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June 11, 2024 11:03 AM

Russia’s new co-operation pact with Iran suspended, RIA agency reports

A new agreement between Moscow and Tehran on comprehensive cooperation has been temporarily suspended due to problems that Iranian partners are facing, Russia's RIA state news agency reported on Tuesday citing a Russian foreign ministry official. "This is a strategic decision of the leadership of the two countries," RIA cited Zamir Kabulov, the foreign ministry official as saying. "The process ... has stopped due to problems that our Iranian partners have." There was no immediate comment from ...

May 31, 2024 3:00 PM

Former Iran parliament speaker signs up for presidential vote after Raisi death

Former Iranian parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani, a prominent conservative, was among candidates registering on Friday for an early election next month following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash, state media reported. Larijani, an adviser and ally of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told reporters that he would focus on fixing the economic problems facing Iranians and "resolving (U.S.) sanctions", while maintaining a strong defence. Larijani was barred from sta...

May 22, 2024 8:52 AM

Vice President Dhankhar embarks to Tehran for Iranian President Raisi’s funeral

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday morning departed for Tehran to attend the funeral of late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, his foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and other officials who were killed in a helicopter crash, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. "VP Jagdeep Dhankhar embarks on a visit to Tehran to attend the official ceremony to pay condolences on the tragic demise of President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister H. Amir-Abdollahian, of Iran," said ...

May 20, 2024 11:03 AM

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash, PM Modi offers condolences

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hardliner long seen as a potential successor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was killed in a helicopter crash in mountainous terrain near the Azerbaijan border, officials and state media said on Monday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his condolences on the demise of President Raisi, saying that his "contribution to strengthening India-Iran bilateral relationship will always be remembered." In a post on X, PM Modi wrote: "Deeply saddene...

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