Iran’s coverage: Iran, Russia discuss cooperation on regional security

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Putin discusses Syria, economic ties with Iran’s Rouhani – Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani held a phone call in which the two leaders stressed the need for more joint efforts to resolve the Syria crisis and discussed economic ties, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

 

Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard killed fighting Islamic State in Iraq – Tasnim

A senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp was killed fighting Islamic State west of the Iraqi city of Mosul, Tehran-based Tasnim agency reported on Saturday.

Muslims worldwide start observing fasting month of Ramadan

Muslim nations around the world have started observing the rituals of the holy month of Ramadan, during which adult people fast from dawn to dusk.

 

Petroleum minister hails OPEC Meeting

Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh said that the recent OPEC Meeting in Vienna was smooth compared to those held over the past three years and there was consensus among the members.

President: Gov’t doing best to reduce poverty, promote production, employment

Presidnet Hassan Rouhani said that his administration has done its best to alleviate poverty, boost production and employment and he will attempt to give new momentum to his efforts in his second term as president.

Theresa May: G7 leaders want Iran, Russia to facilitate Syrian settlement

UK Prime Minister Theresa May declared on Friday that the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) states want Russia and Iran to use their influence over the Syrian leadership to to deliver a ceasefire and move to a “genuine political process.”

 

Iraq not getting involved in Trump’s anti-Iran policies: Iraqi FM

Commenting on the US President Donald Trump’s anti-Iran propaganda campaign in the Middle East, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Baghdad will not get involved in the anti-Tehran policies adopted by Washington.

 

Over 86,000 Iranians to attend Hajj: Official

Based on an agreement with Saudi Arabia, as many as 86,500 Iranian pilgrims will travel to the kingdom during this year’s Hajj season, an official announced.

 

Total CEO confirms inking gas deal with Iran by summer

CEO of the French energy giant Total Patrick Pouyanné underlined that his company is planning to conclude a gas deal with Iran’s South Pars zone.

 

Iran ready to help ensure security of Syria de-escalation zones: Official

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said the Islamic Republic is prepared to deploy its forces to Syria to maintain the security of the de-escalation zones in the war-torn country.