Friday , 28 January 2022

Social and Political

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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What Iranian clerics really think of Cyrus the Great

Al-monitor – Cyrus the Great is probably one of the most well-known historical figures to Iranians: an ancient king who has been praised for his wise and fair rule (559-530 B.C.). His achievements — as shown in the ancient Cyrus Cylinder, which Iranians refer to as the first human rights charter — are a great source of pride for the people …

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The Iran Deal Is in Critical Danger

PayvandNews – There will be plenty of time to dissect Donald Trump’s surprising victory over Hillary Clinton in last night’s presidential election, and what a President Trump will mean for American foreign policy generally. But one thing is clear: the nuclear deal negotiated between the P5+1 (the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China) and Iran may very well …

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Iran Deal Is Key Test of Trump’s Commitment to NATO Allies

lobelog -Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton last night threatens to mainstream the Islamophobia, misogyny, racism, and anti-Semitism that swirled around his candidacy and supporters. On the foreign policy front his comments were no less shocking. But the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump hasn’t discussed in any depth beyond his promise at AIPAC’s March conference that his “number-one priority is to dismantle …

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