Iran’s coverage: Process of drafting nuclear deal moving forward: Zarif

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Process of drafting N deal moving forward, Zarif says

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and the P5+1 group of countries are working on the draft of a final deal over Tehran’s nuclear work.


U.S. oil delegation to visit Iran this week: Iranian official

A U.S. delegation will visit Iran to review energy investment opportunities while Tehran negotiates a final deal with world powers on its nuclear program, a senior oil ministry official told Mehr news agency on Monday.


Iran’s judiciary vows to take legal action against Saudi siege of Yemen

 The Iranian Judiciary announced plans to take legal action against Saudi Arabia after the latter’s fighter jets intercepted several Iranian cargo planes that intended to land in Sana’a to supply humanitarian aid to the war-stricken people in Yemen.


Rafsanjani: US seeking to disintegrate region for own interests

Expediency Council Chief Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said the US is seeking to split up the region to save its own interests.


Iran’s Rouhani says not for police to enforce Islam

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Monday it was not up to the country’s police to deliver Islamic guidance, distancing himself from efforts to involve law enforcement in religion.


Iran, Russia committed to boost banking relations: Envoy

 Iran and Russia banking officials have agreed to boost banking ties by creating joint accounts, Iran’s Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei said.


Iranian president raps Western efforts for monopolizing science

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at the western powers for their attempts to monopolize science and technology.


Maersk meets Iranian officials over vessel, says no progress

Maersk Line said on Monday it has met again with the Ports & Maritime Organization (PMO) in Iran regarding the seizure of the vessel Maersk Tigris but the Danish shipping company has still not received any official documents from Iranian authorities.


No inspection of Iran’s military sites permissible: Top officer

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces reminded the country’s negotiators that a final deal with world powers over the country’s nuclear energy program could by no means allow foreign access to Iran’s military sites under the pretext of inspection.


Rouhani: Government recognizes right to protest for all

 President Hassan Rouhani on Monday said his government recognizes right to protest for people of all walks of life.