Our region in dire need of change: FM Zarif

TEHRAN– Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addressed the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday in New York, stressing that the Middle East region is in dire need of change, Mehr News reported.

“Our region is in a dire need of change,” Zarif said in his opening speech at the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday, noting the situation in Yemen under airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, where million people are dying from cholera.

"In the wars of 20th and 21st centuries, there are no winners; only the degree and amount of loss will be different.

Iran never to bow to US, allies: Army chief

TEHRAN– The Islamic Republic of Iran will never bow to the will and pressure of the US and its allies, and will continue to expand self-sufficient cooperation with neighboring countries, Iranian army chief Bagheri said.  

Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri made the remarks in his address at the 6th Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), which kicked off in Tehran today with participation of 35 high-ranking military delegations from across the world, according to the Mehr News Agency.

Iran Will 'Vigorously' Resume N-Program If US Pulls out of JCPOA: Zarif

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran will "vigorously" resume the activities it halted under the 2015 nuclear agreement if the United States scraps the multilateral accord.

Speaking to reporters in New York on Saturday, Zarif noted that the resumption of uranium enrichment would be Tehran's "probable" response to a possible US withdrawal from the deal, Press TV reported.

"America never should have feared Iran producing a nuclear bomb, but we will pursue vigorously our nuclear enrichment," he said.

Saudi-Backed Militants Kill ICRC Aid Worker with Multiple Gunshots in Yemen

Saudi-backed gunmen have shot dead a Lebanese aid worker of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen's southwestern city of Ta’izz and injured several others, Press T.V reported.

The Saudi mercenaries opened fire on Saturday on an ICRC vehicle in Zabab district in the west of the city, the website of Yemen's al-Masirah satellite TV network reported.

Iran-Iraq Ties Never Affected by Mischievous Intervention, Says Hatami

Iran's Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq never let their close relations be affected by mischievous interventions.

Speaking to reporters, the Iranian defense minister thanked Iraqi officials for according a warm welcome and hospitality to him during his stay in the country.