Iran’s coverage: More than 340 dead in powerful quake near Iran-Iraq border

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Earthquake near Iran-Iraq border kills 348, injures 6,500

At least 348 people were killed and almost 6,500 others injured after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Iran’s border with Iraq, authorities said Monday.


Sigmar Gabriel: We agree with Paris and London on the continuation of the nuclear deal

The German Foreign Minister sent a message to the US, saying they agreed with France and Britain on the continuation of the nuclear deal with Iran.


Iran Leader thanks Iraq for organizing Arba’een pilgrimage

Iran’s Leader has praised the authorities who organized the “glorious and marvellous” Arba’een ceremonies, particularly the Iraqi government and security forces.

Iran’s VP assigned to run national operation after strong quake

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani assigned the vice president on Monday to oversee a national disaster response to the last night’s powerful earthquake in the country’s western provinces which has killed more than 210 people so far.


Iran says it does not interfere in Lebanese state affairs: TV

Iran said on Monday that it does not interfere in Lebanon and that comments on Sunday by Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister nine days ago, gave hope he would soon return to his country, state TV reported.


IRGC forces dispatched to quake-hit areas in Western Iran

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari along with his forces rushed to quake-hit areas west of Iran on Monday after a strong earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck the regions.


Putin offers condolences to Iranian president over devastating earthquake

Sunday night’s earthquake in Iran on the border with Iraq left more than 300 dead, according to the media. Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered condolences to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Iraqi President Fuad Masum over heavy casualties and destruction caused by a strong earthquake in the west of the country.

Saudi Arabia requests urgent Arab League meeting over Iran: Egypt state news

Saudi Arabia has called for an urgent meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo next week to discuss Iran’s role in the region, an official league source told Egypt’s MENA state news agency on Sunday.


FM spox: France’ Macron to visit Iran by year-end

FM Spokesman Ghasemi said Mon. that French President Emanuel Macron will visit Iran by the end of 2017 to bridge the gap between the two sides’ positions on Iran’s missile program, among other objectives of his visit.


British Foreign Secretary extends condolences over deadly quake in Iran

British Foreign Secretary voiced condolences over the deadly earthquake in western Iran which resulted in killing of hundreds of people and injuring thousands of others.