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Zarif: Iran not to let Riyadh to overshadow settling Syrian crisis

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif reiterated that the country would never allow Saudi tension-creating policies overshadow settlement of Syrian crisis.


Speaker warns Congress on adopting anti-Iranian measures

 If US Congress continue adopting anti-Iranian measures, Iran will take reciprocal actions, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday.

Persian Gulf states may take new steps against Iran

According to the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Arab states of the Persian Gulf will take additional measures against Iran.


Schroder to visit Tehran this week

Gerhard Schroder, ex-German Chancellor, is to meet with Iran’s Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mohammad Farhadi this week on Tuesday.


Gentiloni: Italy, 1st EU country to be visited by President Rouhani

On the verge of President Hassan Rouhani’s visit of Rome, Italian Foreign Minister Paulo Gentiloni said his country will be the first European country to be visited by a high ranking Iranian delegation in post nuclear agreement era.


Saudi regime pre-planned cutting ties with Iran: Senior MP

Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that following Saudi Arabia’s repeated failures before Iran, its decision to sever relations was a pre-planned move.


Tehran official sacked over ‘embassy attack’

Iran’s Interior Ministry Spokesman Hossein-Ali Amiri says the deputy governor general of Tehran Province for security affairs was removed due to the dereliction of his duties in the case of the recent attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran.


Iran’s Navy to hold massive drill in days

A senior Iranian Navy commander announced that a massive drill code-named “Velayat 94” is planned to be held in the northern areas of Indian Ocean in the coming days.


Spokesman: Iran seeks de-escalation of tensions

Iran seeks de-escalation of tensions in the region including decrease of tensions with Riyadh, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber-Ansari said on Sunday.


Iran’s Velayati deplores Riyadh’s illogical policies

 Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, likened Saudi Arabia to an angry person with no hope to find logical solutions to a litany of problems it is facing.