Iran’s coverage: Iran closes airspace to all flights to and from Iraqi Kurdistan

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:

 

Iran suspends flights, closes airspace to Kurdistan Region ahead of referendum

Iranian authorities have announced the closure of their airspace to the Kurdistan Region at the request of the Iraqi government.

IRGC begins military drill near Iran’s northwest border

The ground forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have started drilling heavy artillery fire in the country’s general southwestern area.

 

Iran could walk away from N-deal if US scraps it

 Asked about Iran’s reaction in the face of US withdrawal from nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Zarif told Fareed Zakaria of CNN that Iran has a number of options including “walking away from the deal and going back with great speed with its nuclear program.”

 

Iran, India, Oman hold talks on energy

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Foreign ministers from India and Oman to confer on energy in a trilateral session.

 

French state bank BPI to fund projects in Iran, CEO tells paper

Bpifrance, the country’s state investment bank, will finance investment projects of French companies in Iran from 2018, granting up to 500 million euros ($598 million) in annual credits, its CEO said in a newspaper interview on Sunday.

 

Barzani after winning concession from Iraqi government

Leader’s adviser said KRG head Masoud Barzani, with his recent remarks, is seeking to receive concessions from the central government of Iraq.

 

Iran not buying ‘beautiful’ weapons from US: Zarif

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has touched on Iran’s missile power, saying the country is developing its own defenses instead of buying billions of dollars worth  of the so-called beautiful military equipment from the US.

 

IranPlast kicks off in Tehran

Iran’s biggest polymer and plastic industries’ showcase, IranPlast 2017, started on Sunday.

 

Iran to launch 3 major petchem projects by March 2018: Zangeneh

Iran is expecting to launch three major petrochemical projects by the end of the current Iranian calendar year to March 20 2018, Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said.

 

Funeral procession of Iranian martyr Hojaji due on Wednesday

The funeral procession of an Iranian military adviser who was decapitated by the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group in Syria last month is slated to be held in Tehran on Wednesday, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force announced.