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Tehran, Ankara Agree on Repatriation of 700 Iranian Inmates

Iran and Turkey have reached a preliminary agreement to repatriate about 700 Iranian inmates from Turkey, said Mahmoud Abbasi, a Deputy for Human Rights and International Affairs at the Iranian Ministry of Justice.

Iran, Germany Stress Political Settlement of Syria Crisis

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his German counterpart Heiko Maas have exchanged views on the restoration of peace to Syria.

Iran Offers Condolences on Martyrdom of Yemeni Official

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has extended condolences to Yemen on the martyrdom of Saleh al-Samad, the head of the Arab country’s Supreme Political Council, who was killed in a Saudi airstrike last Thursday.

Iran Says Turkey’s GAP Project Destroys Regional Ecosystem

An Iranian lawmaker has warned about the destruction of regional ecosystem by Turkey’s GAP (South Eastern Anatolian) Project, saying that the dam construction project is a Zionist plot.

Iraq Elections: Fake Sex Tapes Created to Taint Female Candidates

The release of sex tapes purportedly belonging to two female candidates in Iraq’s upcoming elections on the social media has sparked deep concerns among the country’s public opinion.

Iran to Use Qatar, Instead of UAE, as Its Hawala Trade Hub

Iran will use Qatar to facilitate payment orders in foreign currencies, phasing out such operations in Dubai where restrictions imposed by the UAE government are making financial transactions difficult.

US, Allies Not Allowed to Play Role in Syria Peace Talks: Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the US and its allies cannot be part of the international process to end the Syria crisis.

“US Attacks Have No Effect on Syria’s Political Developments”

Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior assistant to Iran’s foreign minister in political affairs, says the US-led coalition’s recent attacks on Syria have had no impact on the country's field, military and political developments.

Iran Condemns Recent Saudi Attacks on Civilians in Yemen

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly censured the recent attacks by Saudi Arabia on civilian targets in various Yemeni cities, particularly the brutal attack on a wedding ceremony in Hajjah province.
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“Qatar May Use Iran’s Kish Island for 2022 FIFA World Cup”

Iran’s Sports Minister Massoud Soltanifar says Qatar can use the facilities of Kish Island in southern Iran for hosting the national teams competing in the football world cup in 2022.

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