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Iranian President Stresses Tehran, Baghdad’s Key Roles in Region

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with former Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad on Tuesday underlined the two countries’ important and effective roles in the region. “Fortunately, relations between the people and different governments of Iran and Iraq have always had a positive trend and officials of the two countries have pursued the path of the growing…

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IRGC Commander: US to Regret Sanctions against Iran

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Deputy Commander for Coordination Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi downplayed impacts of the US sanctions against Iran, stressing that Washington will regret its moves as embargoes only strengthen Iran. “They will regret their deeds in future similar to the past because they just force us not to rely on foreigners for resolving problems and try to…

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Syria condemns US senator’s comments on occupied Golan Heights

The Syrian government has severely censured the recent remarks by a US Republican senator and a close ally of President Donald Trump that the occupied Golan Heights should remain “forever” under the control of the Israeli regime. “These statements (by Senator Lindsey Graham) show the arrogant mentality of the US administration, and that it views regional issues with Zionist eyes…

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Rouhani: No power can separate unified Ummah of Iran, Iraq

President Hassan Rouhani described bonds between the Iranian and Iraqi nations as strong, saying that they are united in terms of culture and beliefs and no power can separate the unified Ummah. Noting that millions of Iranians travel to Iraq, especially Karbala and Najaf, for pilgrimage each year and vice versa, he said that pilgrimage on holy shrine of Imam…

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Iran, Lebanon to broaden cultural cooperation

Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammad Jalal Feirouznia on Tuesday conferred with new Lebanese Minister of Culture Mohammed Dawood on expansion of cultural cooperation between Tehran and Beirut. During the meeting, both sides examined avenues to properly activate grounds for cultural cooperation between the two countries. Iranian ambassador also congratulated the new Lebanese minister over his post and wished him success…

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Iran’s Zarif says another trace of Saddam war removed

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif referred to dredging border river with Iran as removing another sign of Saddam war. ‘Last night, PM hosted dinner w/unprecedented guest list—a who’s who of Iraqi politics: All Iraqis are our friends; Today leaders issued historic joint declaration: -Commitment to implement 1975 Treaty -Expeditious dredging of border river: Removed another vestige of Saddam war,’…

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Bahar: Abbas’s new government “unconstitutional and illegal”

Ahmed Bahar, first deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), has described the new government in Ramallah as “unconstitutional and illegal,” and said it reflects a political fiasco. In press remarks, Baher said that the new government, as its predecessors, did not receive a vote of confidence and approval from the Palestinian Legislative Council in accordance with the Palestinian…

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Sheikh Hussein: Israel’s attacks on Aqsa will trigger new intifada

Sheikh Mohamed Hussein, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, has warned that Israel’s repeated attacks on the Aqsa Mosque and its premises will lead to a new Palestinian intifada (uprising). In press remarks, Sheikh Hussein strongly denounced the entry of police officers to the Bab al-Rahma prayer area of the Aqsa Mosque without removing their shoes. He also slammed the…

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Iraqi tribes laud Iran support for their country

Iraqi tribes thanked Iran’s support for their country during the fight against Daesh (ISIS) terrorists. In a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday, the Iraqi tribal chiefs from Karbala and Babil welcomed his visit to the region. The Iraqi tribes condemned the US sanctions against Iran and called for improvement of relations between the two countries’ border regions.…

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US relocating terrorists from Mideast to Central Asia: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the fight against terrorism is not over yet despite the collapse of the Daesh terror group in Iraq and Syria as the United States is now relocating the Takfiri terrorists from the Middle East to Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Caucasus. In a meeting with Iraqi religious and tribal leaders and elites in Baghdad, Rouhani…

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