Iran’s coverage: Today all sanctions on Iran over nuclear program will be lifted: Iran FM Zarif

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Iran: All sanctions to be annulled today

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says “all oppressive sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic will be annulled today.”


Zarif, Mogherini meet in Vienna

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met here Saturday conferring on the progress towards final implementation of the nuclear agreement.


Iran, US foreign ministers exchange views prior to release of IAEA report

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry met on Saturday prior to the release of IAEA report which is to be published in matter of hours.

Iranian President to address public on nuclear deal today

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to address the nation in a live televised program on Saturday, following a joint statement by Tehran and world powers over the implementation of the July nuclear deal, known as JCPOA.


German FM to visit Tehran on Feb 2: source

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is to visit Tehran on February 2, an informed source told IRNA here on Saturday.

Leader’s top aide: Saudi Arabia’s wrong policies causing regional tensions

Iranian Supreme Leader’s top adviser for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati blamed Saudi Arabia’s unacceptable policies throughout the past years for the current standoff between Tehran and Riyadh.

White House not ruling out anti-Iran sanctions over ballistic missile test

White House cannot rule out imposing sanctions against Tehran “at any time” over its ballistic missile program.

Tehran Stock Exchange sets new record ahead of JCPOA implementation

In the wake of the imminent implementation of a recent nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers (known as the JCPOA), Iran’s main share index increased by 1344 units on Saturday, setting a new record after 18 months of depression.


IRGC deputy top commander: US marines crying when detained

 The US marines were crying when they were captured by IRGC Navy troops in Iran’s waters in the Persian Gulf, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Hossein Salami said.

Luxembourg parliament speaker highlights Iran’s key regional role

The President of Luxembourg’s Chamber of Deputies highlighted Iran’s constructive role in the region and in the battle against terrorism, stressing that confronting the phenomenon requires all-out international cooperation.