Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
Senior army commander says that Iran has observed necessary precautions to stand against any possible aggression by the enemy.
Some Iranian experts and top figures in oil and gas industry have voiced their strong opposition to a $5 billion gas deal recently signed between Iran and France’s energy giant Total, saying Total has hatched “a sinister plot” against the Islamic Republic.
Russia President Vladimir Putin says Iran, Russia and Turkey as three guarantors of peace in Syria, are to take next steps to address the crisis in the country.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said his country should deploy a number of peace monitoring forces in Syria if parties involved in the conflict arrive at an agreement to establish de-escalation zones.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov plans to pay a visit to Tehran to hold talks with Iranian officials ahead of a scheduled meeting of the Iran-P5+1 Joint Commission.
Iranian Ambassador in London Hamid Baeidinejad wrote on Saturday in Telegram that today’s victories of Iraq and Syria against Daesh are due to General Qasem Soleimani’s “commandership and decisive role”.
The contract inked between Iran and French energy giant Total to develop phase 11 of the South Pars Gas Field, has opened a new chapter in Iran energy diplomacy, former official says.
Iran says it is working on a plan to establish a free trade regime with Turkey.
Security forces in Iran’s northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi have expanded their investigation, arresting more people suspected of having ties to Daesh (also known as ISIL) terrorist group, a judiciary official announced.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added the historical structure of Yazd in central Iran to its list of world heritage sites.