Iran’s coverage: Russia starts S-300 delivery to Iran

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Report: Russia delivers missile systems to Iran

The arms trade adviser to President Vladimir Putin says Russia has begun delivering S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran, according to the Russian state news agency Tass.


Iran says IAEA nuclear bomb probe now ‘closed’

Iran said Wednesday it now considers a UN probe into allegations of past nuclear weapons research closed after a watchdog published its long-awaited report.


US ready to take next steps in JCPOA implementation: State Department

The US says it is ready to take the next steps towards the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement following a report bythe International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) stating that it has found no indications of possible military dimensions (PMD) in Tehran’s nuclear program.


Zangeneh: Iran will not forego its inalienable right in OPEC

Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh said Iran will not disregard its quota in OPEC urging members that overtook Iran’s production share to reduce output to restore stability in the market.


IAEA report proves peaceful nature of nuclear program: Iran

Senior Iranian officials say the latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the country’s past and present activities proves the peaceful nature of Tehran’s nuclear program.


Iran says Riyadh meeting of Syrian opposition may harm peace talks: Fars

Iran said a meeting of Syrian opposition figures in Riyadh will cause failure of Syrian peace talks among major Western and Middle Eastern countries, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a senior official as saying on Thursday.

IAEA report affirms no diversion of nuclear material in Iran: Envoy

 Iran’s Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency Reza Najafi said the main point in the UN nuclear agency’s Wednesday report is the affirmation that no indication has been found of any diversion of nuclear material in Iran.


Iran renews oil contracts with China, taps new buyers

Iran is taking steps to ramp up oil exports ahead of an end to U.S.-led sanctions, extending crude contracts with its top two Chinese buyers into 2016 and starting talks with other potential buyers there, sources involved in the talks said.

Iran says most OPEC states support cuts

Iran said on Wednesday that a majority of member states of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) support reducing the Organization’s production to maintain prices.

Ayatollah Sistani lauds Tehran municipality’s help in serving Arbaeen pilgrims

 Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Seyed Ali al-Sistani appreciated the efforts made by Tehran Municipality to help serve millions of pilgrims flocking to Karbala for Arbaeen.