solhkhabar | Peace International News Agency Peace International News Agency , Peace News , International Agency News of Peace Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:30:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Veep: Iran ready to share experience with different countries Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:30:15 +0000

Tehran, Nov 25, IRNA – First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri on Friday voiced Iran’s readiness to share its experience with different countries during meetings with the senior officials from Equatorial Guinea, Venezuela, Bolivia and Libya on the sidelines of the Fourth Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

He also underlined failure of the policies leading to extremism.

In a meeting with President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang, Jahangiri stressed the need for promoting cooperation between the two countries within the GECF framework.

Noting that Iran and Guinea boast of numerous potentials, in addition to gas, for promoting relations, the Iranian official said that Tehran welcomes to host the next round of the GECF.

Iran as the biggest holder of the gas reserves is prepared to share its experience in the industrial and scientific spheres with the Equatorial Guinea, he said.

Exchanging formal delegations for identifying areas of cooperation can help bolster bilateral relations, Jahangiri said, noting that Iran is ready to contribute to its development.

Meanwhile, President Obiang, for his part, said that Iran played a crucial role in advancing objectives of the organizations since its establishment 15 years ago.

He added that the two countries can further bolster relations at the bilateral, regional and international levels by relying on potentials such as gas.

African states are in need of support by the revolutionary countries including Iran to counter hegemony of imperialism, the Guinean president said, calling for a win-win relations with Iran in line with the two nations’ interests.

In a separate meeting with the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, The Iranian first vice president hailed positive and constructive ties between Iran and Venezuela, underlining the need for further development of Tehran-Caracas in all fields.

Commenting on regional situation and US antagonistic policies against independent states, Jahangiri said that all independent and freedom-seeking countries should work for promotion of multilateralism across the world.

US unilateral sanctions targeted independent states and positive result of US behavior towards Iran was the latter's reliance on its domestic capabilities and boosting national production capacity to meet its needs, Jahangiri said.

Maduro, for his part, conveyed his warm greetings to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and called for expanding relations with Iran in various fields.

Condemning White House’s sanctions and pressures on his respective country, he said that such policies are doomed.

He also appreciated Iran for its stance in line with establishing stability in the region and supporting Venezuela.

Meanwhile, in another meeting with Bolivian President Evo Morales, Jahangiri referred to high level of political relations between Iran and Bolivia, stressing the need for enhancing economic ties between the two nations.

Reiterating the need for removing banking obstacles in the way of promoting relations, he said that it is necessary for Bolivia to serious pursue solving banking problems.

For his part, Morales said that the two countries should explore avenues for promoting bilateral ties through ambassadors and ministers.

Referring to his respective country’s need for modern technologies and science, he called for using Iran’s experience in various domains.

Jahangiri also met the Libyan foreign minister and discussed the problems facing the African country.

Noting that Libya is a big and significant country in the Islamic world and Africa, Jahangiri hoped that the country will exit the crisis through efforts of the nation and chiefs of the tribes.

Given the valuable history and civilization, Libyans can cope with solving their problems and play their role in today’s world, he said.

The Libyan foreign minister said for his part that his respective country is willing to broaden ties with Iran.


Follow us on Twitter @IrnaEnglish]]>
FM Zarif blasts terrorist attack in Egypt Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:18:07 +0000

Condemning the terrorist attack on a mosque in Egypt, Zarif wrote on his twitter account on Friday evening that the coward terrorism dealt another blow to the dear nation of Egypt.

Zarif strongly condemn the mean act of terror asking mercy for the soul of those who fell martyr in the incident and wishing quick recovery for the wounded.

Egyptian news sources reported on Friday that armed men attacked the Rowzeh Mosque and sprayed the worshippers with bullets after detinating a bomb inside the mosque,.

The same sources said that some 235 were killed and over 120 wounded in the attack.


Follow us on Twitter @IrnaEnglish]]>
Iran advises Saudi crown prince to review fate of dictators Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:30:15 +0000

Qasemi made the remarks in response to recent comments by Mohammad bin Salman about Iranian officials.

He said that the Saudi crown prince's remarks are so 'immature, uncalculated and worthless' that no one in the world regards any value for them.

'The mistakes by the Saudi adventurous crown prince, the latest of which is the scandal of intervention in Lebanese domestic affairs, have caused trouble even for their traditional allies,' the spokesman said.

Follow us on Twitter @IrnaEnglish]]>
Senior Afghan official: Daesh defeat, outcome of Muslims' efforts Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:18:04 +0000

Mohaqiq made the remarks in the Iranian central city of Qom addressing a number of Afghan immigrants living in Iran.

'Muslim fighters from different countries defended the Islamic borders and brought about defeat for Daesh,' the Afghan official said.

He expressed hope that Afghanistan will also get rid of the problems soon, noting that this rests upon the determination of all the Afghan people.

Follow us on Twitter @IrnaEnglish]]>
Veep: Iran, center of stability in Middle East Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:31:25 +0000

Jahangiri made the remarks addressing the fourth Gas Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) which opened in Bolivia on November 20 and will come to an end later today.

The vice president reiterated Iran's readiness to do its best to enhance security, stability and sustainable security in the region.

Iran has prepared the ground for attracting investments of international companies, Jahangiri said, underlining the necessity of adopting coordinated policies to prevent the imposition of both unilateral and multilateral sanctions against any member state.

Follow us on Twitter @IrnaEnglish]]>
Divisive efforts are new plot in region: Iran speaker Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:18:05 +0000

Larijani who was in Turkey to attend the Asia Parliamentary Assembly (APA) made the remarks in an exclusive interview published on Thursday with Anadolu news agency (AA).

Referring to cooperation between Iran and Turkey to help Iraq safeguard its territorial integrity as a significant step, the speaker said that as soon as the Daesh terrorist group was defeated in Mosul, the issue of referendum in northern Iraq was erupted which he added 'is contrary to the Iraqi Constitution and the country's territorial integrity.'

Larijani said that the trilateral summit meeting among Iran, Turkey and Russia in Sochi was a “significant step” towards ending the six-year Syrian conflict.

Tehran, Ankara and Moscow “are now one step closer to reaching a common political solution to the issue of peace in Syria. These three countries alone will not make decisions on behalf of the Syrian people, but their efforts will ease the process.'

Larijani, however, added that this is not the end of Daesh. He predicted that after being defeated in Syria, Daesh terrorists will go to Libya, Afghanistan and other countries to continue with their bothering.

Noting that the US created Taliban one day and created Daesh another day to drain the energy of the regional countries, he said that the policy intends to help Israeli regime make use of the existing atmosphere without paying any costs.


Follow us on Twitter @IrnaEnglish]]>
Pakistan health minister in Tehran for enhanced ties Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:30:29 +0000

During her one-week stay in Tehran, the Pakistani minister is scheduled to visit medical and health centers in Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz as well as to meet her Iranian counterpart Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi.

Iranian Deputy Health Minister for International Affairs Mohsen Asadi Lari said that one of the objectives of the visit to Tehran by the Pakistani minister is to pursue the agreements between the two countries.

He said that the agreements between Iran and Pakistan were signed during previous meetings of the two ministers in Pakistan, Geneva and on the sidelines of regional conferences.

The Pakistani minister is interested in Iran's health system, including rendering preliminary healthcare, controlling infectious and non-infectious diseases and the country's Health Insurance and Health Reform Plan, Asadi Lari said, adding that Afzal Tarar aims to make use of Iran's experiences in the heath sector during her visit.

Curbing the trafficking of counterfeit drugs into Iran from Pakistan will be also on the agenda of the talks between the two sides, he said.

Underlining Iran's support for Pakistan's plan to control polio, the official said that Pakistani government has made great achievements in this regard over the past few months and will be able to fully bring the disease under control in the future.

Follow us on Twitter @IrnaEnglish]]>
Yemenis to emerge victorious: Senior cleric Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:18:05 +0000

Ayatollah Kazem Seddiqi in second sermon of his Friday prayers referred to the Saudi rulers' atrocities against the oppressed people of Yemen in the past years and said that despite the crimes committed, they 'got nothing'.

'Victory is for Yemenis,' the cleric said.

He also described the defeat of Daesh (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq as a defeat for the US and Zionist regime.

Ayatollah Seddiqi lauded the role of Hezbollah resistance movement of Lebanon in fighting terrorism in the region.


Follow us on Twitter @IrnaEnglish]]>
Congo condoles Iran over devastating quake Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:30:21 +0000

Joseph Kabila Kabange in a message to President Hassan Rouhani, expressed his condolences to him, the Iranian people and the government on the occasion of the fatal quake in western province of Kermanshah.

In his message, Kabange sympathized with the bereaved families of the victims.

He also stressed Kinshasa's commitment to enhanced diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the western province of Kermanshah and the regions bordering Iraq last week, killing at least 444 people and injuring over ten thousands others.


Follow us on Twitter @IrnaEnglish]]>
Verdict against Bosnian Serb general welcomed Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:30:16 +0000

'IHRC believes it is vital that crimes of this scale are recognised for what they are - state organised industrial-scale mass murder,' it said in a press release issued on the Wednesday's ruling of life imprisonment by the UN tribunal in The Hague.

As the leading military figure in the self-declared Bosnian Serb Republic, Mladic executed the biggest organised slaughter of Muslims in modern Europe following the break-up of the former Yugoslavia in 1992. Among them was the murder of 8000 innocent unarmed men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995 and the siege of Sarajevo in which more than 10,000 people died.

'Nevertheless it is worrying that despite being indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal on Yugoslavia in 1995, Mladic continued to live a normal life protected by his compatriots, most of whom still consider him a hero. Other convicted war criminals who helped him in his mass slaughter occupy posts lecturing in the country’s military schools and are mayors in regional districts,' read the press release.

'The verdicts today are overdue and provide long-awaited justice for those killed by Mladic. However, the continued glorification of mass murderers and the celebration of genocide show how deep-rooted anti-Muslim animosities run in the Balkans and should remind us to be forever on our guard,' IHRC chairman Massoud Shadjareh said.

IHRC's report, Politics or Justice: Differentiating between the Nuremberg Trials and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia by Demir Mahmutcehajic in 2001 criticized the double standards in the approach to the tribunals related to the Balkan crises in the 1990.

IHRC is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.


Follow us on Twitter @IRNAEnglish]]>