Home / News / Iran

Iran

Iran and Iraq sending military brass to Syria

The military chiefs of staff of Syria, Iran and Iraq will hold a rare meeting in Damascus to discuss “ways to combat terrorism”, the pro-Syrian government al-Watan daily reported on Monday. The paper gave no further details of what would likely be discussed at the meeting, or its timing and …

Read More »

Netanyahu rival denies Iran hacked his mobile phone

Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s toughest rival in Israel’s upcoming parliamentary election, dismissed as “political gossip” on Friday media reports of allegations that his mobile phone had been hacked by Iranian intelligence. The former Israeli armed forces chief was speaking near the border with Gaza following a day which …

Read More »

Gas pipeline explosion in Iran

At least two people were killed on Thursday in a gas pipeline explosion in southwest Iran, the Iranian Students News Agency ISNA reported. “The pipeline links the gas network from Mahshahr city to Ahvaz city,” ISNA said, adding that one child and a woman were killed in the blast. A …

Read More »

Iran expanding gas development and exploration

Iran is to launch four new phases at South Pars, the world’s largest gas field, with a production capacity of up to 110 million cubic meters per day, the oil ministry said on Twitter on Tuesday. No additional information was provided on when the four new phases would be launched. …

Read More »

Rouhani heading to Iraq in historic visit

President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Iraq this week is a strong message to the United States and its regional allies that Iran still dominates Baghdad, a key arena for rising tension between Washington and Tehran. The first Iranian presidential visit to Iraq since 2013 is also meant to signal to …

Read More »

Iranian navy repel pirate attack on oil tanker

Iranian naval forces intervened to repel pirates who attacked an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden, state television reported on Friday. The broadcast said pirates in 11 speedboats attacked a tanker with a cargo of 150,000 tonnes on Thursday. It showed naval forces opening fire on speedboats, without …

Read More »

Hezbollah Condemns UK Proscription as Subjugation to US

Translated by Staff, Hezbollah Media Relation   Hezbollah condemned the British decision to proscribe it on the so-called “List of Terrorist Organizations”. Hezbollah is a resistance movement against the “Israeli” occupation; and no country in the world that embraces, finances and supports terrorism has the right to accuse Hezbollah or …

Read More »

Zarif retires in bid to unite Iranian ranks

Fighting between parties and factions in Iran is a “deadly poison” undermining foreign policy, Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying in an interview published on Tuesday, a day after he resigned as Iranian foreign minister. Zarif’s comments suggest he may have quit over pressure from hardline elements who have …

Read More »

Assad in Iran for first time since civil war

Syrian President Bashar al Assad made his first public visit to his closest regional ally Iran since the start of Syria’s war in 2011, meeting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Monday and championing their alliance, state media reported. Syrian and Iranian state television showed footage of Assad …

Read More »

Iranian cruise missile a success in naval drills

Iran successfully tested a cruise missile on Sunday during naval exercises near the Strait of Hormuz, Iran’s state media reported, at a time of heightened tensions with the United States. Tehran has in the past threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route at the mouth …

Read More »

Iran war with Israel not out of order

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif accused Israel of engaging in “adventurism” with its bombing campaigns in Syria and said he could not rule out the possibility of a military conflict between the countries. Zarif told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper that Iran was in Syria at the invitation of the …

Read More »

Warsaw meeting to bolster US efforts against Iran

Foreign ministers and senior officials from 60 nations gather in the Polish capital Warsaw on Wednesday where the United States hopes to ratchet up pressure against Iran despite concerns among major European countries about heightened tensions with Tehran. The absence of foreign ministers from major European powers, Germany and France, …

Read More »

Syrians stability and security to priority, says Rouhani

The stability and complete security of Syria is an important regional goal for the Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday in a meeting with Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem in Tehran, according to the Tasnim news agency. “One of the important regional and foreign policy goals of the Islamic …

Read More »

Rouhani defends Venezuala independence against US interference

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday accused the United States of seeking “world hegemony” and denounced Washington for trying to topple Tehran’s ally, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, state media reported. “The Americans are basically against all popular revolutions and independent countries and seek world hegemony by suppressing them,” Rouhani said …

Read More »

Iran parades cruise missiles at revolution celebration

Iran unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday during celebrations marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, state television reported. “This cruise missile needs a very short time for its preparedness and can fly at a low altitude,” Defence Minister Amir …

Read More »

EU establishes non-dollar trade with Iran

Germany, France and Britain have officially set up a European mechanism to facilitate non-dollar trade with Iran and circumvent U.S. sanctions, two diplomats said on Thursday. The EU has been preparing the system, in effect a clearing house that avoids monetary transfers in dollars between the EU and Iran for …

Read More »

Iran making banking agreements with Syria

Iran has reached “very important” banking agreements with Syria and will also set up a power station in Syria’s Latakia province, Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said on Monday. “We will be by Syria’s side in the reconstruction phase as we have been by its side in fighting terrorism,” Jahangiri said …

Read More »

Press TV anchor finally released by Americans

An American-born anchor for Iran’s state-run Press TV was freed after 10 days of detention in the United States after testifying as a material witness in an undisclosed federal investigation, a U.S. federal court order said on Thursday. Marzieh Hashemi testified four times before a federal grand jury beginning on …

Read More »

Iran planning second satellite launch

Iran will be ready for a new satellite launch in a few months’ time after a failed attempt this week, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, ignoring U.S. and European warnings to avoid such activity. Western officials say the missile technology used in such launches could be applied to delivering …

Read More »