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Is Pakistan trying to get rid of Islamic military alliance?

US bombers fly off N Korea coast, Pyongyang calls war 'inevitable'

Saudis exporting ‘extremely radical' Wahhabism worldwide, Sanders says

South Korea Unexpectedly Approves Aid to North Korea

Tragic story of infant drowned as his family fleeing Myanmar Regime’s Genocide

Why is the Sharif family being allowed to skip accountability proceedings?

The secret behind Tunisians and Moroccans eating donkey meat

Syrian activist and daughter ‘assassinated’ in Turkey

Is Ch.Nisar still cosying up banned terrorist outfits ?

How Kim has Cornered the US

Taking the bull by horns: Pakistan refuses to fight so-called US war on terror

Uniting the adversaries : What if Saudia and Iran join CPEC?

German company bans gun sales to ‘corrupt’ Israel

Iran successfully test-fires new ballistic missile

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi: Not so Sovereign

Britain to stop military cooperation with Burma army

From terrorism to politics: Can Tehreek-e-Labaik and Milli Muslim league become a political threat for Political parties?

US Might Not Even be Able to Shoot Down North Korean Rockets

Muharram Security Challenge: How to foil Takfiri’s nefarious designs?

Pakistan-Turkey-Iran against military solution to Afghanistan

Is Abbas ready to end his punishment of Gaza?

Kuwait ready to commence Yemen peace talks

Donald Trump : A president or a goon?

Abbasi shakes UN by bold address: Pakistan won't be a 'scapegoat' in Afghan war

Show of poor diplomacy: A wrong message to US

Collapse of Iran deal would send a 'terrible signal': Germany

Egypt’s Sisi urges Palestinians to unite, co-exist with Israelis

UAE and Saudi Arabia to normalize their secret relations with Israel

Dodging accountability courts: Did establishment give a safe passage to Nawaz Sharif?

Netanyahu Says Trump Promised to ‘Fix’ Iran Deal

Free Balochistan: An insider to heavily funded Indian campaign against Pakistan

95,000 patients waiting for unknown fate from the continued closure of Sanaa airport

Brutal lynching: Can Pakistan courts provide Justice to Mashal Khan?

Hamza bin Laden: the heir to al Qaeda?

Why has a UK team genetically edited human embryos?

How Russia came to Pakistan’s help?

Defying Courts: What is next for Nawaz Sharif?

Such TV | Rouhani censures Trump’s anti-Iran rhetoric

President Trump calls for a holocaust on the floor of the United Nations

Iran infiltrated US military, obtained proof of ISIS collusion

Saudi plan to ‘accept Israel as a brotherly state’

United States supplying weapons worth $2.2B to Syrian terrorists organization

LUBP | How dishonest “Social Justice Warriors” work to curb the religious freedoms of targeted groups

“Go Nawaz Go” Makes it to Speed Test Server!

UAE ambassador to Ankara threatens Turkey to close down its embassy

Saudi Arabia's king-in-waiting cements grip on power with charm and crackdowns

US paradoxes and Pakistan’s war against terrorism

Free Balochistan: A joint venture of RAW and CIA to burry CPEC

Confidential U.N. report accuses Saudi coalition of killing hundreds of Yemeni kids

Pakistani teenager develops anti-BlueWhale app

UAE’s ambassador to the U.S considers Saudi Arabia responsible for the ruining of the UAE’s good name

Rabbani seeks official response on anti-Pakistan posters in Switzerland

Nawaz Sharif must not appear before NAB court: Maryam

Trump says if threatened, US will 'totally destroy' North Korea

EXCLUSIVE – Interview with Dr. S.M. Kazem Mesbah Mousavi, Imam Ali Centre Canada

More than 800 Shia pilgrims have to stay at Taftan border for a week

Five eminent Shia scholars banned from entering Gilgit under unjust policy of balance

57 accused charge-sheeted in Mashal Khan lynching case

Nisar lashes out at Khaqan Abbasi, Asif for statements on ‘internal matters’

Pakistan team kicks off training, ahead of Sri Lanka series in UAE

Bank of China permitted to start operations in Pakistan

Pakistan protests with Switzerland over ‘Free Balochistan’ posters

Nawaz Sharif, children fail to appear in court; summons reissued

US paradoxes and Pakistan’s war against terrorism

Saudi plan to ‘accept Israel as a brotherly state’

Was NA-120 election rigged?

UAE ambassador to Ankara threatens Turkey to close down its embassy

Saudi Arabia's king-in-waiting cements grip on power with charm and crackdowns

Confidential U.N. report accuses Saudi coalition of killing hundreds of Yemeni kids

Pakistani teenager develops anti-BlueWhale app

US’ Black Hawk Down in Yemen

Outrage in Egypt over Israeli Flag in educational book

Russo-Saudi closeness: What are two sides’ goals?

Arrest warrants: Should Imran Khan present himself before ECP?

Is Establishment pulling NAB’s strings?

How CIA and Raw are funding Pakistani separatists: An Inside story

An old desire: Is Gov trying to place ISI under civilian control?

Certain Western states still back terror groups in Syria: Assad

Iran, Pakistan army chiefs urge Muslim world action to end Rohingya plight

Iraq vice president: Baghdad won't tolerate creation of ‘second Israel’

Myanmar says US official barred from Rohingya conflict zone

Iraq’s Nujaba Movement condemns terrorist attacks in Nasiriyah

Unofficial results show PML-N’s Kulsoom set to win NA-120 by-election

Is China using North Korea to break US's Super power's myth?

US Plan for New Afghan Force Poses Threat to Civilians

UK arms sales benefiting most from Middle East wars

UAE: Saudi Arabia was going to launch military attack on Qatar

US policy shift: Would Pakistan turn into another Iran for US?

Has Trump become a leader of Arab nationalism?

Is Gwadar a toll plaza?

Would a defeat in NA-120 would end PML-N's politics from Punjab?

Rohingyas of Karachi struggle to deal with identity crisis

Guilt of war crimes: Suicide among US war veterans highest in west

Saudi Crown Prince Calls Off Visit to Paris for Fear of Popular Uprising

Iqna | Georgian Muslim Cleric Urges Boycotting Myanmar to End Massacre of Rohingya

Mehr News | ‘Saudi Arabia, Taliban like brothers’

Such TV | JUIF rejects hiring educated imams in KP mosques

Why US is not happy with Deir Ez-Zor’s recapture from ISIS?

The United States and Russia rejected the request of Israel to keep Iran far from the Syrian border

Netanyahu is the Israeli Trump

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Iran successfully test-fires new ballistic missile

1396/7/1 | 13:47
  Iran has released footage of the successful test-launch of its new ballistic missile, Khorramshahr, a few hours after it was unveiled during a military parade in the capital city of Tehran. Video footage aired by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Friday showed the missile launched from an unknown location. The video also contained telemetry camera footage from four different angles which, according to its caption, showed the moment when the warhead of the missile was discharged. Earlier on Friday morning, the missile ...

Pakistan-Turkey-Iran against military solution to Afghanistan

1396/6/31 | 13:47
  Donald Trump during his presidential campaign had promised to end US-NATO’s failed mission in Afghanistan to liberate Afghan women, build a pipeline from Caspian Sea to Haifa refinery in Israel and return the country to become largest supplier to West’s drugs industry monopolized by the Zionist Mafia.     However, last month in his address to the nation, Trump announced his decision to deploy several thousands more US soldiers to help the US Viceroy Ghani in Kabul against anti-USrael Taliban.     Trump ...

Collapse of Iran deal would send a 'terrible signal': Germany

1396/6/31 | 13:47
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has warned that any US move to scrap Iran's nuclear deal would discourage other countries from going to the negotiating table to discuss their nuclear activities. A collapse of the accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), would send a “terrible signal” for other diplomatic efforts, Gabriel said on the sidelines of a UN meeting in New York on Thursday. “What should motivate countries like North Korea or others to enter into negotiations in the future when the one example ...

Netanyahu Says Trump Promised to ‘Fix’ Iran Deal

1396/6/30 | 13:47
  President Trump was very coy about his intentions on the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran today, speaking at the UN General Assembly. He would only say that “we’re talking about it constantly” and that the world would “see very soon.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with whom Trump met before the comments, was a lot more eager to talk, saying Trump had assured him that he would “fix” the Iran deal.Netanyahu said he presented the US with a detailed plan on how to do that. Netanyahu has been pushing Trump to scrap the ...

Iran infiltrated US military, obtained proof of ISIS collusion

1396/6/29 | 13:47
  Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) operatives managed to infiltrate US military command centers and obtain documents allegedly proving collusion between Washington and ISIS terrorists in the region, a top Iranian commander claims.     The claim was made by IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh on Friday during a TV interview.“We have documents showing the behavior of the Americans in Iraq and Syria. We know what the Americans did there; what they neglected and how they supported Daesh [Islamic ...

Iran, Pakistan army chiefs urge Muslim world action to end Rohingya plight

1396/6/27 | 13:47
The military chiefs of Iran and Pakistan have called on the Muslim world to take more concrete actions to end the violence against the persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. In a telephone conversation on Sunday, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri and Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed cooperation between the two countries' armed forces to maintain security along border areas and also talked about the ongoing inhumane situation of Rohingya Muslims. They ...

US policy shift: Would Pakistan turn into another Iran for US?

1396/6/26 | 13:47
The Trump administration is considering dropping Pakistan as an ally as it examines tough measures to quell more than 20 terrorist groups it says are based in the country, a UK publication had reported.   Financial Times reported that officials familiar with the Pakistan prong of Washington’s new “AfPak” strategy — which involves an open-ended commitment in Afghanistan and praise for India — say it has yet to be fleshed out. But they have plenty of levers.   President Donald Trump last month promised to get tough on Pakistan, ...

The United States and Russia rejected the request of Israel to keep Iran far from the Syrian border

1396/6/25 | 13:47
  Haaretz urged Russia and the United States to refrain from any ceasefire agreement in Syria with the presence of Iran or its united troops in southern Syria near the occupied Palestinian state.   Israel raised this demand during talks that took place before the July ceasefire agreement, which has been faced with Russia's opposition.   Senior Israeli Cabinet ministers refer to the US-Russia deal on Syria as a strategic failure of the highest level. “The United States threw Israel under the bus for the second time in a row.   The ...

Iran a partner in Syrian victory: Assad's letter to Ayatollah Khamenei

1396/6/24 | 13:47
Syrian President Bashar Assad has sent a letter to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, thanking him and congratulating the Iranian nation on recent advances in Dayr al-Zawr. "In the beginning, I would like to congratulate in the warmest terms Your Excellency and the friendly government and people of Iran on the strategic achievements that the Syrian Arab Army has made with the cooperation of our allies and friends, in breaking the siege on Dayr al-Zawr city," Assad said in a part of the message. Last week, Syrian ...

Netanyahu, Nikki Haley and the ‘Iranophobia’

1396/6/23 | 13:47
  IAEA director general Yukiya Amano confirmed once again that Tehran has lived to its commitments under the 2015 P5+1 and Iran nuclear agreement.   “The nuclear-related commitments undertaken by Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are being implemented,” Yukiya Amano told the IAEA Board of Governors in Vienna, Austria.     However, Zionist prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Zionist-bitch at the United Nations, Nikki Haley refused to accept Amano’s word.   Israeli prime ...

Diplomacy of visits: Can Pakistan pursue US to review new Afghan policy?

1396/6/23 | 13:47
  Khawja Asif has embarked on visit of China’ Russia’ Iran and Turkey. In his  meetings with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif ended with agreement that the war in Afghanistan can only be ended through a negotiated conflict and such problems are better addressed by regional countries who have a much bigger stake in Afghanistan’s stability.    This is essentially the position Pakistan has long held, and after securing China’s support, Pakistan now has Iran on board. In the last few years, ...

Iran seeks to send delegation to Myanmar over Rohingya plight

1396/6/23 | 13:47
Tehran says it has called for a visit of an Iranian Foreign Ministry delegation to Myanmar to discuss ways to end the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian country. “To [help] put an end to the violence against the Rohingya Muslims, the Islamic Republic of Iran has demanded that a delegation of the Foreign Ministry visit Myanmar,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday. He added that Iran’s ambassador to Thailand has held talks with Myanmar’s officials on the situation of the Rohingya. The ...

Israeli support for Kurdish statehood is a poisoned chalice

1396/6/22 | 13:47
With the referendum on proposed Kurdish independence just two weeks away, the stage is being set for the gravest political and potential military crisis in post-Baathist Iraq. Months of intense lobbying by Iranian, Turkish and even American officials and interlocutors has failed to dissuade the Iraqi Kurdish leadership from staging this catastrophically divisive referendum. In his combative interview with the BBC, the president of the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region, Masoud Barzani, left no doubt that the referendum is the first formal step ...

Assad must keep Iran out of Syria if he wants to survive, says Israeli minister

1396/6/22 | 13:47
  Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said on Monday that Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad has to keep Iran out of Syria if he wants to survive, local media have reported.   “Israel needs to pressure world powers to not allow [Iran to establish a strong presence in Syria],” Shaked told Herzliya’s International Institute on Counterterrorism Conference. If the world powers did not comply with this demand, she said, then Israel should “do what we need to do.”     A few days ago, the Israeli air force carried ...

Challenging CPEC: Is US agreed to fund Chabhar port secretly?

1396/6/22 | 13:47
  Afghanistan's foreign minister asked India on Monday to expedite development of a strategic port in Iran to bolster a trade route for land-locked Central Asian countries that would bypass Pakistan.     The port would allow India to transport goods to Afghanistan by sea. Pakistan currently does not allow India to transport through its territory to Afghanistan.Last year, India committed up to $500 million for the development of the Chabahar port along with associated roads and rail lines.     Indian External Affairs ...

Ayatollah Khamenei urges action against Myanmar govt. over Rohingya Muslims

1396/6/22 | 13:47
  Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Islamic governments to exert political and economic pressure on Myanmar’s “cruel” government to make it stop a deadly crackdown on minority Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian country. Speaking on Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei urged practical measures by Islamic governments to end the crisis in Myanmar. Myanmar’s government has laid a siege to a western state where the Rohingya are concentrated. There, horrific violence has been taking place against ...

Erdogan criticizes US for charging ex-minister over Iran bans

1396/6/18 | 13:47
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced as “politically motivated” the US prosecutors’ recent charges against a former economy minister accused of violating US sanctions on Iran, calling on Washington to review the move. "I say clearly, I see this step taken against our former economy minister [Mehmet Zafer Caglayan] as a step taken against the Turkish republic," Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul on Friday before departing for a visit to Kazakhstan.     ...

Iran land route drastically cuts transportation time, cost to Qatar

1396/6/17 | 13:47
  A land route from Turkey to Qatar via Iran is now operational, with 200 trucks of food having already arrived in the Persian Gulf peninsula.   The trucks carrying milk, fruits, vegetables, grains and other food products made the journey from the Turkish city of Mardin to the Iranian port of Bushehr in the Persian Gulf from where they were carried by Ro-Ro ships to the Qatari port of Ruwais.     Qatar is under a blockade by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt which cut trade and transport links with Doha in June ...

Iran urges action on Rohingya genocide before 'it's too late'

1396/6/17 | 13:47
Iran’s foreign minister has chided the international community for remaining silent on the violence directed toward Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, calling for swift action to end the genocide. “The international community has no excuse to allow the genocide of Rohingya Muslims to continue in front of our eyes,” Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Thursday. He further demanded urgent action to address the plight of Rohingya Muslims, saying, “We must act now before it's too late.” Myanmar's security forces have been attacking the Rohingya ...

What does US military deployment mean around the world?

1396/6/15 | 13:47
  The US military forces are deployed in more than 150 countries around the world. These forces are deployed between land, sea and air, and vary according to their areas of presence and their importance to the American interests.     Although it is difficult to give specific numbers to US military personnel abroad, various data from the US Department of Defense indicate that there are currently 150,000 and 560 soldiers serving in foreign countries, but this number does not include many countries where Washington does not reveal ...

Syria holds Iran to 2-2 draw in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match

1396/6/15 | 13:47
The Iranian men's national team has been held to a draw against Syria but succeeded to remain top of its group in the third round of the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup qualification tournament. On Tuesday evening, Team Melli started its Group A match at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in a fine manner, and attacking 31-year-old professional footballer Ashkan Dejagah made an early attempt to run at the Syrian goal; however, the temptation to play the ball in haste forced him to give ball away. In ...

Trump refusal to certify Iran compliance won’t mean withdrawal from nuclear deal: Haley

1396/6/15 | 13:47
The US envoy to the UN says President Donald Trump’s possible refusal to certify Iran’s compliance with its nuclear deal does not constitute US withdrawal from the agreement. “If the president chooses not to certify Iranian compliance, that does not mean the United States is withdrawing from the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action),” Nikki Haley said at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington on Tuesday, despite the US administration’s repeated threats that it would scrap the deal. Haley described the JCPOA as a “very ...

Iran re-imposes death sentence on spiritual figure that supreme court quashed

1396/6/14 | 13:47
  An Iranian court has re-imposed the death penalty on the founder of a spiritual movement after the first sentence was struck down by the supreme court, the judiciary said on Sunday.   Mohammad Ali Taheri, founder of Erfan Halgheh which calls itself “Interuniversalism” in English, was arrested in 2011 and given five years in prison for “insulting Islamic sanctities”.   He was sentenced to death by a Revolutionary Court in 2015 for “corruption on earth” but the Supreme Court later quashed the sentence.   “(Taheri’s) ...

Iran confirms Saudi delegation plan to visit Tehran

1396/6/14 | 13:47
Iran has confirmed a report that a Saudi Arabian delegation will travel to Tehran, less than two years after the kingdom unilaterally ruptured its relations with the Islamic Republic. The confirmation by Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Sunday came after Kuwaiti daily Al Jarida said the Saudi officials would take the trip following the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Adha, which will end on Monday. “The Saudi delegation simply comes to visit diplomatic buildings because the buildings have been empty after the two countries broke ...

US siege on civilians in Syria aimed to overshadow resistance’s achievements: Iran

1396/6/13 | 13:47
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has slammed the United States’ move to impose an aerial blockade on buses carrying women and children as part of a deal between the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement and the Daesh Takfiri terrorists. “The US move to lay a siege to women and children seems to be illogical given the country’s history of cooperation with Daesh [terrorist group],” Qassemi said on Sunday. There is a “fundamental difference” between fighting armed Daesh terrorists and the killing of innocent people, ...

Iran among World's Top 6 Radar Manufacturers

1396/6/11 | 13:47
Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced that his country stands among the top 6 countries which have made huge progress in building different modern radars.   "We are among the top 6 world states in producing radars and we have been able to build smart missiles and advanced radars and use them for defense purposes," General Esmayeeli said Saturday. Noting that the dangers threatening Iran are extended 360 degrees around the country given the deployment of the trans-regional states' bases ...

Muslims in Iran, worldwide celebrate Eid al-Adha

1396/6/10 | 13:47
Muslims in Iran and across the globe are celebrating Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), an important festival on the Islamic calendar which marks the climax of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. During the festivities, which fell on Friday this year, Muslims pay tribute to Prophet Ibrahim’s submission to the divine order of sacrificing his son. Trying to perform the act of ultimate abnegation, Ibrahim, however, was sent a sheep through Archangel Gabriel to sacrifice instead. Ibrahim’s obedience thus helped him pass the supreme test of subservience ...

Imam Khamenei demands immediate end to domestic wars in Islamic countries

1396/6/10 | 13:47
  Ayatollah Khamenei demanded an end to the catastrophic incidents in Islamic countries and stressed: the most important duty of Muslims is to save Palestine.   Ayatollah Khamenei’s Hajj 2017 message: In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and greetings be upon our Master Muhammad – the Final Prophet – upon his immaculate household and upon his chosen companions   I thank God Almighty for bestowing, this year as well as previous years, the blessing ...

Iran’s Zarif calls for global action to end Rohingya sufferings

1396/6/9 | 13:47
[caption id="attachment_50116" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks to the media during a news conference following the E3/EU+3-Iran talks in Geneva November 24, 2013. Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough deal on Sunday to curb Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in what could be the first sign of an emerging rapprochement between the Islamic state and the West. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY HEADSHOT) - RTX15QOF[/caption] Iranian ...

Iran strongly rejects demands for inspectors access to military sites

1396/6/8 | 13:47
A senior Iranian official has vehemently rejected US demands for UN inspectors to visit Iran’s military sites under the pretext of implementing Tehran’s nuclear deal with the world powers. Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, made the remarks on the sidelines of a Tuesday ceremony in Tehran in response to the Friday statements by US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley who urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to request access to Iranian military sites, in what ...

US Intel Officials Resist Trump’s Push to Claim Iran ‘Violates’ Nuclear Deal

1396/6/8 | 13:47
Reports out of the US intelligence community suggest that President Trump’s cabinet push to declare Iran in violation of the P5+1 nuclear deal has expanded into pressure against intelligence analysts themselves to try to invent some sort of justification for the claim Trump desperately wants to make.   At the same time, officials say that the beating the intelligence community took for its role in lying the US into war in 2003 is informing its decision on the matter,and that many are very resistant to letting their assessments become ...

Netanyahu: Iran building missile production sites in Syria, Lebanon

1396/6/7 | 13:47
  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran is building sites to produce precision-guided missiles in Syria and Lebanon, with the aim of using them against Israel.     Iran, Israel’s arch-enemy, has been Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s staunchest backer and has provided militia fighters to help him in Syria’s civil war. There was no immediate comment from Iran.   Israel has pointed to Tehran’s steadily increasing influence in the region during the six-year-old Syrian conflict, whether via ...

Iran voices extreme worries over Rohingya’s plight in Myanmar

1396/6/7 | 13:47
Iran has voiced its deepest worries over Myanmar’s continued military crackdown against Rohingya Muslims. On Monday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi called on the government in Myanmar to halt the continued violation of human rights of Muslims and end the present inhuman and violent situation in the country. He further urged Myanmar to adopt a realistic approach towards establishing peace and a peaceful coexistence with the Rohingya. “The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is extremely worried by the continued ...

Putin disappoints Netanyahu on Iran

1396/6/6 | 13:47
   Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Russian president Vladimir Putin in Russian occupied Muslim city of Sochi. This is Netanyahu sixth meeting with Putin in Russia and three outside Russia during the last two years. Like the previous meetings, Netanyahu’s discussions circled around Iran, Iran, Iran.     Netanyahu who is known for irking some of world’s leaders, is under immense pressure as result of defeat of Israel’s terrorist allies in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon at the hands of Syrian army supported by ...

Russia agrees to 1,000 more Iranian troops entering Syria

1396/6/5 | 13:47
  Russia has agreed that thousands more Iranian troops may enter Syria in support of the exhausted regime forces which have limited military capabilities, Israel’s Maariv revealed on Friday.   According to the newspaper’s security analyst, Yossi Melman, Israeli intelligence evaluation has disclosed that in the battle against Daesh in eastern Syria the regime needs intensive support from the well-trained Iranian troops as well as Russian air cover. Russia, he said, has approved the reinforcements from Iran.   “The Iranian ...

Users demand Apple stop removing popular Iranian apps

1396/6/5 | 13:47
    Nearly 4,000 people signed a petition by Friday demanding Apple stop removing Iranian apps from its App Store.   Apple began removing Iranian apps this week because of recent sanctions by the U.S. government against the Middle Eastern country.   Among those removed Thursday was Snapp, a popular ride-sharing app similar to Uber, as well as food delivery service DelionFoods. Apple said it focused on removing apps that could potentially send Iranian money into Apple’s accounts.The petition on Change.org addressed ...

American possible withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

1396/6/5 | 13:47
Nowadays, the talk of US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran is not exclusively circulated within foreign policy and diplomatic circles; it’s out in the open making the rounds. Analysts have extensively written on the issue. In a bid to render a clearer picture of the current state of affairs, I would like to predicate my analysis on political and legal arguments. The political will on the part of all parties to the negotiations was ultimately embodied within the multilaterally negotiated Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action which ...

Iran backs Pakistan: Criticizes US for new Afghan policy

1396/6/3 | 13:47
A day after Russia warned the US administration against piling up pressure on Pakistan, Iran has censured Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy, saying Washington is employing ‘destabilising’ policies in the region. Earlier this week, the US president announced 4,000 new troops for deployment to Afghanistan, backtracking from his earlier promise to end America’s longest war. Trump had also accused Pakistan of providing “safe havens to terrorists.” Iran said the US must  “stop interfering in the internal affairs of other countries”. “What ...

Qatar says its ambassador to return to Iran

1396/6/3 | 13:47
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 Shi’ite Muslim cleric.     The Qatari decision comes amidst a row between Doha and fellow Gulf Cooperation Council members Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, which together with Egypt accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism, a charge it denies.     “Qatar announced that ...

Signs of a rapprochement as Iran and Saudi exchange diplomatic visits

1396/6/3 | 13:47
  Tehran declared yesterday that delegations from Iran and Saudi Arabia will soon exchange diplomatic visits, which signals a possible improvement in the relations between the two regional rivals since they severed diplomatic relations last year.     Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif told the Iranian Student News Agency that the visits could take place after the end of Hajj season in the first week of September.     “The visas have already been issued to both groups… we are waiting for ...

Time for US troops to leave Afghanistan: Imran Khan

1396/6/3 | 13:47
The best case scenario for peace in Afghanistan is the withdrawal of US forces from the country and multilateral negotiations between main stakeholders -- Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and China -- to establish a consensus government, Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan says. Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, made the remarks in an interview with CNN on Thursday, days after US President Donald Trump announced his controversial war strategy for Afghanistan. In a blatant U-turn from his campaign pledges to end ...

Saudis' destructive policies harming region, kingdom itself: Iran’s FM

1396/6/2 | 13:47
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Saudi Arabia's policies have harmed not only the region but also the kingdom itself.   He said that Iran seeks a “secure, powerful and convergent region... in line with the interests of the country as well as those of the region," adding that this framework has defined the Islamic Republic’s policies vis-à-vis interaction with regional states, including Saudi Arabia. On the contrary, Saudi Arabia has been seeking to create tensions in the region to fulfill its own interests, the ...

Iran to resume 20-percent enrichment in 5 days if necessary: Nuclear chief

1396/5/31 | 13:47
The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the Islamic Republic is capable of resuming the enrichment of uranium to the 20-percent level at its Fordow facility within a maximum of five days if need be. In an exclusive interview with IRIB News Agency on Tuesday, Ali Akbar Salehi said President Hassan Rouhani’s recent warning that Iran would accelerate its nuclear activities to an advanced level “within hours” if the US returned to a policy of sanctions had not been an “empty warning.” Salehi said all higher-ranking ...

Over 4000 Shia pilgrims at risk of death in Pak-Iran border

1396/5/30 | 13:47
Over 4000 Pakistani pilgrims including hundreds of women and children returning home from Iran stranded at Pak-Iran border, Taftan. They are stranded since August 2 due to lack of security needed to escort to their buses. According to reports, the food items and cash carried by the pilgrims have finished while local shopkeepers have raised the prices of food items. Stranded people, particularly women, compelled to sell jewelry to buy food items. The pilgrims via social media have asked the Top Shia leaders Allama Sajid Ali Naqvi and Allama ...

MEHR NEWS | Iran, Turkey not to allow division of Iraq

1396/5/29 | 13:47
TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (MNA) – Calling the Kurdish independence referendum as the eye of the next hurricane in the region, a senior member of Peoples’ Democratic Party (CHP), Osman Faruk Logoglu, told MNA that Iran and Turkey won’t allow any efforts at partitioning Iraq. General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces, ended his three-day official visit to Turkey on Thursday. He had unprecedented talks with Turkish high-ranking officials including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aimed at narrowing differences on the ...

Donald Trump and the Iranian Resistance Block

1396/5/29 | 13:47
At the heart of the matter lies Iran’s Axis of Resistance – this movement, which, throughout the Greater Middle East has called more capitals to its cause, a grand cry against the pestilence of imperialism and America’s own brand of exceptionalism.     With democratic passions at an all-time in the region, experts have looked onto political developments with much unease, realizing maybe for the first time that the Middle East grew up quite a bit since its borders were manufactured. That which should have remained divided is ...

With a wary eye on Iran, Saudi and Iraqi leaders draw closer

1396/5/28 | 13:47
It was an unusual meeting: An Iraqi Shia Muslim cleric openly hostile to the United States sat in a palace sipping juice at the invitation of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, the Sunni kingdom that is Washington’s main ally in the Middle East. For all the implausibility, the motivations for the July 30 gathering in Jeddah between Moqtada al-Sadr and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman run deep, and centre on a shared interest in countering Iranian influence in Iraq. For Sadr, who has a large following among the poor in Baghdad and southern ...

Saudi-Iranian détente: A slap in the face of US

1396/5/28 | 13:47
  Iran has re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate, for a second term. Trump, huffing and puffing and pouting at the negotiated nuclear deal promptly blew it off the table before imposing unilateral sanctions on Tehran.     Yet the biggest news to come out of the hood is the rumour of a possible détente between the Saudis and the Iranians. Trump has thus far not said a word about it. But when he does — the world will be listening to see if he apportions the blame equally between both sides.     No one ...

Saudi Arabia denies seeking mediation with Iran

1396/5/26 | 13:47
Saudi Arabia has denied reports that it is seeking mediation with regional Shia rival Iran.An official Saudi source said today that the current Iranian regime “cannot be negotiated with”.   “Saudi Arabia has not requested any mediation in any way with the Republic of Iran,” the source said in a statement cited by the official SPA news agency. The denial came after Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim Al-Araji said Riyadh has officially asked for Iraq’s mediation to ease tensions with Tehran. The Saudi source renewed accusations that ...