Iran’s coverage: Enemy sought to play blame game over deaths in Iran’s unrest: General Baqeri

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Enemy sought to play blame game over deaths in Iran’s unrest: Top General

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri highlighted the enemy’s plot to exploit the recent unrest in the country and said it sought to blame the Islamic Republic for the deaths in riots.

Black smoke billows from tanker sinking site as worry grows over sea damage

Black smoke was billowing from the East China Sea site where a burning Iranian oil tanker sank, Japanese authorities said on Monday, as worries grow about damage to the marine ecosystem from the worst oil ship disaster in decades.


Future of Syria to be determined by its nation’s will

Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Shamkhani met with speaker of people’s council of Syria and the accompanying delegation, where he said that the will of the Syrian nation will determine the future of this country.

Iran minister: Chinese spared no effort to extinguish tanker fire

Iran’s Minister of Cooperative, Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei dismissed rumors that the Chinese were sluggish in putting out the fire on Iranian oil tanker Sanchi, saying that Chinese did their best in this respect.


Iranian deputy FM, Syrian counterpart discuss Syria on phone

 Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, and Faisal Mekdad, the Syrian Deputy-Foreign Minister, had a telephone conversation on Sunday.


Trump’s racial slur prelude to era of modern savagery: Iran

Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani says recent derogatory remarks made by United States President Donald Trump to refer to Haiti and African countries may be ushering in an era of “modern savagery.”


President Aliyev offers condolences to Iran’s Rouhani

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has extended condolences to President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

Iran dismisses media claims on destination of sunken oil tanker

Iran’s foreign ministry categorically dismissed media reports claiming that the Iranian oil tanker which sank after colliding with another vessel in the East China Sea was heading to North Korea, stressing that the vessel was heading to South Korea.


Foreign ministry called all countries to aid Sanchi: Veep

Iranian First Vice-President Es’hagh Jahangiri the said on Monday that the government has been following up the rescue operations on Sanchi oil tanker from the very early moments of the accident.


2 missing in Iran’s caspian destroyer crash

Two members of the Iranian Navy on board Damavand destroyer have gone missing in the Caspian Sea after the military vessel had an accident near the port and suffered serious damages, Iran’s Army announced.