Iran’s coverage: Tehran urges Washington to release Iranian nationals

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


Iran again calls on US to release 19 detained Iranians

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has again raised the issue of 19 Iranians held in the U.S., calling for them to be released amid the trial of a detained Washington Post reporter.

US, Israel enmity toward Iran never waned: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the enmity of the US and the Israeli regime toward Iran has never subsided.


President Rouhani unveils new banknote, gold coin

 President Hassan Rouhani formally unveiled the re-designed ‘Iran Check 500,000 Rials’ and gold coin on Wednesday at the Central Bank of Iran (CBI).

Salehi confers with Chinese counterpart on new nuclear power plant

 Iran and China on Wednesday called for implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and expansion of cooperation in the field of peaceful nuclear energy.


Iran warns IAEA of confidential data leakage

Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reminded the UN nuclear watchdog of its responsibility to keep secrecy of the data on its agreements with Tehran.

Austrian President to visit Iran in September

Austrian President Heinz Fischer would visit Iran in September, said Iranian Ambassador to Vienna Hassan Tajik.

Zarif: Elections, not negotiations defeated sanctions

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that the reason for failure of the sanctions was the elections and not the negotiations, and said that the elections stopped the embargos.


Commander: Navy ensuring safe passage for Iran’s trade vessels

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari lauded his forces for their success in repelling pirate attacks and providing a safe passage for Iranian and foreign cargo ships and oil tankers in international remote waters.


Spokeswoman rejects reports on Iranian-British officials’ talks on Israel

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham rejected media reports on talks between Iranian and British officials about Iran’s attitude towards the Zionist regime of Israel during a recent visit to Tehran by Britain’s foreign secretary.

Patty Murray, top senate democrat, backs Iran deal

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced her support for the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, becoming the final member of the Senate’s main Democratic leadership team to weigh in on the agreement.