Iran’s coverage: MPs pass Rouhani’s budget bill after initial spurn

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


Budget bill outlines approved in Majlis

The general outlines of the proposed budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year (beginning on March 21, 2018) was approved in the Iranian Majis (parliament) on Wednesday.


Iran president: People will support the Islamic Republic

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the people of Iran will continue supporting the Islamic Republic despite foreign pressure.


Trump attacks Iran nuclear deal in State of Union address

US President Donald Trump has delivered his first State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress, covering a range of issues from the Iran nuclear deal to tax cut reforms to immigration policy and the so-called war against terrorism.

Iran’s Jaberi Ansari, UN’s De Mistura discuss Syria peace

Senior Advisor to Iran’s Foreign Minister in Political Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and the UN’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura have sat for talks in Russia’s Sochi.

Iranian FM Zarif: Trump ignorant of Iran, region

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message once again deplored US President Donald Trump’s anti-Iran stance.

Official: UN willing to co-op with Iran on dust storms

A regional institution of the United Nations’ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific is ready to cooperate with Iran in controlling the negative effects of sand and dust storms in the country, a senior official of the institute said Wednesday.

Iran terms Quds everlasting capital of Palestine

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi underlined that Jerusalem al-Quds will remain the Palestinians’ capital forever, warning that Iran would confront any move made to the opposite.


Syrian Nat’l Dialogue Congress adopts final statement

Syria National Dialogue Congress wrapped up in the Russian resort city of Sochi late on Tuesday adopting a 12-point statement outlining the Syrians’ view on their country’s future.


Pres. Rouhani to visit India next month

Indian media are reporting that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled for a state visit to India later next month.


Iran: All roads linking to Iraqi Kurdistan Region open

Iran’s consulate in Erbil said all roads linking the country to the Iraqi Kurdistan region are open and being used by passengers and traders.