Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Int'l Relations

Azerbaijan says to evacuate Tehran embassy after fatal shooting

Azerbaijan will evacuate embassy staff and family members from Iran within hours, the foreign ministry announced. It comes two days after a gunman shot dead an embassy staff and wounded two others in an attack Baku initially called an "act of terrorism." Tehran says the raid was not a terrorist attack as the personal motives of the attacker were involved in it.

UN condemns deadly attack on Azerbaijani embassy in Iran

The United Nations has strongly condemned the fatal attack on the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Iranian capital, Tehran, leaving one dead.

Azeri Foreign Ministry summons Iranian ambassador after embassy attack in Tehran 

Iran’s Nour News Agency, which if affiliated with the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, says the country’s Ambassador to Baku Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has been summoned by the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.

Iran FM urges global action against Israel after Jenin massacre

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian condemns Israel’s deadly raid against the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, urging the world community to take action against "the criminal Zionist" regime.

Saudi Arabia sentences academic to death for using Twitter and WhatsApp

Awad al-Qarni, a prominent pro-reform law professor in Saudi Arabia, was sentenced to death for alleged crimes including having a Twitter account and using WhatsApp to share news considered “hostile” to the kingdom, according to court documents seen by The Guardian.

Iran says not seeking nukes, raps US claims in American 2023 Act

The spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry has condemned the anti-Iran articles stipulated in the United States’ Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, saying Tehran has made it clear that it is not seeking nuclear weapons.

Azeri Foreign Minister says relations with Iran good

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Reoublic Jeyhoun Bayramov has rejected claims that his country and Iran have extremely tense relations.

Iran and US clash over purported Russia’s use of Iranian weapons in Ukraine

The United States and its allies have clashed with Iran and its ally Russia over Western claims that Tehran is supplying Moscow with drones being used in the Ukraine war. Washington has also accused the UN secretary-general of “yielding to Russian threats” and failing to launch an investigation.

Iran: US-led resolution to cancel UN body membership political move

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Naser Kanaani strongly condemned the approval of a resolution drafted by the United States to remove Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). He described the move as political without legal basis.

Iran-Russia-China new triangle in multilateral diplomacy: Moscow’s envoy

A senior Russian diplomat says his "productive" talks with his Iranian and Chinese counterparts on issues of common interest are indicative of the emergence of a new triangle in multilateral diplomacy.

Iran foreign ministry spokesman: Possible German sanctions on IRGC illegal

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has described as irresponsible the recent comments by German officials on the possibility of imposing sanctions on the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Iran slams US for scrambling to hold anti-Iran meeting at UNSC

Iran’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations has censured the United States for trying to hold an informal UN Security Council meeting against the Islamic Republic, saying the politically-charged move is in breach of international rules and regulations.

EU condemns Shiraz terror attack

The European Union (EU) has condemned the Wednesday terrorist attack in Shah Cheraqgh Holy Shrine in the Iranian city of Shiraz, Fars Province.

Russia: Calls for probe into drone use in Ukraine set dangerous precedent

Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya has stated that the West’s calls for a probe into Russia's alleged use of Iranian-made drones against Ukraine would “create a very dangerous precedent for the United Nations’ work.”

Iran terror attack draws condemnation from several countries

Condemnations are pouring in over the recent terrorist attack on a holy shrine in southern Iran.

China says against putting sanctions on Iran

Spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wang Wenbin has announced that Beijing is against the imposition of any unilateral and illegal sanction on Iran.

Iran: EU Ukraine war allegation against Tehran unrelated to UNSC resolution 2231; pursues destructive moves

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says the European Union allegations that Iranian-made drones were used in the Ukraine war, show they are continuing irresponsible, destructive and illegal moves to create a poisonous political atmosphere against the Islamic Republic, reiterating issues pertaining to the current war in Ukraine are completely unrelated to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.

Iran: Allegations against Iran over Ukraine war ‘politically driven’

Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations has dismissed allegations that Tehran supplies Russia with drones for the war in Ukraine as ‘politically charged’.

Iran’s Leader underlines unity among Muslims

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Muslims, Shias and Sunnis alike, to beware of the plots aimed at sowing discord among them, saying the Islamic world can claim its rightful place in global geopolitics through unity.

President Raisi: Today’s world needs more effective regional mechanisms

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has highlighted the role of regional mechanisms, saying today’s world needs them more effective than before.

UNGA passes anti-Russia resolution on Ukrainian regions vote

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a non-binding resolution accusing Moscow of an “attempted illegal annexation” and calling on member states to ignore the results of referendums in four east Ukrainian regions on joining Russia.

US aims to constrain Russia, maintain competitive edge over China: Security Strategy

The US aims to constrain Russia and gain the upper hand in a competitive struggle with China, according to the new National Security Strategy, a 48-page document made public by the White House on Wednesday.

In letter to UN, Iran explains retaliatory raids on N Iraq, says terrorists targeting Iranians

Iran writes to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to elaborate on the reasons why it recently chose to use military force against the "separatist terror groups holed up in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region", explaining that terrorists have used Iraqi territory to carry out armed attacks against civilians and Iran's infrastructure.

Velayati: No ‘major difference of opinion’ between Tehran, Moscow on South Caucasus

The foreign policy advisor to the leader of Iran’s Islamic revolution has reiterated that Tehran and Moscow enjoy good and strategic relations, adding that the two sides have no “major difference of opinion” on the situation in South Caucasus.

President Raisi: Unity basic strategy for Islamic world

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has stressed the significance of unity within the Islamic world, saying today unity is not a tactic, but a basic strategy for Muslims.

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