Bahram Qassemi

Iran’s coverage: Iran welcomes Syria cease-fire

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


Iran welcomes US-Russia deal on Syrian ceasefire

Iran’s Foreign Ministry voiced support for a plan reached by Russia and the US to bring about a ceasefire in Syria, but underscored that the pause in the fighting, scheduled to take effect on Monday evening, should not give the terrorist groups the opportunity to replenish forces.


Rouhani to attend UN Gen. Assembly session in Sep.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will attend the 71st UN General Assembly Session due in New York from Sep. 20 to 26, first Vice-President Es’hagh Jahangiri said Sunday.


Iran urging formation of fact finding committee for Hajj tragedy

Head of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization underlined that Iran is seriously following up setting up a fact-finding committee to investigate Mina tragic incident which resulted in death of nearly 500 Iranians during last year’s Hajj rituals.

US senators call on FATF to keep Iran on body’s blacklist

Eight American senators, afraid of Iran’s successful economic diplomacy, have called on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to keep Tehran on the body’s blacklist.


Saudi regime using petrodollars to fulfill Israeli plots: Top Iranian cleric

Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Hossein Nouri Hamedani slammed Riyadh for its continued crimes against the Muslim people in the Middle East region, saying that the Arab country’s petrodollars is used in line with Israeli plots against Muslims.


US lawmakers rush to bar returning Iran money

US Republicans are pushing through Congress several bills to prevent further return of Iranian money held since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.


IRGC disbands Saudi-affiliated terrorist cell in Southeastern Iran

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) dismantled a team of 9 terrorists “sent by Saudi Arabia to foment insecurity inside the country”.


Zarif’s Mina message highlights Saudi ‘capriciousness’

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has ensured the nation despite Saudi incompetence and covert sabotage, rights of the victims of Mina incident of 2015 hajj rituals will be addressed with seriousness.


Saudi launches Farsi-language Hajj TV amid dispute with Iran

Saudi Arabia has launched a Farsi-language satellite television channel broadcasting the hajj as Iranians abstain from the pilgrimage amid a dispute between the two regional rivals.


Iranian athlete wins silver medal in discus throw in Rio

Iran’s Paralympics athlete Ali Reza Qaleh Nasseri won silver medal in discus throw of track and field competitions.