Iran, Sri Lanka sign 2 MoUs on science, technology cooperation

Iran, Sri Lanka sign 2 MoUs on science, technology cooperation

New Delhi, May 26, IRNA – Iran and Sri Lanka signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) on the scientific and technological cooperation.

08:09 - 2017/05/26
Holland PM congratulates Rouhani on his reelection

Holland PM congratulates Rouhani on his reelection

Tehran, May 26, IRNA – Holland Prime Minister Mark Rutte in a message congratulated President Hassan Rouhani on his reelection in the May 19 presidential election.

07:58 - 2017/05/26
DFM: Iran to broaden, bolster strategic ties with China

DFM: Iran to broaden, bolster strategic ties with China

Beijing, May 25, IRNA – Deputy Foreign Minister Ibrahim Rahimpour and his Chinese counterpart on Thursday exchanged views on expansion of bilateral relations and cooperation.

08:13 - 2017/05/25
Pakistan launches new power plant

Pakistan launches new power plant

Islamabad, May 25, IRNA – Pakistan has launched the first 660-megawatt unit of Sahiwal Coal Power plant as the first energy project under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). But country still needs at least more 5,000 MWs to cope with its severe energy shortage.

05:26 - 2017/05/25
Canberra eager to continue co-op with Tehran: Australian FM

Canberra eager to continue co-op with Tehran: Australian FM

Kuala Lumpur, May 25, IRNA – Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop announced Thursday that her country is eager to continue cooperation with Iran to repel common global and regional challenges.

11:41 - 2017/05/25
SNSC Secretary arrives in Tehran

SNSC Secretary arrives in Tehran

Tehran, May 25, IRNA – Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani has just arrived in Tehran after a visit to Moscow to address the 8th International Meeting of High Representatives for Security Issues in the Russian capital.

09:49 - 2017/05/25
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on May 25

Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on May 25

Tehran, May 25, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in local English language newspapers on Thursday:

09:15 - 2017/05/25
Zarif: Promoting ties with Africa Iran’s priority

Zarif: Promoting ties with Africa Iran’s priority

Tehran, May 24, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Sierra Leone Mohamed Gibril Sesay here on Wednesday discussed ways for promoting cooperation in all fields.

12:22 - 2017/05/25
Iran's cultural attaché: Tehran, Bishkek remove visa barriers

Iran's cultural attaché: Tehran, Bishkek remove visa barriers

Tehran, May 24, IRNA -- Iran's cultural attaché to Bishkek Ali Hakempour said on Wednesday that Iran and Kyrgyzstan are to remove visa restrictions to ease exchange of visits between the two countries' nationals in the near future.

08:38 - 2017/05/24
Pope Francis puts spotlight on King Salman disregard for religious values

Pope Francis puts spotlight on King Salman disregard for religious values

Tehran, May 24, IRNA – The first leg of US President Donald Trump's visit to the Middle East region and Saudi Arabia in particular irritated world Muslims for double-standard policy by the US First lady and Czech model Ivana Zelníčková in meeting two religious leaders with two different dress codes.

08:34 - 2017/05/24
Shamkhani: Iran-Pakistan border protection necessary

Shamkhani: Iran-Pakistan border protection necessary

Tehran, May 24, IRNA -- Protecting shared borders and preventing terrorists groups' presence and activities in the border region of Iran and Pakistan is an inevitable necessity, Iran's Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani affirmed on Wednesday.

08:11 - 2017/05/24
Castro congratulates Rouhani on re-election

Castro congratulates Rouhani on re-election

Madrid, May 24, IRNA -- Cuban President Raul Castro in a message to President-elect Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday congratulated him on his re-election to the top executive post.

08:00 - 2017/05/24
Saudis show angry response to pro-Iran remarks by Qatari emir

Saudis show angry response to pro-Iran remarks by Qatari emir

Tehran, May 24, IRNA – The Saudi and pro-Saudi media in the region showed harsh reaction to Qatari emir's remarks that was denied later.

07:53 - 2017/05/24
Sri Lankan president congratulates Rouhani on re-election

Sri Lankan president congratulates Rouhani on re-election

New Delhi, May 24, IRNA – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena cabled a message on Wednesday to President-elect Hassan Rouhani to congratulate his re-election as the country's president.

07:37 - 2017/05/24
Envoy: Britain to remain committed to nuclear deal

Envoy: Britain to remain committed to nuclear deal

Tehran, May 24, IRNA -- Britain as a negotiating party to Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) would spare no effort to fully implement it, said the country’s ambassador to Tehran on Wednesday.

06:49 - 2017/05/24
DYFM: Iran works hard to control terrorism, extremism in region

DYFM: Iran works hard to control terrorism, extremism in region

Tehran, May 24, IRNA – Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Wednesday that Iran works hard to control terrorism and extremism in the region, but this crisis needs a collective solution.

06:43 - 2017/05/24
Iran, China slam US-Saudi arms deal as destabilizing move

Iran, China slam US-Saudi arms deal as destabilizing move

Moscow, May 24, IRNA -- Iran and China high-ranking national security officials criticized US and Saudi Arabia's policies, including their recent multi-billion-dollar arms contract, as destabilizing factors for the region.

06:33 - 2017/05/24
India’s 1st container ship docks in Chabahar

India’s 1st container ship docks in Chabahar

Chabahar, May 24, IRNA -- A senior trade official announced on Wednesday that an Indian cargo ship with 300 containers of goods, including rice, docked in Shahid Kalantari pier in the port of Chabahar and started unloading its shipments.

06:20 - 2017/05/24
'Saadi Shirazi Corner' opened by Peshawar University in Pakistan

'Saadi Shirazi Corner' opened by Peshawar University in Pakistan

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA – Cultural center for 'Saadi Shirazi' studies, called 'Saadi Corner', opened at Pakistan’s Peshawar University on Wednesday.

05:18 - 2017/05/24
Terrorism still a top global threat: Top security official

Terrorism still a top global threat: Top security official

Moscow, May 24, IRNA – Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said on Wednesday that terrorism is still among the top global threats despite decline of Daesh (the ISIS terrorist group) power.

05:10 - 2017/05/24
Oil Minister: Election removes obstacles for new contracts

Oil Minister: Election removes obstacles for new contracts

Tehran, May 24, IRNA -- Iran's 12th Presidential election removed an important part of obstacles in the way of new oil contracts’ implementation, said Bijan Zangeneh, Minister of Petroleum on Wednesday.

04:52 - 2017/05/24
Diplomat: 15,000 Afghan university students studying in Iran

Diplomat: 15,000 Afghan university students studying in Iran

Qazvin, May 24, IRNA -- Afghanistan's Assistant Ambassador in Iran Ahmad Aaron Najmipour on Wednesday announced that 15,000 Afghan students are studying in Iran's universities.

04:18 - 2017/05/24
Iran, Syria discuss economic cooperation

Iran, Syria discuss economic cooperation

Damascus, May 24, IRNA – Iranian and Syrian officials discussed economic cooperation between the two countries in a meeting held in Damascus on Wednesday to consider development of economic ties.

03:57 - 2017/05/24
Lawmakers condemn crimes of Bahraini gov’t

Lawmakers condemn crimes of Bahraini gov’t

Tehran, May 24, IRNA – The members of Majlis (Parliament) in a statement on Wednesday condemned the crimes being committed by the Bahraini government.

03:11 - 2017/05/24
Los Angeles Times readers question US ties with Iran, S. Arabia

Los Angeles Times readers question US ties with Iran, S. Arabia

Tehran, May 24, IRNA – Some readers of the Los Angeles Times newspaper in separate letters call into question the US relations with Iran and Saudi Arabia.

02:55 - 2017/05/24
Extending suspension of anti-Iran sanctions, Trump’s first test: Senior official

Extending suspension of anti-Iran sanctions, Trump’s first test: Senior official

Tehran, May 24, IRNA – A senior diplomat says that extension of suspension of nuclear sanctions on Iran was the first test for the US President Donald Trump.

02:16 - 2017/05/24
Iranian bank opens office in Europe

Iranian bank opens office in Europe

Tehran, May 24, IRNA – In continuation of the banking openings after the nuclear deal between Iran and G5+1, Saman Bank opened its first branch in Rome, after the Central Banks of Iran and Italy had granted the necessary licenses.

01:50 - 2017/05/24
Syrian PM congratulates Rouhani’s re-election

Syrian PM congratulates Rouhani’s re-election

Damascus, May 24, IRNA – The Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis congratulated President Hassan Rouhani’s re-election as Iran president.

01:31 - 2017/05/24
Muqtada Sadr calls for gathering in front of Bahrain’s embassy

Muqtada Sadr calls for gathering in front of Bahrain’s embassy

Tehran, May 24, IRNA – The leader of Sadrist Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday called for a peaceful gathering in fron of Bahrain's embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday to protest to Manama's measures against people and religious leaders of Bahrain.

11:42 - 2017/05/24
Saudi-led military alliance against Pakistan’s interests: Pak analysts

Saudi-led military alliance against Pakistan’s interests: Pak analysts

Islamabad, May 24, IRNA – Pakistani analysts strongly believe that joining Saudi-led military alliance does not serve the national interests of Pakistan.

11:38 - 2017/05/24
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