Rouhani rejects military solution to Syria crisis
President Hassan Rouhani reiterated Iran’s stance that the crisis in Syria should be resolved through “political” means only.
Official: 17 int’l companies resume Iran shipping operations
Head of container affairs of Shahid Rajaei Port in Hormuzgan Province announced on Saturday that 17 international container shipping companies have resumed their activities in the port adding that Maersk Line of Denmark and MOL of Japan as well as CMA of France and Messina of Italy will begin operations in the port soon.
Iraq forces launch operation to cut Mosul off from Syria
Iraqi paramilitary forces launched an operation Saturday to cut the Daesh terror group’s supply lines between its Mosul bastion and neighboring Syria, opening a new front in the nearly two-week-old offensive.
Myanmar under pressure over Muslim abuses
Allegations that Myanmar soldiers have killed, raped and tortured villagers in Rakhine, a restive region that is home to the persecuted Muslim Rohingya, must be independently investigated, rights groups said.
Clinton faces FBI probe as race enters final 10 days
Hillary Clinton embarks the weekend on the frenetic final 10 days of her White House campaign, determined to shake off renewed controversy over the FBI probe into her private emails.
Russia: No obstacles to Iran’s SCO membership
There are no obstacles left for Iran to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a Russian senior official reiterated.
Nuclear official: European firms seek to buy heavy water
A senior official with Iran’s nuclear agency said several European companies seek to purchase heavy water from the Islamic Republic.
Iran to Saudi, UAE: Sanctities no means for meager goals
Iran called on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to stop exploiting Islamic sanctities as a means for their own trivial goals after Riyadh claimed, in an allegation later dismissed, that a ballistic missile by the Yemeni Army forces and allied fighters had targeted the holy city of Mecca and the UAE rehashed the accusations that Iran is arming the Yemeni forces.
Iran’s flotilla docks at Tanzanian port
The Iranian Navy’s 44rd Fleet docked at the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam on Saturday in line with the country’s strategy of increasing naval presence in high seas.
JCPOA better than no deal: Boroujerdi
Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Majlis believes the JCPOA, the official name for the nuclear deal, is better than no agreement.
Kish Invex 2016 to host 30 foreign companies
The 3rd Kish International Exhibition of Exchange, Banking, Insurance and Privatization and the 8th International Exhibition for Presenting Iran’s Investment Opportunities, are about to be held simultaneously in November under the title of Kish Invex 2016, IRNA reported on Saturday.
Mogherini: EU, Iran need to ogherini: EU, Iran need to cooperate to end Syria war
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday cooperation between Iran and the EU is essential for settling the crises in the region, especially in Syria.
Nasrallah: Hezbollah prevented Lebanon from plunging into crisis
Secretary General of the Hezbollah resistance movement, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, says the Lebanese group has managed to protect Lebanon against the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East region, stressing that efforts must be made in to order to safeguard such stability.
Ukraine puts easing visa issuance for Iranians on agenda
Ukraine has it on the agenda to facilitate visa issuance for Iranian nationals, IRNA reported on Friday.
Twelve countries’ performing arts execs to attend Tehran meeting today
Executives of theatrical organizations working in twelve West Asian countries including Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Syria and Oman will attend a meeting opening today in Tehran to report on their activities.
Leader’s electoral guidelines can put an end disputes: Aref
Mohammad Reza Aref, head of the Hope parliamentary faction, said on Saturday that electoral policies set by Leader of the Islamic Revolution can put an end to all controversial issues surrounding the elections, especially the issue of disqualification of candidates.
Ankara halts airstrikes after Syria vows to ‘down Turkish planes,’ activates air defenses
Turkish jets have reportedly not taken part in the Euphrates Shield operation in neighboring Syria for a week now over the fears of being shot down by local air defenses after Damascus promised to prevent any aerial incursions.
Larijani urges national support for government
Majlis speaker Ali Larijani on Saturday called on the Iranian nation to back the government in order to push the country forward.
Baeedinejad: British lifting of sanctions on Bank Saderat cause for optimism
Days after the UK Treasury’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation announced the removal of sanctions on Iran-based Bank Saderat and London-based Bank Saderat PLC., Iran’s Ambassador to London Hamid Baeedinejad saw it as a cause for further optimism.
Motahari says supervision on MPs breeds conservatism
Ali Motahari, vice parliament speaker, has warned that any sort of supervision on parliamentarians will make them conservative.
‘Hope faction will support Rouhani for re-election’
The spokesman of the Hope parliamentary faction has announced that the faction will support President Hassan Rouhani in his bid to seek reelection.
Saudis seek to break Yemenis’ resistance
Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Saturday that the Saudi attacks on the Yemeni people and country’s infrastructure are aimed at breaking the resistance of the people.