Thursday, 19 September 2019

Tag Archives: Tehran

IS strike heart of Tehran, Iran blames Saudis

Police officers helping civilians leave the Parliament building in Tehran on Wednesday. LONDON: Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people in an unprecedented assault that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards blamed on regional rival Saudi Arabia. Islamic State ...

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Iran’s Ahmadinejad registers to contest presidential election

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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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

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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