Rouhani wishes for world peace in New Year message
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday wished “a year of happiness and prosperity” for peoples of the world in his New Year message.
Oman says Sultan Qaboos is ‘stable’ amid health scare
Oman’s 79-year-old ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said is in “stable condition” and is following a doctor-prescribed medical treatment, the nation’s royal court announced Tuesday, amid days of worried speculation about his health.
Protests rage around US Embassy in Baghdad after air raids
Several thousand protesters irate over US airstrikes on Iraq staged a demonstration outside of the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, hurling stones as security forces and embassy guards hit back with stun grenades and tear gas.
China, Iran FMs criticize int’l ‘bullying practices’
China’s foreign minister decried international “bullying practices” while meeting with his Iranian counterpart Tuesday, in the country’s latest criticism of American foreign policy.
Iran keeps pushing ahead despite hard times: Rouhani
President Hassan Rouhani said Iran continues on its path forward through the most difficult times since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, in reference to the country’s weathering of US sanctions, according to the president’s official website.
Iran hits back at Germany over accusation of ‘destabilizing region’
Iran hit back at Germany for accusing it of regional meddling, censuring Berlin for turning a blind eye to the United States’ interference in West Asia.
Iran’s 9-month trade balance positive
Iran’s non-oil trade with other countries registered a $100-million positive balance in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21 – December 21), according to the head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO).
Zarif says Iran, China interested in expanding strategic ties
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Iran and China have developed ties to strategic level which shows the two countries are interested in expanding relations and interaction.
National unity newspaper comes into bookstores over 100 years after its publication
Copies of Ettehad Newspaper, a leading paper that sought national unity in the early years after the Constitutional Revolution (1905 to 1911), have been published in a book over a century after the publication of its first edition.
Cuban envoy raps U.S. sanctions, urges continued resistance
Cuba’s ambassador to Tehran condemned the U.S. sanctions against independent nations, including Iran, calling for efforts to maintain the anti-U.S. resistance.
‘U.S. attack on PMU aggression against sovereign Iraq’
Hailing PMU and other resistance groups’ role in challenging the U.S. policy in Iraq and Syria, American analyst and columnist Stephen Lendman says U.S. attack on PMU is aggression against sovereign Iraq.
Iran in worst days of sanctions: Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the country is passing “the worst days” of sanctions imposed by the U.S., praising the people for their resistance and patience.
Kuwait says respects Iran’s territorial integrity
Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah has said that his country respects territorial integrity of Iran and that its foreign policy is based on “non- interference in internal affairs and good neighborliness”.
Kataeb Hezbollah blasts U.S. for turning Iraq into ground for avenging Iran
Kataeb Hezbollah group, affiliated to Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces), condemned the U.S. for attacking its positions in Iraq and using the country’s soil as a ground to take revenge for its failures against Iran.