Zarif & Marina Kaljurand

Iran’s coverage: Iran says missile program is not negotiable

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


Iran missile program not open to negotiations, compromise: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic’s missile capability is not open to any form of negotiations or compromise.


Military might, spirituality go hand in hand: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Iranian Armed Forces are required to enhance their “military might” along with “spiritual and religious motivations.”


Ouster of Assad Iran’s redline: Leader’s adviser

The idea of the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a redline for the Islamic Republic, says a senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.


Iran’s Rouhani urges firm, collective anti-terror bids

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has renewed a call for taking collective measures to tackle terrorist groups, saying lack of a serious fight against terrorism will lead to its spillover into other regions including Europe.


Iran, India to trade oil in euros

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said Iran has stopped selling crude oil to India based on rupee and will replace it with euro from now on.


Iran urges halt to US arms sales to region

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed the need for a cut-off of US arms sales to the regional countries in order for the lives of innocent people in the Middle East to be protected.


Iranian delegation off to Istanbul for OIC Summit

The Iranian delegation of experts headed by Deputy FM Abbas Araghchi has left for the Turkish city of Istanbul Sun. morning to attend the 13th OIC Summit.


Banking channels to allow CBI access to $6b of oil cash in India

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said Iran and India are discussing setting up of banking channels which will allow the Central Bank of Iran to access $6 billion dollars of India’s oil debts to Iran.


Iran to get 9 Airbus planes in 2016

Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) Ali Abedzadeh said the country will receive nine of the new passenger planes it has purchased from Airbus in 2016.


Riyadh sponsoring terrorists to undermine Iran’s security: IRGC commander

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force referred to the support provided by certain Persian Gulf littoral states for the activities of terrorist groups, saying the IRGC is prepared enough to counter any move against the country’s security.