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Etemad Editorial: Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 Not Possible without Respecting Citizens’ Rights

Abbas Abdi, a prominent reformist analyst, said in his Tuesday editorial in Etemad that Saudi rulers should learn from the fate of Iran’s Shah. They are hoping to implement an ambitious development plan, Vision 2030, which Abdi believes is not feasible without taking civil rights into account.

Presidents of Iran and Croatia Call for Closer Anti-Terror Cooperation

Iran and Croatia have emphasized their determination to step up Tehran-Zagreb cooperation in the fight against terrorism and extremism, particularly in the troubled Middle East region.

IRGC Spokesman: Growing Number of Iranian Volunteers Ready to Fight Terrorists in Syria

Head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Public Relations Department General Ramezan Sharif announced on Wednesday May 18 that a growing number of Iranians have volunteered to be dispatched to Syria for the war against terrorism.

Iran Condemns Baghdad Terrorist Bombings

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari condemned a series of bomb attacks carried out by Daesh (ISIS) Takfiri groups in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Tuesday that left scores of people dead or injured.

Iranian VP Steps Up Calls for Nuclear Disarmament

An Iranian vice president on Wednesday, May 18, called for world nuclear disarmament, the latest expression of Tehran's determination to join the international community after the lifting of sanctions.

Leader: Some Regional Governments Betraying Muslims

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, says certain Muslim governments have been betraying their people by helping the US implement its policies in the region.

Iranian and Pakistani Cities to Restart Rail Freight Transport

Iran and Pakistan have agreed to resume rail freight transport between the provincial capitals of the two neighbours’ border regions.

Iran and the Next US President

The Middle East presents variety of complicated partnerships for the next United States President.  In recent years, the US has been experiencing a strategic...

Iranian FM Meets US and British Counterparts in Vienna

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held meetings with a number of his counterparts, including US Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, on the sidelines of a meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) in Vienna.

Maldives Severs Diplomatic Relations with Iran

The Maldivian government has announced severing of diplomatic ties with Iran over what it described as Iran’s “detrimental policies” toward the Middle East.

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