Zarif: Nuclear deal necessary for removing Iran-US tensions
In an exclusive interview this morning on ‘This Week’, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif condemned the Holocaust as a ‘heinous crime’ and a ‘genocide’, dismissing as a poor translation the appearance of the word ‘myth’ about the Holocaust on the Leader of Islamic Republic’s English website.
Jewish MP rejects claims of religious discrimination
Siamak Marreh Sedq, who represents the Jewish community at the Iranian Parliament, lashed out at the western media for false reports on the lack of religious freedom in Iran, stressing that the country is one of the freest in the world.
Rodgers: Suarez, Sturridge the best
Brendan Rodgers insisted Liverpool have the best strike pair in the Premier League after watching Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge cement their growing partnership.
Wave of car bombs across Baghdad kills 54
A wave of car bombs struck mainly in Shiite neighborhoods of Bagdad on Monday morning, killing at least 54 people and wounding dozens more, officials said, the latest in relentless violence roiling Iraq in recent months.
Kurds, women top Erdogan reform plans
Turkey’s prime minister on Monday announced a long-awaited package of proposals aimed at democratic reform, including lifting some restrictions on the use of the Kurdish language and on wearing Islamic headscarves.
Asian stocks fall
Asian stocks fell, with the benchmark index paring its biggest monthly gain since 2012, on concern the US government is headed for a shutdown amid a budget stalemate.
Syrian president welcomes Iran-US ‘rapprochement’
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has welcomed recent diplomatic developments in ties between Iran and the United States, saying the ‘rapprochement’ can have a ‘positive’ impact on various issues.
President orders examining direct US flights
President Hassan Rouhani has asked aviation authorities to study the possibility of resuming direct flights between Iran and the United States for the first time in more than three decades, a senior presidential aide said on Monday.
Buddhist mob torches muslim houses
Terrified Muslims hid in their homes in northwest Myanmar on Monday after armed police dispersed a Buddhist mob that torched houses and surrounded a mosque in the latest outbreak of sectarian tension.
Iran, Iraq seek naval, security cooperation
Islamic Revolution’s Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi and Iraqi Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ali Hussein Ali underlined further expansion of naval and security cooperation between the two countries.
Diplomats discuss Tehran-London ties
Deputy foreign ministers of Iran and Britain have held talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York to discuss bilateral relations.
Lawyer of Iranian in Israel denies spy allegations
A lawyer for an Iranian accused of espionage in Israel said the allegations are baseless.
Kerry optimistic about quick nuclear deal
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday a deal with Iran could be brokered within months if Tehran proves that its nuclear program was not being used to build atomic weapons, AFP reports.
Navy will build training warship
Navy plans to build a training warship named ‘Khalij-e Fars (Persian Gulf)’ in the near future, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Sunday.
Speaker: Era of militarism over
Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said the era of militarism has reached its end, stressing the importance of political approaches and diplomacy to solve the ongoing woes in the Middle East.
Decision on P5+1 talks to follow Geneva meeting
Iran would decide on how to continue engagement with the P5+1 after meeting its member states in Geneva, Switzerland, from October 15-16, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Monday.
Iran behind anti-WMD rider inOPCW decision on Syria: Lavrov
A small but far reaching clause in the chemical watchdog’s decision on Syria that urges all non-signatories of the Chemical Weapons Convention to join the treaty was actually proposed by Iran – and supported by the U.S., Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed, RT reported on Monday.
Israel’s hasty announcement of spy arrest is suspicious, media say
The circumstances surrounding the hasty announcement of the arrest of an alleged Iranian spy in the occupied territories are suspicious, according to Israeli media outlets.
“Hezbollah doing utmost to prevent sedition in Lebanon”
The head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council, Sayyed Hashem Saﬁeddine, said that despite ongoing criticism against the group accusing it of fueling sectarianism after the recent incident in Baalbek, it has done its utmost to calm and contain the situation and not let the country be driven into sedition.
Typhoon leaves 74 missing in China
Seventy-four Chinese ﬁshermen were missing on Monday after a typhoon sunk three ﬁshing boats in the South China Sea as Thailand and Vietnam braced for torrential rain and ﬂooding.
Al-Nusra threatens Turkey with suicide attacks
The al-Qaeda-linked terror organization the al-Nusra front, which ﬁghts against the Syria administration, has published a threatening notice announcing it will carry out attacks in Istanbul and Ankara in Turkey.
A nuclear deal with Iran can be reached quickly: Kerry
Secretary of State John Kerry has said a deal on Iran’s nuclear program could be reached relatively quickly, and it would have the potential to dramatically improve the relationship between the two countries, according to Reuters.
Great majority in U.S. favor direct talks with Iran: poll
Three-quarters of Americans say they favor direct diplomatic negotiations with Iran in an attempt to resolve the dispute over its nuclear program, according to a new national poll.
‘Rouhani orders study of resumption of direct ﬂights to U.S.’
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has asked authorities to study the possibility of resuming direct ﬂights between Iran and the United States for the ﬁrst time over the past 35 years, a senior oﬃcial announced on Monday.
Iranian, British deputy FMs discuss ties
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-Ravanchi has held a meeting with his British counterpart in which they discussed bilateral relations, Iranian media reported on Monday.
Iranian, Iraqi navies sign cooperation agreement
Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Monday to enhance cooperation between their naval forces in a number of ﬁelds, such as research and the production of equipment.