inaugural ceremony of the Tenth Majlis

Iran Coverage: Iran inaugurates new parliament on Saturday

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Iran inaugurates Tenth Majlis

Iran inaugurates its Tenth Majlis (Parliament), with senior government and military officials in attendance and amid heavy media coverage.

Leader highlights Economy of Resistance, Islamic culture as two urgent priorities

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.

Rouhani: People are for a strong, effective Majlis

President Hassan Rouhani said the Iranian nation have been for a strong and effective Majlis over a century.

Iran gives Saudi until Sunday for Hajj agreement

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.

US’s main objective in Middle East is to regain hegemony, not fight terror

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.

No need for Iran’s military presence in Iraq: General Soleimani

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.

Iran, Lithuania opt for broadening of bilateral ties

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.

Sohrab Sepehri’s painting sold for $$873k at 5th Tehran Auction

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 insists on general Motevaselian’s incarceration in Israel

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.

Rouhani: Tehran- Vilnius to broaden economic cooperation

Visiting Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius conferred on Saturday with President Hassan Rouhani on ways to develop mutual cooperation.