Syrian, Russian jets pound Idlib
Syrian and Russian warplanes on Saturday targeted the southern edge of Idlib Province with airstrikes and shelling, Syrian media and a war monitoring group said, ratcheting up the military pressure on the terrorist-held bastion.
US sends Iran messages for talks ‘every day’ amid pressure
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday blasted the United States’ dual approach toward Iran, saying Washington is pressuring Tehran and at the same time calling for negotiations “every day.”
Obama rebukes Trump, Republicans for ‘abuses of power’
Former US president Barack Obama assailed President Donald Trump and Republicans on Friday, urging Democrats to deliver a check on the administration’s “abuses of power” and restore a sense of sanity to politics by voting in November’s elections.
Iran, Iraq condemn attack on consulate in Basra
Iran’s Foreign Ministry in a statement strongly condemned a “brutal” attack on its consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra, and reminded the country’s government of its responsibility to protect diplomatic sites.
Salehi: Quitting JCPOA Iran’s final scenario
Since Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign, he seized every opportunity to rail against the 2015 Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Zarif, IMO chief discuss further cooperation
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the head of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Kitack Lim, met on Saturday to discuss ways of further cooperation between Iran and the UN agency.
Hatami: Iran, China concerned about US role in SE Asia, Mideast
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said Tehran and Beijing are concerned about the US’ negative role in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Iran sympathizes with Japan over deadly floods, landslides
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Saturday expressed sorrow over deadly flashfloods and landslides in Japan.
Rouhani: U.S. constantly sends Iran messages for talks
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that the Trump administration constantly sends messages to Iran to begin negotiations.
Damascus has sovereign right for Idlib operation: Syrian UN envoy
By staff & agencies Syrian army forces have targeted terrorists from the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (al-Nusra Front/Jabhat al-Nusra) Takfiri terrorist group, in the country’s west-central province of Hama as government forces and allied fighters from popular defense group are trying to purge the country of foreign-backed Takfiri militants.
Iran wins UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy
The Literacy Movement Organization of Iran is awarded the 2018 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy for its program ‘Consolidated teaching of literacy and ICDL basic computer skills’.
Saudi team leaves UN-backed Yemen talks
A delegation from Yemen’s Saudi regime-backed former government has left the United Nations-brokered talks in Geneva as representatives of the popular Ansarullah (Houthi) movement were reportedly prevented from attending the negotiations.
‘Notion of zero imports of Iranian oil to India is economically and politically unrealistic’
India and U.S. held the inaugural 2+2 talks in New Delhi on Thursday, in which the issue of Iranian oil imports figured prominently, according to sources. While the U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged India to completely halt Iranian oil imports, New Delhi refused to give any clear and categorical response, thereby thwarting the agenda of the visiting delegation.
Hamadan win Iran Trial Championship
Hamadan Team ended as champion in The Iranian Trial Cycling Championship took place at Hamadan.
‘Iran paying the price to protect Europe from terrorists’
Iranians are fighting and dying in Syrian to protect Europe from potential attackers, the head of a parliamentary delegation from Iran has said.
Iran-Iraq integrity under attack
Following an arson attack on the Iranian consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra on Friday night, the Iranian ambassador to Baghdad says certain elements seek to damage Iran-Iraq ties which have been built after years of efforts.
Terrorists struggling to breath in Syria, defense chief says
Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Saturday that the life of terrorists in Syria is coming to an end.
‘Europe to create banking system for ties with Iran’
Chair of the European parliamentary group for relations with the Islamic Republic has said the European Union is looking to establish an independent financial system for banking relations with Iran.