Iran’s coverage: Leader calls on Hajj pilgrims to take stand on al-Aqsa

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Ayatollah Khamenei calls on Hajj pilgrims to take stand on al-Aqsa

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Muslims should use the Hajj rituals this year to take a united stance against Israeli efforts to control the al-Aqsa Mosque.


Iran diplomat: Foreign Ministry agrees with Parliament anti-US bill

Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs agreed with the draft of the bill by the Parliament (Majlis) in retaliation to the new US sanctions against Iran, a senior official said on Saturday.


Iran: Telegram transfers its servers but CEO denies it

Iran’s communications and information technology minister was quoted Sunday as saying the widely used Telegram messenger service has transferred some of its servers into the country, but the encrypted application’s founder swiftly denied the claim.


Embraer eyeing US approval for Iran plane sales

Brazil’s regional jet maker Embraer says it is still waiting for an approval by the US Treasury Department for sales of aircraft to Iran.


Iran to reciprocate US non-nuclear threats: Envoy

Iran will response to non-nuclear threats vis-à-vis the US and will reciprocate violation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action(JCPOA) with similar responses, Iranian envoy to the UK said.


Senior MP arrives in Muscat

Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi arrived in Muscat, Oman on Sunday.


FM: Iran’s future behavior under N. Deal depends on EU’s stance vis-a-vis US

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that Tehran’s future decision on how to deal with the US antagonistic moves under the 2015 nuclear deal depends on how the EU would treat the US violation of the internationally-endorsed agreement.


Iran to ask no one’s permission for missiles: Deputy FM

Iran won’t ask for anyone’s permission on defensive and national security-related issues and will do whatever is right for the country’s security, said Iranian Deputy FM.


US true loser of imposing sanctions on Iran, Russia

Head of the Strategic Research Center Ali Akbar Velayati said the Americans are the true losers of the imposing sanctions against Russia and Iran.


Iranian President, Speaker, Judiciary Chief discuss new US sanctions

The heads of Iran’s executive, judiciary and legislative bodies discussed the new US sanctions and the proper response to Washington defiance and violation of the 2015 nuclear deal.