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Iran inaugurates its Tenth Majlis (Parliament), with senior government and military officials in attendance and amid heavy media coverage.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the importance of Economy of Resistance and Islamic culture as two urgent priorities for Iran’s new parliament.
President Hassan Rouhani said the Iranian nation have been for a strong and effective Majlis over a century.
The head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization says Saudi Arabia refuses to accept Tehran’s conditions in a deal that guarantees preserving the dignity of Iranian pilgrims during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.
Unfortunately, Washington’s main objective in Syria isn’t fighting terrorism, helping refugees or easing Syrians’ suffering; it’s about regime change and the restoration of US dominance in the region. That’s according to ANSWER Coalition coordinator Richard Becker.
The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force said Iran will take action against terrorist groups in Iraq only if the country’s Marja (religious leadership) deems it necessary.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Lithuanian counterpart Linas Linkevicius in a meeting in Tehran on Saturday underlined the need for the expansion of mutual cooperation in different areas.
The fifth Iranian annual art auction has been held last night at Tehran’s Parsian Azadi Hotel with celebrities, collectors and businessmen in attendance.
Iran on Saturday reiterated that its four diplomats abducted in Lebanon in 1982 are still alive and imprisoned by Israel, including a former commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) General Ahmad Motevaselian who served as a military attaché.
Visiting Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius conferred on Saturday with President Hassan Rouhani on ways to develop mutual cooperation.