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Leader’s Military Aide: Iran’s Line of Defense Located in Southern Lebanon
Senior Military Aide to the Iranian Supreme Leader Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said Iran's influence and clout has now stretched to the Mediterranean coasts and its line of defense is now in Southern Lebanon.
Iran naval fleet docks at Pakistan’s Karachi port
An Iranian naval fleet has docked at the Pakistani port of Karachi to convey the message of peace and friendship to the nation.
Iran expresses concern over Ukraine violence
Iran has expressed concern over the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, calling on both sides to find a peaceful solution to end the tensions.
Rafsanjani: Resolution of Standoff over Iran’s N. Program Within Reach
Settlement of the standoff over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program does not need a long time, should the West is after a technical solution, chairman of Iran's Expediency Council (EC) said.
Iran Offers Economic Aid to Nicaragua
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with his Nicaraguan counterpart Samuel Santos Lopez voiced Tehran's readiness to help Managua with economic aid in various fields of energy, agriculture and industry.
Parliament Speaker: Slovenia Keen to Expand Relations with Iran
Slovenian Parliament Speaker Janko Veber in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Ljubljana Morteza Darzi Ramandi on Monday voiced his countryˈs willingness to broaden ties between the two countries, specially in parliamentary fields.
Iran Raps Europe’s Hypocritical Policies in Fighting Drugs, Terrorism
Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani lashed out at the European countries for their double-standard policies in campaign against drugs and terrorism, and called for their seriousness in fighting the two ominous phenomena.
Zarif calls Powers to show political will
Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif has said he hopes that the group P5+1 will come to negotiations with ‘political will.’
Velayati and Rinkevich In the meeting
Director of the Expediency Councilˈs Center for Strategic Research Ali Akbar Velayati and visiting Latvian Foreign Minister Edgar Rinkevich here on Wednesday stressed development of bilateral relations.
Iran seeks to extend ties with Latvia
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here on Wednesday that Iran is willing to promote bilateral ties with Latvia as the next rotating president of the European Union Council.
Official Refutes Bahrain’s Allegations against Iran
An informed official at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejected as “baseless” the allegations raised by Manama against Tehran in the wake of a recent Bahraini court ruling which has sentenced 12 men to life in prison for the alleged link with Iran.
MP suggests Iran, Powers change negotiation venue
An Iranian Parliamentarian has suggested that Iran and Powers change the nuclear negotiations venue for the upcoming talks.
Zarif: Iran, Russia constantly consulting on various issues
Iranian foreign minister said here Monday night Iran and Russian are constantly consulting on various bilateral, regional and international issues and his ongoing visit of Moscow to attend a Caspian Sea conference is a step in that line.
Rafsanjani: New criterion for cooperation among Muslim World should be defined
Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Monday that all should do their best to adopt a new yardstick to promote cooperation among the Muslim World as disputes will result in insecurity in the region and spoil facilities of Islamic states.
Gov’t Spokesman: Foreigners Eager to Expand Investment in Iran
Iranian Government Spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht underlined that President Rouhani administration's good interaction with the world states and the country' eye-catching economic opportunities have persuaded international firms and investors to take serious action to boost their partnership in Iran's lucrative market.
Commander: Iranian Navy’s Best Destroyers Navigating in Caspian Sea
The Iranian Navy has sent its best destroyers to the Caspian Sea to protect the country's territorial waters and interests, a senior commander said, but meantime stressed that Tehran seeks peace and tranquility in the waterway.
5th Iranian Border Guard May Be Alive in Pakistan
The 5th Iranian border guard who was abducted by Jeish al-Adl terrorist group along with four of his comrades in February and was not released when the other four were set free earlier this month might be alive and kept hostage in Pakistan, a senior member of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said.
Iran stresses relations with Belarus
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has underscored the need for the further enhancement of “friendly” relations between Iran and Belarus in all areas, particularly in the parliamentary sphere.
Iran stresses ties with African states
The Islamic Republic of Iran has underlined the significance of relations between Tehran and African countries.
Russia ‘bewildered’ over US visa denial to Iran UN envoy pick
Russia has criticized Washington for its refusal to issue a visa to Iran’s appointee for the position of ambassador to the United Nations, saying the move is in violation of the US commitments as a host of the UN headquarters.
Iranian FM Due in UAE Today to Pursue Expansion of Economic Ties
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will leave Tehran for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) later today to take part in the two countries' joint economic cooperation commission meeting.
Air Force Fighters Preparing for Army Day Parades
Several squadrons of Iranian Air Force fighter jets exercised different aerial tactics over Tehran on Monday morning in preparations for the National Army Day parades due to be held on April 18.
Iran plans launching four new nuclear power plants
Iran will need 30,000 of its new generation centrifuges and more power plants to meet domestic fuel demands, its nuclear chief has said.
Official: Iran Not to Succumb to US Pressure over Replacement of UN Envoy
Senior Iranian Foreign Ministry officials said on Saturday Tehran remains insistent on its pick for the post of Ambassador to the United Nations and will resort to legal means to counter the US refusal to issue visa for Hamid Aboutalebi.
Iran dubs US decision on denying visa as ‘unwise’
Iran’s representative body to the UN has dubbed a White House decision to deny visa for Iran’s ambassador to the UN as ‘unwise' and 'illegal'.