Rouhani: ‘We must all attempt to reduce corruption, prevent money laundering’
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said efforts are required by “all of us to reduce corruption and prevent money laundering.”
UN envoy in Yemen to push for peace talks
The UN Yemen envoy flew into Yemen’s capital Sana’a Wednesday to push for fresh peace talks, as fighting for the lifeline port of Hodeida has ramped up fears of widespread famine.
Merkel warns UK it can’t dictate Brexit terms to Europe
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned the UK it can’t set unilateral terms for leaving the European Union as Prime Minister Theresa May traveled to Brussels to try to complete a contentious Brexit deal.
Zarif denounces Trump’s ‘shameful’ statement on Saudi atrocities
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted to the US president’s announcement that he would stick with Saudi Arabia despite the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, describing the remarks as “shameful.
Deputy FM: EU’s political will to save JCPOA ‘still strong’
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said European diplomats have reassured him that the bloc is working on new ways to keep financial transactions with Tehran, adding that experts from both sides are negotiating the mechanism.
Iran says US will fail to achieve desired outcome of senseless bans
Tehran condemned Washington for imposing new sanctions on Iranian targets, among others, for alleged oil shipment to Syria, saying Washington will realize such bans are “futile” and “illogical’.
Navy commander: New destroyer, submarine to be unveiled
Iran’s Navy commander says the country will unveil new defense achievements, including a destroyer and a submarine, next week.
Iran, EU to hold nuclear cooperation talks on Nov. 26
The third round of talks between Iran and the European Union on nuclear cooperation will commence on November 26 in Brussels, Belgium.
Tehran, Moscow discuss transport ties
Iranian Transport Minister Mohammad Eslami met with his Russian counterpart Yevgeny Dietrich on Tuesday to discuss expansion of ties, the Iranian Transport Ministry’s portal reported.
Jaberi Ansari meets de Mistura, Syrian opposition figures
Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior advisor to Iranian foreign minister for political affairs, held separate talks with the outgoing UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, and some Syrian
opposition figures in Switzerland on Monday and Tuesday.
Trump under fire over backing MbS
American lawmakers have blasted U.S. President Donald Trump for siding with Saudi leaders and refusing to blame Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Virginia-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s diplomatic mission in Turkey’s Istanbul early last month.
Saffron, red gold of Iran
Iran is the world’s top producer of saffron. Some 95 percent of Iranian saffron is produced in the northeastern province of Khorassan.
Rouhani backs Zarif over money laundering remarks
President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday defended the recent remarks made by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about money laundering, saying not just Iran but the entire world is suffering from money laundering.
Zarif to Trump: Perhaps Iran is also responsible for California wildfires
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday mocked U.S. President Donald Trump, saying that “perhaps we’re also responsible for the California fires” after Trump earlier in the day attacked Iran in a statement reaffirming his support for Saudi Arabia.
Iran: U.S. will realize inefficiency of sanctions sooner or later
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday that the United States will become aware of the inefficiency of sanctions sooner or later.
‘Unity is main source of Islamic power’
Mohsen Pakaeen, a member of the strategic council of the Islamic World Peace Forum, has said that unity is a source of power in the Islamic world and the key to defeat the enemies of Islam.
Iran says terrorist blast in Kabul is aimed to fuel religious divide
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly condemned a deadly terrorist blast in the Afghan capital Kabul, saying the act was intended to inflame religious division in the country.