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US imposes sanctions on Iran's IRGC general

The US State Department said Saturday that it had imposed sanctions on a brigadier general of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 7:52:37

'Khamenei should be careful with what he says'

US President Donald Trump said Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei should be very careful about what he says after Khamenei harshly criticized the US in a Friday prayers sermon in Tehran.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/18 21:08:40

Iran's FM warns against "politicizing" Ukrainian plane crash

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday warned against any attempt to politicize the recent Ukrainian passenger plane crash in the outskirt of capital Tehran, state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/18 20:56:46

Greece ready to help Libya's post-conflict transition: FM

Greece is ready to help Libya going forward once a solution is found to the conflict there, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias told the press here on Friday following his meeting with Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/18 20:53:09

Trump warns Iranian supreme leader to be 'very careful with his words'

US President Donald Trump fired back Friday evening at Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who earlier had mocked him as a "clown" - then in a subsequent tweet Trump said Iran's leaders "should abandon terror and Make Iran Great Again!"
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/18 20:06:47

Turkey sends troops to Libya ahead of Berlin conference

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that his country is deploying troops in Libya to ensure the stability of the UN-backed government in Tripoli, a move aiming to influence the upcoming Berlin peace talks, experts said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/17 23:22:18

Iran's top leader says US assassination of Soleimani "cowardice" act

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday said that the US assassination of Iran's Quds commander, Qassem Soleimani, was a "cowardice act" which hurt its superpower prestige.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/17 23:01:17

Iran slams Euro govts of sacrificing nuke deal

Iran on Thursday accused European governments of sacrificing a troubled 2015 nuclear deal to avoid trade reprisals from US President Donald Trump.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/16 22:28:42

Iran says considers 'possible' US electronic interference as cause of downing Ukrainian plane by 'mistake'

A possible disruption in Iran's radar network by the US electronic interference may have caused the operator to mistake the Ukrainian passenger plan for an incoming American cruise missile.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 8:20:57

China regrets Britain, France, Germany's decision to trigger Iran deal dispute mechanism

China regrets that the UK, France and Germany - known as E3 - have launched the dispute resolution mechanism of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), believing that this will not help solve the problem or ease current tensions, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Global Times - Agencies | 2020/1/15 23:23:40

Iran welcomes 'constructive' measures to save nuclear deal: spokesperson

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi said Tuesday that Iran welcomes any constructive measure which aims at saving the 2015 nuclear deal.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 8:48:51

Israel launches airstrikes on Syrian air base in Homs

Israel launched airstrikes on the T-4 air base in the central Syrian province of Homs on Tuesday, but causing no major damages.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/15 8:08:59

2 rockets hit military base housing US troops near Iraq's Baghdad

Two Katyusha rockets on Tuesday hit a military base housing US troops near the Iraqi capital Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/15 3:12:53

Iran weakness shown by protests: experts

"A good hand" was dealt Iran in handling the US assassination of Major General Qasem Soleimani, but Tehran didn't play it well, and now the situation has turned against itself, revealing flaws in the country's crisis management, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 0:33:35

Iran makes first arrests over jet downing

Iran announced on Tuesday its first ­arrests over the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week, as it struggles to contain the fallout from the disaster that sparked three days of protests.
Source: Agencies | 2020/1/14 22:23:43

Iran arrests "some" over Ukrainian plane crash: spokesman

Iran's Judiciary spokesman said here Tuesday that the Islamic republic has arrested some people related to the crash of a recent Ukrainian passenger plane over Tehran's sky, official IRNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/14 16:54:54

Iran denies 'coverup' over shot down airliner

Iran's government on Monday denied a "coverup" after it took days for the armed forces to admit a Ukrainian airliner was shot down by mistake last week.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2020/1/13 22:03:40

Jordan king warns of IS on rise again

King Abdullah of Jordan on Monday warned that the Islamic State (known as IS or ISIS) group was regrouping and was once again on the rise in the Middle East.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/13 21:08:42