Iran’s coverage: Deputy of former Iranian president Ahmadinejad arrested

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


Former vice-president detained

Hamid Baqaei, the vice-president for executive affairs under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was detained on Monday afternoon, according to Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei.


Iran spy trial of Washington Post reporter resumes

The trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian on charges of spying on Iran resumed behind closed doors in Tehran on Monday, a news agency linked to the judiciary reported.


Pres. Rouhani to attend presser next week

On the eve of Hassan Rouhani’s second year of presidency, he will attend a press conference next Saturday to brief the media on the government performance.


Fumigation caused Saudis’ deaths in Iran: Minister

The four Saudi pilgrims who recently lost their lives in northeastern Iran had been poisoned due to fumigation, Iran’s health minister says.


Iran begins building its largest refinery

Iran on Monday began building its biggest refining plant to convert about half a million barrels per day of condensate into exportable products to Asia.


No oil commitment by world powers

Iran’s petroleum minister Bijan Zangeneh said that six globiran talkal powers have had no commitment about facilitating Tehran’s oil sale.


U.N.: Interim deal to help show any military side of Iran nuclear past

Any possible military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program can be clarified if the details of a preliminary deal sealed in April between Tehran and six world powers are implemented, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Monday.


Russia begins grain deliveries to Iran

The “oil-for-goods” program between Moscow and Tehran includes deliveries of building materials and equipment in exchange for Iranian crude oil.


Obama, Hollande agree on Ukraine, Iran nukes

The White House says President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande are in agreement on some of the world’s vexing problems, including Russia’s actions in Ukraine and keeping Iran from developing nuclear weapons.


EU: No Iran nuclear deal without UN probe of past

The European Union is telling Iran to cooperate with a stalled U.N. probe of suspicions that it worked on atomic arms if the country wants a nuclear deal that will see removal of sanctions.