Iran’s coverage: US military option ‘old habit that dies hard’: Iran foreign minister

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“Bad habits never die:” Zarif says in reaction to US general

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday reacted to the latest comments made by US General Martin Dempsey about using military options against Iran and said “Bad habits never die.”

 

Australia FM hails Iran effort to defeat ISIS

Australia’s foreign minister on Saturday hailed Iran’s efforts to crush the jihadist Islamic State group in Iraq, saying on a rare trip to Tehran that the militants can be defeated.

 

Iranian version of S-300 missile shield goes on display in Army Day parades

Iran displayed its home-made version of the sophisticated Russian S-300 missile defense system, dubbed as Bavar (Belief) 373, during the military parades South of the capital on Saturday.

 

Iran has no military presence in Yemen, Iraq, commander reiterates

Commander of Iran’s Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan on Saturday firmly rejected allegations about the presence of Iranian military forces in Yemen and Iraq.

 

Iran asks UN to send fact-finding team to Yemen

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday called for a UN fact-finding mission in Yemen to report on the results of the Saudi-led coalition’s indiscriminate attacks on targets in the poor nation, warning that an overwhelming majority of the victims have been defenseless civilians.

 

Iran unveils new programmable drone

Iran unveiled a new home-made programmable drone named ‘Basir’ in a ceremony on the occasion of the Army Day on Saturday.

 

Iran to bring calm to region through peaceful means: deputy FM

Iran is to restore peace and stability in the region through dialogue and peaceful means, a senior official at the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

 

Rouhani: Iranian armed forces seek security, peace in Mideast

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated on Saturday that Iranian armed forces are after peace and security in the region.

 

Obama open to ‘creative negotiations’ on Iran sanctions

President Barack Obama on Friday left open the door to “creative negotiations” in response to Iran’s demand that punishing sanctions be immediately lifted as part of a nuclear deal, even though the initial agreement calls for the penalties to be removed over time.

 

Iran submits four-point Yemen peace plan to United Nations

Iran’s foreign minister on Friday submitted a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlining a four-point peace plan for Yemen, where Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have been targeted for three weeks by Saudi-led air strikes.