Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause More »

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage chief highlights tourism’s role in maintaining peace

:: Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) President Prince Sultan bin Salman on Monday iterated that Saudi Arabia’s care for tourism and heritage represents its care for the global human More »

Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, More »

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for More »

Trump’s Jerusalem decision could help militants — UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed

:: US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United More »

 

Tag Archives: Tehran

British foreign secretary raises detainee’s case in Iran talks

:: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson raised the case of a detained dual national on Sunday when he met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a “worthwhile” two-day trip to Tehran. The British Foreign Office says Johnson raised the case

Iran displays missile during anniversary of embassy takeover

:: Iran on Saturday displayed a surface-to-surface missile as part of events marking the anniversary of the 1979 US Embassy takeover and hostage crisis amid uncertainty about its nuclear deal with world powers. Thousands gathered at the former US embassy

US to discuss with allies taking aggressive action against Hezbollah

:: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that Washington would take deterrent action against Hezbollah militia. He stated that the US will discuss with allies taking aggressive action against Hezbollah in a speech at the Future Investment Initiative

Britain’s ‘firm’ commitment to Iran deal not seen breaking Gulf ties

:: UK Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed Britain’s commitment to a 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump ahead of a key US decision on whether Tehran has stuck to the terms

Iran confirms nuclear negotiator imprisoned for spying

:: Iran’s judiciary confirmed on Sunday the five-year prison sentence given to a Canadian-Iranian member of its nuclear negotiating team on spying charges. “Mr Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani… was among some who were accused of spying and providing information for foreigners

Turkey’s Erdogan in Iran amid tensions over Iraqi Kurd vote

:: Iran’s state TV is reporting the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting Iran as Tehran and Ankara weigh how to respond to the Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq. Erdogan arrived in Tehran on Wednesday and was greeted at

Iranian foreign minister Zarif to visit Qatar amid Gulf crisis

:: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Qatar on Monday, officials said, for talks on relations between Tehran and Doha that have caused tensions in the Gulf. Zarif left Tehran on Monday morning for Oman and was to

Iran files charges against Telegram app CEO

:: A semi-official news agency in Iran says authorities have filed charges against the CEO of the popular encrypted messaging app Telegram. The comments carried by the ISNA news agency represent the latest back-and-forth between the Iranian government and Telegram,

Iran says land border with Iraqi Kurdistan remains opened

:: Iran’s foreign ministry said Monday that its border with Iraqi Kurdistan remained open despite its independence referendum, reversing an earlier statement. A statement by the ministry said: “The land border between Iran and the Kurdistan region of Iraq is

Iran tests new medium-range missile, in defiance of US warnings

:: Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that it was ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue. State television carried footage of the launch

Iran’s Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

:: President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Friday that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities despite criticism from the United States and also France. “Whether you like it or not, we are going to strengthen our military capabilities which are

Iran warns Iraq Kurds independence means end to border deals

:: Iran warned on Sunday that independence for Iraqi Kurdistan would mean an end to all border and security arrangements with the regional government. “Border agreements stand only with the central government of Iraq, and secession of Kurdistan region from

Iran warns Iraq Kurds independence means end to border deals

:: Iran warned on Sunday that independence for Iraqi Kurdistan would mean an end to all border and security arrangements with the regional government. “Border agreements stand only with the central government of Iraq, and secession of Kurdistan region from

China provides $10 bln credit line to Iran

:: A Chinese state-owned investment firm has provided a $10 billion credit line for Iranian banks, Iran’s central bank president said on Saturday. The contract was signed in Beijing between China’s CITIC investment group and a delegation of Iranian banks

Iran upholds 10-year jail terms for 3 US nationals, resident

:: The Iranian judiciary on Sunday upheld 10-year jail terms for an American, two US-Iranian dual nationals and a Lebanese permanent resident of the United States for “collaborating” with Washington. In a ruling that comes at a time of rising

Iran’s new defense minister says priority is to boost missile program

:: Iran’s new defense minister said Saturday the priority was to boost the country’s missile program and export weapons to shore up neighboring allies. “In combat fields, especially in missiles, we have a specific plan to boost Iran’s missile power,”

Qatar envoy back in Tehran to strengthen bilateral ties

:: Qatar said on Wednesday it decided to return its ambassador to Tehran, more than 20 months after he was recalled in protest over the ransacking of Saudi Arabia’s missions in Iran by demonstrators angry at Riyadh’s execution of a

Iran says only 5 days needed to ramp up uranium enrichment

:: Iranian state television is quoting the country’s atomic chief as saying the Islamic Republic would need only five days to ramp up its uranium enrichment to 20 percent – a level at which the material could start to be

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