Rouhani sworn in for second term as Iran president
Hassan Rouhani was sworn in as Iran’s 12th president on Saturday in front of high-ranking officials and foreign guests.
Venezuelan chief prosecutor’s office blocked by security forces
Venezuelan security forces took up positions outside the office of the country’s chief prosecutor on Saturday, a day after the government inaugurated a new legislative body that the prosecutor said was fraudulently elected.
US Justice Department vows to go after government leaks
Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged to rein in government leaks that he said undermine American security, taking an aggressive public stand after being called weak on the matter by President Donald Trump.
Ammar Hakim: Iran, Iraq enjoy strategic ties
Head of Iraqi National Alliance Ammar Hakim said Iran and Iraq have strategic relations.
Zarif: European states joint statement with US wrong move
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized three European countries for issuing a joint statement with the United States against Iran’s recent test-launch of a satellite rocket.
Iranian VP condemns US sanctions against Tehran, Moscow
Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri denounced Washington’s new sanctions against Tehran and Moscow.
Official: Iran not to allow US inspection of military sites
An Iranian official slammed the US notion of inspection of Iran’s military centers as ‘absolute nonsense’, stressing that the country would never allow Americans to have access to its security sphere.
S. Korea to finance €1.6b Iranian refinery project
Iran and South Korea signed a heads of agreement (HOA) based on which South Korean banks will finance a €1.6 billion project to upgrade Tabriz Oil Refinery in northwest of Iran, Shana reported.
Zarif meets top officials visiting Iran
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with top officials from various countries who were in Tehran to attend the inauguration ceremony for President Hassan Rouhani.
World standing beside Iran in honoring nuclear deal
The participation of a large number of foreign dignitaries in President Hassan Rouhani’s swearing-in ceremony signifies the paramount importance of Iran and indicates positive feedback on Iran’s foreign policy tenets.
Defiant Saudi Arabia defends planned execution of 14 Shias
The House of Saud regime has defended the death penalties it has handed down to 14 Shia nationals amid criticisms that the defendants were tortured into false confessions and convicted in sham trials.
Iran’s July LPG shipments surge to year-to-date high
Iran’s LPG shipments jumped to a year-todate high of 381,500 million tons (mt) in July, up 39percent from around 274,000 mt in June and surpassing the previous high of 360,000 mt in January, shipping and trade sources said this week.
Sanandaj hosts horseback competition
A horseback rider shows off his equestrianism skills during a competition as musicians perform pieces of local music in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, on August 4, 2017.
Rouhani sworn in as president
In a high-profile ceremony on Saturday, Hassan Rouhani was inaugurated as the 7th president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Mogherini meets senior Iranian officials, backs nuclear deal
In her separate talks with senior Iranian officials on Saturday European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini reiterated her bloc’s support for the international nuclear deal with Iran and expansion of ties.
Tehran rules out inspections of its military sites
A senior Iranian official said on Saturday that Tehran will allow no inspection of its military sites, an issue set to open the latest chapter in Donald Trump’s antagonistic approach toward Tehran.
Iran reaffirms ‘active support’ to resolve Pyongyang-Seoul conflict
South Korea’s parliamentary leader has urged North Korea to learn lessons from the Iran nuclear agreement and return to nuclear talks.