Iran’s coverage: Iran hints at necessary concord with Saudis in region

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

 

Iranian FM expresses hope for further cooperation with Saudi Arabia

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed hope that Tehran and Riyadh will boost their bilateral relations.

 

Zurich talks constructive: Iran negotiator

An Iranian nuclear negotiator describes as constructive a deputy-level meeting between the country and the United States in the Swiss city of Zurich.

 

Majlis weighing enrichment motion if US imposes new sanctions

Iran’s parliament (Majlis) is working on a motion under which the government would be obliged to step up uranium enrichment utilizing new-generation centrifuges, says a senior Iranian lawmaker.

Iran says running on budget of below $40bn

A senior Iranian official said on Saturday that the drastic drop in oil prices has already made the country to run on a budget of less than $40 billion.

Iran’s auto sector shows highest growth

Iran said on Saturday that its auto sector has had the highest growth in production among other industrial sectors over the past 10 months starting 21 March 2014.

 

Iran’s Rouhani congratulates new Saudi king

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday congratulated Saudi Arabia’s new monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and hoped for the expansion of Tehran-Riyadh ties in all fields.

 

Zarif: Increasing western pressures on Iran futile

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned the western states to avoid exerting further pressure on Tehran, saying that intensifying sanctions will backfire.

 

Lifting all sanctions a test to West’s honesty: Shamkhani

Secretary of Supreme Council of National Security Ali Shamkhani said nuclear negotiations with the Group 5+1 is a test of these countries’ commitments to the talks and lifting all the illegal and oppressive sanctions.

 

Larijani criticized for silence over Zarif’s Paris walk

Iranian MP criticized Parliament Speaker Larijani for not taking stance over some issues raised recently.

AFC votes against Iran’s football team

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has dismissed Iran’s complaint on Iraqi midfielder Alaa Abdul-Zahra’s positive doping test.

 

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