Friday, June 21, 2024

Foreign Policy

Iranian Official Rejects Saudi Claims on Hajj Deal

Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi dismissed as a “pure lie” a recent claim by Saudi ambassadors to Islamic countries that a deal proposed to Iran on this year’s Hajj pilgrimage was not different from those offered to other Muslim states.

OPEC Secretary-General to Visit Iran in Near Future

Mohammed Barkindo, the new secretary-general of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will pay an official visit to Tehran to personally appreciate Iran’s support.

Why Zarif Left SCO Meeting in Tashkent

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour dismissed allegations that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Tashkent as a sign of protest.

Iran Says Respects Brexit Referendum Results

Iran’s Foreign Ministry announced that the country honors the British people’s decision to leave the European Union, and made it clear that Brexit will not bring about any change in Tehran’s attitude towards London.

French National Assembly President to Visit Iran Next Week: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced on Wednesday, June 23, that French National Assembly President Claude Bartolone is scheduled to visit Iran in coming days in a bid to broaden relations between the two nations.

Zarif’s Busy Paris Diplomatic Schedule

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is scheduled for a very intensive Wednesday, June 22, in Paris, with back-to-back meetings with French officials on the first leg of his two-nation European tour.

Muslims Must Unite, Fight Terror on Their Own: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Muslims should unite and show to the West that they can fight terrorism and extremism on their own.

Iranian Analysts Warn Obama: Protect JCPOA or Risk Mistrust

In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, Iranian political analysts Seyyed Hossein Mousavian and Reza Nasiri warned US President Barack Obama that if the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers fails, the existing mistrust of the US would deepen among Iranian people.

Iranian Ambassador: Zarif’s Paris Visit Important

In the past two years, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has had two working trips to Paris, France, but his visit today is an official one that will be an effective step towards bolstering mutual confidence between the two countries. Ali Ahani, Iran's Ambassador to France, gives his comments about the official diplomatic visit.

Zarif Travels to Paris to Start European Tour

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif travelled to Paris on Tuesday June 21 on the first leg of his two-nation European tour. His two-day visit to is made at the official invitation of his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault.

Iran Censures Bahrain’s Move to Strip Sheikh Qassim’s Citizenship

Iran’s Foreign Ministry denounces Bahrain’s move to strip the citizenship of the country’s most senior Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim.

Paris, the First Leg of Zarif’s Third European Tour

He will pay an official visit to France and the Netherlands and is to confer with senior officials of the two countries on bilateral and regional developments and to explain Iran’s atmosphere in post-JCPOA era, according to an IRNA report.

Foreign Ministry Tasked with Pursuing Dust Pollution Issue

An urgent meeting to address the critical dust pollution in several Iranian provinces was held on Sunday, June 19, with 5 ministers, 5 governors-general, and the head of Environment Department in attendance. The Iranian Foreign Ministry was finally tasked with following up on the issue, since much of the dust is coming from abroad.

New Spokesman for Foreign Ministry Appointed

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a decree appointed Bahram Qassemi as new spokesman, head of public diplomacy and head of the media centre of the ministry.

Iran-Germany Ties Influential for Regional and Global Stability: Zarif

The Iranian Foreign Minister has said that economic cooperation between Tehran and Berlin will be helpful for regional and international stability.

Iran Congratulates Iraq on Liberation of Fallujah

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has congratulated the recent liberation of the central city of Fallujah in Iraq to the Iraqi government and people.

Iran-Germany ties benefit whole world: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says cooperation with Germany is beneficial to the Middle East and the rest of the world.

Saudi Embassy Attackers to Be Tried in July: Spokesman

Spokesman for Iran’s Judiciary Gholam-Hossein Mohsen Ejei announced that the perpetrators of a January attack on Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Tehran are going to appear in court on July 18.

Zarif and Kerry Meet in Norway

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry held a meeting in Oslo on Wednesday morning, June 15, for talks on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program.

If Other Side Tears It Up, Iran Will Burn JCPOA: Leader

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, warned against US threats to terminate the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, and stressed that if such a thing happens, Iran would not stay loyal to its commitments, either.

Zarif: Common Global Strategy Needed to Combat Extremism

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif noted on Tuesday June 14 that the combat against extremism and terrorism requires a shared global strategy.

Iran FM and Norway PM Hold Broad Talks in Oslo

In a meeting in Oslo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg discussed a range of issues, from closer bilateral ties to the regional developments and counter terrorism efforts.

Iran Condemns Orlando Terrorist Attack

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari strongly denounced a recent shooting at a nightclub in the US city of Orlando, Florida, which killed 50 and wounded at least 53.

Iran and Norway Call for All-Out Confrontation of Terrorism

During a Monday, June 13 meeting between Iran’s FM Zarif and members of Norway’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, the two sides called for all-out confrontation of terrorism and extremism.

VP: Vatican Cooperation Important in Iran’s Foreign Policy

Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi said that cooperation with the Vatican is of great importance in Iran's foreign policy.

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