Rouhani: Investigations will continue to identify and prosecute all involved in plane crash tragedyTEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has pledged to continue investigations for identifying and prosecuting all individuals involved in the unintentional shootdown of the Ukrainian plane which crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport on January 8, leading to the death of 176 people on board. In a statement on Saturday morning, Rouhani noted that the country “deeply regrets this disastrous mistake.” “Armed Forces’ internal investigation has concluded that missiles fired due to human error caused the horrific crash of the Ukrainian plane (and) death of 176 innocent people. Investigations will continue to identify (and) prosecute all those involved in this great tragedy (and) unforgivable mistake,” Rouhani wrote on his official Twitter account. “My thoughts and prayers go to all the mourning families. I offer my sincerest condolences.” Rouhani’s full text message ..
Kharrazi says INSTEX does not go beyond a “claim”TEHRAN – Kamal Kharrazi, chairman of Iran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, believes that INSTEX, a European payment system for trade with Iran designed to circumvent U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran, lacks teeth. While INSTEX has positive aspects, it does not go further than a “claim” at the moment, Kharrazi told the Young Journalists Club (YJC) on Friday. Representatives from the remaining countries signatory to the nuclear deal (JCPOA) held a joint session in Vienna on June 28 to explore ways to save the collapse of the nuclear deal as Iran is scaling back its nuclear commitments in response to reimposition of sanctions and lack of a concrete step by the EU to shield Tehran from sanctions effect. Kharrazi, who was Iran’s chief diplomat from 1997 to 2005, said there were no definitive assessments of the meeting, but with only several millions of euros of credit that the Europeans had allocated to INSTEX, business would d..
Harris takes Biden's place? Polls recently published in the United States indicate that former US Vice President Joe Biden can no longer guarantee his easy victory in the Democratic primaries! In other words, Biden's definitive move to the final stage of the US presidential election in 2020 is no longer possible. An overview of the latest news and polls in the United States illustrates this very well: Biden’s Iowa support crumbles in new poll As politico reported, As Joe Biden lands in Iowa for two days of events, he’s confronting signs of crumbling support in the first-in-the-nation caucus state: A new survey shows he’s plummeted 20 percentage points since September. A Focus on Rural America poll released Wednesday suggests the ground has shifted significantly over the past several months, with Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Biden currently clustered together at the top: Warren had 20 percent, Harris at 18 percent and Biden 17 percent. Bernie Sanders came in fourth at ..
Iran summons British ambassador over oil tanker seizureTEHRAN – The British Ambassador to Tehran, Robert Macaire, was summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Thursday evening in protest over the seizure of a tanker carrying Iranian oil. The Foreign Ministry described the UK move as unacceptable and called for an immediate release of the tanker, given that it has been seized at the request of the U.S. based on the information currently available, the ministry said in a report on its website. Pointing to the fact that the oil tanker was sailing in international waters, Iran called the UK Navy’s move tantamount to maritime banditry and stressed that Britain has no right to impose its own unilateral sanctions or those of the European Union in an extraterritorial manner against other countries. This is the very bullying policy of the U.S., about which the European countries have been always protesting, the ministry said. The ambassador was provided with the document about the oil tan..
Iran’s Expediency Council secretary calls for seizing British tanker in retaliationTEHRAN – Secretary of the Expediency Council (EC) has said Iran should seize a British oil tanker if London doesn’t release the Iranian tanker which was illegally seized by its forces. “The Islamic Revolution has never been an initiator of tension during its 40-year-old history, however, it has not hesitated to respond to bullies and thugs,” Mohsen Rezaee tweeted on Friday. The former IRGC chief added, “If Britain doesn’t return the Iranian tanker, the duty of responsible [Iranian] bodies is to seize a British oil tanker in a retaliatory measure.” The British Royal Marines seized an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday for trying to take oil to Syria allegedly in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that could escalate tensions between Iran and the West. Hours later, the Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Britain’s ambassador to Tehran, Rob Macaire, for the act. “Following the illegal se..
Trump chained by his egoismTrump has left no doubt that he is a bully and an odd person. While he has ditched a legally binding nuclear deal with Iran and imposed the harshest ever sanctions on the country, he wants Tehran not to do anything in protest. For example, on Saturday he warned of unspecified retaliation if Iran enriches more uranium than allowed under the 2015 nuclear deal. “I can only say, ‘you’ll see’,” he told reporters at the end of a G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Only a bully and abnormal person can talk in this way. A major question is that who is going to punish the Trump administration for violating the nuclear deal, which is endorsed by the UN Security Council Resolution 2231. He is so arrogant that has been threatening to punish any country or company that does not honor the illegal sanctions imposed on Iran. Another question that must be asked is what has been left that the Trump administration has not done against Iran. The only major thing left for him is ..
مکتب دفاع مقدس که به موازات و الهام گرفته از مکتب عاشورا است به مرور مشمول زمان شده و با شیب آهسته ای در حال کمرنگ شدن و فراموشی بود. اما در سحرگاهی که خبر شهادت سپهبد حاج قاسم سلیمانی همچون زلزله ای ویران کننده، زنگار خاطرات مردم ایران از دوران دفاع مقدس را بر […]