Iran: Saudi Arabia ‘main supporter of terrorism’

Saudi Arabia is the ideological birthplace of terror as well as a financial and logistical supporter of terrorism in the region, Iran has said in a scathing criticism of the kingdom. “As the base and birthplace of the ideologies of Takifiri terrorist groups, Saudi Arabia has, for years, been pursuing a blame-game policy and seeking to distort realities …not to be held accountable for its crimes,” Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a statement on

Europeans should reject US economic terrorism: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Europeans should turn down the US economic terrorism imposed against Islamic Republic of Iran. In his twitter account on Thu., Zarif wrote, “Europeans should reject US economic terrorism just as they've rejected its vandalism in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).” Iran rejects nuclear weapons for religious & strategic reasons—far weightier than any “deal". But if E3/EU want full implementation of CBMs & enhanced

Habilian releases first annual report on terrorism in Iran

Habilian Association, an Iranian Human Rights NGO conducting studies on terror victims in Iran, has released its first annual report on terrorism in Iran. Tehran Times “The report covers terrorist activities and counter-terrorism measures in Iran between March 2019 and April 2020 (1398 in Persian calendar [year]). The first annual report on terrorism in Iran provides the audience with information on terrorist groups’ operations against Iranian targets in chronological order. According to this

IRGC launches large-scale operation against terrorists on NW

The Ground Force of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) destroyed bases of counter-revolutionary terror groups during a series of large-scale multi-pronged military operations along the country’s northwestern borders. The IRGC ground forces have carried out a series of large-scale multi-pronged military operations against positions of terror groups along the country’s northwestern borders in the past week. They destroyed strongholds of counter-revolutionary terror groups during the

Iran condemns terror attack in Kabul targeting Afghan VP

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh slammed Tuesday terrorist attack targeting the convoy of Afghanistan's First Vice President Amrullah Saleh in Kabul. Khatibzadeh said that the attack which happened on the occasion of intra-Afghan talks has been hatched by enemies of peace and stability in Afghanistan. Afghanistan Ministry of Interior Affairs earlier announced that the Tuesday morning explosion in Kabul resulted in the killing of 10 people and injuring of 15 more, including

First Annual Report on Terrorism in Iran Released

First annual report on terrorism in Iran has been released by Habilian Association. The report covers terrorist activities and counter-terrorism measures in Iran between March 2019 and April 2020 (1398 in Persian calendar). The first annual report on terrorism in Iran provides the audience with information on terrorist groups’ operations against Iranian targets in chronological order. According to this report, between March 2019 and April 2020, 35 Iranian citizens were assassinated by terrorist

Turkey and Iran vow to target PKK in joint military operations

Following a video conference on Tuesday, the two countries agreed on military operations targeting the Kurdish organisation and its affiliates Turkey and Iran have agreed to target the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its affiliates in joint military operations, following high-level video conference talks attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Hassan Rouhani. Tuesday's statement was the first in recent years where Iran has publicly announced that it would go after the PKK and

The Terror Victims’ Families, clear example of terrorist crimes against Iran: Habilian SG

Emphasizing on the role of families of Iranian victims of terror as the obvious examples of terrorist crimes against Iran, the Secretary General of the Habilian Association said that the Islamic Republic can make better use of this capacity in international forums. According to the Habilian, at a meeting between the families of Iranian victims of terror and Iran’s High Council for Human Rights which wad held on the occasion of National Day of Fight against Terrorism, Secretary General of

Iran adopting anti-terrorism as its ultimate strategy

A senior judiciary official said the fight against terrorism is the definitive strategy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, asserting that the country is seriously seeking to eradicate any types of terrorism. Speaking in a meeting on the occasion of National Day of Fight against Terrorism, the deputy of international affairs of the Judicial System of Iran and secretary of the High Council for Human Rights, Ali Bagher Khani, criticized American’s policies over violating the human rights of the

Iranian lawmaker urges EU to put anti-Iran terrorists on trial

Iranian Parliament's Human Rights Commission Chairwoman Zohreh Elahian on Monday regretted that European countries shelter anti-Iranian terrorists and urged the countries to put these terrorists on trial, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. "Over 17,000 oppressed Iranian citizens have been victimized by terrorist acts and clear and systematic violations of the basic human rights, including the rights to life, security, and health," Elahian said in a letter to Maria Arena, the head

Pursuing Gen. Soleimani’s assassination case high on agenda

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi said that his body considers the case of Lieutenant General Soleimani’s assassination as a priority to deal with. “Pursuing the assassination of Martyr Soleimani is high on the Judiciary’s agenda,” Raeisi said on Monday during a session of the Judiciary's Supreme Council. He stressed that the cowardly move by the US will not be left unanswered, adding, “General Soleimani’s martyrdom will make the nations in the region more aware” of the US crimes.

Parliament committee calls for extradition of MKO terrorists

In letters addressed to Iran’s Foreign Ministry and Judiciary, Zohreh Elahian, the chairwoman of the Parliament’s Human Rights Committee, has called for extradition of members of Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from European countries. “As you know, in the Islamic Republic of Iran more than 17,000 of our beloved compatriots have fallen victims to terrorist acts and gross and systematic violations by terrorist groups, in particular Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (known as hypocrites in

Iran: Despite assassinating 1000s, MKO sheltered by US, Europe

Iran has lambasted the United States and the European Union for providing a safe haven for the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group, which murdered thousands of Iranians and notoriously sided with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during his 1980-88 war on the Islamic Republic. In a post on its Twitter account on Saturday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry commemorated the national Day of Fight Against Terrorism. The occasion commemorates the 1981 assassination of then president

Christchurch Attacker Intended to Burn Down Mosques, Prosecutor Says

The Christchurch shooter who in 2019 killed 51 people in attacks on two New Zealand mosques, Brenton Tarrant, had planned to burn down the buildings down after his killing spree, a judge read during the terrorist’s sentencing hearing. Tarrant, a self-confessed white supremacist, pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one count of terrorism. His sentencing hearing began on Monday and is set to take four days. Tarrant has refused a defence attorney and is

UN highlights need to provide more support to victims of terrorism

On occasion of the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, the United Nations this Friday highlights the example of those who fight to raise their voices, support their needs and defend their rights. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that remembering the victims of terrorism and providing them with support is essential for them to rebuild their lives and heal. Such efforts include working with parliamentarians and governments to draw up and adopt

Iran beside regional states to defeat US-backed terrorists

The member of the National Security Commission of the Parliament said, "Iran stands by the people of Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon at the request of their governments in the fight against the US and Zionist backed terrorists." Speaking in the open session of the Parliament, Abbas Golroo condemned the claims of corrupt governments of the US and Zionist Regime that Iran seeks to dominate the Arab world and that they attempt to spread Iranophobia against Iran in the region. He emphasized that not only

Terrorists, their supporters aim undermining Iran security

Iran’s top military commander praised the role of Marty Soleimani in defeating terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, noting that those groups aimed to undermine Iran’s security. “Terrorists and their supporters sought to take control of Syria and Iraq to undermine the security of Iran. Those battles that ended with the defeat and elimination of enemies caused our nations to move on the path of development with peace,” Chief of Staff for the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran Major

UN envoy slams U.S. for sponsoring anti-Iran Tondar terrorist group

Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, has slammed the United States for sponsoring a U.S.-based anti-Iran group named Tondar. “Despite being cognizant of the group’s terrorist nature and activities, the United States, to date, has continued to sponsor it, and has refrained from taking even the slightest measure to prevent the terrorist activities of this group, which openly, including through its official website and media, incites terrorism and provides training on how

Zarif urges US, Europe to cease harboring terrorists

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif lambasted the US and Europe for supporting terrorists, who promote hatred from their safe havens in the West. “The west must cease financing and harboring terrorists. From their safe havens in US and Europe, they promote hatred, agitate and organize murder and mayhem, and shamelessly claim responsibility for the murder of innocent Iranian civilians,” Zarif tweeted late on Saturday. “Smokescreens can’t obscure this hypocrisy,” the diplomat added.

Iran sanctions former aide to John Bolton under anti-terror law

The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday that it has imposed sanctions on an aide to John Bolton, the former U.S. national security adviser, under the Islamic Republic’s anti-terrorism law. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said Richard Goldberg, who is currently a member of the so-called Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), would be subject to sanctions, Press TV reported. The ministry underlined that the sanctions are in accordance with articles 4 and 5 of the Law on