Netherlands, Spain reiterate EU’s full support for JCPOA
The Netherlands and Spain on Wednesday echoed the European Union’s support for the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers as their top diplomats met separately Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran.
Abbas calls for Mideast peace confab in rare UN speech
Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday called for an international conference to be held later this year to launch a new, wider Middle East peace process and pave the way to Palestinian statehood.
Turkey: Whoever helps Kurd militia in Syria is ‘legitimate target
Turkey on Wednesday said it would consider a “legitimate target” any group that comes to the aid of Kurdish militia in Afrin in northern Syria.
Moscow says US-Russia ties will be hard to repair
Moscow on Wednesday said it would be “very difficult” to improve US-Russia relations, which have plummeted to Cold War lows on accusations of election meddling and crises in Syria and Ukraine.
Azerbaijan’s president welcomes closer cooperation with Iran
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said his government embraces greater collaboration between Tehran and Baku, particularly in defense industries.
Charity market held in Japan to help Iran’s quake-hit people
A charity market was held at the residence of Iran’s ambassador to Tokyo to help victims of earthquake in the province of Kermanshah, western Iran.
Rouhani condemns deadly attacks against Iran police
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has strongly denounced the use of violence against the country’s police force, reacting to the deaths of five security forces during clashes between the security forces and members of the Gonabadi Dervishes on Monday.
Dutch, Spanish FMs hold talks with Rouhani
The Dutch and Spanish foreign ministers who made separate visits to Tehran on Wednesday held talks with top Iranian officials including President Rouhani, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Supreme National Security Secretary Ali Shamkhani and Ali Akbar Velayati, the foreign Policy advisor to the Leader.
Pro-government fighters move into Syria’s Afrin
A convoy of pro-government fighters entered Syria’s Afrin region on Tuesday to support Kurdish fighters battling Turkey’s military but immediately came under artillery fire.
Iran-proposed security architecture taken seriously: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said his proposal for a new security architecture in the Persian Gulf region
has been taken seriously “by serious people”.
Chaos in West Asia has affected Europe: Velayati
Ali Akbar Velayati, a top foreign policy adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Wednesday that chaos in West Asia affected the European countries.
Bodies recovered from plane crash site
Four days after a passenger plane heading from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasouj crashed into Dena mountain range, search and rescue teams on Wednesday found and recovered some of the bodies.
Bahrain: Appeals court upholds death sentences handed to six Bahrainis, strips two others of citizenship
A court in Bahrain has convicted political activist Nabeel Rajab, and sentenced him to five years in prison for his comments online denouncing the House of Saud regime’s role in the war in Yemen and for criticizing prison abuse in his country.
People bemoan friend who lost life in terror attack
Shocked mourners at the Wednesday funeral of Mohammad Hossein Haddadian, the Basij guard who was killed by dervish rioters in Pasdaran St., uptown Tehran.
U.S. reviving terrorists in Mideast, North Africa: Shamkhani
The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has warned that Washington is reviving terrorist groups in the Middle East and North Africa.
Iran, Azerbaijan discuss military co-op
Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami held high-profile talks with officials from the Republic of Azerbaijan on bilateral relations and closer military cooperation.
Iran’s UN envoy calls nuclear deal example of patient diplomacy’
Iran’s ambassador to the UN said on Tuesday that the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, is an example of “patient diplomacy”.
Violence against police intolerable, Rouhani warns
President Hassan Rouhani has strongly condemned violence against police forces, saying violent behavior against police “will not be tolerated under any circumstances”.