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Articles and opinions about Iran’s diplomatic relations, including those related to major supranational bodies such as the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement.

US Congress Approves Bill to Run Hotline in Persian Gulf

US Congress Approves Bill to Run Hotline in Persian Gulf

US House of Representatives has approved a bill calling for the establishment of special communication channels between Iran and the United States in the Persian Gulf.
Iran Sentences US Spy with Dual Nationality to 10 Years in Prison

Iran Sentences US Spy with Dual Nationality to 10 Years in Prison

A dual citizen arrested by Iran’s Intelligence Ministry has been initially sentenced to ten years in prison on espionage charges, Iranian Judiciary’s Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei said Sunday.
Bahram Ghasemi

‘Iran, Tajikistan Can Resolve Differences through Talks’

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says the Islamic Republic’s issues with Tajikistan are some special ones that can be settled through exchange of thoughts at the negotiating table.
Jaberi Ansari

Iran’s Presence in Syria at Damascus’ Request: Diplomat

A top Iranian diplomat says the ‘limited’ presence of Iranian advisors in Syria comes at the request of Damascus and is not subject to agreement by any regional or international party.
Iran Not Seeking to Form Regional Coalition: Spokesman

Iran Not Seeking to Form Regional Coalition: Spokesman

Iran says it is not bound to set up coalitions against other countries but rather pursues a policy that would contribute to regional peace.
hajj pilgrimage

Plots Underway to Heighten Tehran-Riyadh Tension: Hajj Official

An Iranian official says there are some groups who are seeking to escalate the current disputes between Iran and Saudi Arabia by dissuading Iranian pilgrims from visiting the holy sites in the Arab country.
Iran Condemns Israel’s Closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Iran Condemns Israel’s Closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson has denounced the Israeli regime’s ‘blameworthy’ move to close al-Aqsa Mosque compound to the Palestinian worshipers.
Iran Warns of Zionists' Plot to Undermine Syria Gov't

Iran Warns of Zionists’ Plot to Undermine Syria Gov’t

A senior Iranian official has warned that the Zionist lobby is carrying out widespread activities to steer the political and security equations in the region toward undermining the legal Syrian government.

Russia Warns against Use of Qatar Crisis to Change Mideast Balance

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.

‘EU’s Pro-JCPOA Stances Pushing Trump to Back Down’

A top Iranian diplomat and a former nuclear negotiator says the Trump administration has backed down from its anti-JCPOA rhetoric in the face of Europe’s strong support for the historic deal.

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