efforts to deepen Tehran-Beirut relations in all fields, local media reports said on Monday.
Iran Foreign Ministry Outlines Priorities for New Term
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A push for closer ties with neighbors, stronger contribution to regional peace and stability, and the fight against terrorism are high on the list of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s priorities in President Hassan Rouhani’s second term, a spokesperson said.
Iran’s Options Make It Costly to Scrap JCPOA
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran remains fully committed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, also stressing that the country’s “infinite options” would make it costly for other parties, the US in particular, to withdraw from the multilateral accord.
Iranian Deputy FM in Lebanon to Discuss Bilateral Ties
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari is in the Lebanese capital to hold talks with senior officials of the Arab country on a range of issues, including bilateral ties between Tehran and Beirut.
Iran to Keep Engagement with World: Foreign Minister Zarif
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Mohammad Javad Zarif described the Iranian parliament’s vote of confidence for him to take the helm at the Foreign Ministry for a second term as a testimony to the continuation of Iran’s policy of constructive interaction with the international community.
Iran’s President Names Caretaker Energy Minister
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday appointed Sattar Mahmoudi as the caretaker minister of energy, after his pick for the post failed to win a vote of confidence from the parliament.
Iranian President Appoints New Cabinet Members in Second Term
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani issued several decrees on Sunday, appointing new vice-presidents after the country’s parliamentarians gave their votes of confidence to all proposed ministers except one.
General Soleimani Highlights Iran’s Role in Regional Stability
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Senior Iranian commander Major General Qassem Soleimani described Iran as a central element of stability in the Middle East, saying it has contributed to peace and calm in other nations and helped them irrespective of religious affiliations.
Iranian Christian MP Slams US Report on Religious Freedom
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - An Iranian Assyrian Christian lawmaker denounced an annual report by the US government on religious freedom in Iran for its falsification of facts, saying religious minorities in Iran are treated with much more respect than those in the US.
Iran Has Many Options for Countering US Measures: MP
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A top Iranian lawmaker said the country has a wide range of options to respond to Washington’s hostile actions, stressing that Tehran’s vow to react to violations of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not just a slogan.
Iran’s President Renews Push to Save JCPOA
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for decisive diplomatic action to foil US attempts at scrapping the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying the Foreign Ministry’s main task in his second term would be safeguarding the nuclear agreement.
All but One Iranian Ministerial Picks Win Vote of Confidence
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The final round of the Iranian parliament’s sessions to vet President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed ministers ended on Sunday as all the nominees except one managed to win the vote of confidence from lawmakers.
Iran Parliament Holds Final Session to Vet Ministerial Picks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The final round of parliamentary sessions for vetting of President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed ministers began on Sunday ahead of a ballot for the vote of confidence for the 17 picks.
Newly-Released US Documents Confirm UK Role in Iran's 1953 Coup (+Photos)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – US State Department recently released a trove of confidential documents that disclosed more details of Britain’s role in the 1953 coup in Iran, an issue London strongly denied in the past.
Cash-Strapped Riyadh Regime Seeking to Quit War on Yemen: Iran’s Ex-Envoy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s former envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) highlighted the Saudi regime’s economic problems and said Riyadh is seeking to create a “proper psychological atmosphere” to get out of its costly war on Yemen.
Iranian MPs Proceed with Vetting Process to Select Ministers
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The new round of parliamentary sessions for vetting of President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed ministers began for the fourth day on Saturday morning before a final ballot for the vote of confidence for the 17 picks.