Iraqi PM announces victory in Mosul
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday and congratulated the armed forces for their “victory” over the Daesh terrorist group after eight months of urban warfare, bringing an end to three years of terrorists’ rule in the city.
Yazd inscribed on UNESCO’s heritage site
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added the historical structure of Yazd in central Iran to its list of world heritage sites.
Iran, Turkey studying free trade regime
Iran is working on a plan to establish a free trade regime with Turkey.
Maduro sends conciliatory message to dissident Lopez
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sent what he called a message of “peace and rectification” to freed dissident Leopoldo Lopez, just hours after his release Saturday following more than three years in prison.
German FM: Country’s reputation “severely affected” by Hamburg disturbances
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Sunday called for a Europe-wide hunt for violent protesters who rioted in Hamburg around the G20 summit.
Official: US, Israel fuel crises in Mideast to sell more arms
The United States and Israel seek the protraction of crises in the Middle East to be able to sell more weapons to regional countries, Iranian Parliament speaker’s special advisor on international affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, said.
Russian deputy FM due in Iran for talks on JCPOA, ties
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov plans to pay a visit to Tehran to hold talks with Iranian officials ahead of a scheduled meeting of the Iran-P5+1 Joint Commission.
Iran: Disintegration of Iraq strategic mistake
The Iranian Foreign Ministry underlined the necessity for maintaining Iraq’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty, and voiced opposition to any plans to disintegrate the Arab country.
More suspected Daesh members captured in Iran
Security forces in Iran’s northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi have expanded their investigation, arresting more people suspected of having connections with the Daesh terrorist group, a judiciary official said.
Commander: Iranian forces prepared to ‘rub enemies’ noses in the dirt’
Commander of Iran’s Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari highlighted the preparedness of his forces in the face of foreign threats, saying the Islamic Republic’s Armed Forces will powerfully confront aggressors.
Army commander: Combating threats needs modern equipment
Fighting threats requires modern equipment, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said.
Yazd gets UNESCO World Heritage status
The historical structure of the Iranian city of Yazd with a collection of public-religious architecture was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list on Sunday.
Tehran, Ankara moving toward free trade
Iran and Turkey have agreed on enhancing bilateral relations through negotiating a free trade agreement.
Anthropologist predicts more aggressive Saudi policy
Head of the anthropology department at the State University of Minnesota predicts that the new Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will take a tougher policy toward Qatar, strike Yemen harder, and stifle the opposition voice in Bahrain more forcefully.
Newly-brokered truce comes into force in southwestern Syria
A ceasefire recently brokered by Russia, the United States and Jordan has taken effect in southwestern Syria in a bid to curb violence in the country.
Food imports from Saudi Arabia are illegal: official
Chairman of Food Industries Association of Iran has said that all food products imported from Saudi Arabia are “illegal” because they are smuggled into the country.
Maharloo Lake dazzles in summer sun
The waters of rich salt lake, Maharloo situated on the outskirts of Shiraz, southern Iran, look reddish all for a good reason.
Saudi, U.S. foreign ministers discuss Iran, Qatar
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel alJubeir said he had discussed in a “fruitful” meeting with his American counterpart the Qatar crisis and what he called “Iranian interventions” in the region.
Iran-EU economies complementary, ties speeding up: Foreign Ministry
Iran and the European Union can make good trade partners as their economics are “complementary”, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi says.
Violating intl. law on water sharing won’t benefit landlocked countries, Iran says
Hamid Aboutalebi, a political advisor to President Hassan Rouhani, has indirectly called on landlocked Afghanistan that its interests lie in interaction with Iran in sharing water on the basis of international law.
‘30% of narcotics in Afghanistan transited to Europe through Iran’
Parviz Afshar, the head of Iran’s Drug Control Headquarters, said on Sunday that 30 percent of the narcotics being produced in Afghanistan are smuggled to Europe through Iran.