Posts Tagged ‘Tehran’

Iranian Military official urges US to leave Persian Gulf as Tehran in charge of security there – Report

Sputnik – Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia blamed Iran for the 13 June attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman added that although his country does not want a war, it would respond to any threats faced by its people. The IRIB television channel quoted Iranian […]

Trump Says Tanker Attack Has "Iran Written All Over It" As Tehran Slams US "False Flag"

Iran has slammed what it’s mission to the United Nations said are “unfounded and reckless” claims put forth yesterday by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accusing Iran of conducting the “blatant” attack on two international oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday. Meanwhile President Trump on Friday morning told Fox & Friends that […]

Tehran calls for securing of strategic waterways after tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman

Tehran is ready for regional cooperation in safeguarding strategic shipping lanes in the Middle East, government spokesman Ali Rabei told state-affiliated Fars News Agency. He also cautioned Iran’s neighbors against making hasty decisions. “All countries in the region should be careful not to fall in the trap of those who benefit from regional insecurity,” he […]

Japan’s Prime Minister Abe due in Tehran on historic visit

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Iran on a first visit by a Japanese premier to Tehran in more than 40 years, with a plan to help ease tensions between the Islamic Republic and the United States. Prime Minister Abe arrived in Tehran on Wednesday morning. During his two-day visit to Iran, […]

Photos: Japanese PM lands in Tehran

ISNA | Ali Taghavi – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Tehran on Wednesday evening to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on bilateral and international issues. He was received by the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran.       Source Article from Related Posts […]

IAEA chief calls for dialogue between Tehran, Washington

Tasnim – International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano expressed hope that Tehran and Washington could find ways to scale down tensions. “I am worried about increasing tensions over the Iranian nuclear issue,” Amano said in a speech to a meeting of the IAEA’s 35-nation Board of Governors on Monday, Reuters reported. He further hoped […]

Japanese PM due in Tehran on June 12

Abe’s visit to Tehran will be the first visit to Iran by a Japanese leader over the past four decades. During his 3-day visit, the Japanese prime minister hopes to play a mediating role between Iran and the US to deescalate the tensions between the two countries, Kyodo news agency reported. Abe is scheduled to meet with Iran’s Supreme […]

‘First bullet’ fired in the Gulf will make oil prices jump above $100 – Tehran

US leaders will not go to war against Tehran if they care for the economic wellbeing of their country, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, aide and advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, told Fars News Agency. The first bullet fired in the Persian Gulf will push the oil prices well above $100. It will […]

Deputy FM Araghchi, German diplomat discuss JCPOA in Tehran

In this meeting, the two diplomats discussed the latest developments regarding the Iran nuclear deal and Germany’s attempts to salvage it, the Iranian Foreign Ministry reported on Thursday. Asserting that Iran has run out of patience, Araghchi underlined the responsibilities of the remaining signatories after US’ decision to leave the deal. He doubled down on the […]

Senior German diplomat in Tehran hoping to salvage nuclear deal

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the US and increasing pressure from Washington. Tensions have soared in the Mideast recently as the White House earlier this month sent an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers […]

Iran’s president says Trump has stepped back from threats against Tehran

Reuters – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the U.S. administration “novice politicians with naive ideas”, saying President Donald Trump had stepped back from his threats against Tehran after military aides advised him against a war with the Islamic Republic. In a speech broadcast live on state television, Rouhani also said the unity of the Iranian […]

Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to calm tensions – prime minister

Reuters – Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help “halt tension” amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday. He said there were no Iraqi groups that wanted to push towards a war, two days after a […]

Iran not seeking escalation in region, but will defend itself: Tehran’s UN envoy

Press TV – Tehran’s ambassador to the United Nations says Iran will not take steps towards the escalation of tensions in the Middle East, but will stand ready to defend itself against any act of aggression, as the US builds up its military presence in the region amid tensions with Tehran. In an interview with […]

US speaks of peace talks, while ‘holding a gun’ at Tehran – top Iranian official

“The actions of American leaders in exerting pressure and launching sanctions […] while speaking of talks, is like holding a gun at someone and asking for friendship and negotiations,” Rasoul Sanai-Rad, a political deputy of the armed forces command said as quoted news agency Mehr. US President Donald Trump has been recently insisting his country […]

Tehran could attack Israel if US-Iran tension escalates – Israeli minister

Mutual enmity between Iran and the US is adding more volatility to the already unstable Middle East, and the brewing conflict may have an immediate impact on Israel, according to Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz. Speaking to Ynet news, he said that “things are heating up” in the Persian Gulf. If there’s some sort of conflagration […]

UK political director in Tehran for talks on JCPOA

IRNA – UK’s Political Director Richard Moore visited Tehran on Thursday in what the UK embassy in Tehran described as an ‘important visit’ for talks on Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA). The UK will support the JCPOA, as long as Iran meets its nuclear commitments in full,’ the UK embassy said in its official twitter account. […]

Tehran stocks keep falling

Financial Tribune – Massive selloff, the market’s corrective response to earlier gains, and a bearish global market pulled the main gauge of Tehran Stock Exchange down on Tuesday to record another fall in the third straight session. The downward trend started mildly on Sunday and gathered pace Monday. The main index of TSE, TEDPIX, which […]

UK urges Iran not to take ‘further’ steps after Tehran’s reaction to US pressure

Britain has reacted to Iran’s announcement that it will suspend parts of its commitments under an international nuclear agreement in the wake of US unilateral pressure. Mark Field, the junior minister responsible for Middle East affairs at Britain’s Foreign Office, called Tehran’s move “unwelcome,” while addressing the British parliament on Wednesday. Field said the UK […]

Netanyahu vows to keep Iran from nukes after Tehran backs away from deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear arms Wednesday, hours after Iran declared it would step up enrichment activity as the 2015 nuclear deal appeared close to crumbling. Netanyahu has been one of the leading critics of the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers. The US pulled out of […]

Pakistan’s railways minister arrives in Tehran

ISNA – Pakistan’s Railways Minister, Sheikh Rashid arrived in Tehran on Tuesday for a three-day official visit. The railways minister will deliver Prime Minister Imran Khan’s message to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Rashid will apprise the Iranian leadership regarding escalating tensions between India and Pakistan and India’s recent aggression. Pakistan has been making contacts with […]

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