Iran’s coverage: Iran has received over $1.7 bln from US in legal settlements, deputy minister says

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US paid $1.7 bn in outstanding military debts to Iran: Commander 

 The US has paid $1.7 billion of its outstanding debts to Iran under previous mutual military contracts signed before the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, an Iranian deputy defense minister says.

Iran held by Syria at 2018 World Cup Qualifier

The Iranian national football team was held to a 2-2 draw by Syria in the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Tuesday.

Official: Iran, Russia ties expanding in different fields 

 Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari in a meeting with President Putin’s Special Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev on Tuesday said Iran-Russia ties are expanding and speeding up in different fields.

Iran, Qatar to expand economic, urban development ties 

 Iran and Qatar have signed a number of agreements in different fields including economy and urban development as part of a larger plan to expand bilateral relations.

Tehran ready to cooperate with Riyadh to resolve Muslims’ problems: Zarif 

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the country is ready to work with all Islamic countries, including Saudi Arabia, to help resolve Muslims’ problems in the Middle East region and the world.

Riyadh dismisses reports of banning media from criticising Iran 

 An advisor to Saudi Arabian royal court, Saud al-Qahtani, has denied as baseless the reports that the royal family has ordered Saudi media not to attack Iran.

Leader urges all to avoid discrimination between Iranians 

 In response to a letter by Zahedan’s Friday Prayer Imam, Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Khamenei urged all to make no discrimination between Iranians of any ethnic or religious backgrounds.

Iranian president to visit Kazakhstan, NY, Africa 

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will pay visits to Kazakhstan, New York, and some African countries, according to the presidential office chief of staff.

Iran urges Islamic world to unite for preserving rights of Rohingya Muslims

 Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Bahram Ghasemi voiced concern over the deteriorating situation of Muslims in Myanmar and urged the Islamic world to act for preserving the rights of the Muslims.

Iran urges coop. to stop massacre, mass expulsion of Muslims in Myanmar 

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif referred to the long-standing, respectful and reciprocal relations between Tehran and the Holy See (Vatican City) and emphasized the need for dialogue and effective cooperation between religions and civilizations.