Iran’s coverage: President Rouhani leaves Tehran for Istanbul to attend OIC summit

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President Rouhani off to Turkey to attend OIC summit

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday left Tehran for Turkey to participate in the emergency summit of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

IRGC commander Soleimani reaffirms full support for Palestinian resistance groups

Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Quds Force, has reaffirmed the Islamic Republic’s full support for Palestinian resistance movements.

Congress ignores Trump’s deadline on Iran nuclear deal

Congress is about to miss what was widely seen as a deadline to deal with President Trump’s demands for a harder line on the Iran nuclear deal, failing to agree on new sanctions against Tehran and punting the future of the deal back to Mr. Trump.


235 MPs call on Islamic countries to sever ties with Israel

In a joint statement published on Tuesday, 235 MPs in Iranian Parliament condemned the US recent decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds Jerusalem and called on Islamic countries to severe their relations with Occupying regime.


Britih FM: Visit to Iran ‘worthwhile’

Britain’s Foreign Secretary described his visit to Iran as ‘worthwhile’ and said that the two sides agree that the nuclear deal should be preserved.


Iran urges political solution to conflict in Yemen

Iranian Parliament’s General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the Islamic Republic of Iran supports the adoption of a political solution to the conflicts in Yemen.


Iranian intelligence minister: Afghanistan, Pakistan ISIL’s next target

Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alavi warned that the ISIL terrorist group which has sustained heavy defeats in Iraq and Syria is now attempting to find a new shelter, naming Afghanistan and Pakistan as its main target.


JCPOA Joint Commission to meet on Wednesday

The 10th meeting of the Joint Commission of the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the major world powers will be held in Vienna on Wednesday (December 13).

British Foreign Secretary has asked Iran to free two spies: MP

Spokesperson for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has asked the Islamic Republic to free two spies.


17 injured in powerful earthquake in SE Iran: Official

Seventeen people have been injured in an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale that jolted Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman on Tuesday, Seyed Mohammad Saberi, the head of the province’s medical emergency center said.