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Amir Abdollahian

Iran Maintains Stance on Political Solution to Syrian Crisis

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian renewed his country’s stance on finding a political solution to the Syrian crisis, and expressed the hope that international meetings could produce concrete results for solving the problem.
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Turkish Firm Signs $4.2bn Power Plant Deal with Iranian Energy Ministry

A major Turkish energy company has finalized a $4.2bn deal with Iran's Energy Ministry to set up seven natural gas power plants in the Islamic Republic.
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Schoolboys in Yemen’s Hudaydah Taking Final Exams without Clothes

The Saudi-led coalition’s airstrikes on the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah have led to a power failure in the hot city, leading to temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius.
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Iranian, Russian, Syrian Defence Ministers to Meet in Tehran

The defence ministers of Iran, Russia and Syria are going to hold a trilateral meeting in Tehran on Thursday May 9 to discuss regional developments and coordinate efforts in the fight against terrorism.

Minister: Hajj Pilgrimage to Be Called Off for Iranians This Year

On Sunday May 29, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati said that Iranians cannot make their Hajj pilgrimage this year, due to the obstacles created by Saudi Arabian officials.

FM Spokesman: Bahraini Cleric’s Jail Term Extension ‘Complicates’ Problems

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari expressed deep sorrow over the extension of the jail term of Bahraini opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, saying that Al Khalifa cannot resolve the Persian Gulf country’s protracted problems by such moves.

Iraqi Commander: Gen. Soleimani in Iraq at Baghdad’s Request

The Deputy Head of the “Popular Mobilisation Committee”, the Iraqi popular forces fighting against ISIS terrorists, stressed that General Qassem Soleimani, the Commander of IRGC Quds Force, is in Iraq at the official request of the Iraqi government.
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A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on June 1

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 26 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Iraqi MP Defends Gen. Soleimani in Response to Bahraini FM’s Remarks

Hanan Al Fatlawi, a member of the Iraqi Parliament, downplayed the recent remarks by the Foreign Minister of Bahrain, Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa,...
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Iran Hajj Organization: Saudis Depriving Iranian Pilgrims

Iranians have no chance of making a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj any more, Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization announced on Sunday May 29, placing the blame squarely on Saudi officials for “continued obstructionism” and politicizing the religious ritual.

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