Iranian Presidential Candidates to Hold First TV Debate Friday
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The first nationally televised debate in the race for the Iranian presidency will take place on Friday evening in a three-hour-long exchange in which all candidates are going to discuss socio-cultural issues.
Iranian, Russian Diplomats Meet Ahead of Astana Syria Talks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - As a new round of Syria peace negotiations will be held in the Kazakh city of Astana in early May, ranking diplomats from Iran and Russia held a meeting to discuss the most recent developments in Syria and to coordinate policies for the settlement of crisis in the Arab country.
Iran Summons Pakistani Envoy over Border Attack
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to Tehran over an attack on an Iranian border post that killed 9 troops on Wednesday.
Iran Urges Pakistan’s Hunt for Border Guards Attackers
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani strongly decried the recurrence of terrorist attacks against Iran launched from inside Pakistan, calling on the eastern neighbor to prosecute and bring to justice perpetrators of a Wednesday attack that killed 10 Iranian troops at the common border.
Iranian Minister Questions Pakistan’s Commitment to Border Security Deals
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli expressed deep sorrow over the deaths of 10 border guards in a terrorist attack launched from inside Pakistan and said Tehran will pursue the issue and Islamabad’s commitment to its security border deals.
Iran, Russia, Syria Urge Closer Cooperation in Counter-Terrorism
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and his Russian and Syrian counterparts, Sergei Shoigu and Fahd Jassem al-Freij, stressed the need to continue cooperation between the three countries in the fight against terror groups.
Spokesman Raps Terror Attack Launched from Pakistan against Iranian Border Guards
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi criticized the Pakistani government for its failure to protect its borders from Takfiri militants who killed 10 Iranian border guards in a cross-border attack and said Islamabad should be held accountable for the incident.
Muslim Countries’ Problems Rooted in Staying Away from Quran: Leader
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the importance of Quranic teachings and said if Muslims truly act in accordance with them, their problems will be resolved.
Russian Defense Minister Hails Tehran-Moscow Cooperation in Syria
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu described the military cooperation between Tehran and Moscow in counter-terrorism in war-hit Syria as “completely effective”.
FM Offers Condolences over Martyrdom of Iranian Border Guards
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s foreign minister condoled with the families of border guards killed in a cross-border terrorist attack by Takfiri militants in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, pledging that the foreign ministry will pursue the case through diplomatic channels.
Pakistan Should Be Held Accountable for Deadly Attack on Iranian Border Guards: Police
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The spokesman for the Iranian Police said neighboring Pakistan should accept its responsibility for a cross-border terrorist attack by Takfiri militants that killed 10 Iranian border guards in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
Onus on US to Live Up to JCPOA Commitments: Iran’s FM
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted Washington’s acknowledgement of Iran’s adherence to its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, saying it is the US duty to carry out its undertakings.
Iranian FM, Kyrgyz Speaker Discuss Closer Ties
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and visiting Kyrgyz Parliament Speaker Chynybai Tursunbekov exchanged views on a range of issues, including the latest efforts to boost ties between the two countries in diverse fields.
Brazil Eager for Anti-Terror Cooperation with Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Brazil’s minister of defense, in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart that marked the first such get-together in 40 years, called for close cooperation with Iran in the fight against terrorism.
Iran Criticizes Turkish Airstrike in Iraq
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran’s Foreign Ministry denounced attacks by Turkish warplanes in northwestern Iraq as a violation of the Arab country’s sovereignty.
US Trying to Display New Shape of Global Fascism: Iran’s DM
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan slammed the US for its attempts to put forward a new form of global fascism that considers security as a matter of business, calling for a modern world order based upon distribution of power and rejection of hegemony.
JCPOA Parties Reaffirm Adherence to Commitments: EEAS
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The European External Action Service (EEAS) issued a statement about the Tuesday meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying all of the participants noted their continued adherence to commitments under the July 2015 nuclear deal.
Sweden: Europe Determined to Carry Out JCPOA
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Foreign Minister of Sweden Margot Wallstrom reaffirmed Europe’s determination to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
Iran’s Zarif Shrugs Off Trump’s Remarks on JCPOA
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed as unimportant recent remarks by US President Donald Trump on the possibility of Washington not remaining in the July 2015 nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
President Hails Islamic Democracy in Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the “Islamic democracy” prevailing in the country and said the Islamic Republic is proud that all high-ranking officials of the country have been “directly or indirectly” elected by the people.