Iran’s coverage: Iranian President raps S. Arabia for “Blatant Meddling” in Lebanon

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

 

Saudi meddling in Lebanon ‘shameful’: Iran president

The Iranian president denounces Saudi Arabia’s interference in Lebanon, saying it is “shameful” that a Muslim state has “begged” the Israeli regime to carry out military strikes against the Lebanese nation.

Iran Earthquake: Death toll passes 470 after 3 days

Death toll from a powerful earthquake in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah rose to 474 on Wednesday morning three days after the disaster.

 

Iran slams Canada’s selective stances on human rights

Iran’s Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN Eshaq Al Habib lambasted Canada’s selective stance on human rights.

Collapsed state housing in Iranian quake shows corruption: Rouhani

The ease with which some state-built homes collapsed in Sunday’s earthquake in western Iran showed corrupt practices when they were constructed, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday in a sentiment shared by many ordinary Iranians.

 

IAEA has more inspection powers in Iran: Amano

The UN nuclear watchdog carries out stronger inspection activities in Iran and knows more about its peaceful nuclear program as a result of the international agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), its chief said in a speech at Harvard University on Wednesday.

UK to consider special status for UK woman detained in Iran

Britain’s foreign secretary says he will meet with the husband of a British woman imprisoned in Iran to discuss offering her a special status to help secure her freedom.

 

FM: US sued to pay $60 bln to Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran and Washington have each sued the opposite party for a sum of $60bln.

Deputy FM: Iran deal part of NPT

The Iran Nuclear deal is now a part of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and there is no replacement for it in the region, said Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister.

 

Iran: News on UAE aid offer for quake-hit people fake

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi dismissed the authenticity of the news on telephone contact by UAE prince with President Rouhani to offer help for the quake-stricken people in Iran, saying that they are fake news and untrue.

 

Russian, Iranian, Turkish top diplomats to discuss Syria soon — Lavrov

The Russian and Turkish presidents met in Sochi on November 13 and discussed the Syrian settlement. Contacts between the Russian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers on the Syrian settlement will take place soon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.