Iran’s coverage: Wisdom, not military source of Iran’s influence: Khoshroo

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‘Wisdom, not military might source of Iran’s influence: Envoy to UN

A senior Iranian diplomat has slammed Saudi Arabia’s hostility towards Iran, saying the Islamic Republic’s regional influence originates from its “wisdom” in dealing with its neighbors rather than its military power.


Anti-aircraft gun seized in police raid on terrorist arms depot in SE Iran

Police forces in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan raided an arms depot run by the so-called Jaish al-Adl terrorist group, confiscating assault rifles and ammunition, including an anti-aircraft 14.5 mm gun.

Iran voices strong support for NPT

 Iran’s representative at UN Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons has voiced Islamic Republic’s strong support for international efforts toward total elimination of these weapons.


Iran’s IRGC seizes trespassing Saudi vessel in Persian Gulf

The Navy of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has seized a Saudi vessel after trespassing on the Islamic Republic’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.


Italy’s Eusider signs Iran ferrosilicon deal

Italy’s service center and trader company Eusider says it has signed a long-term agency agreement with the biggest ferrosilicon producer in Iran.


Turkey not to abandon Tigris-Euphrates dam project

Turkish ambassador to Tehran says despite growing protests by regional states, his country is set to press ahead with its project to build a dam on Tigris-Euphrates River.


Public visits to Iran’s Parliament to be cancelled

Iran’s lawmakers have decided to cancel public visits to the parliament building in central Tehran and transfer people’s meetings with their representatives to their constituencies with the aim of ensuring the parliament’s security, a legislator said.


Iran plans direct shipping route to Qatar

Iran’s Valfajr Shipping Company is planning to establish a direct marine route from the Persian Gulf port of Bushehr to Qatar in the next two weeks. Abolqasem Mohammadzadeh, an official with Bushehr Ports and Maritime Organization, was quoted as saying by IRNA.


Envoy: Documents of abduction of Iranian diplomats in Lebanon submitted to UN

Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Mohammad Fathali announced that the country has presented to the UN the documents related to pro-Israeli forces’ abduction of the Iranian diplomats in Southern Lebanon in July 1982.

Zarif to attend parliamentary commission meeting

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is going to attend a session of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission for talks on regional developments, a lawmaker said.