Saturday, 29 April 2017

Tag Archives: Iran

Iran terms Pakistan as trusted brother

Hassan Rouhani

TEHRAN: President Hassan Rohani of the Islamic Republic of Iran has reiterated his country’s unflinching support and friendship to Pakistan, terming it a “trusted brother”. In a Message received from Iran, he made these remarks during his meeting with the Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and the members of ...

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General Raheel departs to lead military alliance

GEN RAHEEL

LAHORE: Pakistan’s Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif revealed that former army chief General Raheel Sharif has left for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to head the 41-nation military alliance. Talking to journalists, he said that Raheel Sharif had been given permission to head the military alliance after completion ...

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Ahmadinejad barred from re-running for Iran presidency

Ahmadinejad

TEHRAN: Iran’s ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who ruled Iran for eight years, has been barred from the Guardian Council to run in next month’s presidential election. His close ally Hamid Baghaie has also been disqualified. President Hassan Rouhani was among the six candidates approved by Iran’s clerical Guardian Council on Thursday ...

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Iran’s Ahmadinejad registers to contest presidential election

Ahmadinejad

TEHRAN: In what appears to be a surprise move, former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has filed to run in the country’s presidential election. The development contradicts a recommendation from the nation’s Supreme Leader to avoid the contest against Hassan Rouhani but hard liners in the country seek a bold candidate to who can stand up to U.S. ...

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Indian FM warns Pakistan over Kulbhushan death sentence

Kulbhushan Jadhav

NEW DELHI: India has strongly reacted over Pakistan’s decision to award death sentence to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. Yesterday, Pakistan Army announced that Jadhav, an Indian who confessed to spying for Indian intelligence, will be executed. Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday assured her country’s lawmakers that New Delhi ...

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Iranian conservative cleric to run in May’s presidential vote: IRNA

Hassan Rouhani

TEHRAN: A bloc of conservative Iranian political parties has nominated a powerful cleric as their candidate to run in next month’s presidential election to try to unseat the moderate Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s state news agency IRNA said. Seeking to regain the presidency by stopping Rouhani winning a second four-year term, ...

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Iran ready for mediation to resolve Kashmir issue: Mehdi

Mehdi Honardoost maryam

TEHRAN: Iran is ready to use its special influence and relations with Pakistan and India to mediate between the conflicting parties on Kashmir issue and help bring sustainable peace in the region. In an interview, the Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost said, “Iranian government has announced its readiness ...

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Putin meets Iran’s Rouhani as ties deepen

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MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday was hosting his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani for talks that are being closely watched for signs of their next moves in Syria. Rouhani s first official visit to Russia comes as the two backers of the Syrian regime push for ways to end the ...

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ECO sees connectivity as key to prosperity

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of the Economic Cooperation Organisation member states agreed here on Wednesday to collectively combat terrorism and vowed to cooperate in fields like trade, energy and infrastructure development. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the ECO member countries needed to work as a unit for progress and prosperity. He said ...

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Iran claims Saudi Arabia, Israel working to damage country

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TEHRAN: Iran on Monday criticised what it said was coordination between Israel and regional rival Saudi Arabia, describing attempts to create an “international atmosphere” against Tehran. Foreign ministry spokesperson Bahram Ghasemi said the two countries “imagine they can compensate for their numerous defeats and failures in the region by creating an ...

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