Iran’s coverage: Iranian general scorns US officials’ regime change comments

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US dream of ‘regime change’ in Iran mere delusions

Brig. Gen. Massoud Jazayeri has dismissed remarks by US Secretary of Defense on ‘regime change’ in Iran as ‘ludicrous wishful thinking’ and nothing but ‘mere delusions’.

Iran, EU start first ever joint project on nuclear safety

 Iran and the European Union have launched their first joint project aimed at strengthening bilateral nuclear safety cooperation on the eve of the second anniversary of Tehran’s nuclear deal with six world powers.

Iranian math genius battles cancer recurrence at US hospital

 Internationally-renowned Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has been hospitalized in the US for deteriorating health conditions caused by cancer recurrence.

Retired US generals back Iran nuclear deal

 On the occasion of the second anniversary of the Iran-G5+1 landmark nuclear deal, a group of 38 retired US generals backed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in an open letter to US President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

KSA spent $87bn on promoting takfiri terrorism

 Head of international security affairs Gholamhossein Dehghani said Saudi Arabia has spent $87 billion in the past 50 years to promote takfiri ideologies and violent extremism.

New Iran commission to oversee Total gas deal

Iran is forming a government commission to oversee its deal with France’s Total to develop the South Pars gas field, the first major Western energy investment in the Islamic Republic since the lifting of sanctions last year.

Police Chief: All border guards on alert

Commander of Iran’s Law Enforcement Force Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari said on Thursday that all border guards are on alert aimed at establishing sustainable security along the country’s borderlines.

IRGC engaged in development plans across Iran: Chief

 Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said his forces are actively involved in development plans all over the country, saying the IRGC sees no limits to its role in helping create jobs and improve the livelihood of people should the administration prepare the grounds.

Commission to be set up on tensions at Iran-Pakistan border

Iran’s Foreign Ministry says a commission will be formed to look into the tensions at the border between Iran and Pakistan.

HR official: Iran’s fight on drugs instance of respecting human rights

An Iranian high rank official said Tehran’s combating on drugs trafficking is “an instance of respecting human rights”.