Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »


Tag Archives: Tehran

Eight Iranians killed in Syria

Eight Iranians, two of them Revolutionary Guards forces, have been killed in Syria in recent days after Tehran increased its advisory missions to help Damascus, a guards spokesman said Friday. “Two guards forces, Abdollah Bagheri and Amin Karimi, were killed

Iran says Saudi, not Tehran, destabilizing Middle East

Saudi Arabia, not Iran, is destabilizing the Middle East, an official in Tehran said Tuesday, rejecting claims from Riyadh that Iran is acting like a “colonizing state.” The comments from foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham come after Saudi Foreign Minister

Iran says to boost military support for Syria

Iran is to step up its military support for the Syrian regime in the form of advice on fighting terrorism, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said Saturday. Abdollahian, quoted by state television, denied that his country had fighters on

Iran: none of its missiles designed for nuclear capabilities

Iran said on Saturday that its recent test launch of a long-range missile does not violate U.N. Security Council resolutions as claimed by the United States and France. “Our missile tests have nothing to do with Resolution 2231, which only

Two dead in Iran attack on Shiite worshippers

Two Iranians were killed late Friday in a shooting attack on Shiite worshipers marking Ashura, one of the holiest commemorations of the faith, the official IRNA news agency reported. Two people were also wounded in the attack in the town

Iran parliament green-lights nuclear deal

Iran’s parliament approved a historic nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, effectively ending debate among lawmakers over the agreement and paving the way for its formal implementation. The motion to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was

Fiery scenes as Iran MPs give partial nod to Nuclear Deal

Iran’s parliament gave a partial nod to a nuclear deal with world powers Sunday but only after fiery clashes and allegations from a top negotiator that a lawmaker had threatened to kill him. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic

Iran declines to confirm hit by Russia missiles

Afkham Marzieh

Iran on Friday declined to confirm a claim by a US official that Russian missiles targeting rebels in Syria crashed in its territory this week. “We don’t confirm” this information, foreign ministry spokeswoman Afkham Marzieh said when asked about the

Khamenei bans US negotiations

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday banned any further negotiations between Iran and the United States, putting the breaks on moderates hoping to end Iran’s isolation after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers in July. Khamenei, the

Houthi delegation ‘visits Tehran to receive arms’

A Houthi delegation is currently visiting Tehran to gain support and mainly receive arms shipments, well-informed sources in Sanaa told Al Arabiya News Channel. The sources said the delegation included a number of Houthi leaders and it’s headed by Nayef

Iran ministers warn of fresh economic crisis

Four Iranian government ministers have broken ranks to warn of a possible economic crisis because of the plunge in prices of oil and other commodities, underlining the country’s patchy recovery. In a letter sent to President Hassan Rowhani that was

Iranian review panel: Nuclear deal is flawed

A panel of Iranian lawmakers said Sunday that the inspections regime underpinning the country’s nuclear deal with world powers represented a security threat, but the agreement should go ahead anyway. The 15-member committee spent weeks reviewing the text of the

First plane carrying dead from Haj crush arrives in Iran

The first plane carrying bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in the Haj stampede in Saudi Arabia arrived in Tehran Saturday, nine days after the disaster that escalated tensions between the two regional rivals. President Hassan Rouhani and other senior officials

Tehran: Mina crush was ‘beyond human control’

Iran’s health minister has praised Saudi Arabia’s rescue and medical efforts after the stampede in Mina last week. Hassan Hashimi, at a meeting with his Saudi counterpart Khalid Al-Falih in Jeddah on Wednesday, said that the Kingdom’s ambulance and other

Iran best defence against Mideast ‘terror’: Rouhani

Iran’s armed forces are the best defence against “terror” in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, urging regional countries not to rely on world powers. “Today, the largest power against intimidation and terror is our armed forces,”

Iran plans Airbus, Boeing purchases under finance deals

Iran plans to buy Airbus and Boeing passenger planes through long-term payment agreements once a nuclear accord with world powers is implemented, the transport minister said. Iran desperately wants to upgrade its ageing fleet, which has been hamstrung by nuclear-related

U.N. nuclear chief arrives in Iran

Iran’s state TV is reporting U.N. nuclear chief Yukiya Amano has arrived in Tehran to “clarify past and current issues” of the country’s nuclear program. Television footage showed Amano and his team arriving in Tehran airport. It is Amano’s second

Iranians back nuclear deal, but expect too much: poll

Most Iranians back the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers, but partly because they wrongly believe it marks an immediate end to all U.S. sanctions, a poll has revealed. A study by the University of Maryland and Toronto-based

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