Top Commander Warns US, Israel of Crushing Response to Any Aggression
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri warned the US, Israel and their allies that any attacks against the country will result in destruction and annihilation of the aggressor.
Pakistan Vows to Play Crucial Role to Alleviate Iran-US Tensions
TEHRAN (FNA)- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed the hope that his country would play an important role in de-escalating tensions between Iran and the US.
Iran, France Discuss Tensions in Middle East
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, in a meeting in New York, exchanged views on ways to de-escalate tensions in the Persian Gulf region.
Iran Calls for Respect to Rule of Law
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said upon arriving in New York that his country is extending an invitation to all countries of the region to join an initiative for lasting peace, adding that the Iranian nation is demanding that all sides show commitment to the rule of law.
Iran: E3’s Statement Unfounded Blame Game
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a meeting with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, censured the E3 -- France, Germany, and the UK -- for their Monday statement in which Iran was blamed for the recent attack on Saudi oil facilities, describing Europeans’ position as a baseless blame game.
Zarif Urges E3 to Stop Parroting Absurd US Claims
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a Twitter post addressing the 3 European member states of the nuclear deal, urged the trio to undertake a path independent from the US, calling upon them to stop repeating baseless anti-Tehran claims of Washington which are in violation of the nuclear deal.
Venezuela to Prosecute Politicians Who Smuggled Guaido into Colombia
TEHRAN (FNA)- Venezuelan state prosecutor Tarek William Saab issued arrest warrants on Monday for officials thought to have helped opposition leader Juan Guaido sneak into Colombia despite a travel ban.
Pressure on Pelosi to Impeach Trump Grows
TEHRAN (FNA)- Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is holding firm against impeaching Donald Trump, even as she comes under fresh pressure from frustrated progressives to take a stand on the president’s alleged political pressure campaign on Ukraine.
Rights Group: +500 Arrested in Egypt over Anti-Sisi Protests
TEHRAN (FNA)- More than 500 people have been arrested in connection with a wave of anti-government protests across Egypt since Friday, according to information published by an Egyptian rights group.
Teen Climate Activist Lashes out at World Leaders
TEHRAN (FNA)- A teenage Swedish activist rebuked world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit for failure to take strong measures to combat climate crisis, accusing them of stealing her dreams with empty words.
Russian FM: West Preaches Rules, Human Rights, Liberalism But Fails to Practice Them
TEHRAN (FNA)- Western countries pride themselves on defending human rights and upholding order across the globe, yet their actions undermine trust and peace and create more chaos and suffering, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
Maduro: US Plans to Disrupt Venezuela’s Parliamentary Polls in 2020
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States seeks to disrupt the 2020 parliamentary polls in Venezuela, the Latin American country’s President Nicolas Maduro said in an interview with Rossiya-24 TV channel broadcast on Monday.
Night Raids, Arrests Amid Kashmir Lockdown
TEHRAN (FNA)- In the weeks since Kashmir's lockdown, hundreds of elected politicians, activists and trade unionists have been imprisoned or put under "house arrest".
Russia’s UN Envoy Cautions That Reports of Air Strikes Against Idlib Hospitals Are False
TEHRAN (FNA)- The commission probing into rumored air strikes in Syria’s Idlib must take into account the evidence Russia has provided concerning the real condition of the humanitarian facilities, Russia’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya, told TASS in an interview ahead of the UN General Assembly’s High-Level Week.
Trump: US Is likely to Redeploy Troops to Poland from Elsewhere in Europe, Not Send in New Ones
TEHRAN (FNA)- Poland has been craving more US troops on its soil for months, and President Donald Trump said its wish may come true as Washington may relocate its soldiers there from elsewhere in Europe.
Russian Security Agency: US Special Services Involved in Daesh Militants' Transfer to Afghanistan
TEHRAN (FNA)- US special services are involved in transferring Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) militants to Northern regions of Afghanistan with the aim of destabilising the situation on the borders with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Sergey Beseda, the Head of the Russian Federal Security Service's international relations department, said on Monday.
Nanolaser to Treat Neurological Disorders
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers have developed a tiny nanolaser that can function inside of living tissues without harming them.
UN Chief Says Constitutional Committee Created in Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the creation of a constitutional committee on Syria that could pave the way for a political solution to the country’s eight-year conflict.
Antimicrobial Resistance Is Drastically Rising
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers have shown that antimicrobial-resistant infections are rapidly increasing in animals in low and middle income countries. They produced the first global of resistance rates, and identified regions where interventions are urgently needed.
UNGA and Politics of Multilateralism
TEHRAN (FNA)- On September 23-27, the United Nations is hosting six plenary meetings at the 74th session of the General Assembly.
Iranian Scientist Losing Eyesight in US Jail
TEHRAN (FNA)- Renowned Iranian stem cell scientist Professor Massoud Soleimani, who has been kept in jail in the US without any charge for nearly one year, is losing his eyesight for being deprived of proper medical care, his brother warned on Monday. awfully
Police Chief: Iran Ready to Share Experience with China in Fighting Organized Crimes
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Police Commander Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari in a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Iran Chang Hua announced his country's preparedness to transfer experience to Beijing in fighting drugs and other organized crimes.
Russia Declares Alleged CIA Agent Missing, Search Underway
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia formally placed an alleged CIA agent on a list of missing individuals after US media reports claimed he had been evacuated to America.
Minister: Iran in Breathtaking Race with Advanced States in Production of Science
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mansour Gholami announced that his country ranked 16th in the world in production of science and research activities.
Zarif: Iran to Invite Saudi Arabia to Join Hormuz Peace Endeavor
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said President Hassan Rouhani plans to invite all Arab states of the Persian Gulf, including Saudi Arabia, to join Tehran’s peace initiative, called “Coalition for Hope: Hormuz Peace Endeavor".
Afghan Anti-Taliban Raid Kills Some 40 Civilians at Wedding Party
TEHRAN (FNA)- Dozens of civilians lost their lives as Afghan government forces accidentally opened fire on a wedding ceremony during a raid against a nearby Taliban hideout in the Southern province of Helmand.
Iran: Britain Should Stop Arms Sales to Riyadh instead of Playing Blame Game
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry blasted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his allegations against Tehran, stressing the need for London to stop selling deadly weapons to Riyadh.
YOY Figures Show Iran-Slovakia Trade Doubled
TEHRAN (FNA)- The volume of trade between Iran and Slovakia has witnessed a significant increase this year, totally unaffected by the US unilateral sanctions against Tehran, Chairman of the Iran-Slovakia Joint Trade Committee Jabbar Kianipour said on Monday.
Women, Children Killed as Saudi Military Aircraft Bomb Mosque in Yemen
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi warplanes bombed a mosque in Amran province in Western Yemen, killing seven people, including children and women.
Arab Analyst: Trump Like "Paper Tiger" against Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Ray al-Youm newspaper, referred to Washington's reaction to the downing of its spy drone over the Iranian territories and the recent Yemeni drone attacks against the Saudi oil facilities, and said US President Donald Trump has displayed himself as a "paper tiger".
US Senator: War with Iran 'Disastrous'
TEHRAN (FNA)- Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, cautioned the administration of US President Donald Trump over engaging in war with Tehran, advising Washington to try diplomacy.
IRGC Ground Force Equipped with New Iran-Made Helicopters
TEHRAN (FNA)- Four new home-made helicopters were delivered to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force in a ceremony participated by Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Qassem Taqizadeh.
Iran, Syria to Broaden Gas, Pet-Chem Cooperation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ghanem said his country is determined to enhance mutual cooperation with Iran in diverse areas of oil, gas and petrochemical industries.
Seven Children Killed, 57 Injured as Classroom Collapses in Kenya
TEHRAN (FNA)- Seven children were killed and others were injured when a classroom collapsed in Kenya's Capital Nairobi, according to St John Ambulance, the first aid and health charity involved in the rescue operation.
Russian Intel Chief Slams Flimsy Accusations Regarding Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities
TEHRAN (FNA)- Unfounded allegations about some country being involved in the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities are inadmissible, Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Director Sergei Naryshkin said on Monday.
Furious Tribesmen Start Attacking US-Backed SDF in Northeastern Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Popular protests have increased in Eastern and Northeastern Syria against the Kurdish militias, specially the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Around 30 Firms Eying Investment in Iran's Chabahar
TEHRAN (FNA)- Around thirty companies from home and abroad are competing for investment opportunities in Shahid Beheshti Port in the Southeastern Iranian coastal city of Chabahar, Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Organization Behrouz Aqayee said on Monday.
Iranian Feature Awarded at Int’l Festival in Georgia
TEHRAN (FNA)- “The Castle of Dreams”, an Iranian feature directed by Reza Mirkarimi, managed to win the Best Director and the Best Feature Film Awards at the 13th Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) in Georgia.
Iranian, Azerbaijani Universities to Boost Academic Cooperation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's University of Gilan and Azerbaijan's Technical University sealed an agreement to broaden academic cooperation and run joint research projects.
Deputy FM: US Economic War on Iran Fruitless
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi underlined that Washington will achieve nothing as long as it insists on its economic war against Tehran.
Egyptian Authorities Detain Award-Winning Human Rights Lawyer
TEHRAN (FNA)- Authorities in Egypt jailed an award-winning human rights lawyer on Sunday after she attended judicial investigations into protesters arrested during rare demonstrations against Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Corbyn Plans 2nd Brexit Referendum Next June
TEHRAN (FNA)- Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn said the British people must have a say on Brexit for a second time, and a new vote would help to avoid a “disastrous” no-deal exit, which Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pushing.
Israel in Limbo: ‘Kingmaker’ Lieberman Refuses to Endorse Netanyahu or Gantz for PM
TEHRAN (FNA)- Uncertainty is growing in Israel after the indecisive parliamentary election, as Avigdor Lieberman, who leads a party which has a key position in forming a coalition, refused to endorse either leading candidate for PM.
Parents Shocked as UK Schools Teach 6-10yo Kids to Touch Their ‘Private Parts’ in Beds, Showers
TEHRAN (FNA)- Parents in Britain are outraged after more than 240 primary schools introduced lessons on “self-stimulation” for children as young as six as part of their sex education program.
Spokesman Raps EU for Ignoring US Violation of Rights of 80mln Iranians
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi blasted the European Parliament for issuing a "biased and unrealistic" resolution against Iran, and called on the EU states to stop ignoring the US violation of the Iranian people's human rights through economic sanctions.
Israeli Forces Interrogate Palestinian Girl over Stone-Throwing Incident in Jerusalem Al-Quds
TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli military forces interrogated a Palestinian resident of the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds neighborhood of al-Isawiyah on allegations that she was filming them when some youngsters hurled stones at their jeep.
Iran to Revive 150 Closed Mines in Irrespective of US Sanctions
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation (IMIDRO) announced that the country is going to increase investment in the mining sector, recounting that 150 mines will be re-activated in a bid to boost Tehran’s economic growth in the face of the US unilateral sanctions.
Official: Iran, Major Investment Hub
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran is one of the major investment destinations in the world due to its market conditions and professional manpower, a senior industrial official said.
Commander: Iran among Superior States in Manufacturing Passive Radars
TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Commander of Khatam Ol-Anbia Air Defense Base for Operations General Alireza Elhami announced that his country stands among the world's most advanced powers in production of passive radars.
Palestine: Dozens of Prisoners Continue Hunger Strike for 13th Day Running
TEHRAN (FNA)- 140 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails continued their open-ended hunger strike for the 13th consecutive days in protest at not removing the cancer-causing cellphone jamming devices in detention sections.