War on Syria is war against entire region: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that any war against Syria would be a war against the entire region.
“We say no war”: Protesters speak out against U.S.-led Syria attack
Protests were held across the globe to speak out against a U.S.-led strike on Syria, as Washington continues its eﬀorts to forge an international alliance against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Wrestling remains in Olympics
Wrestling won back its spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after beating bids from rivals squash and baseball/softball in an International Olympic Committee vote on Sunday, Reuters reported.
Kerry urges EU to postpone Israel settlement ban
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the European Union to postpone a planned ban on EU financial assistance to Israeli organizations in the occupied Palestinian territories, a U.S. official said.
Hamas PM wants Palestinians to stay away from Lebanon conﬂicts
The head of Hamas’ government in Gaza called Sunday on Palestinian refugees to distance themselves from Lebanon’s domestic conﬂicts.
U.S. backed Iraq’s chemical-weapons use against Iran: report
As U.S. President Barack Obama considers a military intervention in Syria following allegations that its embattled government used chemical weapons against civilians, Foreign Policy published declassiﬁed CIA documents Sunday revealing that the U.S. government knew about Iraq’s use of nerve gas against Iranian forces in 1988, but did nothing.
Rohani welcomes Japan’s decision to expand Iran ties
Iranian President Hassan Rohani has said that the Islamic Republic welcomes Japan’s decision to expand its ties with Iran.
Iran summons Afghan ambassador over attack on consulate
Iran has summoned the Afghan ambassador to Tehran for explanation on the recent attack on the Iranian consulate in Herat, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Sunday.
Iran will continue supporting Syria: vice president
In a telephone conversation with Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi on Sunday, Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said that the Islamic Republic would continue supporting the Syrian government.
Mohammad Najjar appointed Firouzabadi’s top advisor
Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, the chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, issued a decree on Sunday appointing Mostafa Mohammad Najjar as his top advisor.
World against military strike on Syria
Protests were held across the globe on Saturday to speak out against a possible US-led strike on Syria, as world leaders ask Washington to wait for the results of a UN report before taking military action.
President: Iran resolute to expand ties with Japan
President Hassan Rouhani underlined Tehran’s determination to further develop bilateral ties with friendly countries, including Japan.
Zarif discusses ties, Syria with Iraqi officials
Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Iraq’s Acting President Khudayr Musa Jafar Abbas Al-Khuzai and Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki in Baghdad on Sunday.
Extremists responsible for Mideast crises
Culture Minister Ali Jannati held extremist groups responsible for the current crises in Syria, Egypt and Bahrain, and called for the regional states’ vigilance against the enemies who are out to create discord among them.
Internet experts want security revamp
Internet security experts are calling for a campaign to rewrite Web security in the wake of disclosures that the US National Security Agency has developed the capability to break encryption protecting millions of sites.
Tokyo awarded 2020 games
Tokyo was awarded the 2020 summer Olympic Games on Saturday, beating Istanbul in a head-to-head vote after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a charismatic plea to the International Olympic Committee and promised Japan’s crippled nuclear plant was “under control.”
Emerging market crisis may derail global recovery
The emerging market (EM) crisis currently underway in Asia and Latin America may derail the incipient global economic recovery, according to QNB Group.
Spokeswoman: Bahraini FM’s allegations baseless
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham dismissed the recent claims by Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmad bin Muhammad Al Khalifa against Iran as baseless.
Intelligence structures sophisticated, smart
Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution’s Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined Iran’s full control over events across the country, and said Iran has intelligence structures which are totally smart.
Cmdr: Iran deterrence power reinvigorated
A senior Iranian Armed Forces commander underlined the country’s strengthened deterrence and defensive power against enemy threats, and said no one dares to make an aggression against Iran.