Iran’s coverage: Total to sign milestone Iran energy deal since sanctions eased

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Iran to sign new IPC gas deal with Total for South Pars on Monday -official

Iran plans to sign a new contract to develop its giant South Pars gas field with France’s Total on Monday, the first major Western energy investment since sanctions against Tehran were lifted, an Iranian oil ministry official told Reuters on Sunday.

Zarif: Iran against use of chemical weapons in any conflict

Ahmet Üzümcü, Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday.


Rouhani: Iran should act so as to isolate US

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran should exercise such foreign policy, which would rally the world behind it rather than behind the United States.


US sanctions not to impede Iran’s progress: DM

Iran’s defence minister says the restrictions imposed by the US will not put the brakes on the Iranian nation’s ongoing progress as the country has been under sanctions for the past four decades.


Iran’s UN envoy lambasts Trump for irrational Muslim travel ban

Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshrou blasted as an irrational move the US President Donald Trump’s travel ban against Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen instead of Saudi Arabia.


Iran flag-bearer of unity in Islamic world: Velayati

All Muslims acknowlege that Iran is the flag-bearer of unity among Islamic countries, an official with the Expediency Council said.

Parliament allocates $600mn to support IRGC missile program

Iran’s senior MP Boroujerdi said over 600 million dollars will be assigned to strengthening missile defense program and Qods Force of IRGC.


Shamkhani warns of US plans for new Middle East

Iran’s SNSC Head Shamkhani warned of US pursuit of policies for a new Middle East by creating divisions among regional countries under religious, ethnic and political pretexts.


Iran protests at France for MKO terrorists’ gathering in Paris

The Iranian foreign ministry protested at France for permitting the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCRI) terrorist group to hold a meeting in Paris, blasting the European country’s double-standard approach on terrorism.


IRGC, Iranian people belong together: Commander

The IRGC commander says people and the IRGC belong to each other and are cooperating closely to promote security and social activities.