Iran’s coverage: Iran to buy 109 jets under deal with Boeing

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Boeing’s Iran deal covers 109 jets including 747s: Iran official

A provisional deal between Iran and Boeing (BA.N) to acquire jets for the country’s national airline covers 109 aircraft, split about equally between narrow-body and long-range wide-body aircraft, an Iranian official told Reuters on Wednesday.

 

Leader stresses importance of accountability for officials

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting on Wednesday with President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members urged the need to consider responsibility as an obligation not a means to possess wealth.

 

French FM: Iran can be a great partner for France

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called for long-term cooperation with Iran, and described Tehran as a great trade partner for Paris.

Zarif: Iran fulfilling JCPOA commitment, same needed from west

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Iran’s commitment to the nuclear agreement the country struck with the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany), and called on the other side to do the same.

 

Iran ranks 13th on list of global steel producers

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has announced that Iran’s surge in production has pushed the country up on the list of global steel producers.

 

Iran welcomes sending of UN humanitarian aid to Syria

Iran’s Ambassador and Charge d’Affaires to the United Nations (UN), Gholamhossein Dehghani said Tehran welcomes cooperation between Damascus and the UN in dispatch of humanitarian aid to Syria by that body.

 

Leader urges confrontation with luxurious wages

Leader of the Islamic Revolution received on Wednesday evening President Rouhani and his cabinet members on occasion of holy month of Ramadan.

Zarif meets Dutch parliament speaker

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks here Thursday with Speaker of House of Representatives of the Netherlands Khadija Arib.

Iran hopes Boeing deal speeds up Airbus contract

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday he hoped that Tehran’s deal with U.S. planemaker Boeing (BA.N) would pave the way for finalizing another contract with its European rival Airbus (AIR.PA).

 

Zarif confers with Dutch prime minister

Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday held talks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on ways to develop political ties.