Iran’s coverage: Iran president to make first Europe visit in decade

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President Rouhani to meet Pope Francis, Hollande

President Rouhani’s Public and Media Relations Office has announced his blueprint in his future visit to Europe which includes a visit to Pope Francis in Vatican City.

Iran says 44 terror suspects arrested at border, in cities

 Iran’s state TV says the country’s intelligence agency has arrested 44 suspects charged with terrorist activities.

Iran decries lack of Saudi cooperation on Mina tragedy

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif complained about Saudi Arabia’s insufficient cooperation on restoring the rights of families of the Iranian Hajj pilgrims who lost their lives in a September crush of people in Mina, near Mecca.


Iran’s recent ballistic missile test a game changer: IRGC general

Lieutenant commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) highlighted the recent successful testing of the homegrown ballistic missile ‘Emad’ as an accomplishment that has changed the world’s strategic view about Iran.

Iran to decide on committee to monitor JCPOA tomorrow

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani announced that the council will hold a session tomorrow night to select members of a committee responsible for monitoring the implementation of a recent nuclear deal finalized by Tehran and world powers.


Amoli Larijani: Some remarks about Judiciary ‘offensive’

Head of the Judiciary has criticized ‘some remarks’ voiced by President Rouhani in his visit to Press Expo on Saturday about the Judiciary as ‘dubious.’

Minister: Iran needs 500 passenger planes

Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi announced that Iran needs $50 billion to develop its aviation industry and purchase a total of 500 passenger planes.

Iran UN envoy upbeat about Tehran-Ottawa ties

Iranian Permanent Envoy to the UN said he is upbeat about the future of ties between Iran and Canada.


Nahavandian: Cooperation with US depends on progress of JCPOA

 Presidential Office chief of staff Mohammad Nahavandian said on Monday that the progress in enforcing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a test for seriousness and honesty of the United States and Iranian cooperation with the US.


Developments in Syria, Yemen discussed by Iranian, Belgian officials

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian and the visiting Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders on Monday exchanged views on the latest developments in Syria and Yemen.