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Syria facing ‘new wave’ of US intervention, Iran’s Zarif says

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Syria is facing a “new wave” of US intervention, where Washington is still pursuing geoeconomic interests in the Arab country.


Iran cannot confirm missing plane found, freeze hampers search

The wreckage of an Iranian plane that crashed with 65 people on board was found in central Iran, state media said on Monday, but aviation authorities could not confirm the report.


French delegation on way to Iran to review ATR plane crash

A seven-member delegation from France is to arrive in Tehran tonight to examine the reason behind the crash of an ATR passenger plane in central Iran on February 18, an Iranian official announced on Monday.


Saudi praises UK push for UN Security Council condemnation of Iran

Saudi Arabia has backed a push by the United Kingdom, the United States and France to pass a draft UN resolution condemning Iran for its alleged failure to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthis.


Iran urges UN to appoint special human rights rapporteur for US after school shooting

Iran asked the United Nation’s Human Rights Council to appoint a special rapporteur to investigate the human rights situation in the US after a 19-year-old man killed 17 school goers in Florida.

China’s president offers condolences to Iran over plane crash

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a condolence message to Iranian President over the plane crash which killed all the passengers and the crew onboard.

Iran has no military bases in Syria – FM Zarif

Iran has no military bases or military presence in Syria, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday.


THAAD system to fail when US allies hit by hundreds of missiles: Iran

A senior Iranian commander has referred to the failure of US-made missile defence systems in countering minor attacks on the US allies in the Middle East, saying they won’t help their owners when they are targeted by hundreds of missiles.


Iran-Britain political dialogues to be held in London: Deputy FM

Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi says that Iran holds periodical political talks with all countries and political talks between Iran and Britain will be hosted by London on Wednesday.

France says committed to Iran deal, will keep talking to European, U.S allies

France reaffirmed its commitment to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, saying it wanted it to be strictly implemented and was continuing talks with its European and U.S. partners on the programme.