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Hezbollah takes on Takfiris in Syria to defend Lebanon’s freedom and sanctities
The leader of the Marada Movement has praised Hezbollah’s fight on the Takfiris in Syria, saying Hezbollah is supporting what remains of Christians in the Middle East.
A vote, shattered dreams and multiple benefits
An Iranian daily has reviewed the blow President Erdogan was delivered in the parliamentary vote and said that the Turkish people could properly practice democracy and contain the president's authoritarian ambitions.
Iran warns Saudi Arabia against targeting areas near Iranian embassy
In a letter to the UN Security Council, Iran’s UN ambassador said Saudi air raids can have serious consequences if repeated.
American activist: Iran is a major player in the Mideast
The American people will not forgive Congress if it does not pass the deal with Iran, Medea Benjamin said.
Can Iran live with the Taliban in its backyard?
Iran has concluded that living with the Taliban, which is to become part of the Afghan political structure, would better serve its national interest and stabilize the region, says a political analyst.
Turkey official results to announce ‘within 11-12 days’
Unofficial results from Turkey's parliamentary elections show President Erdogan's AKP has lost its majority in the chamber.
MEP: We have come to Tehran to guarantee promises
Richard Howitt, a Member of the European Parliament, has said that the EP will open its Tehran office in 2016 after the conclusion of a nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1.
Climate change causes spread of dust in region
Iraq, Jordan, Syria and the Arabian Peninsula are the major foreign centers for the dust pollution in Iran, the director of the Iranian Environment Department said.
The chance for failure of nuclear talks is low: Mousavian
The chance for failure is low, Mousavian, currently a research scholar at Princeton University, said.
Iranian official says diplomacy only solution to Yemen crisis
The National Security and Foreign Policy chief of Parliament censured the international community’s silence toward the deadly Saudi airstrikes against Yemen.
Iranian rock band Piclavier raises awareness for Palestine
The five-member rock band, Piclavier, has recently received official permission to perform its first live gig.
By hosting World Cup, Qatar aims to promote the fake Arabian Gulf: Political expert
Now that the British are officially opposed to Qatar, Iran needs to join the anti-corruption campaign at FIFA and salvage football, said Majid Tafreshi, an international relations expert.
Veteran diplomat seems to have forgotten the facts
An analysis by IRNA has provided answers to remarks by Ryan Crocker, the former US ambassador to Iraq, on US policies in the Middle East and what has gone wrong in the terrorism-plagued country.
ISIL poses a threat to Iran in the long run
A US-based Iranian lecturer has disputed the functionality of Iran’s policies on Saudi Arabia, saying that Tehran needs to adopt a better strategy in dealing with Riyadh.
Hezbollah warns Israel against war
Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has said that Israel should not think Hezbollah is preoccupied with the operations in Syria against terrorist groups, saying a strong response awaits Israel if it attacks Lebanon.
Enemy bent on shattering Muslim unity: Sunni scholar
Today, efforts to maintain unity are essential and we need to avoid things that might play into the hands of the enemy, said Mowlavi Nazir Ahmad Salami.
Iran FM says battle against violence must be within international law
Zarif lashed out at countries which employ double standards with regard to violence, including the crises in Syria and Yemen.
Iran’s VP Raps State Sponsorship of Terrorism in Region
Aminzadeh said that violent terrorist groups in the region cannot survive without receiving aid from certain countries.
Saudi blockade of Yemen taking unacceptable toll on civilians: Iran official
“It is unacceptable that wounded Yemenis are denied access to medical aid because of the continuation of the cruel naval and aerial blockade, the deputy foreign minister said.
Syria front line of defense against Israel: Iranian official
Undermining Syria will definitely lead to crises and uncontrollable situations in all neighboring and regional countries, Shamkhani said.
Foreigners can never impose will on Syria: President Rouhani
President Rouhani says that terrorists can never succeed in their plots against Syria.
Death penalty sought for Saudi officers molesting Iran teens: Official
The two police officers "have been charged with malversation, breach of duty and committing a heinous criminal act,” Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Ghashghavi said.
Iran foreign minister calls for collective efforts for regional security
If regional countries do not cooperate to establish security in the region, they will have to live in a volatile region, Zarif said.
US, allies fan crisis in region for Israeli safety: Iran top official
The ongoing crisis in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq shows “a pervasive plot by the US, the Zionists and reactionaries in the region,” Velayati said.
IS doesn’t dare get close to Iranian borders: Top General
Firouzabadi reiterated that Tehran is fully determined to smash IS terrorists if they advance to around 40 kilometers of Iranian borders.