Baghdad curfew lifted after deadly protests
A curfew was lifted in Baghdad on Saturday following days of protests which have left nearly 100 dead, but tensions remained after influential Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr demanded the government quit.
North Korean, US officials at nuclear talks after latest missile test
North Korean and US officials on Saturday gathered for new nuclear talks in Stockholm after months of deadlock and Pyongyang’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile this week.
Pompeo denounces ‘harassment’ after Dems subpoena White House
The Trump administration complained Saturday of harassment by Democratic lawmakers who issued subpoenas for White House documents regarding US President Donald Trump’s alleged pressuring of Ukraine for political favors.
Saudi defense minister says views Houthi truce ‘positively’
Saudi Arabia said it views the truce announced by Yemen’s Houthis positively, claiming the proposal is something the kingdom has always been seeking.
Iranian held in Australia returns home; Aussies also freed
Iran released on Saturday an Australian couple detained on spying charges after Australia freed an Iranian student imprisoned for 13 months in the country.
Anti-Iran front falters: Israeli daily
The three leaders who have led an anti-Iran campaign in recent years are now mired in their own domestic crises, according to an analysis published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz.
Iran plans to reduce imports by $10b in 2 years
Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade plans to reduce the country’s imports by $10 billion by the Iranian calendar year 1400 (March 2021-March 2022), IRNA reported on Saturday, quoting the industry minister as saying.
First session of legislationmaking provisions held
First meeting of studying provisions of legislation-making process which was declared by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei was held on Saturday.
Ambassador meets Nechirvan Barzani and other KRG officials
Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi has met with President of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani in Erbil, Mehr reported on Friday.
Foreign embassies “stirring up” situation in Iraq: UK analyst
A political analyst from London said the embassies of the US and UK in Baghdad are taking advantage of Iraq’s poor economic conditions following the defeat of Daesh by “deliberately stirring up trouble” in the Arab country.
“Diplomacy of resistance” holds its fourth congress
The fourth congress on “diplomacy of resistance” was held at Tehran’s Andisheh hall on Saturday to mark the memory former Iranian ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi who was martyred along with hundreds of other Iranian pilgrims in the Mina disaster near Mecca on September 24, 2015. Iran holds Saudi Arabia responsible for the tragedy.
Yadollah Javani: Iran has turned from a deterrent power to a retaliatory one
IRGC Deputy Commander for Political Affairs Yadollah Javani has said that Iran has achieved more than deterrence power and turned into a power to retaliate.
Arbaeen march will defeat divisive policies, MP says
Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has said that the Arbaeen march will defeat divisive policies in Iraq and the neighboring countries.
IRGC commander: Iran’s border crossings with Iraq safe, secure
The deputy commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) at Imam Ali Central Security Base on Saturday underscored that Iran’s entire border crossings with Iraq are safe and secure.
Senior MP censures weak reaction of Europeans to U.S. JCPOA violation
MP Mohammad Javad Jamali, who sits on the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has criticized the E3 (France, Germany and Britain) for their weak reaction to the violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the official name for the nuclear deal.
Some military drills undisclosed to public, says Pourdastan
The Head of Iranian Army’s Strategic Studies Center Brigadier General Pourdastan said that some military drills of Iranian armed forces are held in the dark while some others are done publicly to send caution to enemies.