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Iran Coverage: Iran says Britain’s policies behind Middle East instability

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


Tehran rejects British PM’s anti-Iran allegations

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that arms sales to the aggressors who kill innocent people in the region, especially in the ongoing unequal war in Yemen, is not consistent with the claims recently made by British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Tehran, Riyadh discuss details on Hajj services to Iranian pilgrims

Caretaker of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Hamid Mohammadi and Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed bin Saleh bin Tahir Benten reviewed in a meeting details about providing due services to the Iranian pilgrims during 2017 Hajj rituals.

Fire, sole cause of Plasco collapse

President Hassan Rouhani has said national report preparation in any incident should be a regular response to the incidents to provide transparent information to the public.

President urges need to create jobs

President Hassan Rouhani stressed the importance of focusing on domestic production and also creation of job thoughout the country.

Women to run apart from men in Tehran’s first marathon

Two days before what has been described as Tehran’s first international marathon, a top Iranian sports official cannot confirm whether Americans will participate and says women will be forced to run separately from men.

Iran struggles to expand oil exports as sea storage cleared

Iran has sold all the oil it had stored for years at sea and Tehran is now struggling to keep exports growing as it grapples with production constraints, shipping and oil sources say.

Top Iranian cleric Raeesi to run for President

Hojatoleslam Seyed Ebrahim Raeesi, the chief custodian and trustee of the Astan Quds Razavi, a charitable organization holding trusteeship of the eighth Shiite Imam’s shrine, would seek the presidency in Iran’s upcoming election.

47 aftershocks hit Mashhad following strong earthquake

A provincial official announced that the capital of this northeastern province was hit by 47 aftershocks following the Wednesday 6-magnitude earthquake which killed one and wounded scores more.

President inaugurates 18 projects in north central Iran

President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated 18 development projects in the north central Iranian province of Semnan through video conference on Thursday.

Syrian army did not and will not use chemical weapons even against terrorists who target our people

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem  said the question which suggests itself is the timing of the unfair campaign launched against Syria as over the past few weeks, terrorists carried out a number of attacks in Jobar and the northern countryside of Hama.