Iran’s coverage: Pakistan, Iran agree to boost border security

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Pakistan vows closer security coop. with Iran after Mirjaveh attack

In a meeting with Iran’s FM Zarif, Pakistani Interior Minister vowed to increase border security with Iran following the cross-border terrorist attack at Mirjaveh that killed 10 Iranian border guards.

Dozens of coal miners trapped in northeast Iran after explosion

More than 40 coal miners have been trapped after a gas explosion and raging fire in a mine in Golestan Province, northeast of Iran.

Russian, Iranian delegations hold meeting in Astana as part of intra-Syrian talks

The Russian and Iranian delegations are holding consultations in Astana as part of the intra-Syrian negotiations that got underway on Wednesday.


Rouhani: Iran to continue supporting Syrian Gov’t, nation against terrorist groups

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message to his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad renewed Tehran’s support for the Damascus ongoing fight against terrorist groups.


Influential clerical body endorses Rouhani rival

An influential Iranian clerical body on Tuesday threw its support behind presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi, giving him a boost before the country’s election on May 19.


Iran’s Zarif meets Pak PM, discuses bilateral ties, border issues

Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday met with Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Wednesday and discussed bilateral relations, border issues and regional security situation.


Rouhani, Jahangiri talk about plans to address terrorism, tourism

Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani and his deputy Es’haq Jahangiri, both presidential candidates, explain their future plans to deal with such issues as terrorism, tourism and economy as they defend their past performance in office.

Saudi deputy crown prince: No talks with Iran, no halt in Yemen airstrikes

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman has rejected the possibility of normalization of ties with Iran, after Tehran announces the possibility of deescalation if Riyadh halts Yemen bombardment.

Iran calls for serious engagement of all Astana Process parties

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari met with UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Astana on Wednesday.


Iran wins hard-fought match against Nigeria in Beach Soccer World Cup

The national Iranian men’s beach soccer team has achieved a hard-fought win at the preliminary round of the 2017 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas, defeating the Nigerian side to progress to the next level of the tournament.