Bahram Qassemi

Iran’s coverage: US either ignoring facts or blindsided by Daesh’s fall: Iran

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


Iran’s effective fight against terrorism ‘undeniable’

 FM spokesman Ghasemi reacted to recent remarks by US Vice-President Mike Pence, saying no country can deny Iran’s constructive role in combating terrorism in region and the world.

Iran urges immediate probe into US police killing of Iranian youth 

 Iran’s Interests Section in Washington has called for an immediate investigation into the recent suspicious killing of a young Iranian man by US police, who have failed to provide justifiable reason for the fatal shooting.

9-month oil cut extension acceptable 

 Iranian oil minister Bijan Namdar Zaganeh who has traveled to Vienna in order to attend the OPEC conference on extending agreements to cut oil production, said that a 6 to 9 month oil cut extension is acceptable.

Leader: Human sciences should be connected to their religious roots 

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution’s speech made in a meeting with the officials in charge of the first International Conference of Quran and Humanities on May 22 was published in Qom on Thursday.

Iran 1st VP to attend Sochi SCO meeting 

Iranian first vice-president left here on Thursday for the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi to partake in the 16th meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) member states.

Hariri: I may withdraw resignation if conditions remain positive

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has announced that he may retract his resignation by next week.

Int’l Conference on Quran, Humanities kicks off in Qom 

The first International Conference of Quran and the Humanities started work here on Thursday with participation of a number of religious scholars, theologians and researchers of Quran from different world countries.


Iranian VP, UN senior official discuss issues of interest 

Iranian Vice-President for Legal Affairs Laya Joneydi met and conferred with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Andrew Lowcock.

Zarif urges world to dispute ISIL creed

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on arrival in Italy “ISIL has failed in terms of armed encounters, but the ISIL creeds still need to be disputed throughout the world.”

High Council for Human Rights slams US police murder of Iranian

 In a statement released on Wednesday, Iran’s High Council for Human Rights has condemned the violent murder of an Iranian-American young man who was unarmed by US police.