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Report: Detained Saudi princes face prison if they do not give up their wealth

Local Afghan Leaders Protest Deadly US Strikes on ‘Heroin Labs’

Iran’s supreme leader is the 'new Hitler' of Middle East: Saudi crown prince

Lebanon army on alert for possible threat from Israel

Former Saudi minister says violence unacceptable even in Israel

Would India really allow US to act against TTP?

Is Pakistan under last transitional phase?

AIG Ashraf Noor martyred in Peshawar suicide blast

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Islamabad siege: Did TLYR achieve the motives of dharna?

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At the brink of bankruptcy: Is Pakistan economy at the verge of destruction?

Saudi-Israel normalisation, a gift to Iran

Abbas ready for ‘historic’ peace deal under Trump

Ayatollah Khameni : Bringing US to its knees in region a miracle of Islamic revolution

Jolt to India: Why did Pakistan set Hafiz Saeed free?

MMA Again: The light in the end of tunnel for Fazal ur Rehman

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Teenagers aged upto 12 sold for prostitution

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Gen. Soleimani’s message to Ayatollah Khamenei

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India cancels $500m arms deal with Israel

Assad and Putin discuss end game in Syria

Arab League emergency meeting: Divisions fail decisions

Why Did Saudia summon COAS and Pakistan PM?

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Iran: Saudi-drafted Arab League statement full of lies, worthless

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Interior Minister gets 48 hours to evict defiant Islamabad protesters

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Pakistan nears its moment of truth

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Egyptian authorities crack down on televised fatwas

Saudi Arabia’s empty trumpeting for war against Iran

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Is Shahbaz Sharif deliberately weakening PML-N?

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Senior Iranian official warns Macron against meddling in Iran’s internal affairs

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The series of the arrogant prince

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Balochistan mass murder:  A terrorist activity or human trafficking?

TTP in Afghanistan: How does Abdullah Abdullah’s confession shift burden from Pakistan to US?

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West Eyes Nuclear Deal-Style Missile Pact with Iran

Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Moves against Hezbollah

International conference on lovers of Ahlul Bayt (as) and the Takfiri issue

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Morsi tells lawyer of threats to his life

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Decline in terrorism: Has Pakistan won the proxy war led by Israel and India?

Is TTP returning to South Waziristan again?

Scapegoat: Is Supreme Court going to disqualify Jhangir Tareen?


Iran’s supreme leader is the 'new Hitler' of Middle East: Saudi crown prince

1396/9/3 | 21:57
Taking on Iran in an interview with The New York Times, Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called the rival country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "the new hitler of the Middle East". “But we learned from Europe that appeasement doesn’t work. We don’t want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East,” said Prince Mohammed in the interview that was published on Thursday. The prince's comments come as tensions soar between regional arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. During ...

Ayatollah Khameni : Bringing US to its knees in region a miracle of Islamic revolution

1396/9/2 | 21:57
    Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran has managed to thwart several plots hatched by the US, Israel and the reactionary regimes in the Middle East, citing the elimination of the Daesh terror group as an example.   Addressing commanders and members of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei said that the enemies tried to use the Takfiri group to confront the resistance movement, but the faithful youth stepped in and brought them to their knees.   The ...

Saudi-Israel normalisation, a gift to Iran

1396/9/2 | 21:57
  Saudi Arabia is on the verge of establishing official and overt diplomatic, security, and economic relations with Israel. This is sooner than we expected.   The ruling clique in Saudi Arabia, led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has made the decision. This group no longer cares about any of the have historically prevented many Arab countries from having official relations with Israel.   The Kingdom is heading in this direction without shame. From the perspective of the general Arab public, normalisation of relations ...

Why Did Saudia summon COAS and Pakistan PM?

1396/9/1 | 21:57
  The PM and COAS were seemingly summoned to visit Riyadh through personalised diplomacy (so well-beloved of our disqualified PM) rather than cordially invited through formal Foreign Office channels and the surprise call has been well answered as they leave for Saudi Arabia.       The COAS’s recent three-day Iran visit was a welcome affair, its visible affability if actually translated into practice could well secure an increasingly troublesome border, despite apprehensions about Iran’s ties with India, its ambiguous policies ...

Afghanistan opium cultivation: A bigger threat than ISIS to Pakistan and Iran

1396/8/30 | 21:57
  A report by the United Nation’s Office on Drug Crime (UNODC) has found that the area used to cultivate opium in Afghanistan has increased by 63 percent since 2016. Back then, 201,000 hectares of land were being used towards this end.     Today, this stands at 328,000. Poppies are now grown in 24 out of 34 provinces in that country. And it is estimated that 9,000 tonnes of opium will be produced in Afghanistan in 2017, with an estimated value of $1.4 billion.   There is no easy fix to this problem. Opium makes up ...

Iran: Saudi-drafted Arab League statement full of lies, worthless

1396/8/30 | 21:57
  The spokesman of Iran's Foreign Ministry has described as “worthless” the closing statement of the latest Arab League foreign ministers’ meeting in Cairo, emphasizing that the statement was “full of lies and distortions.” “In line with the policies of the Zionist regime [of Israel] to intensify differences in the region and to divert [the attention of] Muslim nations and states away from the continued occupation of Palestine as the main issue of the Islamic Ummah, Saudi Arabia has succeeded through pressure as well as ...

Pakistan nears its moment of truth

1396/8/29 | 21:57
  The government already had its hands full dealing with internal problems including the ongoing Islamabad sit-in by religious groups, and now it has to decide on a tricky foreign policy matter that will have both domestic and external repercussions. Pakistan needs to finalise the extent of its participation in the Saudi-led coalition of Muslim countries later this month when the defence ministers of member countries meet in Riyadh. The defence ministers from Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) are due to meet in the ...

Saudi Arabia’s empty trumpeting for war against Iran

1396/8/28 | 21:57
  In the past few years and mainly after the changes the West Asia witnessed, the competition between Iran and Saudi Arabia as two influential heavyweights of the region and the Muslim world has resulted in a cold war between the two countries, which every day gained more intensity and broadness. Meanwhile, the role of the naive and controversial young prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, who takes center stage in the new generation of Saudi rulers, in emergence of such atmosphere is undeniable. This climate, however, stepped ...

Senior Iranian official warns Macron against meddling in Iran’s internal affairs

1396/8/28 | 21:57
  A senior Iranian official has advised French President Emmanuel Macron against meddling in Iran’s internal affairs, including such strategic issues as the Iranian defense program. Ali Akbar Velayati, who advises Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, made the remark in an interview with IRIB News after Macron said Iran’s ballistic missile program had “to be curtailed.” Such interference will have no impact other than diminishing the French government’s credibility in Iran’s ...

Barzani seeking to mend ties with Iran, worrying US

1396/8/27 | 21:57
  A leading Lebanese newspaper reported that Washington is concerned about former Iraqi Kurdistan region President Massoud Barzani's possible rapprochement with Tehran.     The Arabic-language al-Akhbar newspaper quoted a source in the US embassy in Baghdad as saying that the American officials are aware and concerned of the secret letters sent by Barzani to the Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani.   The US official didn’t reveal the contents ...

The series of the arrogant prince

1396/8/27 | 21:57
  There is no doubt that the ambitious and arrogant Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has entertained the world with an action series, similar to a Mexican soap opera, the first episode of which began with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef stepping down from his position.     It was followed by the episode where moderate intellectuals and clerics were arrested. The episode that has filled us with suspense the most was when the princes, his cousins, were arrested, including Mutaib Bin Abdullah, head of ...

Saudi Arabia and Israel want to drag US into war against Iran: Former CIA officer

1396/8/26 | 21:57
  A former American counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the CIA says Israel and Saudi Arabia are not in a position to defeat Iran and hence are trying to drag the United States into a war against the Islamic Republic.   Philip Giraldi made the remarks in an article headlined Saudi Arabia and Israel Know They Cannot Defeat Iran, Want to Drag the US into an Uncontainable War published on Monday.   “Both Saudi Arabia and Israel know they cannot defeat Iran,” Giraldi wrote, “without the active ...

West Eyes Nuclear Deal-Style Missile Pact with Iran

1396/8/26 | 21:57
The French President Emmanuel Macron's first visit of the Persian Gulf region to take part in opening ceremony of Louvre Abu Dhabi museum was not without sidelines.   During his surprise visit to Saudi Arabia, Macron made anti-Iranian comments. Talking to the Sky New Arabia news network, the French president took aim at the Iranian missiles program, claiming it to be source of “extremely strong concerns.” He added that there is a need to discuss with Iran its missile-related activities.   “It’s not about showing any naivety ...

International conference on lovers of Ahlul Bayt (as) and the Takfiri issue

1396/8/26 | 21:57
Dr. Velayati: More than 500 Sunni and Shiite scholars from 94 countries have been invited to this summit, and this summit in its kind is so unique in Iran.     Dr. Ali Akbar Velayati, the secretary-general of the Islamic Awakening Assembly, and the head of the Assembly of the lovers of Ahlul-Bayt said that the conference of lovers of Ahlul bayt will be held on 1st and 2nd Azar (22nd  and 23rd  November) in Tehran. More than 500 Sunni and Shiite scholars from 94 countries will attend this summit, and this summit in its kind is so ...

Israel ready to share intel on Iran with Saudi Arabia: Military chief

1396/8/26 | 21:57
Chief of Staff of Israeli military, Lieutenant General Gadi Eizenkot, says Tel Aviv is ready to share intelligence with Saudi Arabia in their joint efforts to confront Iran. In an interview with the Saudi-owned Elaph online newspaper on Thursday, Eizenkot claimed that Iran was the "biggest threat to the region” and was seeking “to take control of the Middle East.” “This is what must be prevented in the region,” he went on to say, noting that Tel Aviv and Riyadh were in full agreement about Iran's intentions. Eizenkot further expressed ...

Why Pakistan wants Afghanistan to join CPEC?

1396/8/24 | 21:57
     Pakistan is anxiously awaiting Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani amid tension with the war-ravaged neighbour while Kabul rejoices Iran and India-sponsored Chabahar port.   Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that Pakistan had nothing against the Chabahar port but was very much concerned over the tension along the border with Afghanistan.   “We are expecting the Afghan president to visit Pakistan so that we can find out a solution to the militants’ hideouts on the Afghan side. There have ...

Did Israel enforce Trump to renegotiate nuclear agreement with Iran?

1396/8/24 | 21:57
  Trump administration warned Iran that it should be prepared for renegotiating a nuclear agreement signed with world powers in 2015 because the deal was probably not in US interests.   The warning, as can be expected, did not go down well in Tehran, provoking a storm of protests. And Iran’s president, Hassan Rowhani, ruled out the possibility of renegotiating the deal.     Trump and some of his senior officials now are reported to have a new plan in mind — not to blow up the deal but to renegotiate a better one.   According ...

Don’t get ‘too close’ to Iran: US warning to Pakistan

1396/8/23 | 21:57
  The United States has asked Pakistan to avoid getting “too close” to Iran as Washington and Islamabad struggle to build the confidence level, The Nation has learnt.   Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that Washington was not happy with the growing ties between Pakistan and Iran and had asked Islamabad to “stay within limits”.   “The recent positive contacts between Pakistan and Iran have not been welcomed by the US . They believe we [Pakistan] should stay away from Iran as much as possible. ...

Strong earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border, kills about 450

1396/8/23 | 21:57
A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the border region between Iran and Iraq, killing about 450 people, almost all of them in Iran. The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at around 09:18 pm local time on Sunday (0010 GMT on Monday), was 32 kilometers south of the Iraqi city of Halabja, in Iraqi Kurdistan, and just across the border from Iran, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). But the highest casualties occurred in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, in Iran’s Kermanshah Province. According to official tallies, ...

130 people killed in Iran’s Kermanshah as quake hits region

1396/8/22 | 21:57
Over 130 people have been killed in Iran and several more in Iraq as a 7.3 earthquake hits the region. According to Kermanshah’s deputy governor, 129 people were killed in the province alone in the Sunday night quake. “There are still people under the rubble. We hope the number of dead and injured won't rise too much, but it will rise," Mojtaba Nikkerdar added. The province has announced three days of mourning.   According, to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake happened some 103 kilometers southeast of the Iraqi Kurdish city ...

The Saudi-Iran conflict and us

1396/8/21 | 21:57
  Mohammad Bin Salman has been in control of Saudi Arabia since his father ascended to the throne in January 2015, starting with the military policy he guided through the Ministry of Defence.     He is still controlling this ministry until today, and is likely to remain in control until he achieves his ambition to succeed his father to the throne.   From the beginning, the young Saudi prince revealed an adventurous tendency that is radically different from the cautious conservatism that characterised the Kingdom’s ...

Saudi offering $430m for wanted Houthi militants

1396/8/18 | 21:57
  Saudi Arabia is offering $430 million in reward for information leading to the capture of 40 people, mainly Houthi militants, accused of planning and executing terrorist activities.   The Saudi Ministry of Interior issued a statement today with a wanted list that includes the leader of the Houthis, Abdul-Malik Badreddin Al-Houthi. The head of the Houthi insurgency in Yemen has a $30 million bounty on his head.   Ten others on the wanted list have a $20 million bounty on their head; one has $15 million; an additional ten ...

Tehran rendezvous: Bajwa’s quiet diplomacy

1396/8/18 | 21:57
  On Sunday, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached Tehran for a three day official visit.    His visit to Tehran was announced by military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor. However, no official statements have been given yet as to what the nature of the visit is.    Since the announcement of USA’s policy for the region, both the neighbours have been extremely cautious and believe that improvement of bilateral ties between the brotherly states is the way forward.     Whether ...

US, Israel biggest supporters of terrorism in Middle East: Iran Def. Min.

1396/8/17 | 21:57
Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel are the biggest supporters of terrorism in the Middle East region. Speaking in a meeting with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa in Tehran on Tuesday, Hatami pointed to threadbare plots hatched by the United States and Israel, saying that they were the biggest source of support for terrorist groups wreaking havoc on a number of countries in the region.   The Iranian minister said US-nurtured extremism and the fight ...

Melting Ice: Can Iran and Pakistan devour US in the region?

1396/8/16 | 21:57
  Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa reached Tehran on Sunday on a three-day official visit, the first by a Pakistani army chief in over two decades.   His arrival in Tehran was announced by military spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor through a tweet. No formal statement was, however, issued revealing the caution with which the two sides are dealing with the visit that is seen by many as a major development in bilateral relations.   “COAS arrived Tehran, Iran on official visit. Scheduled to meet Iranian civilian and military leadership,” ...

Terrorism, sectarianism main issues in Muslim world: Rouhani

1396/8/16 | 21:57
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says terrorism as well as sectarian and ethnic rifts are the two main issues afflicting the Muslim world, blaming some world powers for creating and spreading such divisions. “[These] powers are not interested in unity and brotherly [ties] among Muslims, because if such unity and brotherhood is promoted, Muslim countries will undoubtedly be able to solve their problems without the involvement of others,” Rouhani said in a meeting with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa in Tehran on Monday. He ...

Hariri quit after Iran rejected Saudi request on Yemen: Informed source

1396/8/15 | 21:57
  Saad al-Hariri resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister after Iran turned down a request by Riyadh to stop supporting the oppressed Yemeni nation in the face of a deadly Saudi war, an informed Iranian source says.   The source close to Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, made the revelation to the Fars news agency on Sunday.   After a trip to Saudi Arabia, Hariri returned to Beirut to meet with Velayati and convey the kingdom’s “dictated” ...

Palestine is Iran’s central issue, says senior adviser

1396/8/15 | 21:57
  A senior adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Palestine remains Iran’s central issue, Quds Press has reported.   “The enemy axis creates sedition in the region in order to divert eyes from the Palestinian cause,” Ali Akbar Velayati told a conference in Lebanon to mark the centenary of the infamous Balfour Declaration. “The choice of resistance and confrontation is the only road to liberate occupied Palestine.”   Velayati noted that some governments in the region have opted ...

Chahbhar port: India’s endgame

1396/8/13 | 21:57
  India on Sunday sent its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan through the Chabahar port in Iran, seen as a "landmark" move to operationalise the new strategic transit route, bypassing Pakistan.     The shipment was flagged off from the Kandla port in Gujarat with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani joining the ceremony through video conferencing.     "The shipment of wheat is a landmark moment as it will pave the way for operationalisation of the Chabahar ...

Iran encourages Russia to ditch the dollar

1396/8/12 | 21:57
    Iran has suggested isolating the US by ditching the dollar during a meeting yesterday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tehran.   Remonstrating against US threats to impose new sanctions and cancel the nuclear agreement, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said: “We can nullify US sanctions, using methods such as eliminating the dollar and replacing it with national currencies in transactions between two or more parties; thus, isolate the Americans.”   Putin, who is visiting the region for trade talks, gave strong ...

Israel, Saudi Arabia have linked up against Iran: Larijani

1396/8/12 | 21:57
  Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says Israel and Saudi Arabia are in cahoots against the Islamic Republic, which has played a positive role in providing regional security. “The Zionist regime and Saudi Arabia have linked up in their enmity towards Iran and in regional and international issues, they are making moves against the Islamic Republic," he said on Thursday while addressing a session in the Iranian city of Qom.  Tel Aviv and Riyadh, Larijani said, are seeking to provoke the US against Iran, but this situation has ...

Ayatollah Khamenei urges diversified battle against Israel

1396/8/11 | 21:57
  Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described the battle against the Zionist regime of Israel as a “sacred” one and a collective responsibility of the entire Muslim world, recommending efforts to diversify the continued fight against Tel Aviv.   In a message to the 2nd international conference of resistance scholars, held in Beirut, Ayatollah Khamenei asserted that the “heavy responsibility” to support Palestine lies with the entire Islamic world.   “Without a doubt, scholarly elites, ...

Leaked emails: UAE wants Qatar to be ‘accountable’ for supporting BDS

1396/8/11 | 21:57
  Qatar’s support for the global Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel was a major cause of concern amongst senior UAE diplomats in Washington during the months leading up to the imposition of the Saudi-led siege on Doha. The UAE plays a leading role in the siege on its Gulf neighbour.   The UAE’s ambassador to the US, Yousef Al-Otaiba, vented his frustration about the Qataris to a former American diplomat, Dennis Ross, in a series of leaked emails, which have been obtained by MEMO. Ross is known to some ...

Iran to execute billionaire tycoon Babak Zanjani

1396/8/9 | 21:57
  Iran has ordered billionaire businessman Babak Zanjani to be executed for corruption, sources in the judiciary said.   In 2016, the Supreme Court of Iran upheld the death sentence against Zanjani who worked as a broker selling Iranian oil through Revolutionary Guards companies during the period of international sanctions, especially during the reign of former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.   Zanjani, 42, is one of the richest men in Iran with an estimated fortune of $14 billion. The business tycoon owns 70 companies.   Media ...

Iran’s Rouhani rejected meeting requested by Trump

1396/8/8 | 21:57
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected a meeting requested by US President Donald Trump while in New York for the 72nd UN General Assembly. Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi made the announcement on Sunday during a press conference after he was asked if Trump had wanted to meet the Iranian president while in New York. “Such a meeting was suggested by the American side, but was not accepted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani,” Qassemi said. The highest level of contact between the two countries in decades was in 2013 ...

Iran rejects UN distorted reports on human rights by Asma Jhangir

1396/8/5 | 21:57
  Iran has rejected a recent report by a UN rights rapporteur, saying it has failed to take into account US sanctions on Tehran and thousands of victims of terrorist attacks in the Islamic Republic. On Wednesday, Asma Jahangir, the UN special rapporteur on the Iran human rights situation, submitted a report to the world body, condemning alleged harassment of journalists and torture. Jahangir said she had not assessed the impact of sanctions on human rights in Iran as she was not allowed to visit the country. Hassan Nejad, Iran’s envoy ...

Lesson learnt from Iran: Pakistan’s cold shoulder to US

1396/8/3 | 21:57
  US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson got a frosty welcome to Pakistan Tuesday after Washington turned up the heat on Islamabad for allegedly providing safe havens for Taliban militants.   America´s top diplomat was quietly greeted by a mid-level Pakistani Foreign Office official at the military airport in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, an AFP photographer saw -- a welcome devoid of the pomp that usually marks high-level visits.     The secretary´s visit, the first to Pakistan by a senior Trump administration official, ...

Iran and America: What next?

1396/7/27 | 21:57
  Donald Trump’s incendiary attack on Iran last Friday stands out as his most important action to date as US president.     Whilst his decision to decertify the landmark nuclear accord of 2015 was expected, it was Trump’s concerted effort at projecting the Islamic Republic as darkly as possible that has raised eyebrows.   Trump’s stark depiction of Iran fits into the reductive “good and evil” narrative which he first set out back in May. In diplomatic terms, this is the boldest attack yet by any US president ...

Iran will rip nuclear deal to pieces if other party tears it up: Leader

1396/7/27 | 21:57
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned that Iran will cut the nuclear deal with six world powers into shreds if the other party chooses to tear it up. Speaking at a Wednesday meeting with a group of Iranian academic elites in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei welcomed the European governments’ condemnation of US President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He said Europeans need to take practical measures ...

False assumptions about Iran nuclear deal

1396/7/26 | 21:57
  Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo on Sunday questioned Trump administration authority to certify Iran nuclear deal, saying the sole authority for verifying Iran’s compliance is the International Atomic Energy Agency.   He made the remarks in an article published by New York Times on Sunday a few days bdore US president is to decide on Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.   Full text of the article which deals with three ‘false assumptions’ of the US ...

Saudi Arabia, Israel and America are misleading the world on the Iran nuclear deal

1396/7/25 | 21:57
  Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States despise the Islamic Republic of Iran for different reasons, most of which have little to do with global peace and stability. Both the Saudis and the Israelis were quick to issue statements of support when Donald Trump challenged the Obama-led nuclear deal with Iran last week.   Trump has campaigned about pulling out from the agreement, calling it “the worst deal ever”. When the word spread that he intended to decertify it there were some sarcastic suggestions that perhaps he needs ...

President Rouhani slams Trump’s remarks on Iran as pile of delusional claims

1396/7/25 | 21:57
    Donald Trump’s speech against Iran was nothing more than insults and delirious talk, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday.   “Mr. Trump’s remarks on Iran…contained nothing but expletives and a pile of delusional allegations against the Iranian nation,” Rouhani said in a televised speech moments after Trump delivered a speech outlining US strategy on the Islamic Republic.   The US president refused to certify the 2015 international nuclear agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN ...

Israeli minister says was misunderstood on war remarks with Iran

1396/7/24 | 21:57
  An Israeli minister was not suggesting US President Donald Trump’s words could lead to war with Iran when he reacted to the US leader’s speech concerning the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, the minister’s spokesman said on Saturday.   In an interview on Friday on Israel’s Channel 2 news after Trump’s speech, in answer to a long question that ended with whether he saw a risk of war, Intelligence Minister Israel Katz said: “Absolutely, yes. I think that the speech was very significant,” before expanding on the ...

Ending the Iran deal: Trump’s fatal mistake

1396/7/24 | 21:57
  [caption id="attachment_52384" align="alignnone" width="940"] U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque[/caption]   It appears President Trump may have missed the International Relations class which dictated that unilaterally withdrawing from international treaties is a fatal mistake.     Using nasty adjectives for Iran, the US leader has now sent the deal to Congress, threatening he could ...

US diplomats cast doubt on America’s ability to constrain Iran

1396/7/23 | 21:57
  A number of former U.S ambassadors in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria raising doubts on the efficiency of Donald Trump’s stances towards Iran, also raised doubts on Washington’s ability to keep Tehran in check in the region.   As the U.S president announced his anti-Iran position on Friday, former U.S ambassadors raised doubts on Washington’s ability to keep Iran in check.   According to reports by some Western news outlets, Donald Trump, who had repeatedly announced his anti-Iran stance in the region and Persian Gulf, also ...

Trump refuses to certify Iran nuclear deal

1396/7/22 | 21:57
  US President Donald Trump has refused to certify the international nuclear agreement with Iran and warned he might ultimately terminate it, in defiance of other world powers and undermining a landmark victory of multilateral diplomacy. Speaking from the White House on Friday, Trump said he will choose not to certify that Tehran is complying with the 2015 nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Trump’s speech signaled a major shift in US policy and detailed a more confrontational stance toward Iran ...

Sudanese call for Arab-Turkish-Iranian security treaty

1396/7/20 | 21:57
  The president of Sudan’s National Ummah Party, Sadiq Al-Mehdi, has called for the conclusion of an Arab-Turkish-Iranian security treaty, under the auspices of Saudi Arabia and Egypt, in order to coexist and respect national sovereignty, Anadolu has reported.   “Based on the concept of tripartite coexistence,” explained Al-Mehdi, “everyone commits to supporting the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, and puts an end to the illusionary discussions about normalisation with Israel.” Such illusions, he added, are ...

Russia opposes US plans to label Iran’s IRGC as terrorist group

1396/7/19 | 21:57
  The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed opposition to US President Donald Trump’s plan to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization. Moscow does not consider the IRGC as a terrorist organization, Russia's Interfax news agency cited the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on Tuesday. The news comes a few days before the US president's expected announcement of a final decision on his Iran strategy. In his planned speech on October 15, Trump is expected to designate the IRGC as a terrorist ...

Several terrorists detained during Muharram: Iran Intelligence Minister

1396/7/18 | 21:57
  Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi has said several terrorists plots were thwarted during the holy month of Muharram. On Monday, he said that several people with plans to launch terror attacks in multiple locations across the country were identified and detained by Iran’s Intelligence Ministry since the beginning of Muharram. Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, marks the martyrdom anniversary of the grandson of prophet Mohammad and his companions. Alavi added that most of the detained terrorists did ...

Netanyahu wants Hamas to disarm, cut ties with Iran

1396/7/16 | 21:57
  The West Bank ruling Fatah prime minister Rami al-Hamdallah chaired Fatah and Hamas cabinet meeting in Gaza Strip for the first time since 2014 in a move toward establishing a Palestinian Authority unity government between the Islamist and pro-US secularist factions.   Hamdallah told ministers that the meeting was a major step in a reconciliation process promoted by neighboring Egypt and other US-allied Arab countries.   “Today, we stand before an important historical moment as we begin to get over our wounds, put our ...