Iran’s coverage: Iran condemns suspected chemical attack in Syria, offers help

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Iran slams chemical attack in Syria, urges disarmament of terrorist groups

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Wednesday that Iran strongly condemns any use of chemical weapons in Syria regardless of the perpetrators and the victims.


Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes near Mashhad in northeastern Iran: USGS

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck 76 km east-southeast of the city of Mashhad in northeastern Iran on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.


Zarif, Lavrov discuss issues of mutual interest on phone

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a telephone conversation late Tuesday condoled his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov over the terrorist incident in St. Petersburg metro in which scores of people were killed or injured.

Restrictions on Bank Saderat branch in Paris removed

French Central Bank lifted restrictions on Iran’s Bank Saderat branch in Paris, paving the way for normal banking transactions in the branch.


New U.S. sanctions bill delayed by concern over Iran election

A bill to slap new sanctions on Iran has been delayed in the U.S. Senate due to concerns about Iran’s May presidential election, in which conservative hardliners hope to defeat moderate President Hassan Rouhani, U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday.


No Luxembourg court verdict issued on Iranian assets freeze: CBI Chief

Valiollah Seif, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), said a Luxembourg court responsible for freezing $1.6 billion of Iranian assets in the European country has not issued a final verdict on the case yet.


Intelligence minister’s irony on Daesh threats against Iran

Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi, in response to a question about Daesh threats, ridiculed the terrorist group.


Turkey says reminds Russia, Iran of Syria ceasefire responsibilities

Turkey has reminded Russia and Iran of their responsibilities in preventing violations of a ceasefire in Syria after a suspected chemical attack thought to have been carried out by Syrian government forces, Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.


Iran oil exports not to be affected by possible cut in Indian purchase: Minister

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh played down threats by India that it will cut oil imports from the country if an Indian company does not win a project to develop Iran’s Farzad-B gas field, making it clear that many other customers are already vying to buy Iranian crude.


Larijani: US demoralizes banks not to cooperate with Iran

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has received Mr. Mohamad Maliki bin Osman, Singaporean Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss trade and economic relations.