Iran’s coverage: No bargain allowed on Iran defense power: Rouhani

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We won’t negotiate defence power: President Rouhani

President Rouhani stated that Iran demands peace and security in the region, stressing: “All countries of the region can think of a great union for economy, energy and tourism by relying on the power and peace seeking of the Iranian nation”.

German military forced to tank Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif’s plane in Munich — report

Germany’s military stepped in after airport fuel companies — citing US sanctions — refused to refuel an Iranian plane. The incident almost prevented Iran’s foreign minister from attending a prominent security conference.


EU urges Iran, Turkey to help de-escalate tensions in Syria

Europe called on Iran and Turkey to help reduce tensions in Syria, Armenian News Agency Armen Press reported.

Iran, Armenia ink four economic, customs, sports agreements

Islamic Republic of Iran and Republic of Armenia signed four economic and sports agreements.


IRGC unveils new anti-armor missile, inaugurates aviation training center

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Wednesday unveiled a new anti-armor missile, ‘Azarakhsh (Lightening)’, and inaugurated an aviation training center.


Russia underlines its adherence to JCPOA

The Russian deputy foreign minister in a meeting with Secretary General of the European External Action Service reiterated Moscow’s adherence to its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal official known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

80 countries involved in Syria war: Iran’s Velayati

Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, described the war in Syria as a global conflict that has involved 80 countries.

“Tehran ready to boost value of trade with Sofia to $1bn”

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a meeting with Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov, has called for expansion of business ties with Sofia.During the Wednesday meeting held in the Bulgarian capital, the Iranian top diplomat hailed the balanced policy of Bulgaria to have good relations with all its neighbours.


Iranian FM blasts continued state-sponsored terrorism for insecurity in region

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined his country’s effective role in the fight against terrorism in the region, and rapped certain regional states for their continued support for terrorist groups.


Iran’s Rouhani thanks Moscow for blocking UNSC resolution

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has praised Russia for blocking a resolution at the United Nations Security Council on Monday that would have pressured the Islamic Republic over the use of Iranian-made missiles by Houthi rebels in Yemen.