Syrians alone can resolve the crisis, Assad says
President Bashar al-Assad has praised the Syrians for backing the army against foreign-sponsored militants ﬁghting against the government, saying the people alone can resolve the 28-month crisis.
Turkey’s ex-army chief gets life sentence
Turkey’s former armed forces chief has been jailed for life for plotting to overthrow the government, after five years of trials involving officers, lawyers, writers and journalists.
Iranian students ﬁnish 2nd in intl. astronomy Olympiad
Iranian students ranked second in the 7th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) 2013, which was held from July 27 to August 5 in
Deaths from heavy rains up to 53 in Pakistan
Heavy rains that caused ﬂash ﬂoods and collapsed houses in diﬀerent parts of Pakistan have killed 53 people over the past three days, an oﬃcial said on Monday.
‘Netanyahu wants no-state solution for Palestine’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and some other Israelis want neither a onestate solution nor a two-state solution for Palestine, rather they want a no-state solution, political analyst Hamid Golpira says.
Rohani says Iran keen to expand ties with Turkey
Iranian President Hassan Rohani says Tehran and Ankara enjoy old and friendly relationship, calling for the expansion of ties between the two neighboring countries.
U.S. says can be a ‘willing partner’ for Iran
The inauguration of the new president of Iran, Hassan Rohani, presents “an opportunity” for Tehran to resolve the dispute over its nuclear program and better engage with the West, the Obama administration said on Sunday.
U.S. duplicity on Iran raises doubts, Rafsanjani tells Solana
Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has said that the diﬀering approaches of the U.S. administration and the Congress toward
Iran raise doubts and do not send a good signal to the Iranian people.
Germany open to substantial talks with Iran
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Sunday he has “attentively registered” that Iran’s new President Hassan Rohani has expressed readiness for international cooperation at his inauguration speech, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Official laments blocking of Iran-bound Sudanese president’s plane
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi expressed regret on Sunday that the Sudanese president was kept from attending the swearing-in ceremony of Iran’s new president.
Iran is a model of religious democracy: statement
The High Council for Human Rights of Iran’s Judiciary issued a statement on Monday to commemorate International Islamic Human Rights and Human Dignity Day, which is observed on August 5 every year.
Solana says Iran and West can reach a nuclear agreement
Former EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana has said that Iran and world powers can reach an agreement over Tehran’s nuclear program, ISNA said according to a translation of his remarks.
White House: US willing to engage with Iran’s new administration
The United States said on Sunday it is prepared to work with Iran’s new administration on the nuclear issue after President Hassan Rohani called on western governments to engage in talks with Tehran on ‘equal footing’.
Berlin open to ‘substantial talks’ with Tehran
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has expressed his country’s readiness to hold ‘substantial talks’ with Tehran following the inauguration of Iran’s new president, Hassan Rohani.
Salehi discusses ties with counterparts
Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has held meetings with a number of African dignitaries who were in Tehran to attend the inauguration of new Iranian President Hassan Rohani.
Leader appoints Ahmadinejad to expediency council
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed former Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the Expediency Council.
Jahangiri named 1st vice president
President Hassan Rohani on Monday appointed Eshaq Jahangiri as his first vice president.
UK cut off ties, must restore them
Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi underlined that Britain should take the initiative to restore relations with Tehran since it was London that unilaterally severed ties with the Islamic Republic.
Chinese slowdown expected
China’s monthly data deluge is likely to confirm that the world’s second-largest economy is still moving down through the gears, but is not about to come to a screeching halt.
Rohani stresses stronger Lebanon ties
President Hassan Rohani stressed further advancement of Tehran-Beirut relations in a meeting Monday with his Lebanese counterpart Michel Suleiman.
Cooperation among Persian-speaking states stressed
President Hassan Rohani and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai stressed the need for expanding and improving ties among the Persian-speaking countries.
Rohani, Armenian counterpart confer
Iran’s newly-elected President Hassan Rohani met his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan in Tehran on Monday.
Rohani for broadening China ties
President Hassan Rohani underlined the need for further expansion of ties between Iran and China.
Rohani, Turkmen president in cooperation talks
President Hassan Rohani and his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in a meeting in Tehran discussed bilateral ties and mutual cooperation.
President meets Mahathir Mohamad
President Hassan Rohani appreciated former Malaysian prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad’s participation in his oath-taking ceremony, saying the attendance of foreign guests, and particularly that of the Malaysian delegation, added to event’s splendor.
Iran-Turkey ties highly important for region
President Hassan Rohani hailed the friendly relations with Turkey, and stressed that good ties between the two Muslim neighboring nations are crucial for the entire region.
Expanding Iran-India relations emphasized
Iranian President Hassan Rohani stressed expansion of Iran-India relations in all arenas.