Iran FM visits Iraq to discuss Syria on first foreign trip

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Iran’s foreign minister in Iraq for talks

In his first foreign visit as Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif has travelled to Baghdad to hold talks with Iraqi officials on regional and bilateral issues.


City council reelects Qalibaf as Tehran mayor

Members of City Council of Tehran reelected Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf as mayor of Iran’s capital city on Sunday morning.


Iran foreign minister criticezes Syria strike plan

Iran’s new foreign minister is criticizing possible U.S.-led strikes on Syria as outside the bounds of United Nations charter, saying the use of force is illegal.


Iran to export gas to Europe soon

Iran plans to export natural gas to Europe in the near future after it signed similar deals and memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with a number of Asian countries.


Drunk driving Saudi diplomat barred from leaving Iran: MP

An Iranian lawmaker says the Saudi diplomat responsible for the deadly drunk driving accident in Tehran has been barred from leaving the country until the case is closed.


Afghanistan regrets attack on Iranian consulate in Herat

Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Janan Mosazai on Sunday expressed regret over clashes outside Iranian Consulate General in Herat yesterday.


President: Iran resolute to expand ties with Japan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with Special Envoy of Japanese Prime Minister Masahiko Komura underlined Tehran’s determination to further develop bilateral ties with friendly countries, including Japan.


Health minister raps Western governments for sanctions of medicines on Iran

Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education Hassan Hashemi on Saturday lambasted the US and western governments for sanctions of medicines on Iran.



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