Iran Coverage: UN chief to assist in frozen assets dispute if both parties request it

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UN says open to help resolve Iran-US assets dispute

The United Nations on Friday suggested it would be willing to assist in a dispute between Tehran and Washington after Iran requested UN help in convincing the United States to stop what the Islamic Republic says are violations of state immunity.

Latest results of Friday run-off elections

In the runoff elections held Fri. to determine the makeup of Iran’s 10th parliament, 34 Reformists, 22 Principalists, 1 on both lists and 11 Independent candidates secured a seat in the 290-member assembly.

US says seizure of Iran’s assets no breach of int’l law

US State Department Spokesman Mark Toner said a recent decision by the US Supreme Court to seize frozen Iranian assets in an American bank is not in violation of international law.

Rouhani: Iran ready to develop ties with EU

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran is ready to expand international, regional and bilateral cooperation with the European Union (EU) countries, including Belgium.

Zarif vows European financial activities in Iran’s market

Iran’s foreign minister expressed hope that European partners take tangible and real actions to stimulate the banking and financial activities applied to relations between the two countries.

Interior ministry puts turnout of run-off elections at 59 percent

Iran’s Deputy Interior Minister Hossein-Ali Amiri here on Saturday put the turnout of second round of 10th parliamentary elections at 59 percent.

Iran highly concerned about terrorists’ use of chemical weapons

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani voiced deep concern about the terrorist groups’ use of chemical weapons in the regional states, calling terrorism as a major global threat.

Iran capable of producing advanced radars: Commander

Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili highlighted the country’s self-sufficiency in manufacturing strategic radar systems, saying that the Islamic Republic is capable of producing radars for domestic needs.


Iran’s heavy water replaced Canada’s in American market

The AEOI spokesperson said Sat. Iran has sold more heavy water to the American market than the Canadian companies, and at its current value.

Iranian FM to answer MPs’ questions on JCPOA implementation report

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will attend parliament in the near future to discuss a recent report provided by the Foreign Ministry on the implementation of the July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.