Updated in: 25 May 2022 - 02:20
Russia prefers China over resuming relations with West
Lavrov:

Russia prefers China over resuming relations with West

TEHRAN (Defapress) - "Now that the West has taken a 'dictator's position', our economic ties with China will grow even faster," according to the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday.
Pakistani envoy thanks Iran for aid in distinguishing wildfires

Pakistani envoy thanks Iran for aid in distinguishing wildfires

TEHRAN (Defapress) - The Ambassador of Pakistan Rahim Hayat Qureshi, in a tweet, appreciated Iran's assistance in distinguishing vast fires in jungles and farms in the areas of Pakistan’s Balochistan Province.
Bagheri meets S African, Bulgarian counterparts in Tehran

Bagheri meets S African, Bulgarian counterparts in Tehran

TEHRAN (Defapress) - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani on Monday held two separate meetings with his South African and Bulgarian counterparts in Tehran and discussed several regional and international issues with them.
Saudi coalition violates Yemeni ceasefires 134 times in a day

Saudi coalition violates Yemeni ceasefires 134 times in a day

TEHRAN (Defapress) - Yemeni sources said that the Saudi coalition violated the humanitarian-military ceasefire 134 times during the past 24 hours.
Haniyeh:

"Resistance fighting Zionists deep inside occupied lands"

TEHRAN (Defapress) - Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh has commemorated the anniversary of Operation Sword of Quds, saying that the Palestinian resistance forces have now brought their struggle against the Zionist regime deep inside the occupied lands.
Ukraine's EU membership '15 or 20 years' away
France:

Ukraine's EU membership '15 or 20 years' away

TEHRAN (Defapress) - Amid Finland and Sweden's application for NATO membership, France's Europe minister Clement Beaune has reportedly said Ukraine's EU membership is "15 or 20 years" away.
Islamic Jihad leader:

"We must do our best to strengthen Axis of Quds"

TEHRAN (Defapress) - Secretary-General of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement Ziad al-Nakhala said has called for the strengthening of the "Axis of Quds" as the Palestinians commemorate the anniversary of Operation Sword of Quds last May.
Moscow expels 5 Portuguese diplomats in tit-for-tat move

Moscow expels 5 Portuguese diplomats in tit-for-tat move

TEHRAN (Defapress) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday that it was expelling five Portuguese diplomats in response to Lisbon ordering out 10 Russians last month.
What Turkey wants from Sweden, Finland in NATO expansion spat

What Turkey wants from Sweden, Finland in NATO expansion spat

TEHRAN (Defapress) - As Turkey threatens to block bids to join NATO by Sweden and Finland, three senior Turkish officials spoke about what their government is looking to achieve with the high-stakes brinkmanship.
Kremlin says Ukraine 'lacks will' to continue peace talks

Kremlin says Ukraine 'lacks will' to continue peace talks

TEHRAN (Defapress) - The Kremlin on Wednesday said that Kyiv authorities don't want to continue the peace talks which started.