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Iran FM Calls for Confidence-Building Measures in Persian Gulf

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the Persian Gulf states to work for the realization of “a historic paradigm shift” in the region through confidence-building measures.

Iran Parliament Urges Gov’t to Rethink Economic Ties with France, UK

Iranian legislators have called on the president to reconsider plans to forge closer economic cooperation with France and the UK in protest at their roles in passing an anti-Iran UN resolution.

“Jordan Trying to Assume Stronger Regional Role via Russia”

A senior political analyst and former diplomat says Jordan is seeking to take on a stronger role in the region through Russia, and the strategy has two key components: the Jerusalem al-Quds case and Syria.

Iran Says New Regional Alliance Needed to Replace GCC

An Iranian lawmaker has called for a new order for the Middle East, stressing that the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is no longer capable of resolving regional disputes.
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“Iran Prepared to Mend Ties between Baghdad, Erbil”

A top aide to the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution says Tehran will never withhold any effort to enhance Iraq’s national unity, and is prepared to enhance ties between Iraq’s central government and Kurdistan Regional Government
Iran Urges UN to Appoint Rapporteur on US Human Rights Violations

Iran Urges UN to Appoint Rapporteur on US Human Rights Violations

Iran's High Council for Human Rights has accused the US of blatant racism and discriminations, calling on the UN to appoint a special rapporteur on the country’s human rights situation.

Resistance Front Won’t Allow NATO to Build Base in Mideast: Iran

Ali Akbar Velayati, an international advisor to Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, has ruled out the US’ presence in eastern Euphrates, stressing that the resistance movement will not allow NATO to establish a base in West Asia.
Erbil Developing New Protocol to Promote Ties with Tehran: PM

Erbil Developing New Protocol to Promote Ties with Tehran: PM

Kurdistan Regional Government’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani says Erbil is looking for expansion of all-out relations with the Islamic Republic.
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Iran Calls for Formation of “Strong Region” through Collective Efforts

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Persian Gulf states need to work together to establish a “fresh regional security architecture” and what Tehran calls a “strong region”.

“India’s Interest in Closer Ties with Iran Only for Economic Reasons”

A senior political analyst is sceptical about India’s interest in development of its ties with Iran, saying New Delhi is just after securing the energy supplies it needs and gaining access to the region’s markets via the Islamic Republic.

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