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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif handshake with US President Barack Obama has not been pre-planned, an informed source close to the visiting Iranian delegation said on Tuesday.
The European Union is set on fulfilling its obligations on the lifting of sanctions against Iran, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said after a P5+1 foreign minister meeting with Iran held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
The first convoy of the bodies of Iranian Hajj pilgrims who fell victim to a recent deadly crush in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, will arrive in the capital Tehran on Tuesday.
President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Russia was highly satisfied with a progress in cooperation with Iran in various areas, including the fight against terrorism and projects in peaceful nuclear energy.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron in New York underlined the need for precise implementation of all parts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), including removal of sanctions.
The Iranian survivors of the recent crush outside the holy city of Mecca, which is estimated to have claimed the lives of thousands of pilgrims, say Riyadh should be held to account for the disaster, Press TV reports.
Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education Seyed Hassan Hashemi, who arrived in Mecca on Tuesday morning, visited pilgrims injured in Mina tragedy in a hospital in Mecca.
Iranian Government Spokesman Mohammad-Bagher Nobakht said the country would file complaint against Saudi Arabia.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined that Tehran hasn’t issued any permission to Saudi Arabia to bury the Iranian nationals killed in Mina incident.
President Hassan Rouhani said the tragedy in Hajj rituals this year happened because of the inefficiency and mismanagement of the Saudi government.