Reza Salehi Amiri

Iran’s coverage: ‘Saudi assures Iran of pilgrims’ safety in writing’: Minister

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Saudi gives Iran written assurances over pilgrims’ security: Minister

Iran’s culture minister says Saudi Arabia has provided “written assurances” that it will meet all of Tehran’s conditions with regard to ensuring security for Iranian pilgrims in the upcoming Hajj ceremony.


Iran wraps up naval drill in Caspian Sea

Iran’s massive naval drill in Caspian Sea, dubbed ‘Sustainable Security and Naval Power 96’, and led by Damavand Destroyer, ended on Thursday after five days.


Iran, Kazakhstan discuss Syrian crisis

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari conferred on Wednesday with Kazakh Foreign Minister Khairat Abdul Rahmanov on the latest developments in Syria.


Russian-made S-300 air defense missile systems assume combat duty in Iran

The commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base didn’t specify the area where the Russian air defense missile systems had been deployed.

Top French diplomat to visit Iran

Foreign Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drian is going to pay a visit to Iran in the coming months as part of efforts to expand Paris-Tehran relations, the French Foreign Ministry announced.

Any move against Iran vessels to cost aggressors dearly: Commander

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy commander warned the enemies of the heavy costs they would have to pay in case of any act of aggression against Iran’s watercraft in international waters, saying scores of IRGC vessels patrol the country’s southern waters around the clock.


Russia, Turkey, Iran make progress on Syria de-escalation zones talks

Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed to form a joint working group on establishing de-escalation zones in Syria during the latest peace talks wrapped up Wednesday in the Kazakh capital of Astana.


21 ISIL terrorists arrested in Mashhad

Iran’s intelligence forces have arrested 21 ISIL-affiliated terrorists who had been planning to carry out attacks in city of Mashhad, Deputy Prosecutor of Mashhad said Thursday.


2nd round of Iran-Pakistan FTA talks due in Islamabad next week

The 2nd round of negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Iran and Pakistan is due to start in Islamabad on Monday.

Parliament speaker: US to pay heavy price for anti-Iran decision

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani blasted a recent anti-Iran decision by the US Senate, and said that Washington will pay a heavy price for its decision.