PUIC Members Condemn US Recognition of Quds as Israeli Capital

TEHRAN - Delegations participating in the 13th Conference of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states (PUIC) in Tehran deplored Washington's decision to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds and recognition of the city as Israel's capital.

FM Zarif appoints new deputy foreign ministers

Jan. 17 – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif introduced in a ceremony the new deputy foreign ministers in line with the new structure of the foreign ministry.

2 crew members missing after Damavand destroyer crash

Jan. 17 – Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said that a team has been dispatched to Damavand destroyer to assess the damage and added that two of the warship crew members have been missing.

US 'arrant erring' on al-Quds futile: Ayatollah Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US is overstepping its bounds in recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital" and planning to move its embassy there, adding that the measures are in vain.

Iran to open IAU branches in Syria

Jan. 16 – Head of Islamic Azad University board of founders said that Bashar al-Assad has requested Iran to open branches of Azad University in all the cities of Syria.

Iran Arrests Leaders of Recent Riots in Isfahan

TEHRAN - Four females who endeavored to provoke the recent economic protests into riots and received orders from the anti-revolutionary forces outside the country were arrested by security forces in the Central city of Isfahan.

Iran believes in diplomacy to resolve regional issues

Jan. 16 – Iran’s president, in a meeting with speaker of Consultative Assembly of Qatar, stressed that the differences between the neighboring countries should be resolved through dialogue, declaring Iran’s support for the Qatari government and nation.

Iran assumes presidency of PUIC Conference

Jan. 16 – The President of National Assembly of Mali transferred the chairmanship of the PUIC Conference to Iranian Parliament speaker at the opening ceremony of the 13th session of the conference in Tehran on Tuesday.
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