Middle East

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Alireza bigdeli Iran’s ambassador to Turkey

Tehran and Ankara have patched up differences: Iran’s envoy

Iran’s ambassador to Turkey shares his thoughts on how Turkey will change after Erdogan is elected president.
Araqchi in UN

IS is neither Islamic, nor a state: Iranian deputy FM

Iranian diplomat slams IS as a terrorist entity that has nothing to do with Islam.
Mohammad Khatami

IS, Zionists and Western neo-cons do not represent faith

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami says IS, Zionists and Western neo-cons do not represent religions.
Pope-Francis

Pope Francis is an IS target: Iraqi ambassador to Vatican

An Iraqi diplomat says an attempt on Pope Francis’ life by ISIL is likely.
Obama and Kissinger

Who is right: Obama or Kissinger?

President Obama and veteran strategist Henry Kissinger hold contrary views about Iran and ISIL.
Nouri Al-Maliki

Iranian political experts praise Nouri al-Maliki’s decision

Political experts size up the latest developments in Iraq after Nouri al-Maliki stepped down in favor of his fellow party member, Haider al-Abadi.
Larijani

Parliament Speaker: Only Resistance Can Liberate Palestine

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a message to Politburo Chief of the Palestinian Resistance Hamas Movement Khalid Mashal felicitated him on the recent victory of the Palestinians in the Gaza war against Israel, and underlined that Palestinians should continue their armed struggle against Tel Aviv as the only way to liberate their occupied lands.
Obama-Asad

America uses battle against ISIS as pretext for meddling in the region

Will ISIS give the US ammunition to take military action against Syria and regain a foothold in the region?
Matteo Renzi-Ayatollah Sistani

Ayatollah Al-Sistani’s stance will go down in history

The Italian premier says history will commit Ayatollah Al-Sistani’s benevolent stance to its memory.
ISIL

ISIS, a product of Western Irresponsibility

A closer look at what role the West has played in the emergence of ISIS in the region.