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Placards Against Arrest of Press TV Anchor Projected on BBC Building

An Islamic rights group has projected a placard on the BBC building in London, in a protest at the sudden arrest of Maezieh Hashemi, an anchor and journalist affiliated with Iran’s English-language news channel Press TV.

Jordan Rejects US’ Call for Joining ‘Arab NATO’ against Iran

A new report suggests that Jordan has rejected US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s call on Amman to join an Arab military coalition against Iran, arguing that it is not going to fan the flames of tension in the region any more.

Iran’s Press TV Anchor Arrested in US

Iranian Press TV’s news anchor Marzieh Hashemi has been arrested and imprisoned in the United States with no formal charges.

US-Organized Poland Conference Plays into Iran’s Hands: MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker said the Iran-focused conference planned to be held in Poland next month will play into Iran’s hands, as this will be seen as another intervention in Iran’s affairs that further damages credibility of the US.

Tehran Censures US Official’s Anti-Iran Statements

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has denounced the recent anti-Iran and war-mongering remarks by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his visit to the UAE saying that Washington should take lessons from the defeat of its numerous war-mongering policies in the region over the past several decades.

Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Just for Domestic Purposes: French General

A former French general believes the late December announcement by US President Donald Trump that he will withdraw forces from Syria and Afghanistan is just for domestic purposes, and is part of Trump’s game to push the Congress to obey its Mexico wall demand.

US-China Trade War Offers Iran Ample Opportunities to Circumvent US Sanctions

The escalating trade war between the US and China could in many ways benefit Iran, which has been a victim of US punitive measures just like China, a report published by Fararu news website reads.
General Ahmad Vahidi

Withdrawal of US from Syria Not Making So Much Difference: Ex-Iranian DM

Head of the Strategic Centre of the General Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says although the Americans say they are leaving Syria, it is not clear to what extent it will become operational.

Iraq Parliament to Discusses Foreign Forces Ouster

An Iraqi lawmaker says the country’s parliament is working on a draft plan which if approved will force the government to issue the order of the foreign forces withdrawal including those of the US from the Arab country.

Iran President Mocks Trump’s Secret Visit to Iraq

The Iranian president has mocked his US counterpart’s visit to Iraq late December, saying his short, secret trip was proof of the failure of US policies in the region.

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