17 Jun 2024
Sunday 17 February 2019 - 12:28
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Weekly report: FM Zarif warns it would be Ďsuicidalí to go to war with Iran

February 17, The Iran Project Ė Zarif visit to Lebanon and meeting with senior officials; Iranians rally to support Islamic Revolution on 40th anniversary was held; Iranian nation gives crushing response to ĎTrump, the liarí: Hatami; Ali Larijani trip to Japan; Islamic Revolutionís 40th anniversary means 40 years of failed US policy, Zarif tweets;†Terrorists attack IRGC bus; Iran vows revenge; Iranian DM, IRGC commander vow harsh revenge for Wednesday terrorist attack; Certain foreign spy agencies had hand in terror attack on Iran forces: Leader; The ďSecond Phase of the RevolutionĒ Statement addressed to the Iranian nation; Spokesman censures Boltonís delusive remarks on Iran; Rouhani participates in Sochi summit; Terrorists mustnít feel safe not only in Syria, but also anywhere in world: Iran president; Zarif trip to Germany to attend 2019 Munich Security Confab and hold meetings with top world leaders in the margins of the event;†Javad Zarif warns it would be Ďsuicidalí to go to war with Iran; EU, Germany reject USí call for leaving JCPOA; Iran: Sabotage may be behind failed satellite launches; Iran warns Saudi Arabia, UAE of retaliatory measures and terrorist attack perpetrators linked to intel servicesí are among major headlines dominated the countryís media outlets in the past week (February 11- February 17).


 

Politics

Zarif leaves for Beirut for bilateral talks

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for Beirut on Sunday morning to hold talks with senior Lebanese officials.

Iran awaits Lebanese Ďdesireí to accept its military aid: foreign minister

Iran is waiting for Lebanon to show a desire to accept its military assistance, Iranís foreign minister said on Sunday, reiterating an offer of support to the U.S.-backed Lebanese military.

Iran stands by Lebanon, Zarif tells Lebanese political parties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday held talks with representatives of political parties and movements in Beirut.

IRGC showcases ballistic missiles on Islamic Revolution anniv.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has put a number of its ballistic missiles on display on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Iranians rally to support Islamic Revolution on 40th anniversary

Millions of Iranians from all backgrounds have taken to the streets around the country to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution at a time of intensified US-led pressure.

Iran to have more meaningful presence in oceans: Khanzadi

Commander of Iranian ?Army Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that Iran will have Ďmore meaningfulí presence in oceans during the next 10 years.

Iranian nation gives crushing response to ĎTrump, the liarí: Hatami

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that today, massive rallies of the Iranian nation gave a crushing response to US President Donald Trump, Ďthe liarí.

Iranian Parliament Speaker departs for Japan

Iranís Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani departed for Tokyo, the capital of Japan, after attending Bahman 22 (February 11) rallies, marking the 40th victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Zarif congratulates establishment of Lebanese govít

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated setting up of the Lebanese government in a meeting with Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri, describing it a major achievement.

Islamic Revolutionís 40th anniversary means 40 years of failed US policy, Zarif tweets

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif minces no words while listing the United Statesí failures over the past 40 years after US President Donald Trump shares his perception of Iranís performance during the same period.

Iranís FM, Nasrallah review developments in Lebanon, region

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif on Monday reviewed latest developments in Lebanon and the region.

Iranís authority never to be affected by Warsaw Conf.

Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri said that anti-Iran conference in Warsaw will have no effect on Iranís power.

Iran, Japan entering new chapter of bilateral ties: Official

President of Japanese House of Councilors, Chuichi Date, said that the visit of the Iranian delegation to Tokyo marks the start of a new chapter of bilateral ties between the two countries.

Expediency Council found no link between FATF bills, INSTEX: member

A member of the Expediency Council, Gholamreza Mesbahi, said the Council held a session today to study any possible connections between the four FATF-related bills and the EUís trade mechanism for Iran (INSTEX).

Spokesman censures Boltonís delusive remarks on Iran

Iranís Foreign Ministry spokesman hammered US National Security Advisor John Bolton for his comments about the Islamic Republicís 40th anniversary celebrations, saying he had better abandon delusive dreams about the Iranian nation and recognize the realities.

Europeís behavior unacceptable for Iranian people: Velayati

Senior Adviser to Iranís Leader Ali Akbar Velayati said that European countriesí behavior is not acceptable for Iranian people.

The ďSecond Phase of the RevolutionĒ Statement addressed to the Iranian nation

On the Occasion of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Victory of the Islamic Revolution. February 11, 2019

Iran Leader: Not worth talking to US, be careful with Europeans

Iran can only lose by negotiating with the United States and must be careful to limit any dealings with some ďuntrustworthyĒ European states, the Islamic Republicís top leader said on Wednesday.

Terrorists attack IRGC bus; Iran vows revenge

A number of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces have been killed in a terrorist attack in southeastern Iran.

Certain foreign spy agencies had hand in terror attack on Iran forces: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has denounced a bloody terrorist attack that targeted members of Iranís Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), saying the spy agencies of certain regional and trans-regional countries certainly had a hand in this crime.

Rouhani says govt. to prioritize implementation of Leaderís guidelines

President Hassan Rouhani says his government will give priority to implementation of guidelines outlined by the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Iranian DM, IRGC commander vow harsh revenge for Wednesday terrorist attack

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari in separate messages condemned the Wednesday terrorist attack in Southeastern Iran against the IRGC personnel, promising the nation to take a harsh revenge.

Iran president in Sochi for trilateral summit on Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived Thursday in Sochi, the Russian city on the Black Sea coast, to take part in the trilateral summit on Syria.

Terrorists mustnít feel safe not only in Syria, but also anywhere in world: Iran president

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran emphasised five axes for restoration of security and stability to Syria and described continuation of combatting all terrorist groups in Syria until their uprooting essential.

Zarif in Germany to attend 2019 Munich Security Confab

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Germany on Friday morning to participate in 2019 Munich Security Conference.

Javad Zarif warns it would be Ďsuicidalí to go to war with Iran

The ďsame gangĒ behind the 2003 Iraq War are ďat it againĒ in pushing for war with his country, Iranís Foreign Minister tells NBC News.

EU, Germany reject USí call for leaving JCPOA

Germany and the European Union on Friday rejected a call by US Vice President Mike Pence for Europe to follow in the USí footsteps and leave the Iran nuclear deal in a bid to ďisolateĒ the Islamic Republic.

Veep: Zahedan terror attack will further strengthen nations resolve to fight terrorism
First Vice President Esíhaq Jahangiri in a message late on Wednesday, said that terror attack on Khash-Zahedan Road will not undermine Iranian peopleís resolve to defend the Islamic Revolution; rather it will further strengthen national determination for fighting terrorism.

Iran: Sabotage may be behind failed satellite launches

Iranís foreign minister says sabotage by the U.S. is a possible reason for Tehranís failed attempts to launch two satellites in recent months.

Penceís allegations of Iran harboring Nazi-like anti-Semitism absurd: Foreign ministry

Iran has lashed out at US Vice President Mike Pence for accusing the Islamic Republic of Nazi-like anti-Semitism, saying such ďabsurdĒ allegations originating from a grudge and anger would fail to have any impact on Iranian Muslimsí opinion of Jews inside and outside the country.

Zarif, Mass discuss EU payment mechanism for Iran

The top diplomats of Iran and Germany Mohammad Javad Zarif and Heiko Maas have held talks on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in the German city of Munich.

IRGC commander criticizes Pakistan for Ďsheltering terroristsí

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari warned certain regional countries behind a deadly terror attack in southeast Iran that the countryís patience is not unlimited and criticized Pakistan for providing shelter for the terrorists.

Terrorist attack perpetrators linked to intel servicesí

The Supreme Leader of Iranís Islamic Revolution says perpetrators of a recent terrorist attack on border patrol forces in the southeast have links with intelliegence services both in the region and other countries.

 

Economy

Iran to overcome sanctions proudly: Oil Minister

Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says Iran will overcome sanctions with pride.

Pakistan calls for boost of trade ties with Iran

Pakistan Finance Minister Asad Umar has stressed the need to increase regional trade and improve relations with neighboring countries, including Iran, in order to boost the economy.

Iranís oil revenues up by about 49%

Despite sanctions by the US to zero Iranís oil exports, statistics show that over the course of the first nine months of this current Iranian year, revenues from crude oil sales reached $17,152,334 which is up 48.9 percent in comparison to past year.

Lebanon has no problem for economic cooperation with Iran: FM

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil emphasized that his country has no problem for economic cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran within the framework of international resolutions and law.

Iranian ships encounter no obstacles in int. waters despite risk of US sanctions

Deputy Chairman of Iranís Ports and Maritime Organization (IMO), Hadi Haghshenas, says that despite the unjust US sanctions, there have been no barriers to Iranian vessels sailing in international waters.

Regional Affairs

Grisly killing of child bares brutal nature of Wahhabism

The killing of a six-year-old boy in broad daylight in Saudi Arabia has generated a wave of shock and revulsion and drawn attention to the brutal nature of Wahhabi school of thought which governs the kingdom.

Palestinians ask Arabs to boycott Mideast summit in Poland

The Palestinians on Monday called on Arab nations to boycott or downgrade their representation at a Mideast summit co-hosted by the United States, as President Mahmoud Abbas traveled to Saudi Arabia discuss ďthe dangers facing the Palestinian cause.Ē

UNICEF Ďdeeply saddenedí by Israeli killing of Palestinian teens

The United Nations Childrenís Fund (UNICEF) has expressed sorrow over the recent killing of two Palestinian teenage boys by Israeli gunfire in the Gaza Strip, calling for an end to violence against children.

Fresh Saudi-led airstrikes kill 8 Yemeni fishermen near Hudaydah

Warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen have targeted a fishing boat in the waters off the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah, killing at least eight fishermen.

Russia to Turkey: You canít have Syrian safe zone without Assadís consent

Russia told Turkey on Thursday it had no right to create a ďsafe zoneĒ inside Syria unless it sought and received the consent of President Bashar al-Assad, signaling tensions as a three-way summit on the Syrian conflict began.

Society

Abyarís ĎNight of the Full Mooní rakes in Iranís major cinematic awards

The 37th Fajr Film Festival, Iranís major cinematic event, named winners during a closing ceremony on Mon. evening, with Narges Abyarís ĎNight of the Full Mooní winning as many as six main awards.

Iranian prosecutor: New amnesty to cover large number of drug convicts

The prosecutor general of Tehran said a large number of drug offenders serving lengthy sentences will be released under recent clemency granted by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolutionís victory.

Iran cinema turns into deeply-rooted tree

President Rouhani said the seventh art is a clear language for transferring human concepts and one of the main tools of cultural growth.

Official denies swine flu outbreak in Iran

An Iranian Health Ministry official denied rumors about an outbreak of swine flu in the country.

HRW Chief: US not eligible to criticize human rights in Iran

The Executive Director of Human Rights Watch in a message rejected US eligibility to criticize human rights in Iran.

 
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