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Supreme Leader outlines election policies

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday outlined an 18-point election policy for the country.


Iranian Foreign Minister arrives in Lausanne for meeting on Syria

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrived on Saturday in the Swiss city of Lausanne to participate in the ministerial talks on Syria.

Iran urges end to arms sales to S Arabia, Israel

Iran’s deputy permanent representative to the UN has warned against continued sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia and Israel, which are in violation of other territories as well as humanitarian laws.


Deputy FM to brief Majlis on JCPOA

Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Abbas Araqchi is to brief Majlis Nuclear Committee Saturday on different aspects of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).


Iran expects new chief to revive UN’s lost role

The Iranian foreign ministry expressed pleasure in the election of Antonio Guterres as the next secretary-general of the United Nations, and urged him to revive the crucial role that the UN should play in the solution of the world’s current problems.


Saudis ‘should be trialed’ for war crimes in Yemen

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian Parliament’s Director General for International Affairs, stated that the Saudis are committing genocide in Sana’a of Yemen and should be trialed in an international tribunal as a war criminal.


Rouhani extends condolences on demise of Thailand’s king

President Hassan Rouhani, in a message, offered condolences to Thailand government and people on the demise of the King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej.


Iran agrees to attend Syria talks in Lausanne after conditions accepted

Iran accepted an invitation to partake in a meeting in Switzerland for talks on the settlement of crisis in Syria after parties to the meeting agreed to some of the conditions set by Tehran for its involvement in the talks.


Shell to invest $350m in petchem project in Western Iran

Royal Dutch Shell has planned to finance a petrochemical project in the western province of Hamedan by investing up to 350 million dollars in the plan, a local official said.


Iranian powerlifter receives Allianz Best Male Athlete of the Month

Iran’s heavyweight powerlifting champion Siamand Rahman has been voted by the public as the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Allianz Best Male Athlete of the Month for September.