Shamkhani & Khamis

Iran’s coverage: US strikes in Syria’s Raqqah amount to genocide: Shamkhani

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:


US strikes in Syria’s Raqqah genocide, violate intl. law: Shamkhani

Iran’s top security official says US airstrikes on Syria’s northern province of Raqqah using banned weapons amount to genocide in the war-stricken Arab country.


Iran, Turkey, Qatar mull land route amid Saudi crisis

Turkey seeks to establish a land route via Iran for trade with Qatar which has relied on both countries for sourcing food since a diplomatic crisis broke out with Saudi Arabia.

Rouhani: Tehran, Astana to increase cooperation in all fields

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran and Kazakhstan will boost ties and cooperation in various fields during the 12th government.

Iran, Russia, Turkey plan stabilizing Syria: Russian Deputy FM

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov said creating safe zones in Syria will ‘reduce tensions’ and ‘curb terrorist activities’.


Iranian president to submit list of cabinet nominees to parliament Tuesday

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani plans to submit the list of his candidates for cabinet posts to the parliament on Tuesday, according to the spokesman for the presiding board of the parliament.


Zarif, Italian senior diplomat discuss JCPOA, terrorism

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and the visiting Italian Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs Vincenzo Amendol held talks here on Sunday.


Deputy top commander underlines Iran’s response to hostile moves in Persian Gulf

Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri underlined that the country would give a tough response to any hostile move made by the foreign vessels in the Persian Gulf region.


President Rouhani vows Iran’s continued support for Lebanon

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated the country’s policy to continue backing the Lebanese people and government and stressed the need for closer ties between the two Middle Eastern nations in all areas.


Iran preparing to award $15bn in new oil deals

Iran says it expects to attract as much as $15 billion in foreign investments into its oil and gas projects before next April.


US pressures opportunity for Iran, Venezuela to further boost mutual ties

Venezuelan Minister of Planning Ricardo José Menéndez Prieto has met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran.