Iran’s coverage: US thinking up excuses to intervene in Syria: Zarif

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Iran’s Zarif dismisses Trump’s Syria chemical attack comments

Foreign minister of Iran slammed the US president’s remarks on Tehran’s possible role in a recent chemical attack in Syria as a “pretext” for meddling in the Arab country and making up for the successive defeats that US- and Israeli-backed terrorists have suffered in Syria.


Bodies of 7 Iranians killed in Israeli attack on Syrian base repatriated

The bodies of seven Iranian military advisers who lost their lives in an attack by Israeli warplanes on the T-4 airbase in Syria’s Homs were transferred to Tehran on Tuesday.


Iran vows to respond to ‘Israeli Crime’ referring to airbase targeting – Reports

The Russian Defense Ministry said on April 9 that two Israeli F-15 fighter jets had carried out a strike against Syria’s T-4 airbase amid reports by Syrian media that the military facility had been targeted by missiles.


FM Zarif arrives in Brazil

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif heading a politico-economic delegation arrived in Brazil on Tuesday.


Iran FM calls for establishing banking ties with Senegal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with Senegalese President Macky Sall reviewed establishing banking ties between the two countries.

City Council accepts Mayor Najafi’s 2nd resignation

After an expert-level session, councilors at Tehran City Council (TCC) finally agreed with the second resignation of Tehran’s Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi with 15 out of 21 votes in favor.


Iran vows full support for Syria’s territorial integrity

Iran is fully defending the Syrian territorial integrity and the sovereign government in the country, a senior advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader said on Tuesday.


Euro to replace dollar in trade transactions: CBI governor

Central Bank of Iran Governor Valiollah Seif said Tue. that the decision to replace dollar with euro in the country’s foreign trade transactions will be implemented with more determination this year.


Iran bids $3.7B for joint railway project with Russia

Iran proposed a project to electrify a 3,000-kilometer (1,860-mile) railway line that might cost up to 3 billion euros ($3.7 billion), the company’s First Deputy CEO Alexander Misharin said Monday.


Enemies well-advised not to test Iranian nation’s power: Defense Minister

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami highlighted the country’s military preparedness in the face of foreign threats and said the enemies are well-advised not to test the Islamic Republic’s power.