Iran’s coverage: Iran sees ‘new chapter’ in ties with West African states

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Zarif: Trip to West Africa new chapter in ties with region

Trip to West Africa is expected to introduce a new chapter in relations of the Islamic Republic with this region, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday.


Iran, Pakistan issue statement on security

Secretary of Iran’s SNSC and Pakistan’s national security adviser have issued a joint statement on security where they emphasized upon fighting terrorism and extremism.


US Congressman urges economic engagement with Iran

A US Democratic lawmaker criticized opponents of a multi-billion dollar deal between Iran Air and giant aviation Boeing, calling for economic engagement with the Islamic Republic.


FM: Boost of economic ties with Africa top priority

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said development of economic relations with African states is Iran’s top priority.


Iran, Pakistan stress enhancement of military cooperation

Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad-Hossein Baqeri and visiting Pakistan’s Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security Nasir Khan Janjua underlined promotion of military and defensive cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad.


Iran, Russia plan unified transport company with India

Alexander Zhilkin, Governor of Astrakhan, has proposed that Russia, Iran and India create a unified transport and logistics company to operate along the ‘North-South’ corridor. He put forward the proposal during his visit to Tehran.


Rouhani, Putin to discuss Syria, Iraq, terrorism in Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani will discuss the situation in Syria, Iraq and a surge of terrorist activity in Europe during a trilateral summit that will be held in the Azeri capital of Baku on August 8, according to the Iranian chair of the Russian-Iranian intergovernmental commission.


Japan’s TonenGeneral buys first oil from Iran -sources

Japanese oil refiner TonenGeneral Sekiyu has bought its first oil from Iran since becoming independent from U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp , three industry sources familiar with the matter said.

Zarif: Iran, Mali set on economic cooperation

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran and Mali are determined to promote cooperation in all fields.


Iran warns against coopeartion with S. Arabia’s mischievous policies

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi warned certain countries supporting Saudi Arabia’s mischievous policies, saying that this complicity will have no result but responsiblity in crimes such as child killing and supporting terrorism.