Iran’s coverage: President Assad, Iranian Leader’s top aide discuss latest Syrian developments

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Iran leader’s top aide meets Syrian President

President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday received Iranian Supreme Leader’s Top Adviser for International Affairs, Ali Akbar Velayati, and the accompanying delegation.

Iran, Uruguay call for expansion of economic ties

Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif and Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez have called for promotion of economic cooperation in all areas.


Zarif lands in Namibia

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his accompanying high-ranking politico-economic delegation have arrived in the Namibian capital Windhoek Thu. morning.


IAEA: Nuclear cooperation with Iran constructive

Director of the International nuclear watchdog’s Division for Asia and the Pacific described cooperation with Iran as long-lasting, extensive and productive.


Mnuchin signals ‘Very Strong’ new sanctions on Iran coming

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin signaled on Wednesday the U.S. may impose “very strong” sanctions on Iran as President Donald Trump seeks to renegotiate a multinational accord that curbs the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

Gas attack allegation result of US failure in Syria: Iran’s Velayati

Whenever US-backed mercenaries suffer a heavy blow in Syria, Washington resorts to the recurring and fabricated allegation of chemical attacks by Damascus, Iranian official Ali Akbar Velayati said.


EU extends Iran sanctions by one year

The Council of the European Union on Thu. extended the sanctions imposed on Iran over alleged human rights violations by a year until April 2019.

Politicization of oil market, harmful to consumers, producers: Iran

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said, “The politicization of the oil market harms the consumers as well as producers of this strategic item.”


Saudi crown prince not capable enough to harm Iran: VP

The young Saudi crown prince is just after carrying out propaganda against the Iranian nation and not grown up enough to have capacity to damage the country, Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said here on Thursday.


Essar Oil still owes about 500 million euros in payments to Iran

Essar Oil still owes about 500 million euros in payments for previous purchases of Iranian crude after having paid about 2 billion euros in outstanding dues, Chief Executive B. Anand said on Thursday.