Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
A top Iranian official said Sunday several countries involved in Syria peace talks had tried to exclude President Bashar al-Assad from future elections but Tehran insisted the demand be withdrawn.
Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi announced that Russia plans to hand over the Bushehr nuclear power plant to its Iranian operator permanently in coming months.
Iran’s talks with leading plane manufacturers continue for purchase of new airliners, Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi says, after President Hassan Rouhani postponed his visit to Europe.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has said his country’s intelligence services shared information they had which indicated that France, the United States and Iran were among countries being targeted for attack.
A top-placed source in the Iranian IRGC strongly rejected rumors spread by the terrorist groups on killing Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani as ridiculous, stressing that “the brave commander is alive and safe”.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conferred latest international developments with Vatican Foreign Affairs Minister Paul Richard Gallagher in a telephone conversation on Sunday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif called for execution of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action(JCPOA) and removal of the anti-Iran’s sanctions.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said signatures to the official document of redesigning the Arak heavy-water nuclear reactor will be finalized by Monday.
Iran’s head of JCPOA Implementation Committee Abbas Araqchi and EU Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Helga Schmid met in Vienna on Saturday and discussed execution of the July 14 nuclear deal.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the manner of removing sanctions and the implementation of the United States’ commitments have been discussed during a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry.