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Russia to start delivering Iran S-300 air defense missiles, Interfax reports

Russia will begin the first shipment of its S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran in the coming days, Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian diplomat as saying on Tuesday.

Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan FMs hold trilateral meeting

The fourth trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan Republic started in Ramsar city Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia suspends Iran’s Mahan Air license to use its air space

Saudi Arabia has suspended licenses granted to Iran’s Mahan Air to fly through its air space or land at its airports due to violations of local safety rules, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said on Monday.


Zarif concerned about Karabakh conflict, calls for de-escalation

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with his Azeri counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Ramsar on Tuesday expressed deep concern about the Azeri-Armenian conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, calling for de-escalation.


Japanese PM to visit Iran in August

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is going to visit Iran in August, Japanese media said on Tuesday.

US not to give Iran access to its financial system: State Department

Washington says it will not give Iran any access to the US financial system amid its other measures to constrain Tehran’s financial relations and transactions with other countries.


Iranian MPs call on President to react to US breaches of JCPOA

A group of Iranian lawmakers called on President Hassan Rouhani to unequivocally react to recent anti-Tehran sanctions imposed by Washington, describing them as new breaches of the July 2015 nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers (known as JCPOA).

No Iranian airline needs Saudi space for its flights

None of Iranian airline companies need the Saudi Arabian air space for their flights, a local aviation official told IRNA.


N.Korea supports Iran’s missile launch, speaks of self-reliance
A North Korean state-run paper on Monday voiced strong support for Iran’s launch of nuclear-capable missiles last month, praising it as the Teheran’s effort to maintain “autonomous development” to counter the increasing pressure from the West.
Iran to unveil nuclear fuel, laser achievements: Spokesman

Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said new accomplishments in the fields of nuclear fuel, laser, power plant, and health will be unveiled on Thursday.