Posts Tagged ‘regional’

US actions further complicate regional issues: Pres. Rouhani

MNA – Some countries such as the United States are causing tensions in the Persian Gulf region which further complicates the already existing problems, said President Rouhani in a phone call with Emir of Qatar on Sunday. According to the news service of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani held a phone conversation with Emir […]

Pakistan-Russia Relations and Regional Connectivity

       By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan went on a three-day visit to the US where he met American President Donald Trump on July 22, this year to reset the relations between the two countries. Talking to Prime Minister Khan, President Trump offered to mediate in the Kashmir dispute between nuclear-armed […]

Iran’s main strategy is to improve regional security: Larijani

MNA – “Iran’s main strategy is to improve regional security,” Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said in a Sunday meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi in Tehran. Underlining Oman’s role as a positive one in the region and also in having JCPOA hammered, Larijani lamented about the withdrawal of the US from the […]

Zarif: Iran, Oman discuss regional issues, US economic terrorism

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister in a message referred to his Saturday meeting with his Omani counterpart, saying regional issues and the US economic terrorism were discussed. “Very pleased to host my distinguished friend Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Oman’s FM, in Tehran today, Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account. He added: “Discussed […]

NATO-linked pundits say Russia is set for ‘regional war’ in Europe, but do the facts back it up?

There’s no shortage of expert pieces these days that sound the alarm over Russia’s “assertive” policies, with the bulk of the fearmongering expertise coming from other side of the Atlantic. This time though, two Germans, Joachim Krause, the head of the Institute for Security Policy, and retired three-star general Heinrich Brauss, took over the lead. […]

US, its regional allies main violators of human rights: Raeisi

MNA – Iranian Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said that US and its allies in the Middle East are the main violators of the human rights as one can see in cases of Palestine and Yemen. He made the Monday remarks in Tehran in a meeting with foreign envoys to Iran. “Today, the right of […]

Ethiopia army chief, local leader killed amid regional coup bid

Ethiopia’s army chief and a top local leader have been shot dead, amid an attempt to overthrow a regional government in northern Ethiopia, underscoring political instability in the country as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tries to push through reforms. The latest unrest in the Horn of Africa nation flared on Saturday afternoon in Amhara, […]

Iran, IPU weigh plans to ease regional tensions

Tasnim – The foreign minister of Iran and the president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) discussed ways to employ parliamentary mechanisms for the settlement of regional tensions. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the visiting president of IPU, Gabriela Cuevas Barron, held a meeting in Tehran on Sunday. In the gathering, the two officials […]

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for oil tanker attacks, but doesn’t want ‘regional war’

The Iranian government “did not respect the presence of the Japanese Prime Minister as a guest, as Tehran instead attacked the two tankers, one of which was heading for Japan,” bin Salman told Saudi-owned paper Ashraq Al-Awsat on Sunday. The Crown Prince further accused Tehran of “targeting the security and stability of the region,” but […]

SCO plays constructive role in promoting regional peace, stability: Statement

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is an “effective and constructive” mechanism for promoting multilateral cooperation that plays an important role in maintaining regional peace and stability, the SCO member states say. “It was noted that the SCO had asserted itself as a solid platform for strengthening mutual understanding, trust-based dialogue and equitable partnership in the […]

US govt. serious threat to regional, global stability

Speaking on Friday at the Meeting of the Council of Heads of States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, President Hassan Rouhani stressed that taking advantage of the opportunities in Iran can bring about an economic boost for the member states. He also stressed that to that end, Tehran is ready to provide any facilities to the […]

Palestinian leaders call Friedman a ‘threat to regional security’ after he justifies West Bank annexation

Palestinian officials are up in arms once again over controversial comments made by a US official. This time, it’s US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. In an interview with the New York Times, published over the weekend, Friedman said that he believed Israel had the right to annex portions of the West Bank — a […]

Iran, Germany seek to preserve JCPOA, prevent regional tensions: Zarif

MNA – In a Monday joint press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif named preserving Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) and preventing tensions in the region as the main common goal of Iranian and German governments. “We had long talks today. The common target of Iran, Germany and EU […]

Focusing on exporting products to regional, neighbor countries, govt.’s top priority

MNA – Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Reza Rahmani said that the government has planned to concentrate on exporting products to regional and neighboring countries. He made the remarks in today’s open session of the Parliament regarding the review of setting up a free trade zone between Iran and Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and […]

As US ramps up military force, Iran shows leadership with regional diplomacy

This weekend saw the usual feckless American vacillations resulting in even more military power being deployed in the Middle East where US troops already number some 70,000. President Donald Trump has dispatched more squadrons of fighter jets, warships and missiles which he says are for “protection” against alleged Iranian threats. He also signed off $7 […]

US in ‘weakest’ regional presence in history: IRGC commander

A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the United States’ presence in the Middle East is at its “weakest in history” of Washington’s military presence in this region, amid spiraling tensions between the two countries. “The Americans have been present in the region since 1833 and they are currently at the weakest […]

Iran Deputy FM discusses “regional development” in Oman

Reuters – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi arrived on Sunday in Oman and discussed “regional developments” with Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, the sultanate’s minister responsible for foreign affairs, the state-run Oman News Agency reported. Bin Alawi said earlier this week that his country is trying “with other parties” to calm tensions between the […]

Breeding Hate: UN calls for complete closure of regional Australia

The United Nations special rapporteur for Indigenous rights has called for a drastic plan aimed at protecting Aboriginal land, languages, people and cultures. The drastic plan calls for the mass migration of all non-Indigenous settlers to migrate out of regional centres and into Australia’s capital cities. The news comes after repeated breaches of basic human […]

Why is the US and its regional allies trying to play down Israel’s occupation of Palestine?

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US destroyer enters Black Sea ‘to support regional partners’, Russia sends ship to ‘monitor’

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer was sent to the Black Sea to “conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability,” the US 6th Fleet said in a statement on Saturday, adding that it would strengthen the “naval capability” of NATO allies and partners in the region.  “The United States and the US Navy continue […]

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