Erdogan: Iran-Turkey trade to hit $30b soon
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expects trade with Iran t reach the $30-billion mark ‘soon’ as the two regional powers shore up relations on multiple fronts.
Fifteen Afghan Army trainees killed in Kabul attack
A suicide bomber killed 15 Afghan Army trainees as they were leaving their base in Kabul on Saturday, the Defense Ministry said, in the latest deadly attack in the capital.
Spain to sack Catalan government, call regional election
The Spanish government decided on Saturday to sack the secessionist leadership of Catalonia and force the region into a new election, saying it had to take the unprecedented step to prevent the region pushing ahead with independence.
EU: No alternative to Iran nuclear deal
Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmid said on Saturday the European Union sees “no alternative” to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
Austria supports Iran nuclear agreement
Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz threw his country’s support behind the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, saying that Tehran should enjoy all benefits of the agreement.
Rouhani nominates candidates for remaining cabinet posts
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani nominated candidates for the two remaining cabinet posts to Parliament two months after all his proposed ministerial picks, except one, managed to win the vote of confidence from lawmakers.
Iranian flotilla docks at Russia’s Makhachkala
An Iranian naval flotilla, comprising the homegrown Damavand destroyer and Paykan missile-launching vessel, berthed at Russia’s coastal city of Makhachkala, the capital city of the Republic of Dagestan.
Shamkhani condemns Afghanistan terrorist attacks
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani on Saturday condemned recent terrorist attacks in the neighboring country, Afghanistan.
Iran, Armenia should compensate for information shortfalls: IRNA CEO
Managing Director of the Islamic Republic News Agency Mohammad Khoddadi urged IRNA and Armenpress to compensate for information shortfalls.
Iranian foreign minister visiting South Africa
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for Pretoria on Saturday to hold talks with South African officials.
Helga Schmid: Iran’s missiles not related to nuclear deal
The technically detailed nuclear deal is working and there is no reason to change its terms, the EU official says.
Afghanistan grieves terror victims
At least 15 military cadets were killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday, AFP reported.
Iran has to pursue long term strategy towards U.S.: Adib-Moghaddam
Professor Arshin AdibMoghaddam, chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London
Middle East Institute, believes “Trump is operating on the basis of a hysterical form of politics, that is
irrational and delirious.”
Environment chief: ‘Painful’ decisions needed as Iran faces water shortage
Isa Kalantari, the new chief of the Environment Protection Organization, says Iran must take “tough” and “painful” decisions to save the country from the shrinking water resources.
Academics named as energy, science ministers
In a letter on Saturday, President Hassan Rouhani introduced two candidates, most notable for their academic careers, for post of science and energy ministers to the parliament, IRNA reported on Saturday.
Iran’s motorcycle racing held in Tehran
The third edition of the Iran’s motorcycle racing was held in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Friday.
Iranian diplomat calls nuclear deal best model to settle intl. crises
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Saturday that the 2015 nuclear deal is a “remarkable document” and “best model” to settle international crises peacefully.
U.S. House to vote on new Iran sanctions next week
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on new sanctions targeting Iran’s ballistic missile program which Iran has been insisting is for defensive purposes, GOP leaders said on Friday.
Iran nuclear deal not renegotiable: Iran’s ambassador to UN
Iran’s ambassador to the UN appeared in an interview with NPR on Friday, saying the nuclear deal his country signed cannot be renegotiated, despite President Trump’s call for changes.
EU, South Korea stress Iran deal’s significance
The European Union (EU) and South Korea have jointly underscored the importance of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six other countries.