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Iran’s coverage: Leader’s top aide challenges FATF saying it does not serve Iran national interest

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Velayati challenges FATF saying it does not serve Iran national interest

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) does not serve Iranian national interest, head of the Research Center of the Expediency Council Ali-Akbar Velayati said on Sunday.


UN undersecretary-gen hails Iran for hosting three million refugees

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien on Sunday hailed Iran for ‘historical hosting’ of three million refugees.

Fighting terrorism needs global commitment: Senior MP

Fighting terrorism needs global commitment as the phenomenon is no longer confined to borders, says Alaedddin Boroujerdi Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.


Iran ready to help restore oil market balance after it regains share: official

Iran is ready to support any decision to help restore balance to the oil market after it regains its pre-sanctions market share, the Iranian oil ministry’s SHANA news agency reported on Saturday, quoting a minister.


Austrian Airlines to launch direct flights to Isfahan from today

Austria’s national carrier will take off three times each week to the Iranian commercial center of Isfahan.


Germany’s Wintershall inks MoU with Iran

Germany’s Wintershall Holding says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Iran for cooperation in the oil sector.


Zarif, Omani interior minister discuss bilateral ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif met with Omani Interior Minister Hamood bin Faisal Al Busaidi here in Tehran.


Free trade zone with Iran may include industrial, agribusiness products

The primary task at the first stage is to identify mutually interesting goods, according to Russia’s first deputy minister of economic development.

Leader’s Top Aide: Iranian nation not to abandon support for resistance front

Iranian Supreme Leader’s top adviser for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati underlined Tehran’s tireless support for the resistance forces in the Muslim world.

Mohammad Bana quits as Iran Greco-Roman Wrestling coach

Iran Wrestling Federation decided not to renew Mohammad Bana’s contract as head coach of Greco-Roman team.