South Korea brings curtain down on ‘Peace Games’
South Korea brought the curtain down on its “Peace Games” on Sunday, with winter sports athletes dancing and singing together at a vibrant closing ceremony, though there was little warmth between dignitaries from the United States and North Korea.
US Democrats release counter-memo over Russia probe
Democratic lawmakers released a partially-redacted rebuttal of a controversial Republican memo alleging bias and abuse of power in the investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
Jahangiri calls for domestic, foreign investment in Makran
First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri on Sunday called on domestic and foreign investors to participate in development plans in the coastal strip of Makran in southeastern Iran, promising full state support.
Iran, Syria to observe truce but fight on terror will go on
Iran’s top military commander said both Tehran and Damascus will comply with a month-long Syria cease-fire declared by the UN Security Council, but that attacks will continue in the Damascus suburbs held by terrorists.
North Korea slams new sanctions, but open to talks with US
North Korea on Sunday slammed the latest US measures against it as an “act of war”, after US President Donald Trump announced the “heaviest sanctions ever” on the nuclear-armed country.
UK Labour Party pressures its leader to change Brexit stance
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was facing increasing pressure to change the party’s Brexit stance ahead of a key speech on Britain’s plan to leave the European Union.
Iran to send divers to examine situation of sunken tanker in China waters
A delegation is planned to be dispatched to China to assess the latest situation of the Sanchi oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea in January, a lawmaker said, adding that a number of divers will accompany the delegation.
Doha: Qatar, Iran, Turkey investing to further develop trade route Political Desk
Qatar says officials from Qatar, Iran and Turkey are investing to further develop a trade route between the three countries.
Iran rejects all US conditions for nuclear agreement
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rejected as “improper” the conditions set by the United States for upholding the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement, urging Washington to immediately fulfill its commitments under the deal.
Iran promoting investment opportunities in southeastern Makran shores
The 2nd International Summit for Presenting Investment Opportunities in Makran Shores (in southeastern Iran) commenced on Sunday at Milad Tower Conference Hall in Tehran.
Senior MP: Nuclear propellers do not need IAEA permit
A senior Iranian MP has said a plan by Islamic Republic to develop nuclear propellers does not need a permission from the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Iran won’t bow to modification of JCPOA: Hossein Askari
Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, strongly believes that Iran should not agree to “any modification” of its nuclear deal.
Iraq rejects Riyadh’s request to extradite over 400 Saudi ‘terrorists’
Iraq has rejected a request from Riyadh to hand over more than 400 Saudi Arabians, whom it has imprisoned on terrorism charges.
Rescue drill in Persian Gulf
A rescue drill, aiming to increase the emergency preparedness of the country’s sea fleet, was held in the Persian Gulf on Sunday.
Syria should be cleansed from terrorist in future months: Military chief
Major General Mohammad Baqeri, chief of the Iranian armed forces, said on Sunday that the whole territory of Syria should be cleansed of terrorists in future months.
Suicides harmed the security apparatus: human rights official
A few cases of suicides in prisons harmed Iran’s security apparatus, the deputy chief of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights said, rejecting claims that the suicides were committed due to pressure on the detainees in the prisons.
Security of Persian Gulf states intertwined: Diplomat
Mohammad – Kazem Sajjadpour, director of the Center for Political and International Studies at the Foreign Ministry, has said that destiny and security of the Persian Gulf littoral states are intertwined.