Updated in: 22 January 2021 - 03:41
Magnitude 7 earthquake shakes Philippines

Magnitude 7 earthquake shakes Philippines

TEHRAN (Defapress) - A powerful earthquake shook parts of the southern Philippines on Thursday night, but authorities said it was too deep to cause major damage and no tsunami warning was issued.
West obliged to lift anti-Iran sanctions immediately
Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution:

West obliged to lift anti-Iran sanctions immediately

TEHRAN (Defapress) - The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Western countries are obliged to immediately put an end to vicious sanctions against the Iranian nation.
Expelling US from region strategic goal of hard revenge
Major General Mousavi:

Expelling US from region strategic goal of hard revenge

TEHRAN (Defapress) - Iran’s Army Chief Commander said that the strategic goal of the hard revenge is to expel US forces from the region.
'Hands on trigger': Iran ready to counter any threat

'Hands on trigger': Iran ready to counter any threat

TEHRAN (Defapress) - A top Iranian commander said the country’s armed forces are ready to counter any external threat that aims to undermine the Islamic Republic’s peace and security.
Kremlin Warns Against Blaming Russian Hackers for Cyberattacks on US

Kremlin Warns Against Blaming Russian Hackers for Cyberattacks on US

TEHRAN (Defapress) - Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed US accusations Russian hackers are behind cyberattacks against its organizations.
Venezuela's Maduro says alerted to assassination attempt by neighboring Colombia on election day

Venezuela's Maduro says alerted to assassination attempt by neighboring Colombia on election day

Tehran (Defapress) - There has been a fresh assassination attempt against Venezuela's president. Nicolas Maduro has unveiled there was an attempt against his life on the day of the parliamentary elections, which his ruling socialist party won by a landslide.
Trump orders Pentagon to pull nearly all troops from Somalia

Trump orders Pentagon to pull nearly all troops from Somalia

TEHRAN (Defapress) – US President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to withdraw nearly all of the hundreds of American troops deployed to Somalia, which is part of a global pullback by the outgoing president that will also see him drawdown forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Venezuela President Ready to Step Down If Opposition Wins Parliamentary Elections

Venezuela President Ready to Step Down If Opposition Wins Parliamentary Elections

TEHRAN (defapress) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signaled readiness to resign if the opposition forces win the upcoming parliamentary vote.
Assassination of Iranian Scientist ‘Criminal Act’, Says EU’s Borrell

Assassination of Iranian Scientist ‘Criminal Act’, Says EU’s Borrell

TEHRAN (defapress) – EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell described the assassination of Iranian physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh as a “criminal act”.
Armenia Decries Terror Attack against Iranian Physicist

Armenia Decries Terror Attack against Iranian Physicist

TEHRAN (defapress) – Spokesperson for Armenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Anna Naghdalyan condemned the killing of top Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, saying Yerevan decries all acts of terror wherever they may occur in the world.