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The US has paid $1.7 billion of its outstanding debts to Iran under previous mutual military contracts signed before the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, an Iranian deputy defense minister says.
The Iranian national football team was held to a 2-2 draw by Syria in the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Tuesday.
Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari in a meeting with President Putin’s Special Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev on Tuesday said Iran-Russia ties are expanding and speeding up in different fields.
Iran and Qatar have signed a number of agreements in different fields including economy and urban development as part of a larger plan to expand bilateral relations.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the country is ready to work with all Islamic countries, including Saudi Arabia, to help resolve Muslims’ problems in the Middle East region and the world.
An advisor to Saudi Arabian royal court, Saud al-Qahtani, has denied as baseless the reports that the royal family has ordered Saudi media not to attack Iran.
In response to a letter by Zahedan’s Friday Prayer Imam, Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Khamenei urged all to make no discrimination between Iranians of any ethnic or religious backgrounds.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will pay visits to Kazakhstan, New York, and some African countries, according to the presidential office chief of staff.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Bahram Ghasemi voiced concern over the deteriorating situation of Muslims in Myanmar and urged the Islamic world to act for preserving the rights of the Muslims.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif referred to the long-standing, respectful and reciprocal relations between Tehran and the Holy See (Vatican City) and emphasized the need for dialogue and effective cooperation between religions and civilizations.