Iran calls for Saudi transparency over Mina tragedy
Iran demanded transparency from Saudi Arabia with regards to the recent deadly crush in Mina after the Iranian death toll in the incident jumped above 450.
NAM urges democratization of UNSC
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) urged comprehensive reforms in the structure of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as an influential international body tasked with safeguarding international peace and security.
Official: Shell, Total get first gas stations in Iran
Royal Dutch Shell and France’s Total are the first foreign companies ever to win access to Iran’s retail energy market after getting permit for 200 service stations which they will set up across the energy-rich country.
Lavrov: Russian airstrikes in Syria only target terrorists
Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said his country’s airstrikes in Syria were only targeting terrorist groups.
Taliban hold out in northern Afghan city
Taliban were holding out against Afghan troops in Kunduz on Friday, a day after government forces recaptured most of the northern city that had fallen to the terrorist group.
10 dead in US school massacre; Obama calls for action
A visibly angry President Barack Obama on Thursday made an impassioned plea for gun control after a shooting at an Oregon college left 10 dead and seven wounded, saying such tragedies had become “routine”.
Leader: Independent nation intolerable to hegemonic system
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the emergence of an independent nation that is opposed to the bullies and their affiliates is not tolerable to the hegemonic system, nothing that the enemy seeks the surrender of the Islamic Republic.
Spokeswoman: Iran welcomes Qatar’s call for regional dialogue
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham reiterated Tehran’s resolve to promote security and stability in the Middle East, saying that the Islamic Republic welcomes neighboring Qatar’s proposal for regional dialogue.
Tehran rejects “biased” draft report by OIC on Yemen
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi dismissed as “biased” a draft report prepared by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group on Yemen, saying Tehran disapproves of a document that has supported invasion of Yemen.
Saudis forced to accept responsibly for Hajj tragedy: Larijani
Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani said on Friday that the pressure by Iran finally forced the Saudi government to cooperate and take responsibility to the September 24 Hajj tragedy.
Abadi says Baghdad open to Russian airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told FRANCE24 in an exclusive interview that he is open to allowing Russia to carry out air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group militants in Iraq.
Israeli settlers attempt to set Palestinian houses on fire in West Bank
Israeli settlers have once again attacked Palestinian properties across the occupied West Bank, attempting to set houses on fire.
India to pay second $700m Iran oil dues on Oct. 12
ndia will pay the second tranche of $700 million in oil dues to Iran on Oct. 12, sources said, within weeks of paying a similar amount after a July deal that set the roadmap for the lifting of sanctions on Tehran due to its nuclear program.
Iran says doesn’t seek to politicize Mina tragedy
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has said that Iran does not seek to politicize the Mina tragedy in Mecca, insisting on Tehran’s position that Iran wants Saudi Arabia to accept responsibility for the disaster.
S. Korea, Iran to expand business cooperation
Iran’s top diplomat has requested more investment by South Korean firms in his country as the lifting of sanctions nears, according to the Foreign Ministry in South Korea on Thursday.
Most Saudi royals back coup against King Salman: prince
A Saudi prince says 80 percent of the royal family support his call for a palace coup d’état against Saudi Arabia’s ruler, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, along with his two anointed successors
Leader says enemies seek Iranian submission
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the enemies want the Islamic Republic to surrender, noting that enmities against the country will not be stopped by backing down from stated stances.
It’s time to adopt new approach for nuclear disarmament: Zarif
Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, said on Wednesday that it is the time to adopt a “new and comprehensive” approach in line with nuclear disarmament through holding talks on a “comprehensive nuclear convention”
Iran supports Russia’s military action in Syria
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Aham said on Thursday that Tehran supports Russia’s military action in bombarding the terrorist groups’ locations inside Syria.
Reuters: Iran troops arrive to join Syria war
Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s government, Lebanese sources told Reuters on Thursday, a sign the civil war is turning still more regional and global in scope.