Iran’s coverage: ‘Jailed Iranian journalist to stand trial next week’

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


Report: Trial of US reporter held in Iran to start next week

The trial of a Washington Post reporter detained in Iran for months will begin next week, a defense lawyer said Tuesday.


Hezbollah chief praises Iran for supporting Lebanese resistance

The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement has praised Iran’s support for the resistance front.


Lavrov: Delivery of S-300 systems to Iran not a political mistake

Two weeks after Tehran and the P5+1 group worked out a framework agreement ensuring the peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree lifting the ban on the sale of S-300 to Iran.


Hegemonic powers wage proxy wars to achieve goals: Iran

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says the hegemonic powers wage proxy wars to maintain their interventionism and dominion.


Iran expresses regret over death sentences in Egypt

Spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry Marzieh Afkham expressed regret on Tuesday over the recent death sentences handed down by an Egyptian court.


Top aide to Iran’s leader meets Syria’s Assad in gesture of support

A top aide to Iran’s leader met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday, Syrian state TV said, appearing to underline firm Iranian support for Damascus as it faces mounting pressure from insurgents in a four-year-old civil war.


Ayatollah Khamenei congratulates Iran’s Taekwondo team on world title

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a message congratulated Iran’s national taekwondo team on winning the title of the 2015 WTF World Taekwondo Championships in Russia.


Iran has no troops in Yemen: Velayati

Visiting Iranian Supreme Leader’s Advisor in International Affairs Ali-Akbar Velayati said on Tuesday that Iran has no troops in Yemen.


Iran won’t bow to pressure in nuclear talks: Negotiator

An Iranian nuclear negotiator says the Islamic Republic seeks a “good” deal with the P5+1 countries over Iran’s nuclear program, stressing, however, that Tehran will not cave in to any excessive demands by the opposite side.


Russia favors promoting Iran’s membership in SCO – Lavrov

Russia favors a political decision to promote Iran’s membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) depending on the progress in the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.