Iran’s coverage: Foreign Minister Zarif says Netanyahu is faking history and Jewish faith

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Netanyahu selling ‘Bigoted Lies’ against Iran using fake history: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is selling “bigoted” lies against Iran resorting to “fake history and falsifying Torah”.


Hyundai Engineering signs W3.8 tril. deal in Iran

Hyundai Engineering Co. (HEC) has clinched a 3.8 trillion won ($3.2 billion) project in Iran, which is the largest deal ever for a Korean construction company operating in the Middle East country.


Iran conditions death penalty for drug offenses

Capital punishment will be removed for all drug-related offenses with the exception of 3 cases, vice-chairman of Parliament’s Judiciary Committee told MNA on Sunday.

Deputy FM flies to Kazakhstan for Syria talks

Iranian delegation, headed by Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari, left Tehran for Astana to attend the third round of talks on Syrian crises.Astana has already hosted two rounds of negotiations between Damascus and representatives of armed opposition groups on January 23-24 and on February 15-16, aiming to maintain the ceasefire brokered in December by Russia, Iran and Turkey as guarantors. The third round of talks is due to take place in Astana on March 14-15.


Tehran hosts 5th CISM conference

The 5th conference of the International Military Sports Council (CISM) in charge of organizing sport events for the member states’ armed forces convened in Tehran on Monday.


Tehran, Moscow to discuss agreements on oil supplies to Russia

Russia and Iran will discuss the agreements between the countries on daily supplies of 100,000 barrels of Iranian oil.


Iran political camps jockey for position ahead of presidential election

Iran’s rival Reformist and Principlist political camps have taken more definite steps towards contesting the country’s 2017 presidential election.


Iran parliament to look into case of mistreatment at Turkey border

An Iranian lawmaker said the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission will follow up on the case of insulting treatment of Iranian travelers at a border crossing with Turkey.


IRGC General hails religious unity in Iran

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami highlighted the strong bonds between Shiite and Sunni Muslims in Iran, stressing that the Islamic Republic advocates the rights of all Muslims around the world.

Preparations for Putin’s contacts with Iranian President underway

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, responding to a question about the possibility of a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on March 28, said such contacts were being prepared.