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FM: Iran, Turkey to Launch INSTEX-Like Mechanism to Boost Trade Ties

“Iran and Turkey have agreed to cooperate on five specific fields, including preferential trade, energy, banking, using national currencies and establishing a mechanism similar to INSTEX in common trade,” Zarif told reporters in Tehran on Thursday morning after returning from his two-day trip to Syria and Turkey. He also informed that in his meetings with the Turkish President, head of…

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Yemen agreement should be implemented without delay: UNSC

In a statement on Wednesday, the council expressed “grave concern” that the UN-brokered deal reached between Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and the country’s former Saudi-backed regime in Sweden has yet to be implemented, urging the parties to conflict to act on their commitments “without delay.” The council said it will monitor the compliance of all sides with the “redeployment plans”…

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Leader: Fate of region unclear ‎if Iran Armed Forces had not countered Daesh

During a meeting with military commanders in the capital Tehran on Wednesday ahead of National Army Day, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the presence of the Iranian Army and the Armed Forces in the region and their contribution to the fight against “enemies’ seditious acts” and said, “If the Army and the IRGC had not engaged in the fight against Daesh,…

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Zionist puppet Saudi Regime torturing detained Rohingya Muslims on hunger strike

According to a report by the Middle East Eye on Wednesday, some 650 male members of the Rohingya Muslim minority began a hunger strike in the Shumaisi detention center in the western Saudi port city of Jeddah on Saturday, the third such strike in recent months. Most of them have been in detention without trial or charge since 2012, with…

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Damascus should take control over northeast Syria: Russia FM

“There is a need to resolve the issue concerning the country’s northeast and the left bank of the Euphrates River in order to achieve one of the priority tasks and ensure the restoration of the legitimate government’s control over the region,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference on Wednesday. The top Russian diplomat underlined the need to…

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Despite denials, zionist delegation attends Bahrain conference: Report

A senior Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Channel 13 on Wednesday that an Israeli foreign ministry delegation had arrived at the 11th Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Manama as planned and also held a series of meetings on the sidelines of the event. A group of around 30 Israeli business executives and officials, including Economy Minister Eli Cohen,…

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Iran celebrates National Army Day with nationwide military parades

Units of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army’s Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force and Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base took part in the nationwide parades on Thursday. In Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani and top military commanders of the Army and Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) attended the parade near the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic…

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Deploying Syrian army at borders with Turkey best to preserve regional security: Zarif

The Iranian diplomat made the remarks during a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara on Wednesday. Zarif arrived in Ankara this morning after a one-day visit to Syria and holding talks with the country’s high-ranking officials in Damascus on Tuesday. During the press conference, he said that deploying the Syrian army at the borders with…

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Terrorist Occupation Forces Raze Home of Palestinian Martyr Saleh Barghouti

Seven Israelis were wounded in the December 9 attack near the Israeli settlement of Ofra in the occupied West Bank, one of them a pregnant woman who gave birth prematurely to a baby who later died. Saleh Barghouti, was martyred as occupation forces attempted to arrest him in a December 12 raid. On Wednesday, border police and defense ministry officials…

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Instagram Blocks Accounts of Iran’s IRGC Commanders including Gen. Suleimani

The United States announced on April 8 that it has placed the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, on their list of “foreign terrorist organizations.” Tabnak said Instagram blocked the accounts of Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, Major General Mohammad Bagheri and Major General Qassem Suleimani. Access to Suleimani’s account, which was working last week, was denied on Tuesday. “Sorry, this page…

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