France: US must give EU firms guarantees for Iran trade
The United States must deliver concrete guarantees that European firms will not be penalized for trading with Iran should sanctions on Tehran be re-imposed, France’s foreign minister said on Tuesday.
Iran unveils long-awaited oil contracts
Iran’s Ministry of Petroleum published the new framework of oil and gas contracts which will be presented formally to foreign companies in a conference in Tehran later this month.
Thousands protest in Kabul over decapitation of Shias
Thousands of protesters marched coffins containing the decapitated bodies of seven Shia Hazaras through the Afghan capital Kabul Wednesday to demand justice for the gruesome beheadings, which the United Nations says may be considered a war crime.
Syria troops break two-year ISIL siege at Aleppo airbase
Syrian army forces broke a two-year siege by the ISIL terrorists at a major military airbase in the northern Aleppo Province.
EU agrees to label goods made in Israeli settlements
The EU executive approved new guidelines on Wednesday for labeling products made in Israeli settlements, a move Brussels said was technical but Israel branded “discriminatory” and damaging to peace efforts with the Palestinians.
Leader: Iran progressed despite Western restrictions
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said conditions set by Western countries for supplying Iran with nuclear fuel prompted the country’s young scientists to produce the fuel on Iran’s soil.
Minister: Tehran will receive S-300 missile system by yearend
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Tuesday the country will take delivery of Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system by the end of the year.
Syria, Iran rap Saudi Arabia over UN draft resolution
Damascus and Tehran on Tuesday condemned Saudi Arabia after the ultraconservative kingdom pushed the UN General Assembly’s human rights committee to criticize Iranian and Russian support for Syria.
Iran, Russia stress political solution to Syria crisis
Iran and Russia reiterated the necessity of finding a political solution to ongoing crisis in Syria.
Leader says scientific researches should be based on future needs
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that scientific researches should be carried out on the basis of future needs, urging universities to play their role in creating a “new Islamic civilization”.
France says will sign deals during Iranian president’s Paris visit
France and Iran will sign several agreements, including in the air transport, during a visit by President Hassan Rouhani to Paris next week, the French presidency said.
Kazakhstan keen on offering cutting-edge nuclear technology to Iran
First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Rapil Zhoshybayev welcomed technological contribution to Iran of Kazakhstan particularly in nuclear plant construction.
Copenhagen playing host to “Muhammad(S)”
The capital city of Denmark Copenhagen is playing host to Majid Majidi’s “Muhammad (S), the Messenger of God”, a film about the childhood of the Prophet of Islam (S).
Iran, Iraq ink 6-year gas export deal
Iran and Iraq signed a 6-year deal on Wednesday, based on which 25 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d) of Iranian gas will be transferred to feed three power plants in Iraq’s port city of Basra.
Iran’s Cabinet signs off on new oil contract terms
Cabinet ministers in Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s administration said they endorsed the terms of new oil contracts for a post-sanctions era.
Tehran, Damascus condemn Saudi efforts to pass resolution at UN rights body against Iran
The Iranian and Syrian representatives to the UN have condemned Riyadh’s efforts to pass a resolution against what the Saudi regime has called Tehran and Moscow’s interference in Syria and attacks on the so-called “moderate fighters”.
Iranian FM: It’s disastrous to seek military solution to regional conflicts
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that crises in the Middle East region should be settled through “political dialogue”, noting that seeking military solution to the conflicts is a “disaster”.
Zarif won’t attend next Syria talks
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif “definitely” will not be attending the upcoming round of talks on Syria, his deputy for African and Arab affairs announced on Wednesday.
Zarif says has no plan to run for presidential post
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who enjoys great popularity among the Iranians for negotiating a historic nuclear deal with great power, has said that he has no plan to run for presidential election in 2020.
Russia, Iran sign deal on Mi-17 helicopter service center upgrade
The Russian Helicopters Company has signed contracts with the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (PANHA) on upgrading its maintenance and overhaul facility for Mi-17 helicopters, the Russian company’s deputy head said Wednesday.
Rosatom envoy in Iran to discuss nuclear co-op
Rosatom’s Deputy Director General for International Affairs Nikolay Spassky traveled to Tehran on Wednesday for talks with Iranian nuclear officials.