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A revival of the Iran nuclear deal could help lower global oil prices by bringing a major producer back to market, the Irish foreign minister has said. Simon Coveney, who is playing a big role in the bid to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement, said he hoped progress could be made …

Ukraine says it is seeking international security guarantees that are ‘legally verified’ as part of talks with Russia to reach an agreement to end the unprovoked invasion of Moscow, as Russia steps up its bombardment of kyiv and launches new attacks against the port city of Mariupol. With the war in Ukraine now winding down …

A Russian airstrike devastated a maternity in the besieged port of Mariupol and injured at least 17 people, Ukrainian officials said, prompting international condemnation from Washington, London and the Vatican, among others. The bombing of the hospital came as humanitarian corridors set up to allow civilians to flee several besieged towns around Ukraine failed to …

Talks bog down after Russia demands trade guarantee Sanctions against Ukraine must not affect its activities in Iran Differences remain between Iran and the United States VIENNA, March 7 (Reuters) – Iran and the United States must reach a political decision within days to avoid the collapse of indirect talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear …

Putin says he wants to ‘demilitarize’ Ukraine Russia and Ukraine blame each other for evacuation problems Up to 1.5 million refugees expected by Sunday evening US Secretary of State Blinken in Poland for crisis talks NATO says ‘no’ to no-fly zones over Ukraine LVIV/KIEV, Ukraine, March 5 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on …

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has urged his compatriots to maintain their resistance against Russian forces despite bombardments and encirclement efforts against major cities. Live briefing: Russia invades Ukraine Consult the RFE/RL live briefing on Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and how Kiev is fighting back and the West is reacting. The briefing presents the latest …

TEL AVIV — On the day Russia invaded Ukraine, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett did not mention Russia once. Bennett said he prayed for peace, called for dialogue and pledged support for Ukrainian citizens. But he did not allude to Moscow’s involvement, let alone condemn it – and it was, as expected, left to Mr …

The reactions to the war in Ukraine in the region are revealing. Several countries in the region considered to be allies of the United States have taken positions that reveal fractures between the United States and its allies in the region. Israel, the most important ally of the United States in the region, reluctantly condemned …

Moscow’s dreaded attack on Ukraine began early on February 24, with missiles fired at airports and military infrastructure in at least seven cities after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a “special” operation to ” demilitarize” his neighbor and rival. Explosions, gunshots and sirens were reported in the capital, Kiev, and its Boryspil airport, with witnesses …

WASHINGTON — The chances of a meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin were cast in doubt on February 21 after the Kremlin said talk of such a summit was “premature,” but the top diplomat Russian later said he would go to France to prepare for it. Meanwhile, Western leaders – while …

Separately, Iran’s top security official, Ali Shamkhani, said talks with European negotiators were ongoing and would continue as long as negotiations with the United States were not on the agenda as they would not be the source of “any breakthrough”. Indirect talks between Tehran and Washington have been held in Vienna since April amid fears …

On February 19, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy joined calls from Western leaders for Russia to defuse rising tensions with at least 150,000 Russian troops on Ukraine’s borders, fueling fears of an imminent invasion. Zelenskiy told the annual Munich security conference that Ukraine would defend its territory with its partners or without. His comments came after …

On February 19, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy joined calls from Western leaders for Russia to defuse rising tensions with at least 150,000 Russian troops on Ukraine’s borders, fueling fears of an imminent invasion. Zelenskiy told the annual Munich security conference that Ukraine would defend its territory with its partners or without. His comments came after …

The drums of war are sounding in Europe, but there seems to be a modest surge of pragmatism across the Middle East, the arena of at least one war a decade since the defeat of fascism in World War II. Of course, the fighting continues in the civil war in Syria, the disastrous conflict in …

REDZIKOWO, Poland – Tomasz Czescik, a Polish archaeologist and television journalist, walks his dog every morning in a forest near his home here on NATO’s eastern flank, wandering along a green chain-link fence topped with barbed wire . He’s enjoying the fresh air and the morning calm – until loudspeakers on the other side of …

Crude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing Petroleum Center in Cushing, Oklahoma March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ukraine and Britain react cautiously to Russian decision Russia and Iran note progress in reviving Iran nuclear deal API data shows US crude, fuel stocks …

WASHINGTON — Israel pressured the Biden administration to designate Yemen’s Houthi rebels as a terrorist group, at the request of the United Arab Emirates, two officials familiar with the matter told The Times of Israel. The Iran-backed Houthis have been blamed for a series of drone and missile attacks against the United Arab Emirates and …

Iranian President Tells Irish Minister Iranian People’s Rights Must Be Respected in Vienna Negotiations Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian (right) and his Irish counterpart Simon Coveney before their meeting in Tehran. —AP By AFP Published: Mon 14 Feb 2022, 20:35 Iran said on Monday that a deal to reinstate the 2015 nuclear deal was “within …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A fire has broken out at a military base in western Iran, state-linked media reported on Monday, the latest in a series of fires and other incidents. affecting the country’s infrastructure in recent months. The fire broke out at a warehouse full of motor oil and flammable materials at a …

BEIRUT: Lebanon is a “place of hope” and “should not be a platform for aggression”, Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah said on Sunday in Beirut. On the second day of his visit to the capital, the minister renewed his commitment in separate meetings with Lebanese officials to a “Kuwaiti, Gulf, Arab and …

NEW DELHI: Mourners in the northern Indian state of Punjab attended the funeral on Saturday of two compatriots killed in a recent attack by Houthi rebels on the United Arab Emirates. Two Indians and a Pakistani were killed on Monday when drone and missile strikes hit fuel trucks near Abu Dhabi airport, causing multiple explosions. …

CAIRO — Yemen’s seven-year war escalated again on Friday when airstrikes by the Saudi-led military coalition on northern Yemen killed at least 70 people and shut down internet across the country, according to international aid groups and the rebels who control the area. Capping a week in which rebel drones struck as far away as …

Tehran: Iran is in talks with Russia on building two new units at its only nuclear power plant, the Islamic Republic’s Atomic Energy Agency said on Friday. “Negotiations are underway between Tehran and Moscow to build the second and third units of the Bushehr power station,” said Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Iranian Atomic Energy …

THE UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday approved an Israeli-sponsored resolution condemning all Holocaust denial and urging all nations and social media companies “to take active steps to combat anti-Semitism and the denial or distortion of the Holocaust”. The 193-member global body approved the resolution by consensus – without a vote …

Iran Source January 20, 2022 • 10:24 a.m. ET Under Ebrahim Raisi, Iran and Turkey could enter a new phase of bilateral relations Through Hossein Aghaïe Joobani Relations between Iran and Turkey have been characterized by recurring patterns of friendship and enmity over the past two decades. Despite diverging foreign policy priorities and conflicting interests, …

LONDON: Senior politicians from across the EU and the UK on Monday urged the UN to open an investigation into the Iranian regime’s 1988 massacres of political prisoners. Speaking at an event organized by the National Council of Resistance of Iran and attended by Arab News, former heads of state and senior parliamentarians threw their …

The Biden administration is preparing for the end of Iran nuclear deal talks by stepping up criticism of former President Donald Trump and blaming him for the current situation. In recent days, State Department spokesperson Ned Price and White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki have attacked Trump for pulling the United States out of the 2015 …

The former Israeli prime minister has rejected any possibility of a preemptive attack on Iranian nuclear facilities by the regime, saying such a notion is “nonsense”. Ehud Olmert made these remarks in a Monday interview with Israeli news channel Channel 12, during which he derided the idea that the Tel Aviv regime would be able …

A house destroyed by the December 10 tornado that ravaged Mayfield, Ky., Houses a statue of the Virgin Mary, placed there by an unknown person. The Associated Press Nation New York New Years Eve in Times Square is still underway NEW YORK – Party-goers will still be ringing in the New Year in Times Square …

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says establishing lasting security and stability in war-torn Afghanistan is only possible through the formation of an inclusive government , which would represent all ethnic groups and religions in the country. Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks as addressing the 17th extraordinary session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization …

Iran’s state-owned NIOC will change the baseline of its official prices for European crude sales, a potential signal of Tehran’s intentions to come back with a vengeance in global markets. In its latest official pricing formula for January, NIOC notes that it will move its benchmark from Ice Bwave to Ice Brent regulation, effective January …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Iran appears to be preparing for a space launch as negotiations continue in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers, according to an expert and satellite images. The likely liftoff from Iranian spaceport Imam Khomeini comes as Iranian state media offered a list of upcoming satellite launches …

LONDON – Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries meet for a weekend in Liverpool, with British hosts seeking elusive unity to ease growing tensions with Russia, China and Iran. UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is due to welcome US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other G-7 counterparts on Friday evening ahead …

Iran has started the uranium enrichment process with advanced centrifuges at its Fordo plant, the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Wednesday, in a further violation of the multilateral nuclear agreement that the Iranians said. world powers are in a hurry to recover. The UN nuclear watchdog reported that Tehran had started the process of …

A day before talks to restart Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna, Foreign Secretary Yair Lapid arrived in London on Sunday for a two-day trip to the UK and France. One of Lapid’s main goals during his meetings with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron is to ensure that banking sanctions against …

BEIRUT: Pope Francis called on “all Lebanese to cooperate to save their country so that it can regain its role as a model of dialogue and convergence between East and West”. The Pope on Thursday received Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who visited to seek advice from the Vatican in light of the difficulties facing …

Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Sunday he supported a “broader, stronger and longer” nuclear deal with Iran, even as Israel would expect talks surrounding a return to multilateral agreement of 2015 is collapsing. “I support an agreement that will be broader, stronger and longer – take back Iran, dismantle its current capabilities and place …

The Iranian foreign minister said that promoting negotiations among all Syrian groups was the only way to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks during a meeting Sunday with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, who is in Iran leading a delegation. During Monday’s talks, …

Ardeshir Zahedi, the flamboyant Ambassador of Iran to the United States during the Shah’s reign who charmed Hollywood stars and politicians with his lavish parties until the 1979 Islamic Revolution, died Thursday at the age of 93, reported the Iranian state media. Whether seen with Henry Kissinger or entertaining Barbra Streisand, Zahedi made such a …

Head of UN atomic watchdog to visit Tehran next week TEHRAN, Iran – The head of the UN nuclear watchdog will visit Tehran on Monday to discuss Iran’s nuclear program, the spokesperson for the Iranian atomic agency said, as several key dates approach . The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, …

Ankara [Turkey], Nov. 15 (ANI / Sputnik): Turkey urged the United States to lift the unilateral sanctions it has imposed on Iran, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, calling the measures punitive against the eastern neighbor of his country of “inappropriate”. “Unilateral sanctions against Iran are inappropriate, they must be lifted,” Cavusoglu said …

Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano has sparked new controversy after describing Iran as a “common enemy” in a controversial Israeli statement that dragged Ivan Duc’s government into international relations. During Duke’s official visit to Jerusalem, Molano’s statements included the president’s agreement with his Israeli envoy, Isaac Herzog. Extension of military contracts, cybersecurity, border and space …

Amputation of Lebanon from Arab world gives victory to Iran The ridiculous Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdullah Bou Habib’s dismissive response to the GCC’s proposals to deal with the latest crisis was: “If they just want Hezbollah’s head on a plate, we can’t give them that.” He also ridiculously accused Saudi Arabia of flooding the Gulf …

Many observers in Iran and abroad are increasingly frustrated by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s reluctance to resume talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was halted in June due to Iranian presidential elections. However, this hesitation could end as soon as Iran announces that it will declare …

Tehran’s continued nuclear weapons development jeopardizes relaunch of 2015 Iran deal, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney says Jerusalem post ahead of his meeting with his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid on the issue on Wednesday. “There is a real-time consideration here,” he told the newspaper a day earlier of the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive …

A PUBLIC JUSTICE between sworn enemies Israel and Iran comes as no surprise. But what was unusual this time was that the confrontation occurred between their representatives in India. The trigger ? Israeli Ambassador to India Naor Gilon called Iran “the region’s greatest destabilizer” on Thursday. A day later, the Iranian Embassy in Delhi responded …

Israel’s new envoy to India, Naor Gilon, said that while the new Quad (Israel, United States, United Arab Emirates, India) was not against any country, one of the main factors in bringing the countries together was due to the instability caused by Iran in the region. Naor Gilon’s remarks sparked a strong reaction from the …

In an interview with NBC News, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, said he had not been able to establish direct communication with the president’s new Iranian administration. Ebrahim Raeisi. “I never spoke to the new foreign minister,” Grossi said. “I hope I can have the opportunity to meet …

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran’s watchdog surveillance program was no longer “intact” after Tehran refused requests to repair surveillance equipment damaged during a attack in June against an Iranian nuclear site blamed on Israel. The drone attack in June reportedly hit the Iran Centrifuge Technology Company, or TESA, in the …

Despite his promises to put “America first”, Donald Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East has prioritized the interests of regimes like Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel – nations ready to take advantage of their close ties with the elites in Washington, DC, to get what they want. And they got what they wanted: a …

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev poses with a Harop drone in Jabrayil, Azerbaijan. Photo: Press Service, Republic of Azerbaijan A picture is worth a thousand guidance notes. On October 4, Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan, assaulted the cameras. Beaming in front of reporters, he stroked, patted and put an affectionate arm around a Harop, an …

Abolhassan Banisadr, who died at the age of 88, was a thoughtful Islamic intellectual, trained in France, who accepted the presidency of Iran in 1980 despite his opposition to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s concept. velayat-e faqih (“Government of the Islamist jurist”) – effectively Islamic dictatorship. Banisadr faced the myriad contradictions that emerged after the 1979 Islamic …

IranSource October 8, 2021 • 6:18 a.m. ET Iranian war games on the border with Azerbaijan were truly a message to Israel Through Abbas Qaidari In recent years, Iranian politicians have viewed neighboring Azerbaijan as Israel’s proxy, which may explain why Iran has named its most significant ground military exercise in recent years on the …

Lebanese President Michel Aoun, right, meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, at the presidential palace, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, October 7, 2021. (Dalati Nohra) Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian expressed his country’s readiness to help Lebanon solve its problems and build power plants. Prime Minister Najib Mikati said his country …

File photo: Headquarters of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo. Reuters The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen announced Wednesday that its defenses had intercepted a drone loaded with explosives, adding that it had injured four workers at the airport and shattered glass on some facades. In its statement, the ministry also …

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, currently in Moscow for a series of talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, insisted on Wednesday that the country would not agree to a “change of map” in the region. Caucasus, to its northwest. Although the comments were offered without reference to any nation, they likely targeted Azerbaijan, Iran’s …

Iranian media began to mount rhetoric against Azerbaijan, with a headline claiming that Baku “denied the presence of the Zionist regime near the border with Iran,” a claim that seems to contrast with its insinuation that the close relationship Israel with Azerbaijan is a threat to Tehran. The larger context is that Iran carried out …

Azerbaijan and Iran have deep historical and cultural relations. They share a border of approximately 760 kilometers. Since Azerbaijan gained independence in 1991, relations between Baku and Tehran have been good neighbors but sometimes difficult. The 1992 war and the resulting Armenian occupation of its territories preoccupied Azerbaijan for almost 30 years. The occupation of …

Iran is behind the attack on Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi last week, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s spokesman Matan Sidi said on Monday. “Contrary to what has been published [Sunday] night about the incident in Cyprus, I ask for clarification on behalf of security officials that this was a terrorist attack by Iran against Israeli businessmen …

FM Prince Faisal said the fourth round of negotiations between the two Middle Eastern rivals took place on September 21. Saudi Arabia held talks with regional rival Tehran last month as talks to ease tensions continue under Iranian conservative President Ebrahim Raisi. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said on Sunday that …

Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, warned Iran’s neighbors against “foreign influence” in a tweet published Saturday in Persian, Arabic, English and Hebrew, amid heightened tensions with the ‘Azerbaijan. . . ולהתרחק מהם. – Ù„ÛŒ شمخانی (@alishamkhani_ir) October 2, 2021 cnxps.cmd.push (function () {cnxps ({playerId: ’36af7c51-0caf-4741-9824-2c941fc6c17b’}). render (‘4c4d856e0e6f4e3d808bbc1715e132f6’);}); if (window.location.pathname.indexOf (“656089”)! = …

The Iranian military has launched a major military exercise near the country’s border with Azerbaijan, in a show of force amid tensions with its neighboring country partly linked to the latter’s close ties to Israel. Tehran- The Iranian military has launched a major military exercise near the country’s border with Azerbaijan, in a show of …

TEHRAN – Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad welcomed any initiative aimed at strengthening relations between Iran and Arab countries In an interview with pan-Arab satellite television channel Al Mayadeen on Sunday, Syria’s top diplomat said his government supports efforts to integrate countries in the region. He said Iran has always supported the Arabs and sided …

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks at a White House press briefing in June. Sullivan is traveling to Saudi Arabia today to meet with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman as the United States tries to pressure the kingdom to move towards a ceasefire in its multi-year war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen. …

A summit between the two leaders is scheduled for September 29 in Sochi, on the Black Sea. They will seek a difficult agreement over northwestern Syria where there is a further escalation of violence. Russian fighter planes hit in different parts of the province of Idlib: five militiamen dead and 12 wounded among the civilians. …

OPINION: Iran’s new trajectory is well underway, leaving the West with considerably reduced weight in future relations, writes Shannon Ebrahim. The tone of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in his address at the opening of the UN General Assembly indicates a clear change in the country’s foreign policy, even if its strategic direction remains the same. …

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has said Tehran will not accept a “longer and stronger deal” the United States wants with world powers on its nuclear program. Iran’s top diplomat made the comments to the New York Times on Friday, adding that the 2015 deal “has a lot of harsh criticism in Iran, but we …

WASHINGTON – The House Thursday by an overwhelming majority approved $ 1 billion in new funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, after a debate that revealed bitter divisions among Democrats over US policy toward one of its closest allies. The vote was 420: 9 to help Israel replace missile interceptors used in heavy …

Covid-19 cases in India: Active Covid cases have fallen to 309,575. New Delhi: India added 26,115 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total infections to 3,35,054,534, while active cases fell to 3,09,575, the lowest in 184 days, according to the health ministry of the Union. The death toll rose to 4,45,385 with 252 …

British, Chinese, French, German and Russian ministers will not meet Iran at the United Nations this week to discuss a return to nuclear talks, the Union’s foreign policy chief told reporters on Monday. European, Josep Borrell. Diplomats were tentatively planning a ministerial meeting of the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal on Wednesday on the …

New Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to tell Iranian counterpart UK ‘is not going to give up’ fight for UK dual nationals to be detained by state household, Cabinet minister said . Ms Truss is due to meet Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday, where the …

UNITED NATIONS, September 17 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken does not plan to meet his new Iranian counterpart next week at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York, US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Friday . Indirect talks between Iran and the United States in Vienna …

In the ongoing nuclear standoff involving the United States and Iran – Israel and the moderate Sunni Arab states being the most actively interested parties on the sidelines – everyone has now blinked. Where that means the nuclear stalemate will go next is less certain. The United States blinked first. cnxps.cmd.push (function () {cnxps ({playerId: …

Image source: PTI / REPRESENTATION. EAM S Jaishankar meets his counterparts from Iran, Armenia and Uzbekistan at SCO. Foreign Minister S Jaishankar met his counterparts from Iran, Armenia and Uzbekistan on Friday and exchanged views on recent developments in Afghanistan, in the face of regional challenges and ways to strengthen bilateral relations. Jaishankar, who is …

“Free Artsakh Welcome” sign (Photo: 517design / Wikimedia Commons) I wanted to write about this a long time ago, even before the war. But the Artsakh war, its devastating result on the Armenian nation and its political ideology prompted me to raise provocative questions and arguments. What kind of Artsakh do Armenians dream of? Is …

Ebrahim Raisi, who took office as Iranian president in August, speaks at a press conference in Tehran, Iran on June 21, 2021. Majid Asgaripour / WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany, September 8 (Reuters) – The Iranian president on Wednesday warned Western states against Tehran’s rebuke to the UN atomic …

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan with former Afghan President Hamed Karzai during a phone call on Tuesday. The senior Iranian diplomat said it was the Islamic Republic’s principled position to support dialogue among all groups in Afghanistan to form an inclusive government that reflects the ethnic …

Iraq hosts Middle East rivals for rare reunion aimed at easing regional tensions BAGHDAD – Arab heads of state and senior officials in the region, including sworn enemies Iran and Saudi Arabia, hold a rare meeting at a conference hosted by Iraq. The meeting aims to ease tensions in the Middle East and underlines the …

BAGHDAD, Aug. 25 (Reuters) – Iraq has invited Iran and Arab enemies in the Gulf of Tehran to a summit in Baghdad in an effort to ease tensions that have drawn them closer to open conflict in recent years. Officials say the meeting, which will also discuss the war in Yemen, the collapse of Lebanon …

Russia has said it will hold joint maritime exercises with China and Iran in the coming months, in an announcement meant to show Moscow and Beijing’s support for Tehran in its confrontation with Washington, the South said. China Morning Post citing a Chinese analyst. Sun Qi, an international relations expert at the Shanghai Academy of …

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi hit each other’s elbows during a meeting in Tehran, Iran. Majid Asgaripour / WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across …

Iran’s frozen money was another issue discussed during the meeting between Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Iranian officials. Tehran, Iran – Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is in Tehran for a series of high-level meetings on a range of issues, including the 2015 Iran nuclear deal with world powers and developments in Afghanistan. Motegi, …

Iran’s foreign ministry has denied that any member of the Iranian forces or an Iranian citizen was killed in Yemen. The denial is interesting because there wasn’t a lot of attention given to this story, so questions arise as to why Iran would deny something that no one else knew. Iran may be trying to …

Ebrahim Raisi, former head of the Iranian judiciary and supporter of the conservative hard line, was approved Tuesday as the country’s new president by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. After his landslide victory in the June presidential election, Raisi was officially confirmed at a ceremony in Tehran as the new president of Iran, which has …

A series of leaks over the past week gives the impression that Israel is once again on the verge of launching an air assault on Iranian nuclear facilities. In coordinated reports on two television stations, journalists revealed that the IDF is once again stepping up its preparations for a possible strike against Iran – and …

(Representative image) Union Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar (left) meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (right) in Dushanbe, March 29, 2021 | Twitter Text size: A- A + Athe ‘Poetry of War Wounds and the Literature Festival in Kabul last week, as the Taliban knocked on Kandahar’s doors, and hours before the photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was …

Presenting the Slovenian Presidency’s foreign affairs priorities to the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Foreign Minister Anže Logar was questioned by MEPs on an unofficial document on the redistribution of the borders of the Western Balkans, the situation in North Macedonia and Albania, and the recent statements by Prime Minister Janez JanÅ¡a on Iran and …

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi plans to visit Iran, possibly in mid-August, to forge ties with his new government led by a hard-core conservative, diplomatic sources said on Friday. Motegi is expected to meet his Iranian counterpart as Japan aims to strengthen its traditionally friendly ties with Iran and discuss with the administration of President-elect …

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HERAT / KABUL (Reuters) – Taliban insurgents reached entry points to the capital of northwestern Afghanistan’s Badghis province on Wednesday, officials said, causing panic among locals and urging prisoners to escape from the city jail. Provincial governor Husamuddin Shams told Reuters that the Taliban attacked the town of Qala-e-Naw from three directions in the morning …

The Russian Defense Ministry hosted the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS) from June 22-24. As some 600 defense and diplomatic nations gathered in the capital to discuss global security concerns, Russian officials took to the international stage to brag about their country’s military intervention in Syria. Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev claimed the …

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden sought to assure Israel that he would not tolerate a nuclear Iran as he met incumbent Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday amid a major upheaval in Israeli politics and growing angst in Tel Aviv over the US administration’s efforts to reinstate the Iran nuclear deal. Biden noted that …

The Iraqi government, fearing it would get drawn into a US-Iran conflict, condemned US strikes on its territory and said it would “explore all legal options” to prevent such actions from being repeated. Syria called the strikes a “flagrant violation of the sanctity of Syrian and Iraqi lands”. Loading The Iraqi military condemned the US …

BAGHDAD – The Egyptian president arrived in Baghdad on Sunday on a first official visit by an Egyptian head of state in more than 30 years, for tripartite talks with Jordan and Iraq to deepen economic cooperation and safe. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was greeted by Iraqi President Barham Salih upon his arrival on Sunday morning. …

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s multinational trip to Europe brings him to Italy on Sunday for several days of meetings with top Italian leaders, Pope Francis, Group of 20 leaders and ministerial-level officials. After being warmly received in France and Germany, Blinken left Paris on Sunday for Rome, where he meets Italy’s foreign minister, …

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria calls on international leaders to resume talks aimed at ending the 10-year Syrian conflict between opposition forces allied with the United States and the Russian-backed Syrian government. © Getty Images UN envoy calls for resumption of talks on war in Syria In his remarks to the UN Security …

Israel has tried to influence the Biden administration’s approach to the Iran nuclear deal in a series of high-level meetings with US officials, Israeli officials tell me. Why is this important: Under former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel did not engage with the Biden administration over the deal except to vehemently oppose it and stress …