Iran’s coverage: UK’s debt payment to Iran, Zaghari’s case completely unrelated: Spokesman

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Spokesman: Britain’s debt payment to Iran, Zaghari’s case completely unrelated

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi rejected recent claims that Tehran has kept Nazanin Zaqhari – an Iranian-British citizen who has been convicted for security crimes – in jail until London makes its long overdue payments to Iran.


FM Zarif departs for Africa, South America

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, heading a politico-economic delegation, left Tehran for Africa and South America on Sunday.


83 projects to be unveiled at National Nuclear Day

Special Advisor to Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Asghar Zarean said on Saturday that some 83 nuclear-related projects will be unveiled in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani and a number of top officials on National Nuclear Day.

City Council votes against Najafi’s resignation

City Council members on Sun. rejected the resignation submitted by Tehran’s mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi over ‘ill health’ and voted for his remaining in office.


Iran Majlis to review foreign currency exchange rates fluctuations

The economic commission of Iran Majlis (Parliament) will discuss foreign currency exchange rates instability on Monday session, Majlis speaker Ali Larijani said.

Zarif, Valdai Club professors discuss intl. issues in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif received a host of professors and researchers from Russian Valdai Discussion Club in Tehran on Sunday and they discussed international developments in the meeting.


Iranian Speaker urges Muslim support for Palestine

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called on Islamic countries and parliaments to support the Palestinian people in the face of a new wave of Israeli violence.

Russia’s Duma Speaker due in Tehran today

The speaker of the Russian State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, plans an official trip to Iran as part of efforts to boost the parliamentary ties between the two countries.

Iran, Syria pre-FIFA World Cup friendly cancelled

A friendly fixture between the Iran men’s national football team, domestically known as Team Melli, and Syria, which was meant to serve as a build-up for the Iranian side prior to the start of its campaign at the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup, has been called off.


Iran Oil Ministry: Iraq to blame for delay in oil swap

Iran’s Oil Ministry linked a 4-month delay in the implementation of an oil swap deal with Iraq to the Arab country’s unpreparedness and technical problems.