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Iran, OPEC states pursuing sliding oil prices: Minister

Iran and other members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are pursuing the issue of falling oil prices, says Iran’s petroleum minister.


Iran condemns deadly attack on French weekly in Paris

Iran has condemned a deadly attack on a weekly magazine in the French capital city of Paris, describing any terrorist action against innocent people as being against Islam’s teachings.


Speaker: Daesh approach, warmongering, ignorance

Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani said on Thursday that moves of the Takfiri current in the region have created a state of erosion noting that the terrorist group of Daesh (ISIS) enjoys a warmongering and ignorance attitude in the region.


Iran anchor of fight against insecurity in region: Police chief

The head of Iran’s Police Brigadier General Esmaeil Ahmadi Moqaddam on Thursday said Iran’s authority has turned the country into the main supporter of regional states in their fight against terrorist groups.


Lebanon symbol of coexistence, interaction among faiths: FM

 Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday referred to the people of Lebanon as a symbol of rapprochement, interaction and coexistence among different religions and tribes.


‘Anti-Iran sanctions damage European economies’

The head of Italian Chamber of Commerce has said sanctions against Iran have damaged European and especially Italian companies.


Iran official urges collective efforts against terrorism

A senior Iranian official has reiterated the Islamic Republic’s firm determination to fight terrorism, calling for concerted efforts by the international community to uproot the scourge.


Iran press says France must review policy after deadly attack

France must review its policy towards the Middle East and the Muslim world following the deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris, Iran’s press said Thursday.


Iran’s president calls on Shiite, Sunni muslims to boost unity

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday accused the world powers of interfering in the Middle East by stirring up unrest and discord, and asked Shiite and Sunni Muslims to boost unity to defuse enemies’ plot.


Iran’s annual drug abuse exceeds 500 tons

Deputy Secretary General for Campaign against Drug-Trafficking Headquarters Alireza Jazini said on Wednesday that the annual abuse of traditional and industrial drugs in Iran exceeds 500 tons a year.


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