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Iran’s coverage: BBC given time-limited permission to report from Iran

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

 

Official: Iran to partially allow BBC to report for a week

An Iranian government official says the Islamic Republic will allow some BBC journalists to report there for a week’s time. The BBC had no immediate comment in London.

 

Iran criticizes West’s instrumental use of human rights

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dačić criticized the western countries’ instrumental use of human rights issues.

Nobakht: Leader assigns gov’t to achieve 8 percent growth

Vice-president and head of Management and Planning Organization Mohammad Baqer Nobakht underlined that Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has ordered government to fulfill 8 percent growth.

Iran, Russia agree exchange of surplus low-enriched uranium

Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanai said in his blog that Iran has no intention of holding talks with America on bilateral, regional, or global issues, and dialogue between the two countries will only be concentrated on the nuclear program.

Italian FM: Vienna N. agreement to help Tehran-Rome ties improve

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said that the nuclear agreement in Vienna is a good opportunity for his country to compensate for economic relations with Iran.

 

Iranian, Serbian FMs discuss ways to improve bilateral ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the visiting Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, explored avenues for strengthening the ties between Tehran and the East European country.

 

Senior Iranian cleric writes letter to al-Azhar’s grand imam

Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi has welcomed a call by the Grand Imam of the al-Azhar Mosque, Egypt’s top Muslim authority, for a unity meeting of leading Sunni and Shia scholars.

 

Rouhani: Neighbors at top priority for Iran investment plans

Presdient Hassan Rouhani said Iran is giving the highest priority to its neighboring countries in its investment projects.

 

Iran responds strongly to US smallest action: IRGC official

 A senior commander at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said Iran is ready to respond to the smallest action by the US as strongly as it could not even imagine.

Iran, Azerbaijan to triple bilateral trade: Minister

 Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi announced that Tehran and Baku plan to triple the value of bilateral trade by the next year.

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