Having won the title of the only Women’s Race Championship held in Iran, Behnaz Shafiei is now the most prominent Iranian woman motorcyclist, but she still has bigger ambitions.
A political commentator says Saudi Arabia has failed to intimidate Qatar into severing its newly-shaped relations with Iran, and has no more cards to play to keep Doha from edging closer to Tehran.
A top Iranian carpet official has, in an interview with IFP News, discussed a range of issues including the ongoing carpet fair in Tehran and the features that distinguish the Iranian handmade carpets from those produced in other countries.
A senior Iranian politician has underscored the instrumental role that IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani plays in the ongoing fight against terrorism in Syria and Iraq.
Turkish ambassador to Tehran says Tehran and Ankara, two of the three guarantor states of Astana Process, were upset by not being involved in a Moscow-Washington deal on de-escalation zones in Syria.
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says the participation of dozens of foreign delegations in Iranian president’s inauguration ceremony shows the world’s recognition of Iran’s stabilizing policies in the Mideast.
The former head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) says he has established the new political party called the National Wisdom Movement with the aim of keeping pace with the new developments and fulfilling the needs of the younger Iraqi generation.
A senior Turkish diplomat says the US in the past years has changed its approach towards Syria crisis for so many times that Ankara is now “a bit puzzled” on what Washington’s real policy and strategy is, particularly regarding the Syrian armed opposition groups.
Turkish ambassador to Tehran has criticized the approach Saudi Arabia and a number of its Arab allies have adopted towards Qatar, saying the only way to handle the ongoing crisis in the Persian Gulf region is engaging in a meaningful dialogue rather than giving ultimatums.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says any use of the ongoing tension in relations between Persian Gulf littoral states to change the regional balance would deteriorate the already fragile situation in the Middle East.