Iran’s coverage: Iran refutes claim Supreme Leader wrote US president

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Iran rejects WSJ claim on Leader’s letter to Obama

Iran has strongly dismissed a claim by the Wall Street Journal that Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has sent a letter to US President Barack Obama.

Iran, China hold mutual nuclear talks in Tehran

Iran’s top nuclear negotiator and his Chinese counterpart in the P5+1 discussed latest developments of nuclear talks in Tehran on Sunday stressing the need for continuation of Tehran-Beijing close consultations.

 

China foreign minister pushes Iran on nuclear deal

A deal with Iran on its controversial nuclear program would help it escape from sanctions and allow more efforts to be spent on economic development, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during a trip to Tehran.

 

Sealing off skies: Iran finalizes 360 degree early warning air defense radar

Iran is close to deploying an early-warning radar system of its own to detect missile launches, stealth aircraft and drones thousands of kilometers from its borders. Once fully deployed, the Sepehr radar system will secure Iran’s entire airspace.

 

Iran launches domestic search engine Yooz

 Iranian search engine ‘Yooz’ capable of searching through one billion Persian websites has been launched today with support of the Ministry of Communications and IT.

Iran eying Russia ties in new atmosphere: Defense Minister

 Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan signaled a new phase of cooperation with Russia that could put an end to a lingering row over the S-300, an air defense system Moscow has been committed to sell to Tehran.

Iranian lawmakers agree to allocate $300m for defense, security infrastructure

Iranian lawmakers agreed to allocate over $300 million of the next year’s budget for boosting defense and security infrastructure of the country.

 

Leader’s aide underlines Iran’s strategic ties with China

Iranian Supreme Leader’s top aide Ali Akbar Velayati in a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed that Tehran sees relations with Beijing as strategic and important.

Iran condemns ISIL crimes against 21 Egyptian Christian

 Iran’s FM spokeswoman decried ISIL inhuman crimes against 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya.

 

Nuclear deal possible if world powers avoid anti-Iran sanctions: Diplomat

An Iranian deputy foreign minister reiterated that the nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers would result in a final agreement if the sextet refrains from resorting to anti-Iran sanctions.