Iraqi PM announces resignation amid protests
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said Friday he would submit his resignation to Parliament, a day after deadly protests and following calls by Iraq’s top Shia cleric for lawmakers to withdraw support.
Turkey accuses France’s Macron of ‘sponsoring terrorism’ in Syria
Turkey on Thursday accused Emmanuel Macron of sponsoring terrorism in reaction to new criticism by the French president about Ankara’s incursions in Syria.
Taliban say ready to resume peace talks after Trump’s Kabul visit
The Taliban said on Friday they were prepared to restart peace talks with the United States, a day after US President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to American troops in Afghanistan and said he believed the militant group would agree to a cease-fire.
Iran: Europeans cannot invoke nuclear deal dispute mechanism
Iran said Thursday European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal such as France could not trigger a dispute mechanism in the agreement that could lead to UN sanctions being reimposed.
Navy to equip warships with sophisticated drones: Commander
Iran Navy’s commander said the force will soon be flying sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles from its warships, saying the new gear will be even more versatile than the Navy’s current lineup of drones in terms of range and other technologies.
Six more European countries join INSTEX
Finland, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden will join the INSTEX mechanism for trade with Iran, the six countries declared in a joint statement on Friday ahead of further talks between parties to the Iran nuclear deal in Vienna next week.
Dehqani stresses nondiscriminatory implementation of CWC
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Gholamhossein Dehqani stressed the need for nondiscriminatory implementation of all provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
Iran underlines women’s economic role in sanctions era
Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar said despite the obstacles created by the United States in the way of Iran’s economic development, the government is trying to promote the role of Iranian women in economic spheres.
Tehran hosting 2 intl. expos
Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds is hosting the 16th edition of Iran’s international exhibition of metallurgy, dubbed IRAN METAFO 2019, and the 26th international exhibition of
printing, packing and related machinery during November 29-December 2, IRNA reported.
Baghdad apologizes to Tehran for Iranian consulate attack
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali al-Hakim has apologized to the Islamic Republic after rioters set fire to Iran’s consulate in the holy city of Najaf.
Iraq’s PM announces intention to resign
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced his intention to resign Friday after the country’s top Shia cleric called for lawmakers to reconsider their support for a government rocked by weeks of deadly anti-establishment unrest.
Ayatollah Sistani warns of plot to bring back ‘dictatorship’
Iraq’s top cleric has warned that enemies of Iraq and affiliated groups in the country are plotting to create internal strife and bring the country back to the “era of dictatorship”, an apparent reference to the former rule of Saddam Hussein.
Yemeni forces down Saudi Apache helicopter
Yemen’s Armed Forces have downed a Saudi Apache helicopter using “new technology” and have filmed the operation, the force’s spokesman has said.
Tehran Symphony Orchestra performs at Vahdat Hall
Maestro Loris Tjeknavorian conducts the Tehran Symphony Orchestra during a concert at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on November 28, 2019.
Iran urges Europe to make more efforts to save nuclear deal
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has said that the European countries must make more efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the JCPOA.
Attack on Iran consulate in Najaf aimed at damaging Iran-Iraq ties: diplomat
Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi said on Thursday that an attack on Iran’s consulate in Iraq’s holy of city Najaf was aimed at damaging relations between Iran and Iraq.
Commander: Navy on right track to attain self-sufficiency
Iran’s Navy commander highlighted his force’s capability to manufacture most of key weapons and equipment, noting that the Navy is on right path of accessing self-sufficiency.
Leader reacts to Trump’s unexpected visit to U.S. military base in Afghanistan
In reaction to the U.S. President’s sudden visit to Afghanistan, Leader of the Islamic Revolution underscored in his official tweeter account that such moves are nothing but insulting other nations’ independence and freedom.
Iran calls French FM’s remarks on nuclear deal ‘irresponsible’
Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday that French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s remarks on the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA,
Iran wins membership in OPCW executive council
Iran along with 3 other Asian countries managed to grab a 2-year period membership in executive council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).