Bahram Qassemi

Iran’s coverage: Iran not to negotiate defense, missile power: FM Spokesman

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


Iran to Macron: Talks on reducing defense might ‘out of question’

Reacting to French president’s recent remarks on Iran’s missile program, FM Spokesman Ghasemi reaffirmed the country’s vehement opposition to any negotiation on its defense and missile issues.

Iran’s Moradi sets two new world records

Iranian 2016 Olympic champion, Sohrab Moradi, set new World Records in Men’s 94kg division of 2017 Weightlifting World Championships with a total of 417kg.


No place for foreign forces in Caspian: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the five Caspian Sea littoral states have agreed that foreign military forces are banned from entering the sea under a convention.


Iran, Pakistan speakers discuss mutual cooperation

Iranian Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani and Pakistan National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq discussed major regional issues and mutual collaboration in a meeting in Moscow on Sunday.

Iran’s top commander warns of plots to sow discord among regional states

Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri warned that certain foreign countries are plotting to widen the gap and increase differences in the region.

Madrid to host first Iran-Spain Joint Economic Commission

Deputy minister of industry, mine and trade is in Madrid at the head of 60-member delegation to take part in the first Iran-Spain Joint Economic Commission and discuss signing agreements on economic cooperation.


CBI governor dismisses reports on Iranians’ bank accounts closure

Governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seif on Sunday rejected the report that bank accounts of some Iranians have been closed under Countering America’s Enemies Through Sanctions Act (CATSA).


Commander: IRGC Ground Force to strengthen airborne, drone power

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Hossein Salami announced plans by the IRGC Ground Force to further enhance its airborne and drone units.


Hungary eager to boost oil purchase from Iran

The Hungarian Finance Minister voiced his country’s willingness to increase oil purchases from Iran in the future, adding banking relations between the two counties will also be facilitated.

Iran denies reports of attack on its embassy in Yemen

Iran has dismissed a report by Xinhua which claimed the Iranian embassy in the Yemeni capital Sana’a has been attacked and set ablaze during clashes between the Houthis and loyalists of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.