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IRGC Commander Criticizes Islamic Organizations for Silence over Regional Crises

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), said that “so-called Islamic organization have turned to US and Israel’s...

Iranian Minister Blames Israel for Health Situation in Palestine

Iranian Health Minister Seyyed Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi held Israel responsible for the deteriorating health and hygiene conditions in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Iran Blasts Israel for Defying Chemical Weapons Disarmament

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi rapped Israel for having huge arsenals of nuclear and chemical weapons, and called on the international community to pressure Tel Aviv to join and abide by the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

Few Reporters Allowed to Enter Saudi Arabia: German Journalist

Hans Jakob Ginsburg, an economic reporter working in Germany’s Wirtschafts Woche, is one of the few foreign reporters permitted to visit Saudi Arabia. IRNA recently reported his experiences of visiting the Arab country.
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Baghdad Chaos Detrimental to Both Iran and Iraq’s National Interests: Analyst

Sabbah Zanganeh, an expert in Middle Eastern affairs, stressed that Tehran should beware of its attitudes towards the ongoing tension in its neighbouring country,...

Rezaei Urges Action over Saudi Behaviour

Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei decried the Riyadh regime for attempts to unsettle the region and its hostile moves against Tehran, calling on the Foreign Ministry to publicize evidence of Saudi role in terrorist plots in Iran.

DM: Kidnapped Iranian Diplomats Alive in Israeli Prisons

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced on Monday May 23 that Iran is in possession of corroborative evidence proving that its four diplomats who were abducted in Lebanon in 1982 are still alive and held in Israeli prisons.

ISIS Would Have Taken All of Syria If Iran Hadn’t Helped Damascus: General Soleimani

The Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, Major General Qassem Soleimani, commented on Tehran’s assistance to the Syrian government in the ongoing war, stressing that Damascus would have fallen if it was not for Iran’s help.

Riyadh Hindering Iranians’ Hajj Pilgrimage: Spokesman

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari blamed Saudi Arabia for obstructing preparations for Iranian pilgrims travelling for the Hajj rituals.
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A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 23

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

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