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ISIS threatens new attacks in Iran in video

 ISIS issued a video on Wednesday threatening new attacks in the Iranian capital Tehran and calling on young Iranians to rise up and launch jihad in their country.

Iran moves one place down in FIFA ranking 

 Iran national football team has moved down one place in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday.

Mideast, economy to top Zarif’s 2nd term agenda 

 Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is nominated to serve a second term as Iran’s top diplomat, said his priorities are to help reduce tensions in Tehran’s relations with regional states and employ diplomacy to advance Iran’s economic interests overseas.

Co-op development on Japanese gov’t agenda: Minister 

 Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Hiroshige Sekō said Japan has put on the agenda promoting economic development with Iran.

French envoy to US backs Iran-Renault deal

 French Ambassador to the United States supported the $780m between Iran and the French carmaker Renault tweeting on Wednesday that thee deal is legal and in line with the Iran-G5+1 nuclear deal.

U.S. envoy to U.N. will go to Vienna to review Iran nuclear activities – U.S. official

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will travel to Vienna later this month to discuss Iran’s nuclear activities with U.N. atomic watchdog officials, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, as part of Washington’s review of Tehran’s compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal

Iran Embassy dismisses allegations made by Tajikistan

 Iran’s Embassy in Dushanbe in a statement on Wednesday rdismissed unfounded claims made in a film aired by Tajikistan TV on August 8.

Iranian cmdr: Armed forces’ readiness deterrent to enemies

Readiness and authority of the Iranian armed forces is a deterrent factor against the enemies and a source of honor for the country, said Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan.

Incoming City Council elects Najafi as Tehran mayor

The new members of the City Council of Tehran on Thursday singled out Mohammad Ali Najafi as the final pick to take over the position of mayor.

Parliamentary vote on list of Iranian ministers to begin Tuesday

 Iran’s lawmakers will start debates on the credentials and backgrounds of President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed ministers on Tuesday, August 15, for the vote of confidence.