Zarif & Igor Crnadak

Iran’s coverage: Syria truce should not benefit terrorists: Iran FM Zarif

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:


Syria ceasefire should not lead to terrorists’ reinforcement: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says any ceasefire in Syria should not give an advantage to terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the Arab country.


Three presidents due in Iran in coming days: Spokesman

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari announced on Monday that the presidents of Azerbaijan Republic, Switzerland, and South Africa will arrive in the Iranian capital in the next few days.


Iran, Russia discuss ceasefire in Syria

 Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Countries Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Bogdanov discussed latest Syrian developments in a phone call.


Iran, Siemens to expand ties in oil industry: Zangeneh

Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said Iran and the German firm Siemens can expand their cooperation in the post-sanctions era to joint production in the oil industry.

Spokesman: Putin sends high-profile message to Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent an important message to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on regional developments and bilateral ties, a spokesman said on Monday.

High voter turnout will help tackle nat’l problems

A prominent cleric appealed to the people to assume their role in addressing the problems of the country by helping elect the most competent candidates to the parliament, cautioning against boycotting the Feb. 26 votes.


Iran slams deadly bombings in Damascus, Homs

 Iran has roundly condemned Sunday’s bomb attacks in Syria’s central city of Homs and near a shrine outside Damascus that left at least 150 people dead.


Saudi Arabia puts Shias on trial for spying for Iran

Saudi Arabia has put 32 people on trial, including 30 members of its own Shia Muslim minority, accused of spying for Iran, several local newspapers and television reported on Monday.

Iranian nation needs no foreign advice on elections: Spokesman

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jabari Ansari reiterated on Monday that the country is independent and does not need any advice from foreign parties on the upcoming parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections due to be held on Friday.


Italian PM Renzi to visit Iran in April

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he will visit Tehran in April after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to Rome last month.