Iran’s coverage: Iran to respond if US renews bans: Leader

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


Ayatollah Khamenei: US extension of sanctions violation of JCPOA; Iran to react

In meeting with Basij members, Leader of Islamic Revolution criticized lack of commitment of US towards JCPOA warning that Iran will react to extension of anti-Iran sanctions as breach of deal.


Senior Iranian marja, Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili, passes away at 91

A senior Iranian cleric and Shia marja (source of emulation), Ayatollah Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili, has passed away after suffering cardiac and digestive complications.


Slovenian embassy reopens in Tehran

Slovenian embassy reopened in Tehran on Wednesday in presence of Slovenian President Borut Pahor and Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif.


US spokesman confirms Treasury Department’s license to Airbus

US State Department Spokesman John Kirby confirmed that the US Treasury Department has issued a license giving Airbus the green light to sell commercial planes to Tehran.

Quds Forces cmdr.: Basij ‘crucial in export of Revolution’

Commander of IRGC Quds Forces Maj. Gen. Ghassem Soleimani has said undermining Basij achievements is an unpardonable sin.


Formation of Islamic World’s Basij feasible: Iran’s top officer

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri described as doable the idea of establishing the Muslim world’s Basij, like the Iranian Basij (voluntary forces).


Iran, Russia sign agreement on simpler rules of visa issuance for tour groups

Iran and Russia have signed an agreement on introducing simpler rules for the issuance of travel visas to tour groups, IRNA news agency said.


Iran holds Comorian ship over using a fake name for ‘Persian Gulf’

Iran seized a Comoros Islands-flagged ship on Saturday as its trading documents contained the waters between Iran and the Persian Gulf as the “A.r.a.b.i.a.n Gulf” instead of the “Persian Gulf”.


Total, NPC finalizing petrochemical deals

Negotiations are underway between Iran’s National Petrochemical Company and France’s Total on construction of two petrochemical units and technology transfer to produce a wide range of polymers, NPC’s head of financial affairs said on Tuesday.


Iran stops sending artworks to German, Italian shows

Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Reza Salehi-Amiri has said that Iran’s plan to loan a collection of Western artworks from the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) has been halted.