Chomsky: US is world’s leading terrorist state
US philosopher Noam Chomsky described the United States as the “world’s leading terrorist state” due to the country’s global operations run by the CIA.
Republicans take Senate in US election sweep
Republicans captured a majority in the US Senate on Tuesday in a sweeping midterm election victory that delivered a rebuke to President Barack Obama’s Democrats.
Kerry: Iran has right to peaceful nuclear program
Iran has the right to operate a civil nuclear program, but not a military one, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday in Paris, as he met his French counterpart, Laurent Fabius, ahead of a crucial round of talks over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
Pentagon seeks Iran sanctions waiver
The US military has been trying to win sanctions waivers for Iran in a bid to facilitate investment by the Islamic Republic in neighboring Afghanistan, a report said.
Jordan recalls envoy to Israel over Beit-ul-Moqaddas violations
Jordan on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to Israel in protest against what it described as Israeli ‘violations’ in Beit-ul-Moqaddas and its holy sites, the first time it has done so since the countries made peace in 1994, Jordanian officials said.
Report: India completes $900 M payment to Iran under deal
Indian refiners completed payment of $900 million in frozen oil revenues to Iran on Wednesday under an interim deal that eased some sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear program, said industry sources with direct knowledge of the matter.
Direct US-Iran banking channel could cement nuclear deal
One of the incentives the Barack Obama administration is dangling before Iran is a direct banking channel between a US and an Iranian financial institution, as nuclear talks enter a crucial period ahead of the November 24 deadline, Al-Monitor has learned.
IRNA to reopen office in Algeria
Managing Director of Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) Mohammad Khoddadi said the news agency is going to reopen its office in Algeria soon.
President to visit Baku next week
President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to visit the Republic of Azerbaijan next week, said Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi on Wednesday.
Iran honors human rights obligations
Iran honors its human rights obligations, said Chairman of the Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani on Wednesday.