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Ulyanov says Iran talks could resume in November

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Speaking to Al-Jazeera on Wednesday, Mikhail Ulyanov, Russian representative in Vienna-based international organizations, said that Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is also scheduled to visit Moscow next week. The news by Ulyanov comes a day after Ali Bagheri Kani, Iran’s Foreign Minister for Political Affairs and lead negotiator in the Vienna talks on the removal of anti-Iranian sanctions is on a European tour these days and has held talks with Hungarian officials on Tuesday and Wednesday. Bagheri Kani held a meeting with Peter Sztaray Deputy Energy and Security Policy at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Budapest on Tuesday during which he stressed "The Islamic Republic of Iran considers the readiness of the parties to make durable commitments as the factor for the quick achievement of an agreement and living up to commitments as a guarantee of maintaining and continuing the agreement." MNA/5603139...

Oman thanks Iran for action in handing over "Bagher Namazi"

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Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a phone conversation with his Omani counterpart, Sayyid Badr Albusaidi, a statement by the the Foreign Ministry’s website reported. During the talks, the top Omani diplomat expressed gratitude and appreciation for Tehran’s trust in the Omani authorities and the humanitarian action of Iran in handing over Bagher Namazi, who was convicted of espionage in Iran, to Muscat. Albusaidi said his country had always supported the Islamic Republic’s wise positions in the region and in international bodies. KI/MFA

VP Mokhber departs for Moscow for 2nd Caspian Economic Forum

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Heading a high-ranking political-economic delegation, Iranian First Vice President Mohmmad Mokhber left Tehran for Moscow on Wednesday afternoon to take part in the second Caspian Economic Forum at the invitation of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin. During this trip, in addition to delivering a speech at the Second Caspian Economic Forum, the First Vice President will hold talks with some officials participating in the summit to discuss the development of relations and other issues of interest. The three ministers of economic affairs and finance, oil and agriculture and a number of deputy ministers are accompanying the first vice president on...

Iran FM warns EU of reciprocal move if it continues meddeling

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Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a phone conversation with Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio Luigi Di Maio on Wednesday. In the phone conversation, the latest developments in bilateral relations, Vienna talks to remove sanctions, recent developments in Iran and foreign interventions in Iran's internal affairs during the recent riots were discussed. Amir-Abdollahian emphasized that in recent agreements made during his trip to Rome, "we were able to design a new road map for relations between Tehran and Rome." The top Iranian diplomat emphasized that the implementation of bilateral agreements is well underway and noted, "We attach great importance...

Safeguarding Iran’s border symbol of national security

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On May 5, 2005, the Leader of the Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei considered border security one of the aspects of national security. Referring to the valiant and wholehearted defense that was put up by the Iranian nation and armed forces in the face of the military aggression waged by the Iraqi regime and its regional and international supporters against the Islamic Republic, he stated, "Following some eight years of the imposed war, the Iranian people and armed forces won an honorable victory, thanks to Islam and the revolution, and provided sustainable security for our country's borders. It was the...

5.4 magnitude quake strikes Khoy in northwest Iran

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A 5.4 magnitude on the scale of Richter on Wednesday morning struck Khoi city in the north of West Azarbaijan at 3:51 a.m. Tehran Local Time. According to preliminary reports provided by the head of Crisis Management of Khoy County Salem Khoyei, there were no losses of lives in the earthquake. Khoyei added, a number of citizens have suffered minor injuries while rushed out of their homes, and they are being treated at the Khoy hospital. He added that research and rescue teams have been dispatched to the quake-hit area shortly after the earthquake. Meanwhile, Khoy governor put the...

Iran summons UK ambassador over meddlesome statement

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Iranian foreign ministry summoned the UK Ambassador to Iran Simon Shercliff to convey protest to the British government over issuing an earlier meddlesome statement about the riots in Iran. The UK ambassador was received by the Director General of Western Europe at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "The Islamic Republic of Iran rejects and strongly condemns the British Foreign Office's meddling in Iran's internal affairs by resorting to false and provocative interpretations," the Iranian foreign ministry official told the British ambassador. "Unfortunately, by issuing biased and meddlesome statements, the British side shows that it is actually siding with the scenarios designed...

Oman thanks Iran for action in handing over "Bagheri Namazi"

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Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a phone conversation with his Omani counterpart, Sayyid Badr Albusaidi, a statement by the the Foreign Ministry’s website reported. During the talks, the top Omani diplomat expressed gratitude and appreciation for Tehran’s trust in the Omani authorities and the humanitarian action of Iran in handing over Bagher Namazi, who was convicted of espionage in Iran, to Muscat. Albusaidi said his country had always supported the Islamic Republic’s wise positions in the region and in international bodies. KI/MFA

VIDEO 1: Foreign enemies planned riots, Leader says

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VIDEO 2: Enemies behind riots in Iran

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"Begher Namazi" Leaves Iran for Oman

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Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a phone conversation with his Omani counterpart, Sayyid Badr Albusaidi on Tuesday evening.   During the phone conversation, the Omani foreign minister thanked Iran for handing over Bagheri Namazi, who was detained in Iran on espionage charges, to his country.

VIDEO 3: Leader says Western powers united against Iran

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Grounds prepared for a good agreement in talks: Raeisi

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President Raeisi made the comments in a recent interview with the CCTV television of China.  The president also referred to Iran's membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)  ad said "Iran's cooperation with Russia, China and other SCO members states can create new powers." This item is being updated... KI...

A number of Kabul blast victims transferred to Iran

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The eyes, ears, abdomen, and other vital organs of the victims have got serious injuries that could not be treated in Kabul. In recent days, Tehran, which has always stood by the people of Afghanistan, has dispatched a shipment of humanitarian aid to treat people in the neighboring country of Afghanistan. Earlier on Monday, the Special envoy of the Iranian President for Afghanistan Hassan Kazemi Qomi said that the Islamic Republic of Iran declares its solidarity with the bereaved families and will stand with the Afghan people based on Islamic and humanitarian principles and cultural commonalities. News sources on Friday morning reported...

Iran’s exports value to Africa up by 50% in H1: TPOI

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Mohammad Sadegh Ghannadzadeh said on Tuesday that Iran’s exports value to the African Continent from Mar. 21 to Sept. 23 registered a 50 percent hike as compared to the same period of last year. He went on to say that the country’s exports volume to the African countries hit a 25 percent growth in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year, showing the considerable growth of Iran’s trade with these African countries. Regarding the country’s volume of trade with African states, Ghannadzadeh noted that Iran’s trade value with African countries in this period became equivalent to total exports...

Iranians mourn martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hasan al-Askari

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Heartiest condolences to all Shia Muslims throughout the world on this occasion. Millions of Muslims in Iran and around the world are observing the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hasan al-Askari (Peace Be Upon Him). Imam Hassan al-Askari (PBUH) was born in Madina, on the 8th day of the month of Rabi' Thani, in the year 232 A.H. He was called 'al-Askari' in connection with the district of Askar in the city of Samarra' in which he (the Imam) and his father, Imam Ali un-Naqi al-Hadi (BPUH) were imprisoned by the Abbasid caliphs. The holy Imam Hasan al-Askari (PBUH) was...

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