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Hezbollah’s Mustafa Mughniyeh to Replace Badreddine

The Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah has reportedly appointed Mustafa Mughniyeh as the Movement’s new military commander following the recent killing of his uncle, Mustafa Badreddine, near Damascus airport.

Iranian Pilgrimage to Iraq Up by 40%

The number of Iranians going on pilgrimage to Iraqi holy cities has risen by 40% in the current Iranian month, which began on April 20, in comparison to the corresponding period last year, an Iranian official announced.

Iran’s Zarif Says Military Solution in Syria an ‘Illusion’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a military solution to the conflict in Syria is nothing but an “illusion.”

Iranian Minister Meets Massoud Barzani, Reiterates Tehran’s Support for Erbil

Iranian Intelligence Minister, Mahmoud Alavi, met Kurdistan Region President, Massoud Barzani, in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish region, on Sunday May 15. He reiterated Tehran’s support for the autonomous region in the north of Iraq.
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Iranian MPs Express Support for Hezbollah in Letter to Nasrallah

In a letter to the Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement, 251 Iranian lawmakers extended both their congratulations and condolences over the recent martyrdom of a senior Hezbollah commander, and voiced Iran’s full support for the Movement.

Commander Death Bolsters Hezbollah Anti-Israel Resistance: Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the death of Hezbollah's military chief will certainly stiffen the Lebanese resistance movement’s determination to fight the Israeli regime and terrorism.

Backing Terrorists in Region Serves Zionists: Iran’s Larijani

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani criticized certain regional countries for their support for terrorist groups that kill Muslims, stressing that their conduct serves the interests of Zionists.

Iraqis Horrified by Daesh Barbarism in Kirkuk

Iraqi people are absolutely appalled by media reports saying that the Daesh (also known as ISIL and ISIS) Takfiri group has burned a family of five people, including three children, to death in southwest of Kirkuk.

Iran Warns Saudi Arabia over Hajj Problems

A senior official has hinted that Iran may stop sending Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia if the kingdom refuses to resolve visa and travel issues.

Iran FM hails Germany stance on Mideast realities

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hails Germany’s stance on the current realities in the Middle East, saying Berlin plays a pivotal role in regional and international developments.