Thursday, September 21, 2023

Latest News and Views from Iran and the World

Int’l community cannot remain indifferent’ to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Argentina

Argentina’s leader Alberto Fernandez has called on the international community to respond to Azerbaijan’s latest offensive in the Armenian-populated breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Iranian actor Arash Mir-Ahmadi dies at 52

Iranian actor Arash Mir-Ahmadi died on Tuesday at a hospital in Tehran at the age of 52 after losing a long battle with cancer.

President Raisi at UNGA: Iran supports any initiative to end Russia-Ukraine war

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said in his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday Tehran welcomes and supports any initiative for the establishment of peace between Russia and Ukraine. He also voiced Iran's readiness to play a constructive role towards cessation of the hostilities worldwide.

Uzbekistan president urges aid for Afghanistan

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has called for international aid for Afghanistan during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, saying that the country’s frozen assets should be used to address its “acute” humanitarian issues.

Algeria calls on ICJ to give advisory stance on Israeli occupation of Palestine

Addressing the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune urged the International Criminal Court (ICJ) to give an advisory opinion on Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine.

Holy books deserve ‘legal protection’: Kazakhstan president

Addressing the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has expressed concern about recent incidents of desecrating of Quran, calling for special protection for religious books.

Kyrgyzstan warns Afghanistan humanitarian crisis endangering whole region

Speaking at the UN headquarters in New York, Kyrgyzstan’s President Sadyr Zhaparov highlighted instability in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover in 2021.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 574: Iran president at UNGA accuses US of “fanning flames of violence” in Ukraine

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine in February 2022 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Bolivia voices support for Palestinian self-determination

Bolivia’s President Luis Arce has stressed the need to implement international initiatives and UN resolutions to ensure that Palestinians can have self-determination in a viable state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Report: Erdogan says Turkey backs Israel-Saudi normalisation

Ankara supports the recent attempts aimed at normalization of ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a closed-door briefing with analysts and journalists in New York, sources told Middle East Eye.

Turkey re-asserts support for Azerbaijan in dispute with Armenia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said while Ankara has supported negotiations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region remains an Azerbaijani territory.

Qatar Emir calls for end of ‘injustice’

During his remarks at the United Nations General Assembly session, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani urged an end to injustice, particularly for the Palestinian people.

Colombia slams world powers for backing Ukraine, but not Palestinians

Colombian President Gustavo Petro Urrego devotes a chunk of his speech at the United Nations General Assembly to slamming what he says is the world powers’ hypocrisy in defending Ukraine but not the Palestinians.

Iranian envoy: Qatar ready to help resolve other US-Iran disputes

Iran’s ambassador to Doha has cited Qatari officials as announcing their readiness to help resolver other disputes between Iran and the US.

Armenia says Azerbaijan has ‘unleashed large-scale aggression’

The Armenian Foreign Ministry has accused Azerbaijan of unleashing “another large-scale aggression against the people of Nagorno-Karabakh,” after Baku announced local “counter-terrorism measures” in the disputed region.

Iranian President Raisi calls for ending Ukraine war, advocates peace

Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahimi Raisi, in a meeting with media executives in New York, emphasizing the urgency to end the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

Azerbaijan announces ‘counter-terrorism measures’ in Nagorno-Karabakh

The Azerbaijani military launched “counter-terrorism measures of a local nature” in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday. Baku has touted the operation as a way to “thwart large-scale provocations” by the Armenian side.

Erdogan says Turkey never needed help, support from EU

Ankara has never needed help or support from the European Union, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an exclusive wide-ranging interview with US media.

Harvesting world-famous Iranian dates starts in Abadan

As the sizzling hot days of the summer in Iran are drawing to a close, farmers in the southern city of Abadan are preparing to harvest dates in tree farms. Below you can find some of the pictures of the harvesting which starts every year around mid-September.

A dream comes true! Iranian boy meets Ronaldo

Legendary soccer player of Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr club Cristiano Ronaldo was swarmed by a massive number of fans upon his arrival in the Iranian capital on Monday before a face-off with Persepolis, but among the astonishing crowd who lined up outside his hotel only a young boy got the chance to meet the Portuguese star player in person.

Iran says won’t cave into US sanctions

President Ebrahim Raisi has stressed that under no circumstances will Iran give in to Washington's bans, asking American media authorities to urge the US officials to reconsider their policy of imposing sanctions against the Iranian nation.

Russia and China tout cooperation ahead of Putin’s expected visit

Russia and China’s top diplomats discussed strengthening their international collaboration during a meeting in Moscow ahead of an expected landmark visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Beijing in the coming weeks.

Iran President to Guterres: UN tasked to stand up against greedy powers

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, in a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York, stressed the United Nations’ crucial role is to stop greedy powers in the world from dominating weaker nations.

At least 6 killed in drone attack on airport in Iraq’s Kurdish region

At least six people have been killed in a drone strike on an airport near the city of Sulaymaniyah in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, official sources have told Al Jazeera.

Saudi Arabia says two-state solution in Palestine must return to forefront

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud has said that there will be no solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict without an independent Palestinian state.