Iran’s coverage: Enemy seeking to force Islamic establishment to surrender: Supreme Leader

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

 

Enemies resent Iran independence: Ayatollah Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the enemies of the Islamic Republic resent the independence of the Iranian nation.

 

Number of Iranians killed in Hajj trgedy rises to 464

Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization announced Thursday that the number of the Iranian pilgrims who were killed at the Mina tragedy reached 464.

Iran cabinet passes new oil, gas contracts bill

The Iranian cabinet approved the Petroleum Ministry’s draft international contracts by endorsing the general terms, organization, and pattern of the new upstream oil and gas documents introduced as Iran Petroleum Contract (IPC).

 

Iran aims to boost oil output by 2 million barrels from projects

Natural gas production also part of government plans $30 billion of investment seen by Goldman needed for growth

 

Zarif: Int’l community needs broad convention to eliminate nukes

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the gradual method of elimination of nuclear weapons has faced failure for a long time, and urged holding talks on adopting a comprehensive nuclear convention.

 

White House opposes bill blocking Iran nuclear deal

 The House votes Thursday on a bill aimed at blocking implementation of the Iran nuclear deal until Tehran pays more than $43 billion in damages that U.S. courts have awarded to victims of Iranian-sponsored terror.

Zarif meets Mexico, Austrian, Swiss, South Korean counterparts in NY

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in separate meeting with his Mexican, Austria, Swiss and South Korean foreign ministers discussed different global issues, including the refugee crisis and the Syrian crisis.

 

John Kerry says U.S. talking with Iran about prisoners

Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged for the first time that the U.S. is having talks with Iran that could include a possible prisoner swap, in an interview with CNN’s Elise Labott that aired Wednesday.

Iran calls for ‘collective response’ towards global terrorism

Iran has called for a “collective response” towards extremism, terrorism, and Takfiri ideology, which are all threatening the whole world.

 

Persepolis captain Hadi Norouzi dies of heart attack

Persepolis of Tehran captain Hadi Norouzi died at the age of 30 after suffering a heart attack in his sleep on Thursday.