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News and views from the world of politics in Iran and the region, including government, Parliament, foreign affairs, defence and more. Also there is special coverage of developments related to the 2015 nuclear deal, or JCPOA.

Iran, South Africa Call for Expansion of Banking Ties

Iran, South Africa Call for Expansion of Banking Ties

Iran’s foreign minister and South Africa’s National Assembly speaker have discussed expansion of bilateral ties, particularly in banking sector.
US Siege on Civilians Aimed at Undermining Lebanon Victory: Iran

US Siege on Civilians Aimed at Undermining Lebanon Victory: Iran

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has blasted the US aerial siege on several buses carrying women and children, saying the move is aimed at undermining Lebanon’s victories over ISIS.
Leader Underlines Key Role of Air Defence in Iran's Security

Leader Underlines Key Role of Air Defence in Iran’s Security

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the leading role that the Air Defense plays in safeguarding Iran, calling for efforts to unleash the potential of the country’s young talents and develop innovative plans in this field.
Iran Not to Allow Others to Interfere in Its Defence Affairs

Iran Not to Allow Others to Interfere in Its Defence Affairs

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces slammed as “worthless” calls by the US administration for foreign access to Iran’s military bases, saying the Islamic Republic would not permit others to interfere in its defence affairs.
Iranians Are Saudi Arabia’s Brothers in Islam: Mecca Governor

Iranians Are Saudi Arabia’s Brothers in Islam: Mecca Governor

The governor of the holy city of Mecca has referred to Iranians and Saudi Arabians as religious brothers, expressing the hope that Iranian pilgrims would remember the Saudis with a good impression.
Iran and Saudi Arabia

Saudi Delegation to Visit Iran after Hajj Season: Spokesman

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says Iranian and Saudi diplomatic delegations will travel to one another's countries merely to visit their respective embassies and consulates nearly 20 months after the severance of bilateral ties.
Qassemi

UN Human Rights Rapporteur Ignoring Improvements in Iran

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has condemned a new report by the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran as “unacceptable” and “politically-motivated,” saying the report ignores several cases of improvement in Iran’s human rights situation.
Iran President Calls for Greater Int'l Cooperation with South Africa

Iran President Calls for Greater Int’l Cooperation with South Africa

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says cooperation between Iran and South Africa can play a prominent role in promoting peace and stability across the world.
Fatemeh Zolqadr

Iran Ready to Host Meeting of Female Asian MPs in 2018

Iran has expressed its readiness to host a 2018 meeting of women lawmakers from Asian parliaments, a female lawmaker said.
General Bagheri

Enemy Unlikely to Launch Ground Attack on Iran: Top Officer

A top Iranian commander says the enemies are unlikely to mount a ground attack on Iran should they opt to launch aggression against the country.

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