Thursday , 16 September 2021

Social and Political

Heavy Air Pollution Closes Schools In Tehran

RFL/RE – Authorities in Tehran have closed schools on November 14 because of dangerous levels of pollution in the atmosphere. “Kindergartens and primary schools are closed on Monday [November 14] in Tehran and most of the cities of the province,” the Education Ministry said, according to official IRNA agency. A blanket of smog descended on the Iranian capital on November …

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Russian Parliamentary Delegation Begins Two-Day Visit To Iran

RFL/RE – A delegation from Russia’s upper house of parliament has begun a two-day visit to Iran, led by the Federation Council’s speaker, Valentina Matviyenko. The group arrived in Tehran on November 13 for a series of meetings with Iranian politicians, including parliament speaker Ali Larijani. Matviyenko told reporters in Tehran on November 13 that Russia appreciated Iran’s cooperation in …

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Iran missiles also ‘produced in Iraq, Syria’

AlArabiya.net -Hussein Sheikh al-Islam, the advisor to the Iranian foreign affairs minister, said Iranian missiles are not only manufactured in Syria but in other countries in the region as well. He said Iran expanded its missiles’ production outside its borders due to the “increasing Israeli threats in the region.” Although he did not reveal much about the production Iranian missiles, …

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Chinese defence min. to visit Iran

MNA– Chang Wanquan, Minister of Defense and State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China and a general in the People’s Liberation Army will pay an official visit to Iran on Sunday. His three-day visit to Tehran takes place upon an invitation of Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan. Senior Lieutenant General Chang Wan Kwang will meet with Iranian defense …

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Ayatollah Khatami Demands Trump Apologize For Calling Iranians ‘Terrorists’

RFL/RE – Iranian Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump not to play games with Iran, and said Trump should apologize to the Iranian people for calling them “terrorists” during his campaign. Trump should known that Iranians “will offer resistance against the United States of America until their very last breath,” the influential cleric said during Friday prayers in …

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The Russian-Iranian alliance that wasn’t

Al-monitor – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Oct. 28 in Moscow hosted his Iranian and Syrian counterparts, Mohammad Javad Zarif and Walid Moallem, respectively, to discuss the latest developments regarding Syria and to coordinate action to resolve the crisis there. The meeting, the latest sign of Russian-Iranian cooperation and coordination on Syria, took place as debate on the nature …

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Iran Expects Trump To Accept Nuclear Deal ‘Once Dust Settles’

RFL/RE  –  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he believes the next U.S. administration will accept the landmark nuclear deal signed by Tehran and world powers, despite U.S. President-elect Donald Trump pledging to “tear up” the agreement. An array of international sanctions targeting Iran were lifted earlier this year following the deal, which curbs the country’s controversial nuclear program. …

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Iran Holds Funeral For 10 More Soldiers Killed In Syrian War

RFL/RE – Iran’s official IRNA news agency reports that a funeral ceremony has been held in the city of Qom for 10 soldiers who were killed while fighting in Syria. The November 10 report said the families and relatives of the deceased soldiers, as well as authorities and local citizens, attended the funeral about 130 kilometers south of Tehran. It …

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Trump threat is a joke, says Iranian military chief

alarabiya -Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the armed forces chief of staff has criticized Donald Trump for his past harsh words about confronting Iranian boats in the Gulf. The Thursday report quotes Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri as saying, “The person who has recently achieved power, has talked off the top of his head! Threatening Iran in the …

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Could Trump’s victory become opportunity for Iran?

Al-monitor – On Nov. 10, for the second day in a row, the 2016 US presidential election was the main story on the front pages of every newspaper in Iran, with Donald Trump dominating photos, cartoons and illustrations. Shahrvand published a photo of Trump giving a thumbs-up from behind a curtain along with the banner headline “American Rebellion: Lonesome Billionaire Becomes US President.” AUTHOR Changiz M. Varzi …

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