Iran’s coverage: President Rouhani cutting short NY visit to attend funeral of Hajj victims

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Iran’s Rouhani to cut short New York visit due to Hajj tragedy

President Hassan Rouhani cuts his visit to UN General Assembly and will return to Tehran on Monday to take part in the ceremony to mark returning of the bodies of Iranian pilgrims who lost their lives in last Thursday stampede tragedy in Saudi Arabia, said a media official in President Office.


First group of Iranian hajj pilgrims arrive Tehran

 The first flight of Iranian hajj pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia landed at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport at 13:10 local time (09:40 GMT) on Monday.

Iran diplomat urges consular access to bodies of Mina victims

A senior Iranian diplomat urges Saudi Arabia to fulfill its responsibility and seriously cooperate with Iran to identify those who are still missing following the recent deadly incident during the Hajj rituals in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca.


Italy to send big delegation to Iran

Lured by golden opportunities in Iran’s market following a comprehensive nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers, Italy is set to deploy a huge delegation to Iran soon, the European country’s prime minister announced.


Iran’s Rouhani, Russia’s Putin to meet in New York Monday

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are scheduled to meet at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.


Iranian President: Syria’s al-Assad must remain to fight ‘terrorists’

As Russia significantly increases its support of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Sunday that backing Syria’s “central government” is the only way to defeat ISIS.


Iran, Turkey ties to develop in interests of peoples: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will not forget its friends in hardships and after removal of the sanctions, it will give the priority to those countries that did not leave the Iranian nation alone.

Rouhani, Hollande support new bilateral ties

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and French President François Hollande met here on Sunday discussing new areas of cooperation between Tehran and Paris under the post-sanction conditions.

Rouhani calls for enhanced ties with Japan

President Hassan Rouhani said Japan is a strategic partner of Iran and diplomatic, economic and cultural relations between the two countries shall further increase.


GOP opponents of nuclear deal couldn’t find Iran on a map, says Rouhani

The Republican candidates for U.S. president who are attacking the nuclear deal with Iran could hardly find the country on a map, or know that Tehran is the capital, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Sunday.