Iran’s coverage: Iran most powerful state in Middle East: Zarif

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Zarif: Iran, now a great regional power

Iran’s foreign minister said the Islamic Republic of Iran is the main regional power by relying on the noble ideals and discourse of Islamic Revolution.


Leader’s Top Aide: Iran ready to mediate between Turkey, Iraq

Iranian Supreme Leader’s top aide Ali Akbar Velayati announced his country’s preparedness to mediate between Turkey and Iraq to prevent ignition of a new war in the region.


Mogherini says meeting with Zarif beginning of EU work on Syria

The European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said her meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif focused not just on mutual ties but rather was the beginning of a cooperation the European body is planning to have with regional powers on the Syrian issue.


Iran urges EU for banking coop. regardless of US

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said Europeans should be independent from other world powers and provide necessary space for further cooperation with Iranian banks and institutions.


Talks with Mogherini focused on JCPOA, Syrian crisis

Iran’s FM Zarif said EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini had come to Iran to confer on Syria’s developments, the implementation of the JCPOA and the efforts needed from the Europeans in this regard.


Iran, Belgium sign MoU on trade co-op

Iran and three economic regions of Belgium inked an MoU in tehran on trade cooperation.

UN must take practical measure to tackle Mideast issues: Iran

A senior Iranian diplomat has called on the United Nations to take practical steps in addressing global issues, particularly the deadly crises in the Mideast, instead of putting forward mere peace proposals.


Iranian Parliament’s periodic report blasts US non-compliance with N. deal

The Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in its latest six-month-period report on implementation of the last year nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers lashed out at the US for non-commitment to its undertakings.


Iran, Iraq cannot accept West’s reading of human rights: Tehran

Iran’s Judiciary chief says the Islamic Republic and Iraq are capable of introducing their own version of human rights principles, saying the two neighbors will not bow to the Western reading of the concept.


IRGC commander: US using proxy warfare because of inability to launch direct confrontation

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said the US has lost its power to fight in direct wars and resorted to using proxy warfare to attain its goals.