Iran’s coverage: Iran bids farewell to iconic martyr Hojaji

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Funeral procession of Iranian martyr kicks off in Tehran

 The funeral procession of Iranian military adviser who was decapitated by the ISIL terrorists in Syria last month kicked off in Tehran on Wednesday.


Hojaji’s martyrdom moves one whole nation

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei told Martyr Hojaji’s family that God has bestowed special mercy upon the Iranian soldier as indicated by the massive excitement caused by his martyrdom.


Reports: Iran charges Telegram management over extremism, pornography allegations

Iranian news agencies say Tehran’s prosecutor has filed criminal charges against the “management” of Telegram, the popular encrypted messaging app founded by Russian social-networking mogul Pavel Durov.


Political vacuum provides new opportunity for terrorists: Official

Parliament Speaker Special Aide for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Tuesday chaos in the region will further bolster terrorism, adding that any political vacuum inside Iraq will provide terrorist groups with a new opportunity.


Iran to receive 2 ATR72 passenger planes on Thursday

Two Franco-Italian ATR72 aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to Iran on Thursday, spokesman of the Civil Aviation Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran said.


IAEA chief calls for clarity on disputed section of Iran nuclear deal

The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s chief urged major powers on Tuesday to clarify a part of their nuclear deal with Iran dealing with technology that could be used to develop an atom bomb, an area Russia said the agency should leave alone.


US invites the world to nuclear arms race: Iranian deputy FM

Iranian deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs Seyyed Abbas Araghchi emphasized that the global community will no longer tolerate nuclear-weapon states’ lack of commitment to denuclearization.


Russia, Iran, France warn Iraqi Kurds against repercussions of secession

Russia, Iran and France have warned that a controversial secession referendum held in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region could lead to further instability in the entire Middle East, a region already rife with numerous conflicts and terror threats.


Kurdish referendum to result in geopolitical predicament: Iran’s Ex-Minister

Iran’s former defense minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said the unilateral move by authorities in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region to hold an independence referendum would place the Kurds in “a geopolitical predicament”.


Iran’s Top Security Official: Iraqi Kurdistan Region to go under more boycotts

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani underlined more negotiations between Tehran, Baghdad and Ankara after the recent independence referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, noting that more sanctions will be imposed on Kurds in Iraq.