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Pak army chief: War is not in anyone’s interest in region

Pak army chief: War is not in anyone’s interest in region

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA – Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that war is not in anyone’s interest and all sides need to make efforts to keep conflict away from the region, a military statement said.

Trump neither knows history nor Iranian nation: FM Zarif

Trump neither knows history nor Iranian nation: FM Zarif

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA - Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif said US President Donald Trump is completely ignorant of history and the strength of brave Iranian nation.

Iraqi FM: Baghdad ready to mediate between Iran, US

Iraqi FM: Baghdad ready to mediate between Iran, US

Baghdad, May 24, IRNA – Iraq's Foreign Minister Mohamad Alhakim said on Friday that Baghdad is ready to mediate between Tehran and Washington to ease tensions between the two countries.

US anti-Iran moves discussed with Pakistan leaders: Zarif

US anti-Iran moves discussed with Pakistan leaders: Zarif

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA - Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif says he had useful consultations with Pakistani civil and military leadership on US anti-Iran moves.

No change in Russia's stands on Iran: Russia

No change in Russia's stands on Iran: Russia

Moscow, May 24, IRNA - Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Vladimirovna Zakharova said on Friday that Russia's stands on Iran has not changed despite the recent visit of the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Moscow.

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Pak army chief: War is not in anyone’s interest in region

Pak army chief: War is not in anyone’s interest in region

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA – Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that war is not in anyone’s interest and all sides need to make efforts to keep conflict away from the region, a military statement said.

Trump neither knows history nor Iranian nation: FM Zarif

Trump neither knows history nor Iranian nation: FM Zarif

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA - Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif said US President Donald Trump is completely ignorant of history and the strength of brave Iranian nation.

Iraqi FM: Baghdad ready to mediate between Iran, US

Iraqi FM: Baghdad ready to mediate between Iran, US

Baghdad, May 24, IRNA – Iraq's Foreign Minister Mohamad Alhakim said on Friday that Baghdad is ready to mediate between Tehran and Washington to ease tensions between the two countries.

US anti-Iran moves discussed with Pakistan leaders: Zarif

US anti-Iran moves discussed with Pakistan leaders: Zarif

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA - Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif says he had useful consultations with Pakistani civil and military leadership on US anti-Iran moves.

No change in Russia's stands on Iran: Russia

No change in Russia's stands on Iran: Russia

Moscow, May 24, IRNA - Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Vladimirovna Zakharova said on Friday that Russia's stands on Iran has not changed despite the recent visit of the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Moscow.

Development of Chabahar top priority of Iran: FM Zarif

Development of Chabahar top priority of Iran: FM Zarif

Chabahar, May 23, IRNA – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that development of Chabahar free trade zone is high on the agenda of the Iranian Foreign Ministry and foreign policy.

US grants waiver to Iraq to buy Iranian energy

US grants waiver to Iraq to buy Iranian energy

Tehran, May 23, IRNA – The United States has granted waivers to Iraq to purchase gas and electricity from Iran, US charge d’affaires in Baghdad Joey Hood told reporters.

Rouhani: State, private sectors rivalry wrong

Rouhani: State, private sectors rivalry wrong

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday described competition between the state-run and private sectors as totally wrong, saying that the former should not be a rival for the latter.

Trade link with Turkmenistan priority of North Khorasan

Trade link with Turkmenistan priority of North Khorasan

Bojnourd, May 22, IRNA - The governor of North Khorasan says the establishment of effective trade relations with all neighboring countries is in the province's planning, but Turkmenistan is in the priority due to its close proximity and cultural ties.

Iran’s year-on-year inflation rate at 34.2%

Iran’s year-on-year inflation rate at 34.2%

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Iran’s inflation rate in the 12 months ending in the Iranian calendar month of Ordibehesht (May 21) was announced at 34.2%, according to the latest statistics released by Statistical Center of Iran.

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Iranian professor attends bronchoscopy conference

Iranian professor attends bronchoscopy conference

Tehran, May 23, IRNA – An expert of Shahid Beheshti University, Atefeh Abedidni, put her achievements on display in the European Congress of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Pakistan successfully test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Pakistan successfully test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Islamabad, May 23, IRNA -- Pakistan has conducted a successful test launch of the Shaheen-II surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile, according to a military statement.

Iran, Indonesia sign MoU on health cooperation

Iran, Indonesia sign MoU on health cooperation

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - Iran's Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education Saeed Namaki said on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran and Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding on expansion of mutual cooperation in health and medical treatment sectors.

China sends relief aid to flood-stricken people in Iran

China sends relief aid to flood-stricken people in Iran

Tehran, May 22, IRNA- Iran's Red Crescent Society said on Wednesday that Chinese government and Iranian national residing in Austria have sent relief aid to those severely were affected by massive floods in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

1,400 plant species on the verge of extinction in Iran

1,400 plant species on the verge of extinction in Iran

Qazvin, May 22, IRNA- Iran's environment protection authorities on Wednesday warned that 1,400 plant species are on the brink of mass extinction in Iran.

Iranian referee selected to officiate in Olympics 2020

Iranian referee selected to officiate in Olympics 2020

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – More than a year left to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, World Cycling Union (UCI) has selected Iranian international referee Majid Naseri to officiate in the tournament.

Iran chess player wins Abu Dhabi Champs

Iran chess player wins Abu Dhabi Champs

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - Iranian Chess player Sara Sadat Khadem al-Sharieh ranked first in Ramadan Blitz Chess Championship 2019 held in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Iranian woman among 15 leading Rugby athletes

Iranian woman among 15 leading Rugby athletes

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Nahid Beyarjomandi, the head of association of Rugby sports in Iran, was celebrated as one the 15 most leading athletes in the World Rugby.

Iran horseback archery team ranks 4th in Hungary contest

Iran horseback archery team ranks 4th in Hungary contest

Tehran, May 21, IRNA - Iran came fourth on Tuesday in Horseback Archery Open World Championships held in Hungary, improving one level in comparison to the previous world record.

Mousavi congratulates Iran nat'l karate team on victory

Mousavi congratulates Iran nat'l karate team on victory

Tehran, May 20, IRNA - Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi in an Instagram message expressed congratulations on the victory of Iranian National Karate Team ranking top in Istanbul Karate1 Premier League.

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Trump neither knows history nor Iranian nation: FM Zarif

Trump neither knows history nor Iranian nation: FM Zarif

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA - Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif said US President Donald Trump is completely ignorant of history and the strength of brave Iranian nation.

UNICEF, Iran, Iraq to jointly conduct mine countermeasures

UNICEF, Iran, Iraq to jointly conduct mine countermeasures

Tehran, May 22, IRNA- The United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq met on Wednesday to examine how to conduct minesweeping measures on border regions.

Iran, Oman; role model for positive regional relationship

Iran, Oman; role model for positive regional relationship

Tehran, May 21, IRNA - Given to Oman's Foreign Minister's trip to Tehran, an expert on Middle East affairs says that Oman is not aligned with Saudi politics in the region, and undoubtedly Tehran-Muscat relations is counted as a role model for positive regional relationship.

Anti-Iran summit in Saudi Arabia, failed meeting in advance

Anti-Iran summit in Saudi Arabia, failed meeting in advance

Tehran, May 21, IRNA - An expert on Middle East affairs says the Mecca summit, due to serious disagreements among the Persian Gulf states with Saudi Arabia, will not realize Riyadh government’s demand for a regional consensus against Iran and the meeting will fail in practice.

Chinese Univ. Chief vows Beijing-Tehran Scientific Cooperation

Chinese Univ. Chief vows Beijing-Tehran Scientific Cooperation

Beijing, May 21, IRNA – Emphasizing the expansion of China-Iran political and economic relations, the head of the Beijing University of Architecture said that the two countries should expand their cooperation in the fields of science, technology and art.

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Pak army chief: War is not in anyone’s interest in region

Pak army chief: War is not in anyone’s interest in region

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA – Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that war is not in anyone’s interest and all sides need to make efforts to keep conflict away from the region, a military statement said.

Trump neither knows history nor Iranian nation: FM Zarif

Trump neither knows history nor Iranian nation: FM Zarif

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA - Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif said US President Donald Trump is completely ignorant of history and the strength of brave Iranian nation.

Iraqi FM: Baghdad ready to mediate between Iran, US

Iraqi FM: Baghdad ready to mediate between Iran, US

Baghdad, May 24, IRNA – Iraq's Foreign Minister Mohamad Alhakim said on Friday that Baghdad is ready to mediate between Tehran and Washington to ease tensions between the two countries.

US anti-Iran moves discussed with Pakistan leaders: Zarif

US anti-Iran moves discussed with Pakistan leaders: Zarif

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA - Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif says he had useful consultations with Pakistani civil and military leadership on US anti-Iran moves.

No change in Russia's stands on Iran: Russia

No change in Russia's stands on Iran: Russia

Moscow, May 24, IRNA - Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Vladimirovna Zakharova said on Friday that Russia's stands on Iran has not changed despite the recent visit of the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Moscow.

Blast kills 2, injures 17 in SW Pakistan

Blast kills 2, injures 17 in SW Pakistan

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA – At least two people were killed and 17 others wounded in a blast inside a mosque in Pakistan’s south western city of Quetta during Friday prayers, local media reported.

Iran’s Zarif meets Pakistani PM Imran Khan

Iran’s Zarif meets Pakistani PM Imran Khan

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA -- Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met on Friday to discuss bilateral ties and regional issues.

Iran FM meets Pakistan Army Chief, discusses regional developments

Iran FM meets Pakistan Army Chief, discusses regional developments

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA -- Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday met with Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and discussed matters of mutual interests and regional developments.

Pakistan seeks resolution of all outstanding issues through dialogue

Pakistan seeks resolution of all outstanding issues through dialogue

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA -- Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says his country will continue its reconciliatory efforts for ensuring peace and stability and reducing tension in the region, state media reported.

Iran decries UN’s silence on crimes against civilians

Iran decries UN’s silence on crimes against civilians

New York, May 24, - IRNA - The Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Majid Takht-e Ravanchi, criticizing the silence of the United Nations and the Security Council on crimes against civilians, says that the political considerations should be avoided to protect civilians in the clashes.

Iran’s regional record very bright: Spox

Iran’s regional record very bright: Spox

Tehran, Jan 4, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Friday that Iran’s record in regional issues is very bright and it is even brighter in the countries such as Iraq, Syria and even Yemen in terms of efforts to restore stability and peace to them.

Should Iran exit the nuclear deal and take the Pyongyang option?

News analysis by Mohammad Marandi*

Should Iran exit the nuclear deal and take the Pyongyang option?

Tehran, June 30, IRNA - After US President Donald Trump’s amusing news conference in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Yong-un and the subsequent fallout, I recalled how the malicious, libellous and anonymous author Junius, depicting another unsavoury character in 1771, wrote: 'As for Mr Wedderburne, there is something about him, which even treachery cannot trust.'

What’s the reason for all the blind hatred against Iran?

Saber al-Daghamseh*

What’s the reason for all the blind hatred against Iran?

Tehran, June 18, IRNA - Every morning, after having each meal and before falling asleep at night, they swear at Iran and insult the country, labeling it as an evil, adding they are afraid of an imaginary demon called ‘Shia’.

Iran will retaliate. Get over it

By: Mohammad Marandi*

Iran will retaliate. Get over it

Tehran, April 27, IRNA - Any further restraint in responding to Israeli aggression will only encourage more violations against Iran and Iranians

The future of Chabahar Port

By Harsh V. Pant *

The future of Chabahar Port

Tehran, Dec 13, IRNA – Last week saw the inauguration of the first phase of the strategic Chabahar port by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the presence of officials from 17 countries.

S. Arabia, UAE military aggression root cause of Yemen’s afflictions

S. Arabia, UAE military aggression root cause of Yemen’s afflictions

Madrid, Dec 7, IRNA - A senior Iranian expert on international relations said on Wednesday that Military aggression of the Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the major cause of Yemen’s current crisis and afflictions.

FICCI SG: India-Iran ties free from influence of third state

FICCI SG: India-Iran ties free from influence of third state

Tehran, Nov 20, IRNA - India has been very clear that its relations with Iran should be independent of its relations with other states, said the secretary general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Iran’s stall warmly welcomed in Dublin's charity fair

Iran’s stall warmly welcomed in Dublin's charity fair

London, Nov 20, IRNA – Iran's stall was warmly welcomed by senior foreign diplomats in the International Charity Bazaar (ICB) held in Dublin, Ireland.

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Loose security chain in Persian Gulf

Loose security chain in Persian Gulf

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - In recent weeks, although the United States with policy of maximum pressure, has tightened the circle of sanctions on Iran, but evidence suggests that the results of US policies have not only affected Iran, but have also affected the entire Middle East and Persian Gulf region.

Rescuing JCPOA via collective mission

Rescuing JCPOA via collective mission

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - Following the departure of the United States from the JCPOA and the White House's obstructions in the way of its implementation, tangible and substantial steps were not taken by the members of the deal to rescue this agreement; an issue that ultimately, pushed Iran for some of its commitments.

JCPOA most comprehensive agreement in non-proliferation history

JCPOA most comprehensive agreement in non-proliferation history

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - Iran's ex-diplomat and former nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian described as a big mistake President Trump's withdrawal from Iran deal, saying the nuclear deal has been the most comprehensive agreement in the history of non-proliferation.

White House miscalculation, confusion on Iran

White House miscalculation, confusion on Iran

Tehran, May 21, IRNA - Some American analysts and media refer to the approaches of US president Donald Trump on Iran as an indication of the White House's entire confusion which is the evidence for the misunderstanding of developments or the miscalculation of former experiences.