Saturday , 4 December 2021

Social and Political

Afghan Taliban reveal relations with Iran

Al-Arabia – Mullah Zabihullah, the official spokesman of the “Afghan Taliban” and the second man in the movement revealed the presence of relations and new networks with Iran. “The movement is trying to benefit from all legitimate means to reach a regional agreement as part of the war against the American invasion; therefore, the Imara holds ongoing networks with a …

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EU’s Mogherini discusses Syria crisis In Tehran: Iran rules out military solution

PayvandNews – President Hassan Rouhani has reiterated Iran’s stance that the crisis in Syria should be resolved through “political” means only. “All should know that the Syrian issue has no military solution and must be resolved through diplomatic means,” Rouhani said in a meeting with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Tehran on Saturday October 29, 2016. President Hassan …

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U.S. Prosecutors Charge Two With Smuggling Military Items To Iran

RFL/RE – U.S. prosecutors have charged two men in connection with a plot to smuggle millions of dollars of military aircraft parts and other items to Iran. The Justice Department said in a statement on October 28 that Zavik Zargarian and Vache Nayirian were arrested earlier in the week outside Los Angeles for allegedly violating laws barring such trading with …

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Iran’s carpet exports to US at $50M since sanctions removal in January

PayvandNews – Iran says its exports of hand-woven carpets to the United States have reached around $50 million since the removal of sanctions in January. Hamid Kargar, head of the Iran National Carpet Center, told Reuters that Iran was under pressure in the US market by rivals such as India, Pakistan and Turkey during the years that the sanctions were …

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Why Reformists have no choice but to back Rouhani

Al-monitor – Conditions seem to be moving toward the smooth re-election of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani after one of his main rivals, former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, announced that he will not be running in the May 2017 vote. But will the Reformists, who were Rouhani’s key supporters and the reason for his victory in the 2013 election, continue backing him? …

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Russia Hosts Syrian, Iranian Ministers As Aleppo Fighting Intensifies

RFL/RE – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has been hosting talks in Moscow with his counterparts from Syria and Iran to discuss the security situation in Syria. Lavrov said the October 28 meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is an effort of “like-minded people” to “hammer out a constructive solution” to the Syrian …

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Who is the high ranking Iranian general killed in Aleppo?

Al-arabia – A Senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has been killed in Syria, according to Iranian media. Major General Gholam Reza Smaiie died during an advisory mission to support Syrian forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo on Wednesday, according to “Defense Press”, the official website of Iran’s army. Smaiie’s service dates back to the Iran-Iraq …

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UAE condemns Iran for aiding Yemen militias following Makkah attack

Al-Arabia – The United Arab Emirates foreign minister has condemned Iran for aiding and supporting Houthi militias in Yemen following an attempted attack on Makkah. UAE’s Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed tweeted his condemnation on Friday saying that “Iran claims itself Islamic while supporting militias firing of rockets into Makkah”. The Arab Coalition fighting in Yemen said on Thursday that …

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Three Turkish citizens executed in Iran Days after Erdogan visit to Tehran

Iran Human Rights – Three Turkish citizens were reportedly executed in Iran 11 days after Erdogan paid an official visit to Tehran. Iran Human Rights (IHR) has discovered that three Turkish citizens were executed in Iran last year on April 18, 2015. The executions took place 11 days after Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Tehran on an official visit with …

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The main reason Rouhani replaced three of his ministers

Al-monitor — After much speculation, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appointed caretakers for the three empty seats in his Cabinet: Reza Salehi Amiri (from the Moderation and Development Party) for minister of culture and Islamic guidance; Fakhrodin Ahmadi Danesh-Ashtiani (from the Islamic Iran Participation Front) for education minister; and Masoud Soltanifar (from the National Trust Party) for minister of sports and youth affairs — all of whom …

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