Iran’s coverage: French FM aware of Iran’s stances: Velayati

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Leader’s Top Aide: Iran not to accept defense restrictions

Iranian Supreme Leader’s top aide for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati said French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is well aware that Tehran will never agree to curb its missile and defense program.

US turned our region into ‘gunpowder depot,’ Iranian FM tells French counterpart

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US has turned the Middle East into a “gunpowder depot.” He was responding to his French counterpart, who accused Tehran of “destabilizing” the region.


Iran’s Leader plants saplings on Arbor Day

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has planted saplings on Arbor Day.

U.S. top court turns away dispute involving Iran’s Bank Melli

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up Iranian government-owned Bank Melli’s appeal of a lower court ruling that allowed victims of militant attacks allegedly backed by Iran to seek millions of dollars in compensation from the bank.


Rouhani opens 1200-hectare greenbelt plan around Tehran

The 1200-hectare greenbelt plan around capital city of Tehran was inaugurated in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani on Tue. to celebrate Natural Resources Week and Arbor Day.


Over 50 pc growth in Iran trade with Europe in 10 months: Economic official

Iran’s trade volume with Europe had a 52 percent increase during the first ten months of the Iranian calendar year (started on March 21, 2017) compared with the previous year, a senior Iranian economic official announced on Tuesday.


UNICEF hails Iran’s support for children’s rights

Iranian Parliament’s General Director for International Affairs has met and talked with UNICEF representative in Iran.


Iran tries to expand all-out ties with Iraq: Minister

Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari said upon his arrival in Baghdad that Iran intends to expand its all-out ties with Iraq.


IRGC Official: Sanctions not to contain Iran’s missile progress

Advisor to the Supreme Leader’s Representative at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Yadollah Javani underlined that the western embargoes will not dissuade Iran from continued progress in its defense and missile program.

Iranian crashed ATR plane black box to be sent to France

The black box of the crashed Iranian ATR plane will be sent to France on Thursday, Head of Iran parliament development commission said.