Ali-Akbar Velayati

Iran’s coverage: Iran defends its military presence in Syria, asks US forces to leave

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


Iran supreme leader’s aide says US should leave Syria, defends Tehran’s presence

Iran’s military presence in Syria is legitimate and based on the invitation of Damascus, a senior Iranian official said on Wednesday, calling on US forces to leave the country.


Int’l confab on reconstruction of Iraq kicks off in Kuwait

The International conference on reconstruction of Iraq started in Kuwait on Wednesday with representatives from many world countries and international bodies.

Iran FM confers with Kuwaiti Emir

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Emir of Kuwait Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Wednesday.


Iran, Russia discuss future of Iran-Russia relations, N-deal

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Rybakov arrived in Tehran today and met with his Iranian counterpart Abbas Araghchi.

Bodies of 3 oil tanker victims flown to Tehran for funeral

Three out of 32 dead bodies of crew members discovered from the sunken Sanchi tanker arrived in Iran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport early on Wednesday.

European Parliament welcomes removal of Iran sanctions under JCPOA: Top MEP

The European Parliament (EP) “welcomes and supports” the removal of sanctions against Iran under the 2015 nuclear accord with world countries, says a senior member of the EU’s legislative body visiting Tehran.


Iran offers to help UN peacekeepers

Iran’s UN envoy Khoshroo says that Iran is ready to increase its contribution to UN peace-keeping missions by providing support services, as well as deploying police and military observers.


French official says Iran’s missile program, legitimate defense right

Justin Vaïsse, the Director of the Policy Planning Staff of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Iranian missile program is part of the legitimate right of Iran for self-defense.


Iranian Army to employ advanced homegrown tank soon: Commander

Commander of Iran’s Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said the domestically made advanced tank “Karrar” is slated to be employed by the army forces in the near future.


Iran’s police makes 90 arrests to control forex market

Ten exchange facilities have been closed down and 90 foreign currency dealers arrested in a police raid in Tehran aimed at controlling the surging forex rates mainly caused by non-economic factors.