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Iran social media posts call for more protests after plane disaster

01 January, 2020 8:06 pm 8:06 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranians called on social media on Wednesday for fresh demonstrations a week after the shooting down of a passenger plane, seeking to turn the aftermath of the crash into a sustained campaign against Iran’s leadership. Protesters, with students at the forefront, have staged daily rallies in Tehran and other cities since Saturday, … Read More


Trump stands by threat on Iranian cultural sites, warns of ‘major ret...

01 January, 2020 10:51 am 10:51 am

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Sunday stood by his threat to go after Iranian cultural sites, warning of a “major retaliation” if Iran strikes back for the killing of one of its top military commanders. The president, speaking to reporters on Air Force One, also threatened sanctions against US … Read More


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Security arrangements enhanced around US, Iranian consulates in Karachi

01 January, 2020 4:56 pm 4:56 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – Sindh Home Ministry on Sunday has directed law enforcement agencies to enhance security of US and Iranian consulates in Karachi after assassination of Iran’s military commander Qasem Soleimani. According to the reports, police, Rangers and other departments have been sent a letter to ensure foolproof security around the consulates. On the … Read More


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Body of top Iranian commander killed by US strike in Iraq returned to Iran

01 January, 2020 1:25 pm 1:25 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – The body of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in Iraq in a US military strike, was returned to Iran on Sunday, the official IRIB news agency reported. Soleimani’s body was flown to the city of Ahvaz in southwest Iran. IRIB posted a video clip of a casket wrapped in … Read More


Iraqi forces kill 35 protesters after Iranian consulate torched

11 November, 2019 8:28 pm 8:28 pm

BAGHDAD/NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 35 protesters on Thursday after demonstrators stormed and torched an Iranian consulate overnight, in what could mark a turning point in the uprising against the Tehran-backed authorities. At least 24 people died when troops opened fire on demonstrators who blocked a bridge in the … Read More


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COAS meets Iranian Supreme NSC Secretary Ali Shamkhani, Army Chief Mousavi

11 November, 2019 5:04 pm 5:04 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Admiral Ali Shamkhani and Army Chief Major General Abdul Rahim Mousavi. According to a press release issued by the ISPR on Tuesday, regional security environment and bilateral defence cooperation were discussed. Earlier on November 18, … Read More


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COAS Qamar Bajwa, Iranian Armed Forces Chief discuss regional peace

11 November, 2019 9:52 pm 9:52 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on an official visit to Iran, met Major General Mohammad Hossein, Chief of Staff Iranian Armed Forces, on Monday. In a tweet, DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said that both discussed regional security environment, efforts for regional peace and stability … Read More


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COAS Qamar Bajwa lauds services of outgoing Iranian envoy for improving tie...

11 November, 2019 4:45 pm 4:45 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Mehdi Honardoost, Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan, paid a farewell call on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on Tuesday. According to a press release issued by the ISPR, COAS thanked the ambassador for his services in Pakistan and acknowledged his contributions towards improving Pak-Iran relations. The … Read More


FM Qureshi again meets Iranian counterpart to discuss regional situation

09 September, 2019 6:22 pm 6:22 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi again called on Iranian counterpart Mohamad Javad Zarif on Saturday. They discussed the matters of mutual interest, including regional situation. Both foreign ministers agreed to continue consultations for establishing peace in the region. Earlier talking exclusively to 92 News on Friday, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi … Read More


Iranian President Rouhani says no to talks under US pressure

09 September, 2019 11:20 pm 11:20 pm

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, but added that lifting all the sanctions Washington imposed on Tehran and respecting a UN Security Council resolution could pave the way for talks. “Our response to talks … Read More


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US visa delay may force Iranian president to skip UNGA

09 September, 2019 10:54 am 10:54 am

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his delegation could be forced into skipping next week’s UN General Assembly (UNGA) because the US has yet to issue them visas, state media said. Rouhani and his delegation had been scheduled to travel to New York for the annual UN gathering on Monday, but that was … Read More


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Iran jails Iranian-British national for 10 years for spying for Israel

08 August, 2019 10:47 am 10:47 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has sentenced a British-Iranian national to 10 years in jail for spying for Israel, state TV reported. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said last year that Western agents had infiltrated the country, and its relations with major world powers deteriorated as Washington pulled out of the nuclear deal they signed with … Read More


US threatens to down any nearby Iranian drones, Tehran denies incident

07 July, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States threatened on Friday to destroy any Iranian drones flying too closely to its ships and said it had “clear evidence” that it shot one down in a festering stand-off with Tehran in the world’s most important oil shipping zone. Iran earlier on Friday denied losing one of its drones … Read More


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France sees risk of stumble into US-Iranian conflict

07 July, 2019 10:15 pm 10:15 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Iran’s breaching of caps on its uranium enrichment after the United States pulled out of world powers’ nuclear deal with Tehran was “a bad reaction to … (a) bad decision”, raising fears of a stumble into war, France foreign minister said. Tensions have risen as Washington has blamed Iran for several attacks … Read More


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Trump warned Tehran a US attack was imminent, called for talks: Iranian off...

06 June, 2019 4:52 pm 4:52 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from US President Donald Trump warning that a US attack on Iran was imminent but saying he was against war and wanted talks on a range of issues. News of the message, delivered through Oman overnight, came shortly after the … Read More