Iran’s coverage: Iran says up to Bashar al-Assad to decide on Syria election run

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Iran says up to Assad to decide on Syria election run

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peace talks had tried to exclude President Bashar al-Assad from future elections but Tehran insisted the demand be withdrawn.


Bushehr nuclear power plant to be handed to Iranian operator permanently: Official

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.


France visit cancelled but not Airbus talks

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.  


Iraq says it shared information that France, U.S., Iran were targets

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.


Source strongly denies rumors about IRGC Quds Force commander General Soleimani

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, Vatican foreign ministers confer over phone

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conferred latest international developments with Vatican Foreign Affairs Minister Paul Richard Gallagher in a telephone conversation on Sunday.


FM calls for implementation of JCPOA, removal of sanctions

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif called for execution of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action(JCPOA) and removal of the anti-Iran’s sanctions.

Arak reactor redesign document ready by Monday

 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, EU discuss JCPOA implementation

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.


Zarif, Kerry discuss hold meeting on JCPOA in Vienna

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.