TEHRAN – The recently secured visa-free treaty between Tehran and Moscow is valid for the entire Russia, an Iranian tourism official said in reaction to some reports that assume the privilege for the Russian Far East.
By Negar Asadi
TEHRAN - A prominent scholar says that the U.S. does not have the “tools”, “capacities” and “might” to militarily intervene in the Syrian crisis.
By Ali Kushki
TEHRAN – The recent U.S. military intervention in Syria will have no impact on the Astana talks and Iran, Russia, and Turkey carry on with their agenda to find a political solution to the Syrian war, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said.
TEHRAN - General Hossein Dehqan and Sergei Shoigu, the Iranian and Russian defense ministers, held a phone conversation on Tuesday to discuss the U.S. air strike against Syria.
The suicide-bomb attacks on two Coptic churches in Egypt that killed at least 47 people must be viewed as assaults on civilized and tolerant society.
By Martin Kettle
At the end of last week I sat in the spacious and splendidly restored country home of a former prime minister of Prussia, some 50 kilometers from the German-Polish border, and listened to two speeches in English. The first was given by Philip Hammond. The second, a couple of hours later, was given by Boris Johnson. Both professed undying friendship, respect and regard for Germany. Johnson even paraded a hitherto concealed family connection with the city of Stuttgart.
By Masood Akhtar
Based on what I have seen so far, I don’t see how Trump would make it through a full-term. People of his own party disagree with him on a number of issues already. During his campaign he waged war against the establishment, and now the establishment is waging war against him. Some of them are speaking out publicly, whereas others acknowledge their disagreement privately.
By Patrick Cockburn
In the final days before Turks vote in a referendum on 16 April on whether or not to give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dictatorial powers and effectively end parliamentary government, the mood in Turkey is prone to conspiracy theories and suspicion of foreign plots
TEHRAN - Roughly 67,000 Iranians visited Russia in 2016, a solid growth of 72 percent compared to a year earlier, Russia Beyond the Headlines reported on April 5.
By Ali Kushki
TEHRAN – Iran has strongly condemned the U.S. for its missile attack on an airfield in Syria on Friday morning, warning that such unilateral measures will “strengthen failing terrorists” in the Syrian battlefield.
By Richard W. Rahn
April 6 marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I — a war that claimed the lives of about 38 million people.
The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., European and Arab officials, the Washington Post reported on April 3.
TEHRAN – Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has said that there is already a “concrete agreement” between Russia and Iran for purchase of 12 planes.
TEHRAN - Iran national football team defeated China 1-0 to take another step towards confirming their participation in the finals of the FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018.
TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to pay a formal visit to Russia on Monday, the presidential office said on Friday.
By Seyed Hossein Mousavian
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump declared that destroying ISIS would be his top foreign policy priority. He signaled his seriousness about meeting this campaign promise shortly after inauguration day, ordering the Pentagon to develop a plan to more aggressively confront the group.
TEHRAN – Iran called on Saturday the recent Israeli airstrike against targets in the Syrian territory an indication that the “bloodsucking” regime shares interests with “Takfiri-Zionist terrorists” in the Syrian battlefield.
The volume of bilateral trade between Iran and Russia may reach $10 billion in three years, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei said Tuesday.
TEHRAN – The Iranian ambassador to Moscow has said there is no disagreement between the two countries on the use of the Iranian Hamadan airbase and they continue to closely cooperate in fighting terrorists in Syria.
TEHRAN – Russian Telecom and Mass Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov said on Monday that his country is interested in launching cooperation with Iran in cyber security fields such as electronic trade and software, IRNA reported.
TEHRAN – Russia, Turkey and Iran are pressing ahead with the third round of the Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said on Monday, despite a request from the Syrian opposition to postpone the meeting.
TEHRAN - The French foreign ministry condemned the deadly Damascus attack on Saturday and called on truce guarantors, especially Russia and Iran, to ensure that the ceasefire in Syria is fully respected.
TEHRAN – Commander of an Iranian naval flotilla that has docked at Russia’s port city of Makhachkala on a friendly visit met with the commander of the Russian Navy’s Caspian Flotilla on Saturday.
TEHRAN – An Iranian naval flotilla, comprised of a homegrown destroyer and a missile-launching vessel, berthed at Russia’s coastal city of Makhachkala, the capital the Republic of Dagestan, on Friday, Tasnim reported.
TEHRAN –Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday that Russia is considering the purchase of up to five million tons (mt) of Iranian crude oil on an annual basis, IRNA reported.
TEHRAN- Railway delegations from Iran, Russia and Republic of Azerbaijan signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) on reducing common rail transit tariffs by 50 percent, in a trilateral meeting in Moscow on Tuesday.
TEHRAN – The Iranian Navy on Tuesday dispatched a flotilla of warships to Russia's Makhachkala, the capital of the Republic of Dagestan.
By MAX FISHER
An idea, once unthinkable, is gaining attention in European policy circles: a European Union nuclear weapons program.
By Janet Street Porter
At the moment, too many working-class boys are underperforming, lacking in motivation, technical and social skills. In short, many are unemployable. It may be time for a radical solution
TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran is not seeing any “positive behavior” from Saudi officials.