Bahram Qassemi

Iran Coverage: Spokesman slams Saudi FM for statements against Iran

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


Iran censures Saudi foreign minister for ‘baseless’ remarks

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has censured Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir for his “ludicrous, baseless and repetitious” allegations against the Islamic Republic.

Iran condemns Munich shooting attack

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned a deadly shooting spree in Germany’s Munich, stressing the need for concerted action by the international community to fight off terrorism.

Iran in final talks with Russia over selling 40 tons of heavy water

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced that Tehran is final stages of talks with Russia over the sales of 40 tons of its heavy water supplies to Moscow, adding that the product has European customers as well.

Pres. Rouhani to attend Baku trilateral meeting in Azerbaijan

President Hassan Rouhani is due in Baku on Aug. 8 to attend a trilateral meeting with his Azerbaijani and Russian counterparts.

West turns blind eye on Anfal operations

Anfal crimes are those committed by Baathists under direct orders from Saddam Hussein against Iraqi Kurds between 1988 and 1989, where they killed and exterminated more than 180,000 people.

Iran navy vessels equipped with Chaff anti-missile system

All Iranian naval vessels have been furnished with Chaff, a radar countermeasure system using metal projectiles to confuse and distract anti-ship missiles, Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said.

Parliament to review details of deal with FATF: Iranian MP

A member of the Iranian Parliament’s Economy Commission said details of an agreement between the Islamic Republic and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the policy-making body of the international financial system, needs to be reviewed and approved by the legislature.

Train-truck crash injures 30 in northern Iran

At least 30 people have been wounded after a train crashed into a truck crossing a railroad in northern Iran, a provincial official says.


Iranian border guard urges Pakistan to adopt tougher stance on terrorists

Iranian Border Guards Commander Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee stressed that his forces standing firm against the terrorist groups day and night, and requested the government of neighboring Pakistan to take a tougher line on terrorist activities near Iran’s border.

Bus crash kills 16, injures 13 in north Iran

At least 16 people have been killed and 13 others injured after their bus smashed into a concrete electricity pylon and overturned in a mountainous road in northern Iran, a provincial police official says.