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IRGC commander criticizes Pakistan for ‘sheltering terrorists’

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari warned certain regional countries behind a deadly terror attack in southeast Iran that the country’s patience is not unlimited and criticized Pakistan for providing shelter for the terrorists.

EU, Germany reject US’ call for leaving JCPOA

Germany and the European Union on Friday rejected a call by US Vice President Mike Pence for Europe to follow in the US’ footsteps and leave the Iran nuclear deal in a bid to “isolate” the Islamic Republic.


Range of Iran air force drones to rise to above 1,000 km

Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) unveiled plans to extend the range of military drones beyond 1,000 kilometers.


Session on Palermo bill fate ends without conclusion

The Expediency Council’s Saturday meeting on joining the UN Convention on Transnational Crime (Palermo bill) ended without conclusion, leaving the fate of the bill unknown for at least two more weeks, a member of the council said.

Zarif discusses regional issues with Elders at Munich Security Conf.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday discussed regional issues with the Elders on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference in Germany.


Iran equips semi-heavy submarine with marine cruise missiles

Iran has mounted cruise missiles on its new home-made state-of-the-art submarine which is due to be unveiled in the near future.


France backs JCPOA once again

In reaction to Anti-Iranian and European remarks of the US Vice President Mike Pence, French Foreign Ministry emphasized that Paris still backs landmark nuclear deal inked between Iran and world’s major powers dubbed ‘Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)’ in mid-July 2015.


Merkel says EU, US have same ultimate goal toward Iran

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at Munich Security Conference that there are tactical differences between Europe and the United States on Iran, but their ultimate goal is the same.


Javad Zarif, Masrour Barzani meet in Germany

Iranian FM Javad Zarif and the security chief of the Kurdistan Region Masrour Barzani met in Germany on Saturday when Zarif stressed the need for better economic cooperation that could include free-trade and free-industrial zones.

Lawmakers call for decisive response to Wed. terrorist attack

Iranian Parliament condoled the loss of IRGC personnel in Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Sistan and Baluchistan, urging related bodies to give a decisive response to perpetrators of the heinous attack.