Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran's foreign minister briefly hospitalized

Iranian state media says the country's foreign minister was briefly hospitalized due to severe illness.<p>The state-run IRNA news agency cited a Foreign …


Iran official warns Europe against playing US-Israeli game

A senior Iranian official warns the European Union against playing in the court of the US and Israel.

South Asia

Exclusive: European powers propose new Iran sanctions to meet Trump ultimatum

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.<p>The joint paper, seen by …

South Asia

Syria war: Thousands flee twin offensives in Afrin and Ghouta

<b>As many as 50,000 people have fled separate offensives against rebel forces in northern and southern Syria in recent days, activists say.</b><p>About 30,000 have left the northern town of Afrin as Turkish forces and their allies stepped up a siege.<p>In the Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus, some 20,000 …

Middle East

Syria: 40 civilians killed in airstrikes as thousands flee Eastern Ghouta

Forty civilians were killed, including six children, in airstrikes in the Kafr Batna district in Syria on Friday amid a mass exodus from rebel-held …

Middle East

Russia's Lavrov says Moscow will expel British diplomats

ASTANA (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday Russia will expel British diplomats in response to London's decision to expel 23 staff at the Russian embassy in London.<p>Asked by a Reuters reporter, at a summit on Syria in the Kazakh capital, if Russia planned to expel …


DIARY-Political and General News Events from March 16

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North Africa

The Political Forces Behind Rex Tillerson’s Firing

Donald Trump’s firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday was welcomed in many quarters of official Washington as a kind of deliverance—or …

Conservative View

IRGC funding for cinema stirs debate in Iran

“I am a dependent filmmaker. I am a man of the system. … I thank Owj [Arts and Media] Organization. They work hard and deserve the title of ‘The …

South Asia

Iran invites Pakistan to join port project with India

ISLAMABAD — Iran’s foreign minister has wrapped up a trip to Pakistan in which he made a surprise offer to let Islamabad take part in a major port project partly funded by Pakistan’s archrival India.<p>India has helped to expand and develop Iran’s Arabian Sea port of Chabahar as part of efforts to set …

Saudi Arabia

Railroad Project to Connect Iran With Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan

The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Iran held the first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Baku to discuss regional cooperation.<p>At …

South Asia

Iran plays down potential impact of Pompeo appointment on nuclear deal | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran played down the potential impact on its landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers of the appointment of the hawkish Mike Pompeo as the new U.S. secretary of state, saying the change was an internal U.S. matter.<p>FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif …

South Asia

Iran says Donald Trump’s sacking of Rex Tillerson shows the US wants to quit nuclear deal

Iran’s deputy foreign minister for political affairs said it was uncertain whether European countries would succeed in convincing the US to preserve …

South Asia

Tehran ‘folly’ has no healer - ARAB TIMES - KUWAIT NEWS

IT IS certain that the Mullah regime is dominated by folly as it does not learn from past experiences. The regime continues to follow the same path — …

South Asia

Iran invites China and Pakistan to participate in Chabahar project with India, says initiative not aimed at 'strangulating' anybody - Firstpost

<b>Islamabad:</b> Iran has invited Pakistan and China to participate in the strategic Chabahar Port and said the initiative is not aimed at "strangulating" …


Tillerson sacking could spell doom for Iran nuclear deal

Trump singles out dispute with secretary of state over whether to exit 2015 accord as a major reason for his abrupt dismissal

South Asia

No end to Yemen war in sight as Saudi Arabia, Iran lock horns

As the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen nears its third year, the war doesn’t seem to be coming to an end anytime soon. The internal strife between …

Middle East

US Rejects Iranian Accusations of Supporting Afghan IS

The United States is rejecting as "laughable and patently false" Iranian allegations that American troops in Afghanistan support Islamic State …


Fears grow for future of Iran nuclear deal in wake of Tillerson's removal

Iranian officials unnerved by Trump’s ‘unpredictable’ behaviour while Europe alarmed by prospect of a full-scale US-EU trade war<p>The abrupt dismissal of Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state was seen overseas as a hardening of the Donald Trump’s America First policy, a serious blow to the future of …

Rex Tillerson

Iran Says It 'Foiled' Attempted Suicide Attacks From Pakistan

Iran Tuesday disclosed that it and Pakistan had foiled two suicide attacks on Iran's territory by militants based in Pakistan.<p>Iranian Foreign …

Middle East

U.S. general signals support for Iran nuclear deal

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union High Representative for …

South Asia

European pressure over missiles unites Iranian hardliners, moderates

Iran appears impervious to the increasing pressure from the United States and Europe to negotiate over its regional policies and missile program.

South Asia

Associated Press Of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, March 13 (APP):Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Tuesday reiterated his country’s commitment for improving relations<br>with the …

Kulbhushan Jadhav

BBC appeals to UN over 'collective punishment' of its journalists by Iran

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>LONDON - British broadcaster the BBC said on Monday it was appealing to the United Nations to protect its …

South Asia

Iran will not let its soil be used against Pakistan: Iranian envoy

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, while on a three-day official visit, said Iranian leadership will not let its soil be used against …


BBC UN appeal: Stop Iran harassing Persian service staff - BBC News

More than 20 BBC Persian service staff or family members have received death threats<p>The BBC is making an unprecedented appeal to the UN to stop Iran from harassing its Persian service staff in London and their families in Iran.<p>It says Iran has stepped up a campaign of intimidation, including …

South Asia

Iran’s FM Calls For Antiterrorist Cooperation With Pakistan

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has told Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif that the two countries should work together …

South Asia

Iranian foreign minister in Islamabad for 3-day visit

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan state television reports that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Islamabad as the head of a politico-economic delegation.<p>During his three-day visit, which began Sunday, Zarif will hold talks with the Pakistani prime minister, foreign minister, interior …

South Asia

Press TV: Iran's FM to hold talks with Pakistani officials in Islamabad

<b>March 09:</b> Press TV states that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif plans to pay a visit to Islamabad to hold talks with senior Pakistani …

Iran FM to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Iran’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will arrive in Islamabad on a four-day visit on Sunday.<p>According to details, Mohammad …

South Asia