Iran, Egypt call for expansion of cooperation
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday began a historic visit to Egypt, where he will attend a summit of heads of state and government of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Iran allocates $245m to reimburse production units affected by sanctions
Iran has allocated 3 trillion rials (about $245 million) to reimburse production units which have suffered losses as a result of the economic sanctions imposed on the country.
Syria defense minister: Army will beat rebels
Syria’s defense minister said on Monday that the army would succeed against rebels trying to overthrow president Bashar al-Assad.
Japan protests to China ater radar pointed at vessel
A Chinese navy vessel aimed a type of radar normally used to aim weapons at a target at a Japanese navy ship in the East China Sea, prompting Japan to protest, Japan’s defense minister said on Tuesday, an action that could complicate eﬀorts to cool tension in a territorial row between the rivals.
UK, German ﬁrms providing spyware for Bahrain crackdown
Rights groups have accused a British and a German company of assisting Bahraini regime in its brutal crackdown on protesters by providing Manama with spy technology.
“Syrian opposition only seeking concessions with proposal to hold talks”
The Iranian parliament speaker’s senior advisor on international aﬀairs says that the Syrian opposition’s new proposal to hold talks with the government is a deceitful move that was only made to gain more concessions from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Iran calls for immediate halt to Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestine
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Tuesday that Israeli settlement plans in the occupied Palestinian territories, especially in East Jerusalem, must be immediately stopped.
Iran says political vacuum in Syria would undermine regional stability
In the event Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is removed from power, the ensuing political vacuum in the country would undermine both Syria’s integrity and regional stability, according to Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi.
Ahmadinejad wishes to visit Gaza
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is due to take part in an Islamic summit in Egypt which begins today, expressed his desire to visit the neighboring Gaza Strip in an interview with the Al Mayadeen news channel on Monday, Reuters reported.
Mortazavi arrested over illegal possession of government property
Saeed Mortazavi, the caretaker of the Social Security Organization, was arrested late on Monday on charges of “illegal possession of government properties” during his term as director of the organization, the Persian service of the Fars News Agency reported.
Iran has capability to manufacture advanced centrifuges: former deputy IAEA chief
A former chief UN inspector says Iran could be able to make thousands of next-generation uranium enrichment machines, adding credibility to Tehran’s announcements of technical advances in its nuclear program, Reuters reported.
Salehi: No Reason to Concern Over Nuclear Program
Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi voiced Iran’s readiness to respond to the worries about its peaceful nuclear program during the upcoming talks and give the assurance that there is no reason to be concerned about it.
54 States Helped CIA to Kidnap, Detain, Torture
The full extent of the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program has been laid bare with the publication of a report showing there is evidence that more than a quarter of the world’s governments covertly offered support.
Iran Seeking Revenge Against Lebanon
Iran is scheduled to meet Lebanon in the first game of the 2015 Asian cup qualifier at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.
The two teams are in the Group B of the tournament along with Kuwait and Thailand.
Japan Protests to China After Radar Pointed at Vessel
A Chinese navy vessel aimed a type of radar normally used to aim weapons at a target at a Japanese navy ship in the East China Sea, prompting Japan to protest, Japan’s defense minister said on Tuesday, an action that could complicate efforts to cool tension in a territorial row between the rivals.
Tehran, Cairo Plans Can End Syria Unrest
A senior lawmaker expressed hope that proposals by Iran and Egypt would contribute to end the crisis in Syria during the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Cairo.
Germany Urges Swift Iran, US Talks
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle urged the swift resumption of direct talks with Tehran geared at resolving the Iranian peaceful nuclear issue.
FBI Arrests Malcolm X Grandson En Route to Iran
The grandson of the late African-American civil rights leader Malcolm X was arrested by FBI agents on his way to Iran.
Muslim civil activist Malcolm Shabazz was reportedly arrested before starting his scheduled visit to Tehran to attend a conference on Hollywoodism, sources outside the United States confirmed on Monday, Press TV reported.