Iran’s coverage: British foreign secretary reopens embassy in Tehran

 Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
Britain reopens embassy in Tehran: Reuters witness

Britain reopened its embassy in Tehran on Sunday, a historic step in the thawing of relations between the Islamic state and Western powers, a Reuters witness said.


Araqchi underlines US retreat from position on Iran’s heavy water reactor

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said inclusion of the term “heavy water reactor” in Iran’s Arak in the finalized text of a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers is a testimony to Washington’s “failure” to deprive Iran of such technology.



Iran’s oil minister discusses energy ties with UK’s FM

Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has started negotiations with the visiting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in the Iranian capital.


Iranian parliament strongly supports defense, missile industry progress

The Iranian parliamentarians in a statement welcomed development of the new home-made solid-fuel precision-guided missile, Fateh 313, and underlined their strong support for the country’s defensive and missile industry’s further development.


Source: Iran, world powers to hold 1st post-agreement meeting in New York next month

Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) are due to hold their first meeting after the July nuclear agreement in New York in September.


Deputy DM: Supporting allies Iran’s principled policy

Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami underscored that supporting allies and the resistance front is one of Tehran’s principled policies.


Iran receives S-300 missile system by end of 2015

 Iran will receive upgraded S-300 missile defense system from Russia before the end of 2015, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Sunday.


Iranians begin hajj amid tensions with Saudi

Iranians have begun traveling to Saudi Arabia for the hajj months after Tehran suspended a minor pilgrimage over the alleged abuse of two pilgrims by Saudi authorities.


For Iran’s Soccer team, sanctions mean visa hassles too

 Iran coach Carlos Queiroz says the frustrations faced by the tiny Pacific island of Guam in obtaining visas to travel to Tehran for a World Cup qualifier next month give just a glimpse of the problems long faced by his team in negotiating international soccer.


Iranian ex-OPEC envoy urges OPEC, non-OPEC producers to manage market

Iran’s former envoy to the OPEC Mohammad-Ali Khatibi on Saturday emphasized management of the market by the OPEC and non-OPEC producers.