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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.
Yemen-students

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.
Iram-FM

Hackers Launch Cyber Attacks on Iranian Diplomatic Sites

A group of hackers, apparently employed by Saudi Arabia, hacked into a number of websites affiliated with Iran’s Foreign Ministry, publishing image of Saudi kings on the websites.
Fallujah-Iraq Army

Iraqi Forces Enter ISIS-Held City of Fallujah

Iraqi troops entered the ISIS-held city of Fallujah on Monday May 30, according to multiple media reports, in an effort to drive out the militants, who launched a string of bombings in and around Baghdad that left at least 24 people dead.

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.

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.

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 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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