Iran’s coverage: Iran summons envoy over $2 billion U.S. court ruling

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Iran summons Swiss envoy over US Supreme Court ruling

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned Swiss ambassador to Tehran to protest the recent ruling by US Supreme Court against the Islamic Republic.Swiss ambassador to Tehran who looks after US interests in Iran, was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to receive the Islamic Republic’s protest against the recent ruling by US Supreme Court on the transfer of about $2bn of frozen Iranian assets to the families of victims of the 1983 bombing in Beirut.


Nothing can hinder enhanced Iran-LatAm ties: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says relations with Latin American countries are among the Islamic Republic’s principled policies, stressing that no obstacle can hinder the expansion of mutual ties.


No will in US to end hostilities toward Iranian nation: Spokesman

The spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry censured a recent decision by the US to seize nearly $2 billion of the Central Bank of Iran’s assets, saying that the move proved there is no end to Washington’s long history of hostilities toward the Iranian nation.


Intl. coalition fails to take effective action in Syrian crisis

Iranian Deputy FM for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Tehran supports UN-initiated talks in Geneva, and sees only a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

Iran to sue US for allowing the use of $2 bln in frozen assets

Iran has prepared a lawsuit against the US over a decision to collect frozen Iranian assets, the Iranian presidential administration said Monday.


Iran defense minister heads to Moscow

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan has traveled to Moscow to attend the 2016 Moscow Conference on International Security and discuss further military cooperation with Russia.

Iran in talks with foreign firms on new oil contracts: Minister

Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the country’s revised oil contracts are being negotiated with foreign customers.


Iran VP, Hezbollah sec-gen discuss regional developments

Lebanese Hezbollah Secretary General Seyed Hassan Nasrallah and Iran’s Vice-President and Head of Martyr Foundation Seyed Mohammad Ali Shahidi discussed regional development here on Tuesday.


Prosecutor General seeks judicial action on US Court ruling on Iran’s assets

Iran’s Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri proposed setting up a juridical task force, made up of top Iranian judges, to take action, within the framework of international law, against the US decision to seize the Central Bank of Iran’s assets in an American bank.


Leader’s top aide: US seizure of Iran’s assets instance of theft

Iranian Supreme Leader’s Top Advisor for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati condemned the recent ruling by the US Supreme Court which authorized the transfer of $2 billion of Tehran’s frozen assets to the families of the victims of a 1983 bombing in Beirut, describing the act as a blatant instance of theft and “international robbery”.