Iran’s coverage: Zarif stresses diplomacy over coercion for all regional crises

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Only dialogue can settle conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen – Iran Foreign Minister

Conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen can be settled only via political dialogue involving regional players, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday at the Munich Security Conference.


Iran moves to address haze, outages in Khuzestan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ordered officials to promptly address problems such as dust and smoke particles, power outages and failures in the water supply and phone connections in Khuzestan.


Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for ‘mutual respect’

Iran’s foreign minister brushed aside new pressure from the United States on Sunday, declaring that his country is “unmoved by threats” but responds well to respect.

U.S. senators eye sanctions against Iran for missile development

U.S. Republican senators plan to introduce legislation to impose further sanction on Iran, accusing it of violating U.N. Security Council resolutions by testing ballistic missiles and acting to “destabilise” the Middle East, a U.S. senator said Sunday.


Guterres: JCPOA important factor in international peace, stability

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres by referring to nuclear deal between Iran and Group 5+1 said that Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is an important factor in international peace and stability and announced his own and the UN support for continuation of the deal.


Iran’s FM: Achieving security at expense of others’ insecurity ‘Absurd’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned certain countries for trying to endanger other countries for their own safety, stressing that ensuring security at the expense of the insecurity of others is “unrealistic” and “absurd”.


Akhundi to serve as minister: Parl. decides

Abbas Akhundi has received vote of confidence for the second time from Parliament which had been fervent in impeaching him.On Sunday’s afternoon session of the Parliament, MPs voted on impeachment; Akhundi received 176 Yeas, 74 Nays and 5 abstentions from a total of 257 MPs who cast their vote.


Iran pushes for dialogue with Persian Gulf Arab states

Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday stepped up efforts to improve ties with Persian Gulf Arab Sunni states urging them to work with their Shia rival to address “anxieties” and violence across the region.

Iran blasts Canadian court ruling as “Unacceptable”

The Iranian foreign ministry condemned the Ontario court ruling ordering the government of Iran to pay the legal costs of what it alleged as victims of Iran-sponsored terrorist attacks, dismissing it as “unacceptable”.


Iran announces major shale oil discovery

Iran says it has discovered major reserves of shale oil in the western parts of the country with a top official saying that the reserves are the first that have a feasible potential for production.