Regional Issues



  • بهرام قاسمی سخنگوی وزارت امور خارجه 2017-05-22 14:21


    Iran harbinger of peace, fight against extremism

    TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) – FM spokesman Ghasemi censured US anti-Iranian remarks, saying Iran as a democratic, stable country enjoying popular support is the harbinger of peace, good neighborliness and fight against violence and extremism in the world.

  • سردار جزایری 2017-05-21 14:35

    Armed Forces spox:

    US expectations of Iran indicate ignorance

    TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) – The expectations of US Secretary of State about Iran’s missile program indicate his ignorance, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said Monday.

  • علی اکبر ولایتی 2017-05-21 13:13

    Trump in region to collect money for US bankrupt economy

    TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser Velayati said Donald Trump’s objective for visiting Saudi Arabia is to collect money for US bankrupt economy, voicing regret that some regional countries gift their treasuries to him.  

  • بهرام قاسمی سخنگوی وزارت امور خارجه 2017-05-21 09:29

    Iran slams US strikes on Syrian military convoy

    TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) – Iran has strongly condemned the US airstrikes on Syrian military convoy as a flagrant violation of Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

  • امیرعبداللهیان 2017-05-20 19:58


    Trump in Riyadh for investment plans

    TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) – Iranian official Amir-Abdollahian said Trump’s trip to Riyadh most likely follows up on Saudis’ proposal for investment up to $200bn for infrastructure and energy sector.

  • دیدار اقشار مختلف مردم با رهبر انقلاب 2017-05-17 13:13

    Iran's Leader:

    Iran preparing for peaceful election in insecure region

    TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) – Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted the significance of preparing for a peaceful and secure election while the rest of the Middle East region is gripped with insecurity and conflict.

  • 02-NA2.dehghan.200.jpg 2017-05-16 14:03

    Defense min:

    Maximum turnout biggest deterrence against threats

    TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) – Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said the biggest deterrent power against threats posed by Arrogance would be massive participation in elections.

  • turkey 2017/05/14

    By: Sophie Mangal

    The X Files of Turkey & US: The conflict is out there

    TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) – According to Hurriyet Daily News, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on May 12 that the US support of the Syrian Kurds harms the strategic relations between the two countries.

  • نشست خبری سفیر چین 2017-05-11 11:21

    Chinese amb.:

    China advocates direct US-DPRK talks for settling tensions  

    TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) – Chinese ambassador to Tehran in a meeting with Amir-Abdollahian said China believes US and North Korea need to sit down for direct talks in order to relieve the tension and resolve conflicts.

  • reza najafi 2017-05-10 09:26

    Iran’s IAEA envoy:

    Nuke-free ME possible only with intl. pressure on Israel

    TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) – The Iranian ambassador to IAEA Reza Najafi called on international community to exert sustained pressure on Israel for the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East.

  • Tehran Times interview with Velayati 2017-05-07 16:43

    Velayati calls for Iran-Norway roadmap of coop.

    TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser Velayati highlighted Iran and Norway’s good relations, saying a roadmap is needed to expand cooperation and remove obstacles.

  • zarif-ghani 2017-05-07 12:27

    Zarif meets with Afghan president, chief executive

    TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday.

  • صلاح الدین ربانی 2017-05-07 12:02

    Afghan FM calls for consensus on terrorism in Muslim world

    TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) – Salahuddin Rabbani said all countries had to fight against terrorism and the campaign would fail unless the Muslim world agree on a common definition of terrorism.

  • تخت روانچی 2017-05-07 11:03

    Iran willing to cooperate with Italy on regional issues

    TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) – Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Europe and American Affairs Majid Takht-Ravanchi, referring to the crisis in the region and rejecting military measures, expressed Iran’s readiness to cooperate with Italy to solve the problems.

  • zarif 2017-05-07 10:54

    Zarif pledges to back Afghanistan in all arenas

    TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, while hailing Iran’s role in formation of new Afghanistan, assured Afghans that they will be supported in all fields.

  • ظریف در دیدار با وزیر امور خارجه افغانستان 2017-05-07 10:00

    FM Zarif meets with Afghan counterpart

    TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) – Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in Kabul on Sunday morning, met and talked with Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani.

  • ایران و آلمان 2017-05-07 09:13

    Iranian, German deputy FMs call for uprooting terrorism

    TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) – Deputy foreign ministers of Iran and Germany, at a joint meeting on Saturday in Tehran, stressed the need to fight against terrorism.

  • ظریف 2017-05-06 13:43

    Zarif to leave for Afghanistan Sun.

    TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif heading a high-ranking political delegation will depart for Afghanistan early Sunday, FM Spokesman said today.

  • Markus Ederer 2017-05-06 13:27

    German State Secretary vows full support for JCPOA

    TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) – German State Secretary Markus Ederer stressed that Berlin fully supports the implementation of Iran’s nuclear deal, dubbed JCPOA.

  • Iran will carry on its missile activities: Velayati 2017-05-06 12:42

    Iran values Germany's role in setting EU independent policies

    TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) – Head of Strategic Research Center Ali Akbar Velayati confirmed the Islamic Republic highly regards Germany’s role in determining Europe’s independent policies.

  • بهرام قاسمی سخنگوی وزارت امور خارجه 2017-05-06 09:21

    Iran slams ISIL missile attack on school in Mosul

    TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) – Iran has strongly condemned the ISIL missile attack on a school in western part of Mosul, Iraq, which killed more than 80 civilians.

  • علی لاریجانی رئیس مجلس شورای اسلامی 2017-05-04 18:26


    IRGC most powerful determining force in ME

    TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) – Iran’s Parl. Speaker Ali Larijani said the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is the most powerful determining factor in the Middle East, and the key deterrence for enemies of the country.

  • astana talks 2017-05-04 16:29

    Russia, Turkey, Iran resume Syrian talks in Astana

    TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) – Representatives of Russia, Iran and Turkey as guarantors of a nationwide ceasefire in Syria have resumed bilateral and trilateral talks in Astana on Thursday, according to TASS.

  • محمد جواد ظریف وزیر خارجه ایران 2017-05-04 13:10


    Relying on US won’t end war in region

    TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) – Iran’s FM Zarif said when the US and Russia have been unable to end the war in region, it is clear that following either of these two powers cannot solve the region’s problems.

  • بهرام قاسمی سخنگوی وزارت امور خارجه 2017-05-04 12:05


    Unity of Islamic world important to Iran

    TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) – FM Spokesman Ghasemi in reaction to hostile remarks by Saudi Crown Prince’s successor said Iran attaches great importance to unity of Muslim world and cooperation of all countries to settle regional crises.

  • bagheri 2017-05-02 13:44

    Iran, Syria to enhance military cooperation                    

    TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) – Syrian Army Chief Ali Abdullah Ayyoub discussed on Mon. with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Bagheri means of enhancing military cooperation between Iran and Syria against Takfiri terrorism.

  • سردار دهقان 2017-05-02 13:08

    Min. Dehghan:

    US strikes on Syria aim at ensuring Israel’s security

    TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) – Minister of Defense Hossein Dehghan in a meeting with Syrian Army Chief Ali Abdullah Ayoub said the US missile attacks on Syrian air base aimed to bolster terrorists and ensure security of the Israeli regime.

  • President Rouhani officially welcomes Azerbaijani counterpart 2017-05-02 09:35

    Rouhani vows to preserve N-deal in 2nd term

    TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) – President Rouhani vowed to preserve the Iran's nuclear deal during his second term, adding his administration will still have a counterplan ready if the other side violates the agreement.

  • نوری المالکی 2017-05-01 10:31

    Iran, Iraq discuss ways of furthering coop. in region

    TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) – Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki stressed the need for further expansion of bilateral relations with Iran in all fields.

  • dehghan 2017-05-01 09:28


    Iran ready to take on any kind of US-led coalition

    TEHRAN, May 01(MNA) – Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said that Tehran is prepared to face off any kind of US-Saudi Arabia-Israel triangle coalition.