Iran’s coverage: Iranian FM holds quadrilateral meeting with Georgian, Turkish, Azeri counterparts

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Quadrilateral meeting between Iran, Georgia, Turkey, Azerbaijan starts

Quadripartite meeting between the foreign ministers of Iran, Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan kicked off in this Azeri capital on Thursday.

Iran’s Supreme Leader receives Assembly of Experts members

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Thursday received members of the Assembly of Experts.

Iran, Singapore stress expansion of coop. to deal with drug trafficking 

Interior ministers of Iran and Singapore placed special emphasis on the necessity of cooperation of the two countries in dealing with drug trafficking.

Iran FM meets Azeri Pres. Ilham Aliyev in Baku

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Ilham Aliyev President of Azerbaijan Republic in Baku.

Iran, Turkey emphasize expanding defense coop.

 Defense authorities of the two countries of Iran and Turkey held a joint meeting on Thursday in Turkey and stressed for importance of strengthening mutual defense and military relations.

Chinese firm to fund Iran plane purchases

Iran’s media say the country’s national airline Iran Air has signed an agreement with a Chinese company to provide funding for the company’s plane purchase campaigns – most notably those pursued with Airbus and Boeing.

No missile talks, Iran’s Assembly of Experts reiterates 

Iran’s Assembly of Experts stressed the need for constant boost to the country’s defense capabilities, dismissing any negotiations on its missile program.

Leader: Enemies against Islamic Republic’s existence, goals

 Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei dismissed the notion that Iran has started the ongoing feud with adversaries, saying the enemies have launched an onslaught to counter the Islamic Republic’s existence and goals.

Man sentenced to 25 years in prison in Iranian missile case

A dual citizen of Iran and the United States has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to buy surface-to-air missiles and aircraft components for the Iranian government in violation of U.S. sanctions.

Iran hopes for France’s more realistic views after Le Drain’s visit

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi expressed the hope that France would adopt a more realistic approach towards the regional issues after the recent visit by top diplomat Jean-Yves Le Drian to Tehran.