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News and views from the world of politics in Iran and the region, including government, Parliament, foreign affairs, defence and more. Also there is special coverage of developments related to the 2015 nuclear deal, or JCPOA.

Marzieh Afkham

FM spokeswoman unaware of visit by Taliban delegation

An investigation should be launched as to who released the news on a trip by a Taliban team to Iran and what information they based their story on, Afkham said.
Habibollah Sayyari

Iran to further expand naval presence in high seas: Navy commander

Iran has some operational plans for broader presence in international waters, said Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.

President urges high respect for scholars, academics

President Rouhani stressed the need for efforts to deepen the national cultural identity and called for scientific independence and freedom for Iranian universities.

Hegemonic powers wage proxy wars to achieve goals: Iran

Iran’s defense minister has dismissed the global hegemonic powers' advocacy of human rights, freedom and welfare of nations as "empty and flimsy slogans,"
General Hossein Dehghan

Iran, Iraq defense ministers vow to broaden defense cooperation

Tehran is determined to broaden relations with the Iraqi government in various defensive and security fields, said the Iranian defense minister in a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart.
Foreign ministery

Iran summons Bahrain envoy over FM improper remarks

The Iranian Foreign Ministry recommended the Bahraini government focus on the root causes of the ongoing problems in Manama in a bid to settle them.
Rangin Dadfar Spanta

Kabul and Tehran can serve as driving force behind regional convergence

In an interview with an Iranian daily, the former Afghan foreign minister has weighed in on Tehran-Kabul relations in the past and at present.

Police seize over 1.6 ton of narcotics in southern province

Over 1.4 tons of opium and 200 kilograms of hashish was seized from the drug traffickers in Hormozgan Province, said Brigadier General Mohammadi Yeganeh.
Alaedin Broujerdi

No one allowed to inspect Iranian military sites: Senior MP

Alaeddin Boroujerdi told reporters that inspection of Iran's military sites would not be part of an emerging nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.
Ali Akbar Velayati

Velayati: US military threats against Iran endanger nuclear talks

US military threats against Iran cannot get operational, Velayati said, citing that the Americans have suffered defeat in wars against countries which are not as strong as Iran.

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