Iran’s coverage: Leader predicts grand turnout to this year’s Feb. 11 rallies

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Leader predicts grand turnout to this year’s Feb. 11 rallies

Ayatollah Khamenei predicted a grand turnout to this year’s Feb. 11 rallies in support of the Islamic Revolution due to the recent US anti-Iran remarks and the enemy’s pounce for an attack against the country.

Iranian, French diplomats call for expansion of ties

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi and Secretary-General of France’s Foreign Ministry Maurice Gourdault-Montagne sat for talks over bilateral and international issues.

S Korean envoy summoned over Samsung phones scandal

 Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned South Korean ambassador to express strong protest over Samsung’s decision to exclude Iranian Winter Olympics attendees from receiving the company’s Olympic-edition smartphones.

Zarif gives Samsung ultimatum to apologize Iran’s Olympians: Source

Iranian foreign minister issued Thursday an ultimatum to Samsung Co to apologize for excluding the Iranian Olympians from receiving phones as a gift in South Korea Winter Olympics, an informed source said.

Leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran to discuss Syria in Istanbul: Turkish source

 Turkey and Russia agreed on Wednesday that their next three-way summit with Iran to discuss the conflict in Syria will be held in Istanbul, a Turkish presidential source said.

China voices commitment to Iran nuclear deal

 China fully supports the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), said Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a meeting with the Chairman of Iran’s Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi.

Despite Iran nuclear deal ‘limbo’, France to keep pushing business ties

France will continue to encourage its firms to do business in Iran despite uncertainty surrounding a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, which has put the business environment in “limbo”, a senior French finance official said on Thursday.

Security official: Foreign spies seeking to infiltrate IRGC aerospace, Quds Forces

 Deputy Head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Counter Intelligence Organization Brigadier General Hassan Emami warned that certain foreign spy agencies are seeking to infiltrate the IRGC Quds Force and its Aerospace Force.

Enemies using all means to undermine Iran’s Islamic Revolution: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned that enemies are restoring to any means at their disposal, including cyberspace and sanctions, to undermine the Iranian nation’s faith in the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Takhti Cup opens in Tabriz

The 38th Takhti Cup International Freestyle Wrestling Tournament began in Iran’s northwestern city of Tabriz on Thursday.