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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned a recent move by the British government to list Lebanon’s Hezbollah as a terrorist group and said the movement, which itself is a victim of terrorism, is highly popular in Lebanon.
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 till the next Iranian year (starting in March 21), a member of the council said.
Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed on Saturday with United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, during a phone call.
Head of Iran’s Plan and Budget Organization Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said efforts are underway to deal with the tough conditions caused by the cruel US sanctions.
Pakistan embassy in Tehran urged Iran to mediate between Islamabad and New Delhi, following the escalation of tensions between the two neighboring states.
Deputy Commander of Islamic Republic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said that enemies were ceased in the 1st phase of the Islamic Revolution and today, time is ripe to chase them at the second phase.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says despite the efforts of negative elements, relations between Iran and Pakistan are growing stronger.
India Global Ports Limited (IGPL) is committed to investing up to $500m to develop Chabahar Port in southern Iran as part of series of projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars, a senior official said.
The Iranian foreign ministry on Saturday lashed out at UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan for his claims and allegations against Iran, advising him to take note of the situation in Yemen to realize the true meaning of interference.
Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei said that behavior of European countries will influence the body’s final decision about ratifying FATF-related bills.