Iran’s SNSC secretary Ali Shamkhani condemned the airstrikes in Mosul which killed more than 200 civilians, describing it an act similar to behavior of terrorists who kill civilians.
The following is the full text of the speech delivered on March 21, 2017 by Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in a meeting with a large gathering of pilgrims at Imam Ridha's (a.s.) holy shrine in the city of Mashhad. The meeting was held on the first day of the year 1396.
During the past turbulent years, Saudi Arabia, as a regional player, did not offer the least contribution to restoration of peace and stability in the region, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Friday.
Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has called for a high turnout of the nation in upcoming elections in May to display their confidence in the Establishment.
President Rouhani described relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan friendly and strategic and said: "Relations between the two countries has been developing since three years ago with regard to political ties and regional and international issues".
The Iranian foreign ministry lashed out at UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Bin Mohammed Gargashs baseless allegations about Irans interference in Yemen.
Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Abbas Araqchi on Tuesday stressed the need for interaction and dialogue and preventing to “play politics with human rights” issue.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday urged regional cooperation for resolution of environmental problems, in particular dust particle pollution.
Describing intifada as the example of resistance, and resistance as the example of human conscience, President Rouhani called on Islamic countries, especially neighbours to say “No” to war and fratricide and do whatever they can to settle the issue of Palestine as the main issue of the Islamic World.
If the Resistance had not brought the Zionist regime to its knees, we would now be witness to its transgressions against other regional countries – from Egypt to Jordan, from Iraq, the Persian Gulf region to other areas.