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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands during an official welcoming ceremony at the presidential complex in Ankara, Turkey, on April 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Iran, Turkey Call for Promotion of Ties to Strategic Level

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have called for expansion of Tehran-Ankara bilateral ties to a strategic level to tackle regional problems.

Iran Dismisses Bahrain’s Baseless, False Claims

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has categorically rejected as baseless the latest anti-Iran claims raised by Bahrain’s Interior Ministry.

Turkey Gives Iran Assurance Afrin Operation Is Temporary

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has assured Iran’s president that his country’s military operation in northern Syria is a temporary one and Turkey does not have its eye on Syria’s territory.

Iranian, Turkish FMs Discuss Regional Developments in Tehran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu discussed issues of mutual interest in a Wednesday meeting in Tehran.

Israel to Suffer Heavy Defeat in Case of Attack on Gaza: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Bahram Qassemi slammed Israel’s threat of a new war on Gaza as part of a psychological warfare in harmony with Saudi Arabia, saying the Zionist regime will have to face a resounding defeat in case of a military action against Palestine.

Turkish FM to Visit Tehran on Wednesday

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is set to arrive in Iran later on Wednesday to hold talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

US Dream of Dividing Syria Will Never Come True: Iran Leader’s Aide

Ali Akbar Velayati, a top international advisor to Iran’s Leader, says the US is seeking to divide Syria as a prelude to establish and recognize an independent state in the Kurdish-populated area of the eastern bank of the Euphrates.

Key to Thaw in Iran-US Relations in Washington’s Hands: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the key to a détente in Iran-US relations is in the hands of Washington and the currently severed relations between the two sides would change only if the US stops exerting pressure on and making threats against Iran.

“Mistrust between Iran, US Grows after Nuclear Deal”

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the wall of distrust between Tehran and Washington has become taller, especially after the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran, Russia Presidents Reject Presence of Foreign Troops in Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have voiced their strong opposition to the presence of foreign troops in Syria, urging that the war-torn country’s sovereignty must be respected.

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