Iran warns nationals against France travel

As the European country’s national unrest caused by economic and social crises gets to a “serious level” Iran warns its citizens against travelling to France. On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said, “We think the crisis in France has reached a serious level, and we advise all our nationals who plan to travel […]

US blacklists 37 Iran-linked companies

The US has blacklisted thirty-seven shipping companies in Germany, Malta and Cyprus that US says are linked to Iran’s nuclear programme. The Treasury Department said the “front companies” were helping Iran’s use of its national maritime carrier to advance its unlawful programme for developing weapons of mass destruction and for shipping military cargo. Treasury action […]

Report: Afghan president’s chief of staff is paid by Iran

Late Saturday, the New York Times reported that Umar Daudzai, Hamid Karzai’s chief of staff has been receiving regular cash payment from Iran, which is trying to expand its interests in the Afghan presidential palace. Referencing unnamed Afghan and Western officials in Kabul, the New York Times said Iran had been using its influence to […]

Ahmadinejad and King Abdullah discuss regional issues

On Wednesday, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the king of Saudi Arabia received a telephone call from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President and discussed major regional and international issues. The Saudi Press Agency said: “The two leaders also reviewed relations between their countries and the latest developments at Arab, Islamic and international levels”. This is the […]

US, Israel top worry is nuclear ambitions of Iran

On Monday, United States and Israel listed Iran’s nuclear cherished desire as a great concern, as they held another round of talks in their twice-yearly strategic talks. James Steinberg, the US Deputy Secretary of State & Daniel Ayalon, the Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister held the talks in Washington about mutual strategic worries, including Iran and […]