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Iran Politics News

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.

Two Qatari Fishing Boats Seized in Iranian Waters

Two Qatari vessels encroaching upon Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf have been seized.

“Anti-Iran Allegations Childish Scenario to Acquit Yemen’s Aggressors”

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has dismissed as an amateurish scenario the claims made about Iran’s supply of missiles to Yemen.

Spanish, Dutch FMs to Arrive in Tehran Tuesday Night

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman has announced the foreign ministers of Spain and the Netherlands will arrive in the Iranian capital on Tuesday night.

Iran Summons Swedish Ambassador over Decision on Mossad Spy

The Swedish ambassador to Tehran has been summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry over the Swedish government’s questionable decision to grant citizenship to a Mossad spy jailed in Iran.

Iranian, Russian FMs Discuss Bilateral Ties, Regional Issues

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian opposite number Sergei Lavrov have held talks on the sidelines of the Valdai Club Conference in Moscow.
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THAAD System to Fail When US Allies Hit by Hundreds of Missiles: Iran

A senior Iranian commander has referred to the failure of US-made missile defence systems in countering minor attacks on the US allies in the Middle East, saying they won’t help their owners when they are targeted by hundreds of missiles.

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on February 19

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday, February 19, and picked headlines from 23 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Iran FM Calls for Confidence-Building Measures in Persian Gulf

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the Persian Gulf states to work for the realization of “a historic paradigm shift” in the region through confidence-building measures.

Iran Parliament Urges Gov’t to Rethink Economic Ties with France, UK

Iranian legislators have called on the president to reconsider plans to forge closer economic cooperation with France and the UK in protest at their roles in passing an anti-Iran UN resolution.

Iran Says New Regional Alliance Needed to Replace GCC

An Iranian lawmaker has called for a new order for the Middle East, stressing that the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is no longer capable of resolving regional disputes.

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