Leader: Strong economy, advanced science strengthen Iran
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday stressed the importance of having strong and resistant economy, advanced science, and a revolutionary spirit as three factors that strengthen the Iranian nation in the face of enemies.
South Africa says ready to resume Iran oil imports
South Africa would resume oil imports from Iran “tomorrow” if sanctions were lifted as agreed in July, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
EU warned against making religious distinctions among refugees
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday warned EU member states not to make religious distinctions when deciding to admit refugees, as the bloc grapples with an influx of people fleeing war in the Middle East.
Moscow confirms it has military advisors in Syria
The Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that Russian military advisors were in Syria, but it said that their presence was part of a longstanding agreement to provide military aid to the Middle Eastern country.
Pro-Kurdish party: Turkish polls impossible due to unrest
A deteriorating security situation in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast where a cease-fire between government forces and Kurdish militants has broken down, will make it difficult to hold an election planned for November, the head of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said on Wednesday.
140,000 Lufthansa passengers grounded by strike
German airline Lufthansa on Wednesday said 140,000 passengers were grounded and 1,000 flights canceled as a two-day strike by pilots entered its second day. The airline’s application for a court injunction against the walkout – the 13th in 18 months – was turned down by Frankfurt’s labor court late on Tuesday, Reuters reported.
Obama musters more Senate votes for Iran nuclear deal
President Barack Obama secured 42 votes in the US Senate for the international nuclear deal with Iran, more than enough to keep Congress from passing a resolution disapproving of the pact.
Iran, Russia discuss situation in Syria
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour, in separate meetings, discussed international issues, Syria in particular with his Russian counterparts Igor Morgulov and Grigory Karasin.
Army: Military drill due in few weeks
Iran’s ground force is going to conduct a military drill in the early October, an army commander said.
We defended public rights in 2009 elections: Leader
Austria interested to invest in Iranian steel, transport projects
Austria is interested to invest in some key fields of industry in Iran, such as transport and steel industries, Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Ali Tayyebnia said.
EU sets deadline to relocate 160,000 refugees
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called on EU countries to agree by next week to share 160,000 refugees, as thousands continued to stream across European borders, fleeing from war and persecution.
Larijani says ‘Iran is a responsible country’
In an interview with NPR, while in New York, Iranian Majlis speaker Ali Larijani discussed the nuclear deal, the possibility of new sanctions on Iran, Tehran’s commitment to its international obligations, and the emergence of terrorist groups.
Tehran to host Caspian Sea investment opportunities confab
A conference will be held in Tehran on September 12 with the theme of investment opportunities in Iran and other Caspian Sea littoral states.
Huge Russian planes land in Syria
At least three Russian military transport planes have landed in Syria in recent days, U.S. officials said, as Washington worries about the sort of assistance that Moscow is providing to Damascus.
We defended people’s rights in 2009 presidential elections: Leader
The high public turnout in the past three presidential elections in the country indicates the nation’s trust in the Islamic establishment, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution has said.
EU opening door for cooperation with Iran on international issues: Austrian president
Austrian President Heinz Fischer has said that the European Union opens doors to expand cooperation with Iran on international issues.
Iran welcomes intl. investment in clean technology to counter climate change
Head of Iran’s Department of Environment, Masoumeh Ebtekar, has said that Iran welcomes international investment in clean technology to counter climate change and other environmental challenges.
Russia: All decisions made to deliver S-300 missile system to Iran
A new contract on supplying Russian made S-300 missile systems to Iran will be signed in the nearest future, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov announced on Wednesday.
42 Democrats back Iran deal
In the face of two months of fierce campaigning by opponents of the Iran nuclear deal, 41 Democrats have said publicly they will nevertheless support it. The tally gives President Barack Obama enough backing to stop a GOP effort to undo the deal in the Senate, without needing to exercise a veto, if all of those backers support a filibuster.