Tehran summit expected to seal fate of Syria’s Idlib
The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey are set to meet Friday in Tehran for a summit expected to shape the future of Idlib Province, home to Syria’s last major terrorist bastion.
Stolen Achaemenid bas-relief returned to Iran
On the orders of a New York Supreme Court judge, a $1.2-million ancient Persian bas-relief was sent back to Iran after almost 90 years of changing hands among smugglers.
Israel court okays demolition of West Bank village
Israel’s top court on Wednesday upheld an order to raze a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, clearing the way for the demolition to go ahead despite international pressure.
Poll shows Britain would now vote 59-41 to stay in EU
British voters would vote 59-41 to stay in the European Union if given the option after a six-point swing away from Brexit, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday, the highest recorded support for EU membership in such a survey since the 2016 referendum.
Japan begins clean-up after typhoon kills 11; major airport closed
Japan began on Wednesday to clean up after a powerful typhoon killed 11 people, injured hundreds and stranded thousands at a flooded airport, though when the airport in an industrial and tourist hub might reopen was not clear.
Pakistan’s minister: Zarif visit shows importance of ties
Pakistan Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Mazari described a recent visit by the Iranian foreign minister to Pakistan as a positive move which indicates that Islamabad regards its ties with Iran as a very important part of its foreign policy.
Araqchi: Europe has until Nov. 4 to save JCPOA
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi warned that the Islamic Republic would withdraw from the nuclear deal if the Europeans fail by November 4 to design a mechanism to safeguard Iran’s main interests in the accord, including oil sales and banking payments.
Iran’s defense minister to visit China
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami plans to pay an official visit to China in the near future as part of efforts to boost Tehran-Beijing military ties.
Vaezi: President Rouhani to attend UNGA late September
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will travel to New York to take part in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in late September, said the president’s chief of staff on Wednesday.
Iraqi minister: Imposing sanctions on countries wrong policy
Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji described imposing sanctions and putting economic pressures on Iran as a wrong, unacceptable and failed policy.
Iran needs more help to support Afghan refugees – UNHCR chief
Iran continues to set a global example through its progressive and inclusive refugee policies, but the country needs more support hosting one of the largest refugee populations in the world, said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi during a three-day visit.
China sticking to nuclear pact and implementing it: envoy
The Chinese ambassador to Tehran on Wednesday said that his country adheres to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and continues to implement it.
Russia: Airstrikes hit terrorists not populated areas in Idlib
The Russian Defense Ministry says its fighter jets have bombed the positions of foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists in Syria’s militant-held northwestern province of Idlib, as Syrian government troops and allied fighters are preparing for a ground operation to liberate the territory.
‘Iran is critical to India’s energy strategy and broader geopolitical interests’
The unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal and renewal of economic sanctions has forced many countries to cut oil imports from Iran under the U.S. pressure.
Trump’s trade war with China poses greatest threat to global economic growth
As the trade war between the U.S. and China intensifies, the vice chairman of the world’s largest money manager believes U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies pose the greatest threat to global economic growth.
Plain of thousands suns
The photo depicts Kalpoush plain filled with sunflowers in Mayami, north central province of Semnan, which is a tourist attraction in the region.
Zarif on Trump plan to chair UN council meeting: #chutzpah
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reacted strongly to Washington’s announcement that President
Donald Trump is going to chair the upcoming UN Security Council and use the opportunity against Iran.
Tehran says terrorists transferring chemical weapons to Idlib
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that there is evidence that terrorists in Syria have been
transferring chemical weapons to Idlib.
Basij says has plans for industrial problems
Basij Chief Gholamhossein Gheybparvar said on Wednesday that Basij has plans to help solve problems in the areas of industry and agriculture.
Plot by hegemonic system could cause long-term insecurity in Mideast: defense chief
Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami has said that the plot by hegemonic system could cause longterm insecurity in the Middle East, Mehr reported on Wednesday.
Russian, German diplomats discuss nuclear deal
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and Antje Leendertse, director of the political directorate-general of Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, discussed the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Nuclear deal is ‘not dead’, says French FM
French Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian has said that the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, is “not dead”.