Politics News

  • Iraq blames US for escalation of tensions in region

    Iraq blames US for escalation of tensions in region

    Baghdad, Jan 18, IRNA - Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim said Saturday at the end of a meeting with his Jordanian counterpart that the current tense situation in the region is the result of the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Russian official: Trump assassinates Gen Soleimani for political aims

    Russian official: Trump assassinates Gen Soleimani for political aims

    Moscow, Jan 18, IRNA - A Russian official referred to Trump Administration act to assassinate IRGC Quds Force Commander Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani, saying the US president has made such a decision to gain political concession on the eve of impeachment and 2020 elections.

  • American expert says Trump seeking nothing left from JCPOA for his successor

    American expert says Trump seeking nothing left from JCPOA for his successor

    New York, Jan 18, IRNA - A senior fellow at the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington said (US President Donald) Trump is trying to leave nothing behind of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) so that the next president of the United States can return to.

  • Envoy: Sanctions create problem for rare patients

    Envoy: Sanctions create problem for rare patients

    Tehran, Jan 18, IRNA – Iranian Ambassador to Spain Hassan Qashqavi said due to the disconnection of the banking system by the US, pharmaceutical companies cannot export any drug to Iran.

  • More than 600,000 health tourists visit Iran every year

    More than 600,000 health tourists visit Iran every year

    Tehran, Jan 18, IRNA – About 600,000 health tourists come to Iran every year for treatment despite having rival countries such as India, Turkey, and Thailand, the deputy director of resources development and management at Health Ministry said.

  • Veep: US acts based on terrorist groups' information

    Veep: US acts based on terrorist groups' information

    Tehran, Jan 18, IRNA – Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said Americans plan and act according to the information they have received from terrorist groups.

  • Russia warns the EU troika not to take action against JCPOA

    Russia warns the EU troika not to take action against JCPOA

    Moscow, Jan 18, IRNA – Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna said on Saturday that Moscow has warned the EU troika -- France, Germany and UK over consequences of launching a dispute settlement mechanism of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

  • Envoy : Gen Soleimani assassination US latest violation of int'l law

    Envoy : Gen Soleimani assassination US latest violation of int'l law

    Beijing, Jan 18, IRNA - Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to China Mohammad Keshavarz-zadeh in an article described assassination of the IRGC Quds Force Commander Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani by US as violation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations.

  • Iran does not seek escalation: Pak FM

    Iran does not seek escalation: Pak FM

    Islamabad, Jan 18, IRNA -- Pakistani Foreign Minister said at the end of his visit to Washington on Saturday that Pakistan does not claim to be a mediator but Pakistani Government calls for de-escalation between Tehran and Washington.

  • Majlis speaker wishes good health for Ayatollah Sistani

    Majlis speaker wishes good health for Ayatollah Sistani

    Tehran, Jan 18, IRNA – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a message expressed his happiness over successful surgery on Senior Iraqi cleric Ayatollah Ali Sistani.