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Tel Aviv Looks to Change the Equation
An interview with Ghazanfar Roknabadi, Iran’s former ambassador to Lebanon
PUIC Troika must urgently meet on Gaza: Larijani
Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has called for an emergency meeting of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation Member States' (PUIC) Presidential Troika over the Israeli regime’s airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
US Demands Flexibility from Maleki, not Resignation
An interview with Ali Akbar Assadi, an expert on Middle Eastern affairs
Leader’s Aide: Iran Ready to Help Iraq If Baghdad Asks
Supreme Leader’s top Advisor for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati expressed concern about the situation in Iraq, and said Tehran is ready to help the Iraqi nation and government upon a request by the Baghdad government.
Swiss journalist: Iran could be a model example for all Middle East
A Middle East correspondent of a Swiss-based newspaper, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, has said Iran could be an example for all people in Middle East.
Iran Condemns Israeli Aggression against Palestinians
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham strongly condemned the recent Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and lawmakers in Gaza, describing it as an indication of the Zionists' weakness and internal rifts.
1.5 million Iraqis join fight against ISIL militants
Around 1.5 million Iraqis have volunteered to join battles against the militants of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
US warship, 50 fighter jets ready in Persian Gulf as Iraq crisis escalating
The Pentagon says the US aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush and more than 50 attack aircraft are in the Persian Gulf, ready to launch attacks against Takfiri militants in Iraq.
Egypt religious institution forbids Muslims from joining ISIL
A major Islamic center in Egypt has issued a religious decree forbidding Muslims from joining the Takfiri militants of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
No Iranian forces in Iraq: Rouhani
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed reports about the deployment of Iranian forces in Iraq, but expressed Tehran’s preparedness to provide any help upon Baghdad’s request to fight the Takfiri militants.
US, reactionary allies behind ISIL crimes in Iraq: Larijani
Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says the US and its allied authoritarian regimes in the Middle East are behind the Takfiri atrocities in Iraq.
Al-Qaeda-linked operatives nabbed in Iran: Official
Thirty agents linked to the terrorist group al-Qaeda have been apprehended across Iran over the past month, says the country’s deputy intelligence minister.
Sistani issues call to arms against Iraq ISIL militants
Sistani issues call to arms against Iraq ISIL Iraq's top Shiite religious authority Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani called Iraqis Friday to take up arms against the foreign backed militants who have overrun swathes of the country after launching a major offensive.
Who is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the notorious leader of ISIL
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – an al-Qaeda offshoot -- has been careful to reveal little about himself and his whereabouts.
Maliki: People Forming Battalions to Help Army Combat ISIL
Iraq’s premier said civilian backup groups are going to join the army forces to help them combat the Al-Qaeda-linked militants who have taken control of Mosul, in the Northern province of Nineveh.
Iraqi Tribesmen Recapture Mosul Neighborhood
Tribesmen from Iraq’s Mosul regained control of one of the Northern city’s neighborhoods following heavy clashes with Takfiri militants.
Zarif, Zebari Discuss Terrorists’ Attack in Iraq
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari in a phone talk discussed the latest developments in the region, specially the recent terrorist operations in Iraq.
US-Sponsored Takfiri Groups Blemishing Real Face of Islam
Commander of Iran's basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi condemned the crimes committed by Takfiri and Salafi groups in different regional states, specially in Syria and Iraq, and said these groups which are supported by the US have scratched the beautiful face of Islam.
Shamkhani: Presence of Daesh in Iraq, a threat to whole region
Iranˈs Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) chief Ali Shamkhani said the growing presence of the terrorists affiliated to Daesh group in Iraq is a threat to the whole region.
Iraqi Grand Ayatollah calls for unity against DAESH
Iraqi Shiite Grand Ayatollah has called for unity among all of the country’s political and army factions against the terrorist DAESH.
Maliki declares state of emergency after Mosul falls to ISIL
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has issued a state of emergency throughout the country, after Iraq’s oil-rich city of Mosul fell to the hands of a radical militants group.
Gül receives Rouhani in Ankara
Turkish president has received Iran’s Hassan Rouhani who is visiting the country.
Iran-Turkey ties important to Middle East: Rouhani
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has emphasized the need for the further expansion of bilateral ties with neighboring Turkey, saying Tehran-Ankara relations are significant for the entire Middle East.
Iranian Sunni scholars condemn ISIL savagery
Following the horrifying acts of savagery, in Iraq and Syria, by ISIL, Iranian Sunni scholars denounce the terrorist grouping as a Western creation, urging all Muslims to form a united front against it.
Rouhani congratulates Assad on victory
Iran’s President has extended his congratulations to Syria's President on his landslide victory on June 3 presidential election.