Iran’s coverage: No joint invitation sent to US for Syria meeting: Iranian official

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US not to assume ‘any role’ in Astana meeting

Head of Iran’s SNSC Ali Shamkhani said the US participation in management, leadership and guidance of political initiatives in the Syrian crisis is totally impossible.


Iran’s Zarif, EU’s Mogherini discuss JCPOA, Syria in Davos

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini Wednesday held talks on various issues, including the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.


Velayati: Iran adamantly against US presence in Astana talks

Leader’s senior adviser Velayati, while pointing to role of US in equipping terrorists in Syria, said Iran was strenuously opposed to presence of Americans in upcoming Astana talks on Syrian situation.


Aleppo liberation, ceasefire keys to restoring peace to Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said liberation of Aleppo and establishment of ceasefire were two important steps toward the restoration of peace and stability in Syria.


FM confers with Swiss counterpart in Davos

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conferred with Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter on the sidelines of World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

Iran supports political initiatives on Syria: Shamkhani

A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic supports political initiatives on Syria, which seek to address the real demands of the Syrian people and preserve the war-stricken country’s territorial integrity and independence.


Senior EU diplomat says Trump cannot renegotiate Iran nuclear deal

A senior European Union diplomat said on Tuesday that the foreign policy team of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump had misunderstood the Iran nuclear deal and that it was not up for renegotiation.


Iran does not take Trump’s stance on JCPOA seriously: AEOI’s Salehi

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi described US president-elect Donlad Trump’s stance on the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers as “negative”.



IRGC Navy Commander: Iran ready to give crushing, appropriate response to threats

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi underlined that his forces are fully prepared to give a crushing and proper response to the enemies’ threats, adding that the IRGC Navy is powerfully deployed in the Southern waters of Iran which is the most possible source of threats against the country.


EU lifts sanctions on 4 major Iranian oil companies

The European Union (EU) has removed sanctions on four major Iranian oil companies on the occasion of the first anniversary of the implementation day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).