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Tehran Slams Riyadh for Politicizing Hajj Pilgrimage

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari censured Saudi Arabia for its attempts to politicize the issue of Hajj pilgrimage and its refusal to cooperate with the Islamic Republic to facilitate the travel of Iranian pilgrims to the Arab country for the upcoming Hajj.

Impact of Iran-EU Ties on Saudi Arabia’s Behaviour towards Tehran

Mehdi Zakerian, an Iranian academic, believes that Iran’s improved ties with the European Union can have an impact on the country’s ties with other regional states, particularly Saudi Arabia.

Next President Revoking JCPOA Would Undermine US Credibility: American Academic

An American university professor said the abrogation of a lasting nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers by a potential Republican winner of the next US presidential election would damage other countries’ trust in the US.

Should Iran Boycott Hajj Pilgrimage Given Saudi Arabia’s Stonewalling?

Hundreds of Iranian pilgrims were killed last year in a deadly crush in Mina, Saudi Arabia, during the Hajj pilgrimage. Earlier, two Iranian teenagers...

Culture Minister: Major Hajj Pilgrimage if Saudi Cooperates

Ali Jannati, the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, said his Ministry and the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization are trying to arrange this year's Hajj pilgrimage, if Saudis cooperate.
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Iran Supports Yemen Talks in Kuwait: Deputy FM

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian voiced Tehran’s support for the upcoming start of negotiations in Kuwait to end a deadly war in Yemen and restore peace to the crisis-hit country.

Palmyra after ISIS (PHOTOS)

IFP: The city of Palmyra, in Syria, was recently recaptured from ISIS . During their occupation, many antiquities were destroyed, including artifacts from the...

Larijani congratulates Assad on parliamentary Election

Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has congratulated Bashar al-Assad on the successful holding of Syrian parliamentary election.

Iran’s OPEC Governor to Attend Upcoming Doha Oil Talks

Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, Iran’s OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) governor, will represent the country’s Oil Ministry in an upcoming meeting on crude output of fellow OPEC members plus Russia in the Qatari capital.

Iran Has No Plan to Join Oil Output Freeze: CBI Chief

Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Chief Valiollah Seif stressed that the country has no intention to cap its crude production, adding that OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) members are to blame for the tumbling oil prices.