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Iran, Pakistan FMs Discuss Regional Developments


TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on Monday in Tehran. The two sides conferred on bilateral ties, regional developments and the need for de-escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf region. The Pakistani minister arrived in Tehran …

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Iran Invites Boeing to Investigate Ukrainian Airliner Crash


TEHRAN – Iran has invited Boeing to participate in the investigation of a Ukrainian airliner that crashed earlier this week at a time of mounting tension between Washington and Tehran, killing 176 people on board, official Iranian media reported on Friday. The move came after Western leaders said the plane …

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US Asked Pakistan to Help Defuse Tensions with Iran: Yusuf


ISLAMABAD – The United States has asked for Pakistan’s help to defuse tensions in its conflict with Iran, Dr. Moeed Yusuf, The Pakistani Prime Minister’s special assistant to the national security and strategic policy planning department, said on Wednesday. “Washington asking Islamabad to play a role in the Middle East …

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Ukrainian Plane Crashes in Iran, Killing 176 People on Board

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TEHRAN – A Ukrainian airliner carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday due to technical problems shortly after take-off from Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, killing everyone on board, Reuters reported Wednesday. The Ukraine International Airlines-owned Boeing 737 crashed near the airport and caught fire, the report said. Ukrainian President Volodymyr …

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Iran Attacked US Bases in Iraq with Missiles


TEHRAN – Iranian Project Director at the International Crisis Group (ICG) Ali Vaez said that the attack by Islamic Republic of Iran against American bases in Iraq in the early hours of Wednesday morning had been well designed and regulated. Vaez has shown his reaction to the Iranian missile attack …

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Iranians Flock to Their Hometown for Suleimani’s Burial


35 people have been killed and 48 injured in a stampede KIRMAN, Iran – Hundreds of Thousands of bereaved people dressed in black were found to pay final tribute to Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani before his burial. Gen. Soleimani was assassinated Friday in an American drone strike in Iraq …

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Tehran Dialogue Kicks Off


TEHRAN – Tehran Dialogue Forum; 23rd Persian Gulf International Conference’ opened in the Iranian capital on Tuesday morning with the participation of a number of foreign officials, ambassadors, and experts. Notable regional figures including Foreign Minister of Oman Yusuf bin Alawi and former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, as well …

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Germany Says Trump’s Iraq Sanctions Threat ‘Not Helpful


BERLIN – US President Donald Trump’s threat of sanctions on Iraq was “not very helpful”, Germany’s foreign minister said on Monday. The United States president had warned Baghdad could be hit by sanctions “like they’ve never seen before” if US forces were forced to leave. “I don’t think it works …

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