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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.

Brigadier General Hossein Salami

IRGC General: Western Civilization on the Wane

A lieutenant commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said that Western civilization has plundered oppressed nations and is now on the verge of collapse, noting that an Islamic civilization is rising in its place with a message of peace and prosperity for the world.

Illogical preconditions prolong Syrian crisis: Zarif

An end to the conflict and establishment of sustainable peace in Syria can be secured by the formation of an inclusive transitional government.
somali pirates

Iran Pursuing Release of Sailors Abducted by Somalian Pirates

Iran is willing to pay the money demanded by Somalian pirates to release Iranian abducted sailors, but European countries prevent Tehran from doing so, an Iranian official says.
Religious Minorities Can Improve Iran's Global Image: Minister

Intelligence Minister Gives Details about Arrest of 8 Terrorists in Iran

Iran’s Intelligence Minister offered more details about the recent arrest of a number of Takfiri elements in the country, saying 8 members of Takfiri groups, all of them foreigners, were detained in an Intelligence Ministry operation.
Emami Kashani

West must abide by obligations toward Iran: Cleric

A senior Iranian cleric has said the joint statement showed that the West has recognized Iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy.

Iran’s Experts Assembly chairman rejects bilateral relations with US

The nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1 has nothing to do with Iran’s relations, nor does it mean rapprochement between Tehran and Washington, said Ayatollah Yazdi.

Ijtihad in Islam amounts to principlist reformism

The chairman of the Expediency Council has said that the late Imam, the Supreme Leader and all those who care for the revolution have drawn on Islamic principles to highlight the role people play in elections.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Saudi Arabia Not to Succeed in Yemen Even in Next 20 Years: Iran Leader

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, says the Saudi regime will fail to achieve any victory in Yemen within the next 20 years if it maintains its current approach.

US influence in Middle East must be blocked: Iranian defense minster

Iran’s defense minister has praised the "iron resolve” of the Yemeni people who have been resisting Saudi attacks, and lauded Russia’s efforts in battling terrorist groups in Syria.

Iranian Newspapers Mourn for Victims of Plasco Building Collapse

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 46 them. The selected headlines show how Iranian newspapers covered the deadly collapse of Plasco shopping centre in downtown Tehran.

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