Iran’s coverage: World reacts to death of Iran’s former President Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani

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Condolences pour into Iran over demise of Ayatollah Rafsanjani

The Sunday’s death of former Iranian president and chairman of the country’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani triggered condolences for Iran and its people from world leaders.

Vienna to host Iran, 5+1 joint commission

Vienna will be on the spotlight again with Iran and 5+1 slated to hold a joint commission to address famous deal JCPOA.


Leader’s message on the passing away of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei issued a message to condole the nation on the demise of the Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

President extends condolences on Ayat. Rafsanjani’s demise

President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday extended condolences on the passing away of the late Chief of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Oil prices fall as Iranian crude tanker exports surge, U.S. adds more rigs

Oil prices fell early on Monday as Iran increased exports undermining efforts by other oil producers to curb a global fuel supply overhang and as U.S. drillers increased activity for a 10th week.


U.S. Navy destroyer fires warning shots at Iranian vessels: U.S. officials

A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots towards four of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels on Sunday after they closed in at a high rate of speed in the Strait of Hormuz, two U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Monday.


China mourns Iranian ex-president’s passing

China extended its deep condolences to Iran following the death of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said at a routine press briefing Monday.


Araqchi: Violation of JCPOA intolerable under any excuse

Head of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Implementation Headquarters Abbas Araqchi said on Monday that Tehran never tolerates violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) under various excuses and will show appropriate and timely reaction to such behaviors.


Iranian parliament requires Gov’t to develop armed forces’ missile capabilities

Iranian lawmakers in an open session of the parliament on Monday approved a bill which mandates the government to develop the country’s missile capabilities.

Supreme Leader to lead prayers for body of deceased Ayatollah Rafsanjani

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will lead mass prayers for the body of the deceased Ayatollah Akbar Rafsanjani during his funeral ceremony on Tuesday.