Rouhani: Khashoggi death ‘big test’ for human rights advocates
President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday condemned the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, describing the case as a “big test” for the entire Western states and the advocates of human rights.
NATO chief: Nuclear buildup unlikely despite US threats
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that he does not expect a nuclear buildup in Europe even as tensions rise over US threats to pull out of a Cold War-era missile agreement amid allegations that Russia is violating the pact.
EU diplomats: Mechanism for Iran trade in place by Nov. 4
A new European Union mechanism to facilitate payments for Iranian exports should be legally in place by Nov. 4, when the next phase of US sanctions hit, but it will not be operational until early next year, three diplomats said.
Potential explosives sent to White House, Obama, Clinton
Federal authorities are investigating suspicious packages sent to the White House, former US president Barack Obama and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the US Secret Service and a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
Leader lauds defenders of holy shrines for ensuring security of religious sites
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sesyed Ali Khamenei paid tribute to the martyrs defending holy Shia shrines in Iraq and Syria for ensuring the security of the shrine of Imam Hussein in Iraq’s Karbala that paved the way for millions of pilgrims to go there safely.
Parliament speaker submits UNTOC, AML bills to Expediency Council
The speaker of the Iranian Parliament submitted the bills on the Islamic Republic joining the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and amending the country’s anti-money laundering (AML) law to Iran’s Expediency Council.
Iran to continue efforts to ensure peace in Syria
Iran has spared no effort to help return peace to the war-torn Syria, a senior official said on Wednesday, vowing that Tehran will continue to stand beside the legitimate Syrian government.
‘Next year’s budget focuses on economic stability, tackling sanctions’
“Maintaining economic stability, curbing inflation, protecting domestic production as well as people’s livelihood, creating jobs, and tackling U.S.- led sanctions are to be the main focal points in the next year’s budget plan,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced in a circular letter to affiliated executive state-run organizations, IRIB reported on Wednesday.
Majlis submits Palermo, money laundering bills to Expediency Council
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has submitted the bills on accession to the UNTOC, known as the Palermo Convention, and anti-money laundering act to the Expediency Council.
Explosives sent to CNN, Clinton, Obama
U.S. news network CNN announced on its screens Wednesday that it had evacuated ts New York bureau over a suspicious package similar to those addressed to
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
‘U.S.-led forces killed over 3,200 Syrians since 2014’
A so-called monitoring group says more than 3,200 civilians have lost their lives ever since the U.S.-led coalition purportedly fighting the ISIL (Daesh) Takfiri terrorist group launched its aerial bombardment campaign in the conflict-plagued Arab country more than four years ago.
Rock climbing festival in Bisotun
The fourth edition of the rock climbing estival was held at Mount Bisotun in the Kermanshah Province of Iran, near the city of Kermanshah in western Iran.
Leader: Arbaeen march safe thanks to heroic sacrifices
The Leader of the Islamic revolution has lauded the sacrifices made by the defenders of the holy shrines, saying the Arbaeen march is safe thanks to their heroic struggle.
Khashoggi’s killing proves Western human rights is a mirage: grand ayatollah
Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi said on Wednesday that the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by the Western-backed al-Saud family proves that claims of respect for human rights by the West is just a “mirage”.
‘Saudi anger at IRGC intended to distract attention from Khashoggi case’
An IRGC official said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia and Bahrain had dded the IRGC to their terrorism lists to deflect the global attention from the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist whose disappearance after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has provoked international outrage.
Khashoggi murder unlikely without U.S. consent
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the murder f Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a big test for the whole world, especially for self-proclaimed defenders of human rights in the U.S. and Europe.