Talks with 5+1 must resolve nuclear issue, Iran says
New Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran is keen to resume talks with the major powers over its nuclear program, with the goal of resolving the issue.
FIVB president praises Iran’s performance in World League
International Volleyball Federation President Ary Graca has praised Iran’s performance in the FIVB 2013 World League.
SADC calls on West to lift Zimbabwe sanctions
Southern African leaders have called on the West to lift all forms of sanctions leveled against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, individuals and ﬁrms.
Anti-coup group calls for investigation into Egypt prisoner deaths
Egypt’s Anti-Coup Alliance has called for a formal investigation into the deaths of 36 detained protesters while being transported in a police van. The alliance, which includes the Muslim Brotherhood, demanded on Monday “an international investigation into this horriﬁc crime, in addition to other crimes committed by
leaders of the 3rd of July coup”.
Saudi Arabia, Qatar should help to solve Egypt crisis, France says
France has asked Saudi Arabia and Qatar to help the eﬀorts to ﬁnd a peaceful solution to the crisis in Egypt.
Sultan Qaboos of Oman to visit Tehran
Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman is scheduled to make an official visit to Tehran next week to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on a range of issues, an Iranian
Foreign Ministry official announced on Sunday.
U.S., Zionist forces within Iran’s area of action: general
Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said on Monday that U.S. and Zionist forces in the region are militarily “within the area of action of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Biannual meeting of senior ofﬁcials of IOR-ARC member states kicks off in Mauritius
The 3rd Bi-Annual Meeting of the Committee of Senior Oﬃcials of the Indian Ocean Rim-Association for Regional Cooperation opened in Mauritius on August 20 and closes on 21, according to a press release recently issued by the IORARC.
Indictments to be issued for defendants in case of Iranian blogger’s death
Indictments will be issued soon for the defendants accused of involvement in the death of Sattar Beheshti, an Iranian blogger who died in custody on November 3, 2012, National Prosecutor General Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei announced on Monday.
Iranian MPs denounce 1953 coup orchestrated by U.S. and UK
coup d’etat that led to the establishment of the Pahlavi dynasty in 1925.
President: Iran, land 0f stability
President Hassan Rouhani said in Tehran on Monday that Iran is the land of stability in view of the political developments in the Middle East.
Gov’t committed to revive revolutionary ideals
The head of presidential office said that the new administration is committed to ‘revive revolutionary and Islamic ideals’.
Indonesian ambassador: Tehran’s ties with world will improve
Indonesian Ambassador to Iran Dian Wirengjurit said Tehran’s foreign policy will be based on moderation and logic under the new administration.
CIA admits role in 1953 coup against Mosadeq
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has, for the first time, published a document confirming Washington’s role in the 1953 coup d’état against the democratically-elected Iranian prime minister, Mohammad Mosadeq.
Syria retakes all insurgents’ positions in Latakia
The Syrian army has recaptured all rebel-held positions in Latakia, state-run SANA news agency reported on Monday quoting a military source.
China to ease foreign investment rules
China plans to suspend some laws on foreign investment in proposed new free trade zones, including Shanghai, as part of Premier Li Keqiang’s drive to open up the economy to sustain growth.
World humanitarian day observed
World Humanitarian Day was celebrated on Monday August 19 at the United Nations Information Center in Tehran.
Omani Sultan due next week
Oman’s ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said will be in Iran next week for an official visit aimed at consolidating Tehran-Muscat ties.
Iran for political approach to end Syria crisis
Iran’s Ambassador to Syria Mohammad Reza Raouf-Sheibani said the Islamic Republic would support any political approach to settle the ongoing Syrian crisis.
FM spokesman warns of dangerous sectarian plot
Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi has warned against a ‘very dangerous’ plot to sow sectarian discord across the Muslim world, saying the Israeli regime is behind such plots.
IRCS Baku clinic operational again
The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS)’s medical center in the Azeri capital, Baku, resumed its activities on Monday for another five-year period.