Anger grows in Pakistan’s Parachinar after blasts kill over 100

Anger grows in Pakistan’s Parachinar after blasts kill over 100

Tehran, June 26, IRNA -- Members of Shia community in Parachinar in NW Pakistan protested Monday as the death toll from twin blasts three days earlier jumps to over 100, marking a grisly Eid-ul-Fitr for the town worst hit by terrorists so far in 2017.

11:48 - 2017/06/26
Rouhani calls on Islamic thinkers to shed light on bases of justice, wisdom, peace in Islamic thought

Rouhani calls on Islamic thinkers to shed light on bases of justice, wisdom, peace in Islamic thought

Tehran, June 25, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani said in a message on Sunday that Muslim thinkers should explain bases of justice, wisdom and peace in the Islamic thought so that the Islamic Umma will be able to withstand divisive plots of the enemies through empathy and consolidation of religious bonds.

01:35 - 2017/06/26
UNGASS ground-breaking moment for action against drug abuse, trafficking: UN Chief

UNGASS ground-breaking moment for action against drug abuse, trafficking: UN Chief

Tehran, June 25, IRNA -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2017, called UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) as a ground-breaking moment that provided a detailed and forward-looking blueprint for action against drug abuse and trafficking.

01:03 - 2017/06/26
Supreme Leader congratulates Muslims on Eid al-Fitr

Supreme Leader congratulates Muslims on Eid al-Fitr

Tehran, June 25, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in a twitter message on Sunday congratulated Muslims worldwide on the Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

12:30 - 2017/06/26
Zarif urges Muslim leaders to use Eid al-Fitr to boost peace, unity

Zarif urges Muslim leaders to use Eid al-Fitr to boost peace, unity

Tehran, June 25, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a twitter message on Sunday congratulated Muslims worldwide on the Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

12:11 - 2017/06/26
Iran announces Monday start of Eid al-Fitr

Iran announces Monday start of Eid al-Fitr

Tehran, June 25, IRNA -- The Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei confirmed Monday as first day of Islamic month of Shawwal which marks Eid al-Fitr.

11:50 - 2017/06/25
Rouhani: Tehran policy based on further development of ties with Doha

Rouhani: Tehran policy based on further development of ties with Doha

Tehran, June 25, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation with Qatari emir reaffirmed Iranian government and nation’s support for the Qatari nation and government, saying that Tehran policy is based on further development of ties with Doha.

11:47 - 2017/06/25
Tehran ready for development of cooperation with Kuwait

Tehran ready for development of cooperation with Kuwait

Tehran, June 25, IRNA -- Iran's Ambassador to Kuwait Alireza Enayati on Sunday stressed that the Iranian officials are committed to develop political ties with Kuwait.

08:27 - 2017/06/25
$150m euro investment in Farabi Petchem Facility after JCPOA

$150m euro investment in Farabi Petchem Facility after JCPOA

Abadan, Khouzestan Prov., June 25, IRNA – Managing Director of Farabi Petrochemical Facility in Mahshahr Ebrahim Saqaie says the facility has had the power for 150 million euro investment in the post-JCPOA era.

06:38 - 2017/06/25
President congratulates Eid al-Fitr to leaders of Islamic states

President congratulates Eid al-Fitr to leaders of Islamic states

Tehran, June 25, IRNA -- President Hassan Rouhani sent separate letters to leaders of Muslim countries and congratulated Eid al-Fitr to them.

06:32 - 2017/06/25
Veep extends congratulations to counterparts on Eid al-Fitr

Veep extends congratulations to counterparts on Eid al-Fitr

Tehran, June 25, IRNA -- First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri offered his congratulations on Sunday to counterparts in Muslim states on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr (end of fasting month of Ramadan).

06:28 - 2017/06/25
Supreme Leader pardons 1,049 inmates on Fitr Festivities

Supreme Leader pardons 1,049 inmates on Fitr Festivities

Tehran, June 25, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday pardoned or commuted prison terms of 1,049 convicts considered as guilty by various Iranian courts.

05:00 - 2017/06/25
New Uruguayan envoy submits copy of credentials to Zarif

New Uruguayan envoy submits copy of credentials to Zarif

Tehran, June 25, IRNA -- New Uruguayan Ambassador to Tehran Carlos Sgarbi Von Steinmann met here on Sunday with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and submitted copy of his credentials to him.

04:56 - 2017/06/25
Larijani felicitates counterparts on Fitr Festival

Larijani felicitates counterparts on Fitr Festival

Tehran, June 25, IRNA – Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Sunday condemned his counterparts in Islamic countries on the advent of the auspicious Fitr Festivity.

04:50 - 2017/06/25
New strategy of Resistance makes Zionists tremble

New strategy of Resistance makes Zionists tremble

Tehran, June 25, IRNA -- Famous Arab analyst wrote in an article in al-Rai al-Youm news website that Hassan Nasrollah’s speech on Quds Day unveiled Islamic Resistance’s new strategy that causes the Zionists to think twice before starting any war in the future.

04:48 - 2017/06/25
Larijani condemns terrorist incident in Pakistan

Larijani condemns terrorist incident in Pakistan

Tehran, June 25, IRNA -- Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Sunday condemned terrorist attack in Pakistan’s Shiite-populated region of Parachinar.

04:39 - 2017/06/25
Iranian defense minister congratulates counterparts

Iranian defense minister congratulates counterparts

Tehran, June 25, IRNA – Iranian Minister of Defense congratulated Eid al-Fitr to defense ministers of Islamic countries on Sunday.

02:19 - 2017/06/25
Iran, victim of terrorism: Senior official

Iran, victim of terrorism: Senior official

Beijing, June 25, IRNA – Iran has sacrificed 17,000 martyrs for fighting terrorism, said senior Iranian official here on Sunday, stressing “Iran is the victim of terrorism.”

02:17 - 2017/06/25
Pakistan’s Shia city terrorist blasts toll jumps to over 100

Pakistan’s Shia city terrorist blasts toll jumps to over 100

Islamabad, June 25, IRNA – The death toll from two terrorist blasts that hit people attending in International Quds Day rally on June 23 in majority Shia city of Parachinar in NW Pakistan, has now jumped to over 100 with many injured still in critical condition.

02:15 - 2017/06/25
Iranian minister congratulates counterparts

Iranian minister congratulates counterparts

Tehran, June 25, IRNA – Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance congratulated Eid al-Fitr in separate messages to his counterparts in Islamic countries.

02:13 - 2017/06/25
Iran sympathizes with Pakistan gov’t, people over deadly blast

Iran sympathizes with Pakistan gov’t, people over deadly blast

Tehran, June 25, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi expressed deep grief on the sad occasion of oil tanker explosion which claimed the lives of 123 people and injured 120 others.

02:11 - 2017/06/25
Iron Age Architectural Remains discovered in N. eastern Iran

Iron Age Architectural Remains discovered in N. eastern Iran

Tehran, June 25, IRNA - Magnificent architectural remains dating back to the Iron Age (late second millennium and early first millennium BC) were discovered in the city of Neyshabour, north eastern Iran.

02:05 - 2017/06/25
IRGC missile hits Daesh gas tanker

IRGC missile hits Daesh gas tanker

Tehran, June 25, IRNA – The commander of Aerospace Force of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (IRGC) said on Sunday that one of the missiles hit the target and a gas tank that caused a huge fire.

02:02 - 2017/06/25
Canadians rally against racism, Islamophobia

Canadians rally against racism, Islamophobia

New York, June 25, IRNA – Canadians in Calgary protested against racism and activities of anti-Islam groups.

12:14 - 2017/06/25
Majlis to review urgent plan to counter US Senate decision: MP

Majlis to review urgent plan to counter US Senate decision: MP

Tehran, June 25, IRNA – Iran's Majlis (Parliament) is to review the 20-article urgent plan to counter Senate sanctions on Iran, Head of Majlis (parliament) Research Center Kazem Jalali said.

12:12 - 2017/06/25
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on June 25

Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on June 25

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

08:44 - 2017/06/25
Iran urges regional states to keep vigilance in fighting terrorism

Iran urges regional states to keep vigilance in fighting terrorism

Tehran, June 24, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi condemned the failed attempt to carry out terrorist attack in Beituallah al-Haram, saying that the Islamic Republic once again invites all regional nations to keep vigilance and take incessant attempts to fight the symbol of hostility, hatred, violence and crime.

08:42 - 2017/06/25
Iran’s ambassador confers with Syrian agriculture minister

Iran’s ambassador confers with Syrian agriculture minister

Damascus, June 24, IRNA – Iran’s Ambassador to Syria Javad Torkabadi discussed promotion of mutual cooperation with Syrian Agriculture Minister Ahmad Al-Qaderi.

11:41 - 2017/06/24
Members of Daesh-affiliated terror group arrested: Intelligence Ministry

Members of Daesh-affiliated terror group arrested: Intelligence Ministry

Tehran, June 24, IRNA – Intelligence Ministry in a statement on Saturday said that members of a terror group affiliated to Daesh intended to conduct terrorist activities in central provinces and religious cities were detained during operations conducted by the intelligence forces.

11:25 - 2017/06/24
IRGC holds security drill in Mehrabad Int’l Airport

IRGC holds security drill in Mehrabad Int’l Airport

Tehran, June 24, IRNA -- Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps held a successful security and defensive maneuver in International Mehrabad Airport on Saturday morning.

08:36 - 2017/06/24
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