Iran Coverage: 1,500 more candidates cleared for Iran parliamentary polls

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1,500 more candidates cleared for Iran parliamentary polls

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s constitutional watchdog, the Guardian Council, has reversed a ban on 1,500 candidates who had registered to run in Feb. 26 parliamentary elections.

 

Zarif visit to UK a step forward to normalization of relationship

London, Feb 6, IRNA – British Chargé d’Affaires to Iran Nicholas Hopto highlights foreign minister Zarif’s visit to the UK as a step towards normalization of relationship.

Militants in Syria’s Aleppo on verge of defeat: Analysts

Analysts say major militant groups are on the verge of total collapse in Syria’s strategic Aleppo province in the face of army advances.

 

Tehran Stock Exchange sets new record

Tehran, Feb 6, IRNA – Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) main index, TEPIX, registered a new record on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia lacks courage to deploy forces to Syria: IRGC commander

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari shrugged off the Saudi regime’s threat to deploy forces to war-stricken Syria as empty bravado.

France’s Vinci eyes construction of Bullet train stations in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vinci SA, a France-based company, said the group is in initial talks with Iran over construction of high-speed train stations in the Islamic Republic following the termination of anti-Tehran sanctions.

Palestine opens embassy in Brazil amid Tel Aviv-Brasilia row

The Palestinian Authority has inaugurated its first diplomatic mission in the Western Hemisphere in Brazil as diplomatic tensions escalate between Israel and the South American state.

Supreme Leader hails bravery of Iranians martyred in Syria

Tehran, Feb 6, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei praised the bravery of Iranian combatants who lost their lives defending the holy shrines in Syria.

Iran seminary willing to enhance ties with Vatican: Top cleric

Tehran, February 6, The Iran Project – In a meeting with visiting delegation of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, a senior cleric expresses Iran’s readiness to enhance ties with the Vatican religious body, voicing concern over the situation of Syrian refugees in Europe.

Closer Iran-Russia ties can help resolve global woes: Velayati

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said Tehran-Moscow’s enhanced cooperation can play a significant role in resolving international issues.