Thursday, 19 April 2018

Tag Archives: Iran

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

rouhani putin

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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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tells Trump ‘no enemy can paralyse’ Iran

TEHRAN: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning to Tehran to stop its missile tests, and called on Iranians to respond to Trump’s “threats” on Friday’s anniversary of the 1979 revolution. “No enemy can paralyse the Iranian nation,” Khamenei was quoted as saying by his ...

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Pakistan win Davis Cup tie against Iran

AISAM AQEEL DAVIS CUP

ISLAMABAD: Time-tested pair of Aisam-ul-Haq and Aqeel Khan gave Pakistan unassailable 3-0 lead in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-I, after thrashing Anosha Shahgholi/Alborz in straight sets. The rain threat was also looming over the match but it stayed away till Pakistan won the third set and the match. Aisam was ...

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Iran warns of retaliation if US breaches nuclear deal

BEIRUT: Extending U.S. sanctions on Iran for 10 years would breach the Iranian nuclear agreement, Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said, warning that Tehran would retaliate if the sanctions are approved. The U.S. House of Representatives re-authorised last week the Iran Sanctions Act, or ISA, for 10 years. The law ...

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Iran signs major gas deal with France´s Total

TEHRAN: Iran signed a deal with France’s Total on Tuesday to develop a major offshore gas field, its first big contract with a Western energy firm since sanctions were loosened in January. Total will lead a consortium also including China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Iran’s Petropars to develop Phase 11 ...

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