Updated in: 17 January 2020 - 17:49
Leader wishes speedy recovery for Ayatollah Sistani

Leader wishes speedy recovery for Ayatollah Sistani

TEHRAN (defapress) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in a message on Friday, hoped for speedy recovery of the leading Iraq Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, who has undergone a surgery.
Larijani, Zarif hope for speedy recovery of Ayatollah Sistani's

Larijani, Zarif hope for speedy recovery of Ayatollah Sistani's

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani expressed hope for a speedy recovery of leading Iraq Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, who has undergone a surgery.
Defense min. announces readiness to respond harshly to any adventurous measure
In phone talk with Turkish counterpart:

Defense min. announces readiness to respond harshly to any adventurous measure

TEHRAN (defapress) – In a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart, Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that Iran is ready to give harsh response to any of the enemies' adventurous measures.
Tragic Ukrainian plane incident should not be affected by political motivations
FM spokesman:

Tragic Ukrainian plane incident should not be affected by political motivations

TEHRAN (defapress) – In a reaction to the held Thursday meeting among 5 countries whose citizens died in an unintentional downing of Ukrainian flight by IRGC on January 8, Iran’s foreign ministry Spokesperson Abbas Mousavi said that Iran is surprised with some of the made remarks besides having such a meeting held.
US’ Trump has no understanding of political-security concepts
Maj. Gen. Safavi:

US’ Trump has no understanding of political-security concepts

TEHRAN (defapress) – Top military Aide to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said the US President Trump does not have an understanding of poilitical-security implications and international relations.
Turkey Urges Joint Efforts for Regional Stability

Turkey Urges Joint Efforts for Regional Stability

TEHRAN (defapress) – Turkey’s Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar voiced concern about an atmosphere of tension in the region following the US assassination of Iranian commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, calling for concerted action to preserve stability and calm.
Washington Seeks to Stonewall WTO’s Work, Lavrov Says

Washington Seeks to Stonewall WTO’s Work, Lavrov Says

TEHRAN (defapress) – The US is trying to impose its stance and is hindering the work of the World Trade Organization, preventing normal operations of its dispute settlement body, Russia’s Acting Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said delivering a speech in MGIMO’s Tashkent branch on Thursday.
India Asks China to Avoid Raising Kashmir Dispute at UN

India Asks China to Avoid Raising Kashmir Dispute at UN

TEHRAN (defapress) – India on Thursday asked China to avoid raising the Kashmir dispute at the United Nations Security Council, insisting it is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan.
Iran's N. Deal Modifications Reversible
Deputy FM:

Iran's N. Deal Modifications Reversible

TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi blasted the European states for activation of trigger mechanism, saying that Tehran's modification of its nuclear deal undertakings is reversible if the EU proves loyalty to the agreement.
Zarif Raps Europe for Selling Integrity to Appease Trump

Zarif Raps Europe for Selling Integrity to Appease Trump

TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif lashed out at the European states for making a deal on their integrity with US President Donald Trump.
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