Iran Coverage: President Rouhani to attend in NAM summit

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


Pres. Rouhani due in Venezuela on Friday

President Hassan Rouhani is due to travel to Venezuela on Friday to attend the 17th summit meeting of Non-Aligned Movement.

Zarif, Mexican counterpart discuss boosting bilateral cooperation

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Mexican counterpart Claudia Ruiz Massieu in a meeting in Mexico City on Wednesday underlined the need for deepening mutual cooperation while reviewing the different dimensions of bilateral relations.

Iranian powerlifter breaks world record thrice, wins Rio Paralympics gold

Iran’s heavyweight powerlifting champion has smashed three world records and won the gold medal at the Rio Paralympics.

World must help Afghanistan combat terrorism: Iran diplomat

Tehran has warned against the growing number of Takfiri Daesh militants in Afghanistan, calling on the international community to aid Iran’s eastern neighbor in battling terrorism.

Oman-Iran gas pipeline cost to rise due to new route: source

A planned subsea natural gas pipeline between Iran and Oman is expected to have a higher estimated cost after the two countries had to change the project’s route and design to avoid waters controlled by the UAE, an industry source said on Thursday.

Parliamentary advisor: Bahraini Sheikh Qassim belongs to all Muslims

Senior Iranian official blasted Bahrain’s government for trying that country’s senior Shia cleric Sheikh Naeem Qassim.

Dy FM: Terrorist advocates to face consequences

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Thursday that the advocates of terrorism will face the consequences of instrumental use of terrorism.

Salehi, Mogherini talk Iran banking restrictions

Head of AEOI is in Brussels and has met the EU foreign policy chief on Thursday to discuss banking restrictions which have hit Iran’s economy since JCPOA implementation.

Iran best role model for global anti-terror fight: Larijani

A senior Iranian official has stressed the need for a global fight against “all forms of terrorism” without differentiating between terrorist groups, saying the world must follow Iran’s example in this regard.

Moscow insists on publication of Russia-US ceasefire agreement

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Zakharova voiced concern during a weekly press briefing in Moscow about “completely contradictory statements despite the positive and constructive [agreement] reached just a week ago.”