Leader: Iran must be immunized against sanctions
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Iran needs to become immune against sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.
Rouhani warns of divisive plots against Muslims
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said imperial powers are trying to create division among Muslims in order to dominate strategic Islamic lands.
Amnesty urges release of Bahrain opposition leader
Rights watchdog Amnesty International urged authorities in Bahrain to release a Shia opposition chief whose detention sparked protests and widespread condemnation.
Car bomb kills 30 outside Yemen police college
A car bomb exploded outside a police college in Yemen’s capital Sana’a on Wednesday, killing about 30 people and wounding more than 50, police sources said, underscoring the country’s deteriorating security and a persistent Al-Qaeda threat.
At least a dozen dead in France magazine attack
At least 12 people were killed in Wednesday’s attack on a magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in French capital Paris, regional official Jean-Paul Huchon said.
Judiciary chief: Iran, Iraq cooperation will strengthen Muslim world
Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani has called for broad cooperation between Iran and neighboring Iraq.
EU seeking progress in nuclear talks
The European Union said Wednesday Iran and six world powers will continue nuclear talks with a view to making further progress towards a long-term comprehensive solution on Tehran’s nuclear issue.
Senior German, French officials in Tehran
Head of the French Foreign Ministry’s Middle East and North Africa Department Jean-François Girault and Political Director of German Foreign Ministry Clemens von Goetze are in Tehran for official visit.
Police chief highlights improving security
Police Commander Brigadier General Esmaeil Ahmadi Moqaddam said on Wednesday the country’s security is steadily improving.
Iran, Oman mulling visa waivers
Iran and Oman are discussing plans to lift visa requirements in a reciprocal move, Tehran’s Ambassador in Muscat Ali Akbar Sibouyeh said Wednesday.
90 foreigners arrested for illegal entry
Ninety foreign nationals who had crossed the Iranian border have been arrested in the southern province of Hormuzgan, said a provincial border commander on Wednesday.
MPs convinced as Zarif clariﬁes nuclear policies
On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif elaborated on the nuclear negotiations in Majlis, answering questions raised by some MPs about the quality of nuclear talks with global powers.
Iran, Afghanistan discuss security issues
On Tuesday, Iranian Supreme National Security Council secretary Ali Shamkhani and visit- ing Afghan National Security Advi- sor Mohammad Hanif Atmar held talks on the need to cooperate to establish security and stability in the region.
Saudi crown prince gives speech on behalf of King Abdullah
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman delivered an annual speech to the nation traditionally given by the 90-year-old King Abdullah, who is in the hospital after being diagnosed with pneumonia over the weekend, AP reported.
Zarif, Mogherini discuss Iran nuclear issue, regional developments
Iranian Foreign Minis- ter Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini have dis- cussed the ongoing nuclear talks between Tehran and the 5+1 group of world powers as well as the re- gional and international developments.
Hatred against Zionists spreading in the world, Rafsanjani says
On Tuesday, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani lashed out at the Tel Aviv regime for committing war crimes against the defenseless Palestinian people, saying the atrocities against the Palestinians have caused increasing hatred against the Zionists in the world.
Iran saved Baghdad from falling to ISIL: Iraq MP
An Iraqi Shiite militia leader and lawmaker has credited Teh- ran and a powerful Iranian general with saving the Baghdad government during last summer’s oﬀensive by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants.
Commander says 40 kilometers into Iraq is Iran’s ‘red line’
Iran has marked a 40-kilometer red zone into the Iraqi territory to warn terrorists of any infil- tration attempt into Iran, the commander of the Iranian Army’s ground forces announced on Tuesday.