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Daily Archives: September 18, 2017

Iran will respond to any ‘wrong move’ on JCPOA: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned that Iran will stand on its “honorable and dignified positions” regarding its nuclear accord with the P5+1 group of countries, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and respond to any “wrong” move.  “The Iranian nation has stood firmly and any wrong move by the ...

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Certain Western states still back terror groups in Syria: Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says “certain Western countries” still support, directly or indirectly, terrorist organizations and groups in Syria despite the fact that this wrong policy has already backfired on their governments and people. The Syrian president made the comments in a meeting with an Italian parliamentary delegation headed by Mario Romani, ...

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Saudi prince purging dissent before rise to throne

With a crackdown on dissenters and a charm offensive to woo the kingdom’s swelling youth population, Saudi Arabia’s king-in-waiting Mohammed bin Salman is cementing his grip on power, analysts say. The 32-year-old crown prince, often known as MBS, is set to be the first millennial to occupy the throne in ...

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Trump administration looking at more travel bans: McMaster

The US government is looking at more entry bans like the one imposed against citizens of several Muslim countries earlier this year, says US President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, General H. R. McMaster. Speaking to ABC News on Sunday, McMaster said Trump’s so-called Muslim ban was just “the first step” ...

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Iran confident IAEA will remain impartial: Nuclear chief

The head of Iran’s nuclear agency says the Islamic Republic is confident that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which monitors Iranian compliance with a multilateral 2015 deal, will remain impartial in its reporting. Ali Akbar Salehi, who heads the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), made the remark in ...

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Persian Poetry Day marked in Iran

ranians have marked the Persian Poetry Day, which is also the anniversary of the passing of renowned Iranian poet Mohammad Hossein Behjat Tabrizi, better known by his pen name, Shahriar. An event was held Monday at the Maqbaratoshoara, or the Tomb of Poets, in the city of Tabriz, in East ...

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