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