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Syria on track towards peace, unity: Iran official

A senior Iranian official says Syria is moving towards peace and national reconciliation more than three years into the foreign-sponsored turmoil plaguing the Arab country. On Sunday, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian hailed the Syrian government and army for acting responsibly to deal with the ongoing crisis in their country, saying Syria “is moving in the ...

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Iran calls for peaceful settlement of Karabakh dispute

Iran’s ambassador to Baku has called on Azerbaijan and Armenia to resolve the conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region through dialogue. Mohsen Pakayeen said the ongoing border clashes between the two neighbors “are not in favor of security of the region.” “The Islamic Republic of Iran wants a peaceful solution to Nagorno-Karabakh dispute,” he said. Pakayeen also called on regional countries to he ...

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No Iranian forces in Iraq’s Kurdistan: Source

An informed source at Iran’s Foreign Ministry has dismissed a report by an Arab newspaper that Iranian special forces have entered Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. “The Islamic Republic of Iran has no plans to dispatch military combat troops to Iraq,” the source said on Friday. The Arab-language Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper has cited an unidentified security official in Iraq’s Kirkuk province as saying ...

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Leader pardons inmates, commutes sentences

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of a number of Iranian prisoners on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. The Leader’s decision came in response to a letter from Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani asking for clemency regarding eligible convicts ahead of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Larija ...

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700 Iranian cities rally for Gaza as Rouhani slams world ‘silence’

Iranians rallied nationwide on Friday in a show of support for Palestinians as archfoe Israel pursued a deadly campaign against the Gaza Strip that has killed more than 800 so far, the vast majority civilians. 700 Iranian cities rally for Gaza as Rouhani slams world Demonstrations were held in Tehran and more than 700 towns and cities across the country on the last day of prayer and rest of the Muslim holy ...

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Millions Observe International Quds Day Across Iran

Massive rallies are underway across Iran on International Quds Day in another show of support for the oppressed Palestinian nation in the face of Israeli occupation and atrocities. Iranians from all walks of life numbering in the millions have taken to the streets in the capital Tehran and more than 770 other towns and cities throughout the country to once again vent their anger at the Israeli regime’s brut ...

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Iran supports Iraq stability, security, progress: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Kurdish politician Fuad Masum on his election as Iraq’s new president, reaffirming Tehran’s support for stability and security in its western neighbor. In a message to Masum on Thursday night, Rouhani praised the Iraqi people and officials for paying due regard to the development of the political process, reinforcement of democracy and the fight against ter ...

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Rafsanjani slams US support for Israel atrocities

A senior Iranian official has slammed US President Barack Obama for backing Israel’s atrocities against the Palestinians as the regime keeps up its fatal offensive on the Gaza Strip. On Thursday, Chairman of Iran Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani expressed surprise over Obama’s support for the Tel Aviv regime’s onslaught against Gazans and said such a move would be a “stain of shame on t ...

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Israel blatantly violating human rights in Gaza: Iran FM

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Israeli regime has blatantly violated international human rights regulations in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli regime has been violating human principles, international law and human rights since more than two weeks ago, Zarif said in an address to the meeting of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation Member States’ (PUIC) Pr ...

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Iran military might aimed at countering great enemy: Cmdr

Iran is fully prepared to tackle any potential security challenge as the country’s defense capabilities have been designed to counter the most formidable military threat against the country, a senior Iranian commander says. “The power and defense capability of the Islamic Republic of Iran have been designed and prepared for the great enemy and well beyond the level of regular countries,” Deputy Chairman of ...

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