Wednesday, May 31, 2023


Two Iranian border guards killed in clashes with Taliban forces

Two Iranian border guards have been killed in an exchange of fire with Afghanistan’s Taliban forces near a border post between the two countries, amid escalating tensions over Kabul’s violations of Tehran’s water rights.

Clashes reported between Iran border guards, Taliban forces amid tensions over water

Clashes have broken out between Iranian border guards and Afghanistan’s Taliban forces on the joint border between the two countries, media reports say.

Iran rejects Ukraine president’s anti-Tehran claims as worthless and baseless

The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry described the recent remarks by the Ukrainian president against the Islamic Republic as a blame game aimed at diverting the public opinion and a political stunt mixed with baseless claims, saying that such accusations are thus worthless.

Analyst: Talks with Europe won’t solve JCPOA case; Iran needs direct talks with US

An Iranian analyst says a revival of the Iran 2015 nuclear deal will not be possible with the Europeans, and that the Islamic Republic should engage in direct negotiations with the United States to that end.

Academic: Up to 10% of Iran’s population emigrated due to ‘social upheavals’

An Iranian academic claims that between 8 to 10 percent of the country’s entire population has emigrated to other countries, most of whom have been professionals and scientists.

Iran confirms freedom of diplomat from Belguime jail

The spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Assadollah Assadi, the Iranian diplomat who was arrested in Europe on terrorism charges, has been set free following "five years of suffering in captivity."

MP: Iran’s SE province to face problems if water doesn’t reach there in 3 months

An Iranian lawmaker and ex-envoy to Afghanistan says the southeastern border province of Sistan and Baluchestan will face numerous problems if the water shortages, caused by the Taliban’s blocking of Helmand River’s inflow, drag on for three more months.

Top Israeli officials to discuss Iran and Saudi Arabia with Biden’s aide

Senior Israeli officials are set to travel to Washington next week as the United States reportedly looks to enhance efforts on the Iranian nuclear deal and a normalisation between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Iran, Iraq FMs discuss implementing security deals

The foreign ministers of Iran and Iraq have, in a telephone conversation, discussed ways to implement the security deals signed between the two countries.

Iran rules out recognizing current Taliban rulers of Afghanistan

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says Tehran is discontent with the fact that an inclusive government has not been formed yet in Afghanistan, adding Iran will not recognize the current Taliban rulers of Afghanistan.

Iran Parliament receives govt. bill on confronting hijab violations

The Iranian Parliament receives a government-approved bill aimed at confronting violations of mandatory hijab, or headscarf, in public locations through fines and denial of banking services to wrongdoers.

Iran unveils advanced 2,000 km ballistic missile

The Iranian Defense Ministry unveils an advanced ballistic missile, designed and built by the country’s experts, which can travel 2,000 kilometers and carry a 1,500-kilogram warhead.

President Raisi says Iran seeking cooperation with emerging Asian powers

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has stated that Tehran pursues the policy of economic convergence and multilateralism, while seeking comprehensive and balanced collaboration with the new emerging powers in the Asia region.

Oman’s sultan due in Iran on Sunday

Heading a high-ranking official delegation, Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said will visit Tehran on Sunday for a two-day visit, according to a statement issued by the Diwan of Royal Court on Wednesday.

Ayatollah Khamenei applauds Iranian parliament for adopting strategic nuclear act

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has stated that the Strategic Action Plan to Counter Sanctions which was approved by the Iranian Parliament in late 2020 has saved the country from uncertainty regarding the nuclear issue.

Iran to seek arbitration if water share negotiations fail with Taliban: Vice president

Iranian Vice President for Legal Affairs Mohammad Dehqan says Tehran would seek arbitration if negotiations over water rights fail with the Afghan Taliban.

Iran defense minister rejects reports on joint warship production with Russia

Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani dismissed “baseless” media reports about Tehran's joint production of warships with Moscow. Meantime, he did not rule out cooperation in the research process to that end.

IRGC busts terror group planning sabotage attack in Iran’s southeast

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) dismantles a terror group that was planning to conduct a sabotage operation in the country’s southeastern region.

‘Israeli claims on Iran nuclear work new, nonsense psy-war to shift attention away from its woes’

Iran’s nuclear chief reacts to a Western media report about the construction of a secret nuclear site in the Zagros Mountain range, describing it as yet another Israeli psychological warfare aimed at diverting attention away from the regime’s internal crisis.

Iran, ASEAN stress efforts to bolster bilateral cooperation

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi calls for efforts to realize the goals set by Tehran and the Indonesia-based Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for the promotion of bilateral cooperation.

Iran Nuclear chief: Demand on rise worldwide for Iranian-made heavy water

Iran’s nuclear chief says demand has been on the rise from companies and countries around the world for the high-quality heavy water produced in Iran as well as its derivatives.

US military vessel traffic in Persian Gulf down by over 83%: Iranian commander

A commander with the aerial defense force in southern Iran says traffic by US military vessels in the Persian Gulf has declined by over 83 percent.

Iran arrests four over links with Jaish al-Adl terrorist group

Iran says it has arrested four individuals suspected of being linked to the Jaish al-Adl terrorist group in the country’s southeast.

Iran’s top court revokes death sentences of young man arrested during 2022 unrest

The Iranian Supreme Court revokes the death sentences handed down to Javad Rouhi, who was arrested during the unrest last year and found guilty of three capital offenses.

President Raisi in Jakarta: Iran, Indonesia sign cooperation deals, set goal for boosting trade

Iran and Indonesia sign several agreements for cooperation in various sectors, stressing their determination to boost the value of annual bilateral trade to $20 billion in the future.

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