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Addressing the Muslim world’s parliamentarians, President Hassan Rouhani says Palestine has regained its status as the most important issue facing the Islamic world after the collapse of the Daesh terror group in Iraq and Syria.
Iran’s Majlis (Parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission is charged with following-up the case of the Jan 6 collision of the Iranian oil tanker (Sanchi) with a Chinese freighter which led to the tragic death of all 32 crews on board the Iranian ship, a senior lawmaker announced on Tuesday.
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says Washington’s decision to build new border security forces in Syria is a direct interference in the Arab country’s internal affairs.
The sales chief of European planemaker Airbus predicted Iran would take delivery of dozens of European jets it has ordered under a nuclear sanctions deal with major powers, but warned the transactions could take longer to complete than planned.
Islam is the religion of democracy and peace, and not war, said President Hassan Rouhani at the 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) Conference here on Tuesday.
The Iranian Armed Forces are fully prepared to deal with any threat against the country, Iran’s highest-ranking military commander said, noting that such readiness is developed with an eye to threats from outside the region.
President Rouhani emphasised that the Islamic Republic of Iran has always been and will stand by the Qatari government and nation, adding: “Today, there is determination for the development of relations and cooperation between the officials of the two countries, and we must take advantage of the potentials and capabilities to deepen Doha-Tehran relations”.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the conflict in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal in a phone conversation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
President Rouhani described deepening ties with Iraq as a great, influential country in the region important for Iran, saying: “Tehran welcomes deepening close, strategic ties with Baghdad”.