Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
Iran’s president denounced US officials’ fake sympathy for the Iranian people, mentioning Washington’s dark record of hostile moves, acts of invasion and plunder, and the cruel sanctions imposed on Iran for years.
Iranians have started Ten-Day Dawn ceremonies across the country, marking the 39th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which put an end to the ruling of the US-backed Pahlavi regime in Iran.
France will start offering euro-denominated loans to Iranian buyers of its goods later this year, to help trade flourish outside the reach of U.S. sanctions, the head of state-owned investment bank Bpifrance said.
Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis is scheduled to pay an official visit to Tehran in February.
Iran’s Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi and Leader of Iraq’s National Alliance Ammar al-Hakim weighed plans for closer cooperation between the two neighbor and discussed the latest developments in the region.
Oman’s first budget airline SalamAir has announced the launch of flights from Muscat to Shiraz in Iran.
The eighth report on the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, was reviewed by lawmakers, said the head of Parliament’s (Majlis) the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.
Iran’s leadership has no intention of reining in its influence across the Middle East despite US pressure to do so, the top adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday, according to Reuters.
Iranian official Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Thu. that Washington is blackmailing Tehran by taking the 2015 nuclear deal hostage, referring to US constant threats to withdraw from the agreement.
The National Iranian-American Council (NIAC) has strongly criticized the US President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address on Tuesday saying his one year in office was disgraced by discriminatory policies including the notorious Muslim ban which have also hurt Iranians.