Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Europe

American Arms Fanning Flames of Regional Tensions: Analyst

An Iranian political analyst says the US is fueling regional instability by selling arms to several Arabic countries now that President Barack Obama is spending his final days in office.

May’s Anti-Iran Comments Part of Attempts to Evade Britain’s Crises: Official

Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei said British Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent remarks against the Islamic Republic are part of a policy to dominate regional countries and evade Britain’s economic and identity crises.

Muslim Girls in Germany Forced to Take Swimming Lessons alongside Boys

Germany’s highest court has ruled that Muslim girls must take part in swimming lessons alongside boys.

By Imposing Sanctions, the West Deprived Itself of Iranian Rich Culture: Bulgarian VP

Bulgarian Vice-President believes that Western countries deprived themselves of the rich culture of Iran due to the sanctions they imposed on the Islamic Republic.

Swiss Economy Minister to Visit Iran

An Iranian official announced that Switzerland’s minister of economy will travel to Tehran in the coming week.

Britain Has Record Number of Prison Suicides

The Howard League for Penal Reform reached a “record number” of prison suicides in England and Wales, with a total of 102 deaths under its care. This is the highest number since the institution’s first record in 1978.

How Margret Thatcher Paid Millions to Keep SAS Iran Embassy Siege Secrets

The newly released Home Office file showed how the Iron Lady was made to act to avoid a court case that would threaten to expose the secrets of the SAS and allow soldiers to be sued for doing their duty.

Turkey Threatens to Let Migrant Flood into Europe Resume

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan angrily threatened on Friday to open the floodgates of migrants into Europe again, apparently in response to a move to suspend talks on Turkey’s membership in the European Union.

80 ISIS Elements in Europe Preparing for Attacks: Dutch Expert

There could be 60 to 80 ISIS operatives hidden in Europe, ready to strike when directed, Dutch counter-terrorism coordinator Dick Schoof said recently.

Turkey Not to Forget 52 Years of European Deception

In a joint press conference with his German counterpart, Turkish Foreign Minister blasted the European Union’s deception in dealing with the issue of Turkey’s accession to the EU.

Iran, France Hold New Round of Political Talks

Ranking diplomats from Iran and France met in Paris for the second round of political negotiations, an initiative agreed on by presidents of the two countries earlier this year.

Belarussian President Sparks Controversy after Kissing Muslims’ Holy Book

The Orthodox President of Belarus provoked serious criticism after kissing the Holy Quran in a ceremony in Minsk.

JCPOA Endorsed by UNSC, Not to Change: EU’s Mogherini

The European Union’s top diplomat said the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers has been reflected in a UN Security Council resolution and cannot be dismissed by one government, stressing that it is incumbent upon the EU to make sure the accord is fully implemented.

Norwegian Store Displays Syrian Home Replica to Show Horrors of War

A joint initiative has been designed by Red Cross Norway and a furniture giant to bring the reality of the conflict home for shoppers in Oslo.

Iran Proposes Nuclear Energy Cooperation with Hungary

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani proposed that Iran and Hungary cooperate in peaceful employment of nuclear energy.

Iran Should Not Be Afraid of Letting EU Open Office in Tehran: MP

The outspoken vice-speaker of Iran’s Parliament believes that Tehran should not be worried about allowing the European Union to open an office in Iran, and even should welcome the criticisms of its human rights conditions.

Iranian FM Holds Talks with Senior Romanian Officials

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and senior Romanian officials explored the avenues for promoting mutual cooperation between the two countries.

Iranian FM to Start Visits to Lebanon, Eastern Europe Today

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will embark on a visit to Lebanon on Monday, which will later take him to three countries in the Eastern Europe.

Iran’s Zarif Hold Talks with Swedish Deputy FM in Tehran

Annika Söder, the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday in Tehran.

Iran, Austria Discuss Closer Consular Cooperation

High-ranking officials from Iran and Austria held talks on ways to boost cooperation between the two countries in consular affairs.

Bodies of Syrian Refugee Mother and Her Two Children Found in Freezer in Denmark

The bodies of three Syrian refugees have been discovered by Danish police in a freezer, local police said in a statement.

Moldova Holds First Presidential Election in 20 Years

Moldova held its first direct presidential election in 20 years, pitting those who want closer ties to Russia against those who want to form a stronger bond with the European Union.

Mogherini Visited Iran for Exchange of Views on Syria, Zarif Says

The purpose of the European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini’s Saturday visit to Iran was exchanging views, not negotiating, about war-torn Syria, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

Apple Mistakes Iraqi Man for Saddam Hussein!

A customer with the surname Hussain was allegedly refused a refund on his iPhone 7 unless he proved he was not Saddam Hussein.

Major Steps Taken for Enhancement of Iran-Serbia Cooperation

Serbian Minister of Trade Rasim Ljajić says Tehran and Belgrade have taken major steps for expanding bilateral cooperation, particularly in the fields of tourism and agriculture.

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