Iran’s coverage: Iranian deputy foreign minister to visit Russia for talks

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Iran’s deputy FM to visit Russia for talks

 Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian will travel to Moscow on Monday for talks on the Middle East developments.

Iran rejects Sky News claim over prisoners swap

An informed official at Iran’s Foreign Ministry rejected Sky News claim about exchange of the prisoners between Iran and the Al-Qaeda.

 

US to name coordinator for implementing Iran nuclear deal

With the Iran nuclear deal expected to emerge intact this week from a grueling 60-day congressional review, the Barack Obama administration is preparing to unveil a new office for coordinating its implementation, to be led by outgoing US Ambassador to Poland Stephen Mull.

 

Tasnim: First Microsoft Store opens in Iran

A Microsoft Store has opened in Tehran for sales of mobile phones produced by the multinational US technology giant, an Iranian news agency says.

 

Jimmy Carter urges Obama to solve Syrian crisis with Russia, Iran

The 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, has become the latest politician urging the United States to join forces with Russia and Iran in order to find a solution to solve the protracted Syrian crisis.

 

Political motives to blame for regional divides: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says “political motives” have triggered divisions in several crisis-hit countries in the Middle East.

MP invites heads of government branches to JCPOA Review session

Chairman of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Review Committee Alireza Zakani has sent separate letters to the heads of the three government branches, asking for joint sessions between his committee and the executive, legislative and judiciary branches to discuss the Iran nuclear deal.

 

US presidential candidate Sen. Cruz vows to ‘rip to shreds’ Iran accord

Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz has vowed to immediately “rip to shreds” the internationally-negotiated nuclear agreement with Iran.

 

4 pirate attacks on cargo ships thwarted by Iranian warships in Gulf of Aden

A senior Iranian Navy commander announced that the country’s 35th flotilla of warships has foiled 4 pirate attacks on Iranian and foreign cargo ships and oil tankers during its 3-month-long mission in the Gulf of Aden.

 

US power factors marred by Iran: General Soleimani

The Islamic Revolution in Iran has seriously impaired all the factors that the US depends on as a superpower, Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani said.