Iran’s coverage: Holy Quds to belong to Palestinians forever: Leader’s Top Aide

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Velayati: Al-Quds forever belongs to Palestinians

Leader’s senior adviser Ali Akbar Velayati censured Trump’s decision to relocate US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, saying the holy city as Muslims’ first qibla will forever belong to the Palestinians.


Iran rejects PGCC summit’s final statement

Iranian foreign ministry has dismissed the recent PGCC statement, saying it shows the council is avoiding its responsibility regarding Palestine.

Palestinians to take control of Israel’s nuclear arsenal: Iran

Spokesman for Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri says the Palestinians will ultimately take control of Israel’s nuclear arsenal in the near future.


UNESCO lists polo as Iran’s intangible cultural heritage

UNESCO has recognized the team sport of polo, played on horseback, as Iran’s intangible cultural heritage during a session held in South Korea on December 7.


Iran strongly condemns US for recognizing Al-Quds as Israel’s capital

Iranian foreign ministry has strongly denounced the US administration for its decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of the occupying regime of Israel.


VP Jahangiri: US embassy relocation ‘weak move to restore morale’

Iran’s Vice-President Jahangiri said Wed. the US relocation of its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds is a “weak measure to restore their allies’ morale.”


Iran awaiting Turkey’s detailed report on border attack

Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Tehran is waiting for Ankara to provide a detailed account of what occurred in a recent attack on Iranian border guards that killed two troops in the northwestern Maku region a few days ago.


Iran sees no obstacles for new supplies of Russian weapons — senior lawmaker

Iran sees no political obstacles for new supplies of Russian weapons, Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of Iran’s Islamic Consultative Assembly Alaeddin Boroujerdi told TASS. At the same time, he added that the military was to make decisions on that matter.

Turkish banker’s lawyer blames laundering on others at Halkbank

Lawyers for a Turkish banker accused of aiding an Iran sanctions-evasion plot are pointing the finger at his colleagues.


IPL: Persepolis, Esteghlal earn valuable victories

Persepolis and Esteghlal football teams earned important victories in the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Wednesday.