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Foreign Policy

Taliban Foreign Ministry calls talks in Tehran “constructive”

The Taliban say the meeting between their acting foreign minister and Iran’s foreign minister in Tehran was positive and constructive.

China thanks Iran for firm stance against US boycott of Winter Olympics

The Chinese ambassador to Tehran has thanked Iran for firmly standing by his country in the face of a decision by the US to announce a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. In a twitter post on Sunday, Chang Hua shared a letter sent by President of Iran’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) Reza Salehi-Amiri to his Chinese counterpart in condemnation of the diplomatic boycott.

Iranian FM: US seeks sowing discord between Afghanistan, neighbors

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has said sowing discord between Afghanistan and neighboring countries is a pillar of US policy in the region.

Iranian president calls for expansion of ties with Tajikistan

Iran’s President Ebrahimi Raisi has expressed hope that bilateral ties with Tajikistan will further expand given the political will of the two countries.

Raisi: Close ties with neighbors high on Iran’s agenda

President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran has praised growing cooperation with Turkmenistan, saying close ties with neighbors is high on the Islamic Republic’s foreign agenda.

Iran foreign ministry dismisses report on Afghan embassy operations

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has dismissed a report on the future operations of the Afghan embassy in Tehran.

Iran Leader: We might sit down with enemies, but won’t submit to bullying

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Leader has ruled out capitulating to the enemy’s bullying, despite being engaged in talks with them.

Govt. seeking to neutralize sanctions: Iran president

Iran’s president says the top priority for his administration is to tackle the sanctions imposed on the country by the United States.

Iran, Turkmenistan call for inclusive govt. in Afghanistan

Iran and Turkmenistan call for the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan, with the participation of all ethnicities.

Iran urges expanding energy cooperation with Turkmenistan

Iran’s oil minister says the country is ready for a daily swap of 40 million cubic meters of Turkmen gas.

Tajik president calls for closer all-out cooperation with Iran

President of the Tajikistan Republic Emomali Rahmon has, in a message, congratulated his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi on the anniversary of the establishment of Tehran-Dushanbe diplomatic relations.

Iran says ready for talks with countries over crashed Ukrainian plane

Iran has offered sympathy to the families who have lost their loved ones in the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in early 2020, outlining the measures Tehran has taken so far to provide justice to the victims.

Iran: Winter cold pushing more Afghans towards Iranian borders

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says winter cold has triggered an influx of Afghan refugees at Iran's eastern borders.

Iran FM: Good words being heard from US in Vienna

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has said Iran is hearing good words from the US in Vienna but words must be backed up with serious actions.

Iran warns against foreign meddling in Kazakhstan

Iran has warned against foreign interference in Kazakhstan where violent protests over a gas price hike has left a number of demonstrators and security forces dead.

Bagheri: South Korea obliged to release Iran’s assets

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani has stressed that regardless of the outcome of the talks between Tehran and P4+1 group in Vienna, the South Korean government is obliged to release blocked Iranian money

Iran says US, Israel blocking elimination of chemical weapons

The United States and Israel are the main obstacles to the total elimination of chemical weapons worldwide, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Zahra Ershadi says.

MP: Iran ready to mediate between Saudi Arabia, Yemen

The spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security Commission says Tehran is ready to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Mahmoud Abbaszadeh Meshkini added that Iran’s mediation is contingent upon a request by Riyadh and Sana’a.

‘US has no control over consequences of General Soleimani’s assassination’

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has announced the assassination of Iran’s top military commander General Qassem Soleimani was a clear example of state terrorism and a violation of the obvious principles of international law.

Iran envoy: President Raisi Russia visit turning point in mutual ties

Iran’s ambassador to Russia says the upcoming visit by President Ebrahim Raisi to Moscow will be a “turning point” in bilateral relations with Russia and will lay out the roadmap for the future cooperation between the two countries.

Iranian FM: Zionism to have no place in world

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has said Zionism has no place in the future world.

Raisi: Expanding Tehran-Yerevan economic cooperation will enhance regional security

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has stressed the importance of boosting trade and economic exchanges between the Islamic Republic and Armenia.

Raisi: Trump must face retribution over gen. Soleimani assassination

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says former U.S. president Donald Trump must be brought to justice and face retribution for ordering the assassination of anti-terrorism icon General Qassem Soleimani.

Iran: US main culprit in assassination of Gen. Soleimani

Iran’s judiciary says it has identified some 125 people suspected of involvement in the assassination of top commander Qassem Soleimani.

Khatibzadeh: US arms sales not bringing peace, showing double standards

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh , in response to the comments by US Special Envoy for Iran against Tehran ‘s missile capabilities, said the US should understand the realities of the region and that billion-dollar sales of advanced weapons do not bring peace to the region.

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