Iran’s coverage: Iran cancels Hajj due to Saudi ‘obstacles’

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Minister: This year’s Hajj pilgrimage for Iranians called off

Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati said here on Sunday that Iranians cannot make their Hajj pilgrimage this year due to the obstacles made by Saudi Arabian officials.


Larijani elected Iran’s new parliament speaker

Lawmakers have voted Ali Larijani as the speaker of Iran’s new parliament following February elections.


Peace in east Europe important to Iran: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani has told Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin that peace and stability in eastern Europe is important to Iran.

Riyadh puts pressure on Persian Gulf allies to cut trade links With Tehran

Saudi Arabia is allegedly putting pressure on its allies in the Persian Gulf to disrupt trade links with Iran, Press TV reports.

Tehran to hold Riyadh accountable if this year’s Hajj is not observed

The Saudi Arabian government has “blocked all the paths” for Iran to negotiate details of this year’s Hajj.


Iran to continue boosting defense capabilities: Minister

Iran will continue enhancing its defense capabilities, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Saturday.


Commander: No naval force dares to threaten IRGC speedboats

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi downplayed the US power, and said no naval force in the world dares to threaten the IRGC Navy and its speedboats.


Iran cyber police’s explanations about recent attacks

Head of Iranian Cyber Police said that attackers against some Iranian public website were from Saudi Arabia.


FM urges Ukraine to ease visa restrictions for Iranian businessmen

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Ukraine to provide more consular facilities for Iran’s businessmen and industrialists visiting the European country.


Zarif heads to Polish capital

Iran’s foreign minister left Tehran for Warsaw on Sunday to officially start his EU tour.The first destination for Mohammad Javad Zarif would be Warsaw where he is scheduled to visit high-ranking political officials and also deliver a speech at Iran-Poland Economic Form.