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Iran Marks Sacred Defense Anniversary with Nationwide Parades

Iran Marks Sacred Defense Anniversary with Nationwide Parades

 Iranian Armed Forces staged military parades across the country on Tuesday morning to commemorate the Sacred Defense Week, which marks the onset of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran 35 years ago.In capital Tehran, the parades were held at the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, south of the city.President Hassan Rouhani delivered a speech during the ceremony.Several other officials, including senior military

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IRGC to Hold Missile Drill Soon: Commander

IRGC to Hold Missile Drill Soon: Commander

 Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said his forces are scheduled to stage a missile maneuver in the near future.“The missile drill will be held soon, and we won’t allow any enemy to make a move (against the country),” the top officer told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday.Iranian officials have already made it clear that the country’s military program, including

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Takfiri ideology tarnishing Islam’s image

Takfiri ideology tarnishing Islam’s image

 “Terrorism and the Takfiri current have dominated the world public opinion and have tarnished the image of Islam, and [Takfiris] are committing countless crimes under the banner of Islam,” Larijani said in a pre-session speech on parliament floor on Monday.He said the extremist Takfiri current is one of the key problems that is facing the Islamic community and that has turned into a big headache for the Muslim world.Another major

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Rouhani: Future US-Iran Relations Might Change under Conditions

Rouhani: Future US-Iran Relations Might Change under Conditions

 Iranian President Sheikh Hassan Rouhani said that the future relations between the Islamc Republic and the United States can be changes if the US administration puts the enmity aside, initiates the good will, and compensates for the past.In an interview airing Sunday on CBS "60 Minutes" show, President Rouhani told correspondent Steve Kroft that the traditional "death to America" chant is actually a condemnation of US policy going

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IAEA chief Yukiya Amano visits Parchin military site in Iran

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano visits Parchin military site in Iran

 Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano has visited the Parchin military site in Iran as a formality arranged during his brief stay in the country.The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said that Amano on Sunday paid a visit to the military site. “In this tour, Yukiya Amano visited some of the workshop locations at the compound that have been the subject of unfounded

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President Rouhani: “Death to America” Lambasts US Policy, Not People

President Rouhani: “Death to America” Lambasts US Policy, Not People

 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that “Death to America” slogan chanted by Iranian people is a condemnation of the US policy, not the American people.“This slogan that is chanted is not a slogan against the American people. Our people respect the American people. The Iranian people are not looking for war with any country.” Rouhani said in a Friday interview with the CBS "60 Minutes" due to be broadcast on Sunday."But, at

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Iranian Parliament to Host IAEA Chief Amano on Sunday

Iranian Parliament to Host IAEA Chief Amano on Sunday

 Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano is due to attend a meeting at the Iranian parliament during his Sunday visit to Tehran.Amano will travel to Tehran tomorrow to hold talks with Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi and other Iranian officials on ways to implement a cooperation roadmap plan signed between Tehran and the IAEA in July.Earlier this week, the Iranian

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MPs Assessing JCPOA Want Top Iranian Officials in Meetings

MPs Assessing JCPOA Want Top Iranian Officials in Meetings

 A special parliamentary commission reviewing the finalized text of a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers is ready to host Iran’s president and Judiciary chief in its hearing sessions, the commission’s rapporteur said.Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini told Tasnim on Saturday that members of the commission are prepared to listen to President Hassan Rouhani and Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani in sessions to know about

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Iran Seriously Impairs US Power Factors: General Soleimani

Iran Seriously Impairs US Power Factors: General Soleimani

The Islamic Revolution in Iran has seriously impaired all the factors that the US depends on as a superpower, Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani said. What has happened over the past 20 years between the Islamic Iran and the US as a superpower is that Iran’s Islamic Revolution has seriously damaged all the factors making America a superpower, Major General Soleimani said in a

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Iranian FM Rejects Media Reports on Swapping Prisoners with Al-Qaeda

Iranian FM Rejects Media Reports on Swapping Prisoners with Al-Qaeda

 The Iranian foreign ministry dismissed US media reports on swapping prisoners with the al-Qaeda terrorist group.An official at the Iranian foreign ministry described the Skynews claims that Tehran and the al-Qaeda have been swapping prisoners as "unfounded and false", and said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran fights against terrorism and seriously opposes the double-standard policies and attitudes towards the inhuman phenomenon of

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Leader Condoles Passing Away of Ayatollah Khazali

Leader Condoles Passing Away of Ayatollah Khazali

 Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei offered condolences over the death of prominent cleric Ayatollah Abolqasem Khazali, praising him as a “pious and prolific” scholar.In a message on Wednesday, the Supreme Leader expressed condolences to the family of Ayatollah Khazali.Imam Khamenei also lauded the deceased for his brave efforts during the oppressive circumstances before the victory of the Islamic

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Parliament Urges Meeting with IAEA Chief during Iran Visit

Parliament Urges Meeting with IAEA Chief during Iran Visit

 The Iranian parliament asked the foreign ministry to pave the ground for the presence of Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano in the legislative body to answer the lawmakers questions.Alireza Zakani, the head of the parliament s special commission to study the nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers clinched in Vienna on July 14, in a letter to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad

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Leader Warns of Enemy Plots to Make Political, Cultural Inroads into Iran

Leader Warns of Enemy Plots to Make Political, Cultural Inroads into Iran

 Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei urged vigilance in the face of enemy ploys to gain a political and cultural foothold in Iran, warning that the consequences of such infiltration would be much worse than that of enemy’s economic influence.“Economic and security infiltration is of course dangerous and has dire consequences, but the enemy’s political and cultural infiltration (into Iran) is a much

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Iran’s Salehi in Vienna to Attend IAEA Annual Conference

Iran’s Salehi in Vienna to Attend IAEA Annual Conference

 Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi has arrived in the Austrian capital of Vienna to participate in the 59th Annual Regular Session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference.Heading a high-ranking delegation, including Spokesman and Deputy Head of the AEOI Behrouz Kamalvandi, Salehi will take part in the international conference, which will start on Monday.The Iranian nuclear

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Leader Condoles Deaths of Pilgrims in Mecca Crane Crash

Leader Condoles Deaths of Pilgrims in Mecca Crane Crash

 Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, in a message relayed by his chief of staff Hojatoleslam Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani, offered condolences over the deaths of a number of Iranian pilgrims in the collapse of a crane in Saudi Arabia’s Mecca.The Leader’s chief of staff, on behalf of Ayatollah Khamenei, had a telephone conversation with Hojatoleslam Qaziasgar, the head of Iran s Hajj Mission in Saudi

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Real investigation of 9/11 coup d’état would destabilize US: Scholar

Real investigation of 9/11 coup d’état would destabilize US: Scholar

 The US government is hesitant to investigate the September 11, 2001 attacks because a real investigation of 9/11 would destabilize the US political system, according to an American scholar in Wisconsin.Dr. Kevin Barrett, a founding member of the Scientific Panel for the Investigation of 9/11, made the remarks during an interview with Press TV on Friday, when the United States commemorated the 14th anniversary of the September 11, attacks

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Rouhani says oil prices kept down to harm Iran, Russia

Rouhani says oil prices kept down to harm Iran, Russia

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says certain major oil producers collaborated with world powers to put Iran and Russia under pressure by taking measures to bring down the prices of oil.“During the days [that Iran was under the pressure of the sanctions], some big producers of oil that are dependent on world powers decided to reduce the price of oil from $110 per barrel to $40 per barrel to undermine Iran and recently even Russia,” Rouhani

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President Orders Taking Care of Iranian Pilgrims Injured in Mecca Crane Collapse

President Orders Taking Care of Iranian Pilgrims Injured in Mecca Crane Collapse

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the country’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization officials to “immediately” take care of the situation of the Iranian pilgrims injured in the collapse of a crane in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri had a telephone conversation with Head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi on Saturday, stressing President Rouhani’s insistence on

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Iran to Keep Siding with Iraq against Extremism: FM

Iran to Keep Siding with Iraq against Extremism: FM

 Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday reaffirmed Tehran’s commitment to backing Baghdad in the fight against violence and extremism.In a meeting with Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri in Tehran, Zarif underlined that Iran will stand by the Iraqi government and nation in dealing with domestic, regional and international issues, particularly in the battle against violence and extremism.He also hoped that the

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JCPOA Not to Hamper Iran Nuclear Industry’s Progress: AEOI Chief

JCPOA Not to Hamper Iran Nuclear Industry’s Progress: AEOI Chief

 Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi gave an assurance that a comprehensive nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers would not slow down the country’s nuclear industry or bring it to a halt.“The Iranian nation should rest assured that, technically speaking, the country’s nuclear industry will not face any slowdown or stoppage (as a result of JCPOA implementation,” Salehi said, according to

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Iran and Russia: Clear Conscience Never Fears Midnight Knocking

Iran and Russia: Clear Conscience Never Fears Midnight Knocking

 There is a reason why Iran and Russia are helping Syria in its counter-terrorism effort: They are more concerned about what their conscience whispers than about what the United States and its NATO-Arab allies shout.Allowing a sovereign nation to fall apart is wrong. Lining up behind a blockade of assistance to the Syrian government – even if that would mean an ISIL/al-Qaeda victory – is wrong. It will have immeasurable consequences.

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Iran Warns US Republicans to Drop Attempt to Reimpose Sanctions

Iran Warns US Republicans to Drop Attempt to Reimpose Sanctions

Iran s top security official Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani warned the White House to block renewed efforts by the US house majority to reimpose sanctions against Tehran under a new pretext following the implementation of the recent nuclear agreement."After their failure in the Senate, the Republicans along with the Zionist lobby have normally been seeking to make up for their defeat, but any kind of sanction that would lead to the revival of

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US Had No Option but to End Excessive Demands in Iran Talks: Spokeswoman

US Had No Option but to End Excessive Demands in Iran Talks: Spokeswoman

 Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman on Friday dismissed US President Barack Obama’s remarks after Senate vote on Iran deal as “contradictory”, and said Washington had no option in talks with Tehran but to avoid excessive demands.Obama hailed a Senate vote blocking a disapproval resolution for Iran nuclear agreement, and said, “This vote is a victory for diplomacy, for American national security, and for the safety and security of

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Iran s Intelligence Minister Ensures Readiness to Defuse Threats

Iran s Intelligence Minister Ensures Readiness to Defuse Threats

 Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alavi underlined on Friday that his ministry is fully prepared to defuse and repel any type of threat to Iran."The intelligence ministry comprises of pious and religious forces who are loyal to Islam and revolution and ready to defend the country against foreign threats," Alavi said.The Iranian intelligence minister reiterated that his forces will not allow the enemies to succeed in hatching

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