Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, has in a message marking the annual Hajj pilgrimage, called on Muslim nations to stand up to the interference and evil of Western powers.
These days, there is fear, more than ever, of Afghanistan reverting to what it was in the years from 1996 to 2001 when art and the artists’ right to survive was threatened.
Iran’s foreign ministry has hit out at the US, saying its denial of a deal with Tehran to exchange prisoners is outrageous.
Kazem Gharibabadi, the Iranian ambassador to Vienna-based international organisations, says that the international community must share the burden of fighting against illicit drugs, as Iran should not sustain all the humanitarian and financial damages in the fight against drug trafficking.
Mohammad-Ebrahim Taherian, the Iranian Foreign Minister's special envoy for Afghanistan affairs, has held phone talks with former Afghan president Hamid Karzai on the latest security developments in the country and the current situation in Afghanistan.
As the Taliban is seizing more and more areas in Afghanistan, many criticize Iran’s move to hold talks between Afghan groups in Tehran, but political experts believe that the Taliban must be accepted as a reality in this country and the neighbours must define a strategy to deal with them.
Iran has condemned the intervention of some Western states and the US in the internal affairs of Cuba, describing the US sanctions as the root cause of Havana's problems.
Iran’s government spokesman says the country is ready to react, if need be, amid the presence of Taliban forces along the Afghan-Iranian borders.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has sympathised with the Iraqi nation and government, especially the families of the victims, over the heart-wrenching fire at Al-Hussain Hospital in the city of Nassiriya.