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Kuwaiti Daily: Missile, Arms Factories Built By IRGC In Lebanon Have Recently Been Handed Over To HizbullahWednesday, March 15, 2017 Comments Off
The Kuwaiti daily Al-Jarida reported on March 11, 2017, citing an aid to Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), that Iran established facilities for manufacturing missiles and other weapons in Lebanon and has recently handed them over to the management and oversight of Hizbullah. According to the daily’s source, the […]
The White House says President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande are in agreement on some of the world’s vexing problems, including Russia’s actions in Ukraine and keeping Iran from developing nuclear weapons. The two leaders met June 8 on the sidelines of a summit of the Group of Seven leading democracies being held […]
Iranian fighter jets bombed Islamic State jihadists in eastern Iraq in recent days, but the strikes were not co-ordinated with US forces, the Pentagon has said. “We have indications that they did indeed fly air strikes with F-4 Phantoms in the past several days,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said. His comments yesterday came after Al-Jazeera recently ran […]
Senior Iranian and U.S. officials on Thursday meet in Geneva to continue nuclear negotiations. The U.S. State Department on Thursday said in a statement that deputy secretary of state Bill Burns led the U.S. delegation, which also included under secretary of state Wendy Sherman and Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser to U.S. vice president […]
The European Union (EU) has extended the suspension of restrictive measures on Iran over its nuclear programme until November 24, the Council of EU Monday said in a statement. Under the sanction relief specified in the Joint Plan of Action, the Islamic republic could continue parts of its international oil trade, which is the pillar of the country’s economy.
U.S. President Barack Obama affirmed that “real progress in several areas” has been made on negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program and that “we have a credible way forward.” In a statement he delivered on Ukraine
Iran and neighboring Azerbaijan have similar views toward major regional and international issues, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said in a meeting with his visiting Azeri counterpart Zakir Hasanov on Monday. Colonel-General Hasanov arrived in Tehran for bilateral talks with senior Iranian officials at the invitation of Dehqan. Dehqan noted that the two countries have […]
The trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan held for creating designs for the expansion of relations in the political, economic and cultural wrapped by issuing a joint statement in the eastern
US President Barack Obama met Tuesday at the White House with French President Francois Hollande during which they discussed several regional issues, including Syria and Iran. During a joint press conference, Obama praised France for its “determination to meet its responsibilities as a global leader,” saying “from Mali and the Central African Republic to Syria […]
US President Barack Obama spoke via phone to Russian President Vladimir Putin on a number of issues namely the Syrian question and Iran’s nuclear programme.
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon pulled out from an eleventh-hour invitation to Iran for attending peace talks on Syria on Monday after the Syrian opposition warned of a boycott of this week’s conference if President Bashar al-Assad’s main
Iran was invited to Geneva-2, after intensive talks between UN leader Ban Ki-moon and foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who agreed to attend the Syria peace talks.
A split has emerged between the US and Russia over Iran’s participation in Syrian peace talks planned for next week.
Sergei Lavrov will visit Iran next week to discuss the interim deal reached by world powers and Tehran over its nuclear program and other issues.
The foreign ministers of Turkey and Iran called Nov. 27 for a ceasefire in Syria before peace talks in Geneva scheduled for Jan. 22. “All our efforts are to end the conflict and for a ceasefire if possible, even before the Geneva 2 conference takes place,” Iranian
Iran struck a historic deal with six world powers yesterday, agreeing to a temporary freeze of its nuclear program in the most significant agreement in more than three decades of estrangement.
The European Union will likely ease some of its sanctions against Iran in December, revealed the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of other major powers joined Iran nuclear talks on Saturday, throwing their weight behind a diplomatic push to complete a deal after envoys reported progress on key issues blocking an interim agreement to curb the Iranian program in return for limited sanctions relief.
At least 7 people have been killed in the Lebanese capital Beirut in two large explosions, seemingly targeted at the Iranian embassy. Local authorities have revealed that the Iranian Ambassador is safe.
There is no need for Congress to add new sanctions on Iran if the United States is serious about pursuing diplomatic solution to Tehran’s disputed nuclear program, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday.
Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the United Arab Emirates Sunday to brief the US ally on talks with Iran on its nuclear programme and efforts to hold Syria peace talks. He flew in from Geneva where three days of marathon talks which stretched into early Sunday failed to produce an
France’s foreign minister said on Monday he was hopeful a deal could be reached with Iran over its nuclear programme, although Tehran still had to make an effort on a few points. “We are not far from an agreement with the Iranians, but we are not there yet,” Laurent Fabius said. Some diplomats accused France of grandstanding during talks in Geneva at the weekend, something […]
UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano arrived in Tehran on Monday as world powers pressed efforts to clinch a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme following failed negotiations in Geneva. “I really hope that today we will produce concrete results,” said Amano ahead of a meeting with Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s nuclear chief.
Delegates of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany started another round of nuclear talks with Iran on Thursday. The P5+1 group (Security Council members Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany) was represented by EU High Representative for
Negotiating teams from world powers and Iran arrived Tuesday at the UN’s European offices in Geneva for fresh talks on Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme. The meeting between Iran and the P5+1 group of the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany comes after a six-month hiatus in talks over Tehran’s refusal to curb uranium enrichment in exchange for easing sanctions.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon late Wednesday discussed with Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif Iran’s nuclear programme and the conflict in Syria. The Secretary-General “welcomed the generally favourable impressions
Iran would open its nuclear facilities to international inspectors as part of broad negotiations with the United States that could eventually restore diplomatic relations between the adversaries and those talks have the backing of the nation’s supreme leader, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Sunday.
U.S. President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a historic phone call Friday, in the highest level conversation between the estranged nations in over three decades. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Obama said both men had directed their teams to work
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that if Iran takes rapid measures to cooperate with international monitoring of its nuclear program, Washington could begin lifting sanctions within months. Speaking to CBS News flagship 60 Minutes he said Iran should, for example, open up its Fordow underground
Turkish President Abudllah Gül met with Iran’s newly-elected President Hassan Rouhani in New York yesterday, discussing the regional topics and Syria. According to diplomatic sources, the importance of the two country’s roles in resolving regional issues was underlined during the meeting, saying cooperation
French President Francois Hollande urged Iran Tuesday to make “concrete gestures” on its disputed nuclear program as he met Tehran’s new leader. “France expects Iran to make concrete gestures to show that it renounces its military nuclear program, even
The United States said Thursday that comments by Iranian President Hassan Rowhani had opened up a possible new path for diplomacy, and urged Tehran to engage “substantively” with the West.
President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani appears to want to open a dialogue with the United States and that he is willing to test whether this is the case.
Iran “favourably welcomes” a Russian plan to head off threatened US strikes on Syria by securing a deal to destroy the regime’s chemical weapons, the foreign ministry spokeswoman said Tuesday. Marzieh Afgham told a media conference in Tehran that the proposal should include the destruction of chemical
The U.S. Congress should reject the use of force in Syria in order to protect regional peace, the Iranian ambassador to Lebanon said Thursday. Congress must follow U.S. President Barack Obama’s “rational” policy, Ghazanfar Roknabadi said