Senior foreign officials, prominent figures, and regional resistance leaders offered congratulations to Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, after election results declared him as winner of Iran’s 2021 presidential election.
Top officials and prominent figures in Iran and elsewhere renewed their pledge to support the Palestinian cause and condemned Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories to mark the International Quds Day.
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said the presence of foreign military forces puts regional security at risk, expressing hope that the countries in the region will join hands to expel foreign troops from the Persian Gulf region.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said remarks by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, published on Sunday, were taken out of context, adding they were part of a classified discussion that was “illegally” published, and by no means reflected the official stance of the Islamic Republic.
International troops plan to stay in Afghanistan beyond the May deadline envisaged by the insurgent Taliban’s deal with the US, four senior NATO officials said, a move that could escalate tensions with the Taliban demanding full withdrawal.
Thailand recorded 3,065 foreign tourists in November, official data showed on Monday, in its second month of receiving long-stay visitors after a ban was imposed in April to keep coronavirus infections under control.
The amount of foreign investment attracted in Iran’s industrial, mining and trade sectors during the eight months of the current Iranian year (March 21-November 20) increased 71.2 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.
Tourism in Indonesia has yet to recover from the pandemic-induced slump, with foreign tourist arrivals and hotel occupancy rate remaining below normal levels, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data have shown.