Iran’s coverage: US presence, source of tension in region: Iran FM

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Iran’s FM decries US presence in Persian Gulf

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said deployment of a US aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf would create tensions in the region.


Iran-Russia-Turkey summit on Syria to be held in Moscow in coming days

The leaders of the Astana trio (Russia, Turkey and Iran) will meet in Russia to discuss Syria at the beginning of 2019, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov said on Friday according to Russia Today.

US only intends to manage Daesh, other terrorists in Middle East: Diplomat

The United States does not want the eradication of terrorism and Daesh terrorist group in the Middle East but rather it desires to command them in order to keep tensions in the region, an Iranian diplomat says.


Turkey, Russia, Iran to defend Syria’s territorial integrity

Turkey in cooperation with Russia will continue close cooperation to defend Syria’s territorial integrity and political unity from all efforts to harm them, according to Turkish foreign minister in Moscow Sat.


FM Zarif: US would have to resort to chaotic policies to stop Iran’s oil exports

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said the US would have to resort to policies that would drag the world into a chaotic state if it tried to actually shut down Iran’s oil exports.


Iran at cutting edge of defense technology: IRGC commander

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami highlighted Iran’s self-sufficiency in producing military gears, saying that the Islamic Republic is at the cutting edge of defense technology.


Iran, Pakistan discuss security, military cooperation

Iranian Ambassador to Islamabad Mehdi Honardoost, in a meeting with Pakistan’s Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, discussed ways to broaden security cooperation between the two neighboring countries, and exchanged views on expanding military cooperation.


US withdrawal from Syria shows death of its policies in ME: Salami

IRGC Deputy Commander said Saturday that the United States’ withdrawal from Syria proves the defeat and death of its strategies and policies in the region.


Islamic Revolution spreading day by day: Iranian cleric

Prominent Iranian cleric Ayatollah Hossein Nouri Hamedani highlighted the popularity of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and said it has become a role model for other nations’ movements and uprisings.


Iranian grandmaster makes splash in World Chess Rapid and Blitz

Iranian chess grandmaster Sarasadat Khademalsharieh put in a dazzling performance by finishing runner-up in the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Competition 2018, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, from Dec. 29-31.