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Iran won’t talk to US, extra-regional states on its regional role: Ayatollah Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Republic will not hold talks with the US or other extra-regional countries about its regional presence.

Supreme Leader receives eulogists

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received a group of panegyrists and eulogists on the eve of the auspicious birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (as).

France again presses Russia, Iran to ensure Syria respects ceasefire

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Thursday pressed Russia and Iran to use their influence over Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to ensure Damascus respects a U.N. resolution calling for a 30-day ceasfire.

Iran ready to help Afghanistan in anti-terror fight: Defense minister

 Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami highlighted the country’s support for peace and security in neighboring countries, Afghanistan in particular, saying Tehran is ready to help Kabul in its efforts to combat terrorism.

Iranian FM to visit Pakistan next week

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif along with a high level delegation will travel to Islamabad next week on a three day visit to Pakistan, local media reported.

Turkey, Russia, Iran summit on Syria crisis to be held in May

A trilateral summit of presidents from Turkey, Russia and Iran is expected to be held sometime in May in Istanbul, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ghasemi said Wednesday.

Iran ready to help peace, security in Afghanistan

In a meeting with an afghan military delegation in Tehran on Wednesday, Iran’s Deputy Minister of Defense declared Iran’s readiness for helping security and peace in Afghanistan.

Canada says widow of Iran professor stopped from traveling

The widow of an Iranian-Canadian university professor who died under disputed circumstances in a Tehran prison has been stopped from traveling abroad, Canada’s foreign affairs minister said Thursday.

Iran FM calls for end to discrimination against women

 Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that no discrimination or oppression should be allowed to be practiced against women in the name of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

Iran prepared to open $3bn LOC for Iraq reconstruction projects: Jahangiri

 Iran says it is ready to provide Iraq with a line of credit (LOC) worth up to three billion dollars to pave the way for the Iranian private sector’s active participation in the reconstruction of the neighboring country.