Iran’s coverage: Persian Gulf name change; dream never to come true: Velayati

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US, Israel proxies behind bid to rename Persian Gulf: Iranian official

A senior Iranian official says attempts by the proxies of the global arrogance to change the name of the Persian Gulf are “futile and temporary.”


Iran-Europe banking, business forum kicked off in Tehran

The Sixth Iran-Europe Banking and Business Forum kicked off on Saturday.


Iran condemns use of chemical weapons, aggression under its excuse

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday Iran as the biggest victims of chemical weapons denounces use of such arms by anybody as well as any aggressive move under excuse of chemical attacks.


Europe’s interests in danger if it remains indifferent to Trump policies

Iran says the incumbent US administration will definitely harm Europe’s interests if it keeps silent over Trump’s policies.


Rouhani says enemies seek to frustrate Iranians

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said that the enemies, above all the United states, are trying to disappoint the Iranians, urging the people to use domestic products to appreciate Iranian workers.


Iran Army overhauls another F-4 fighter jet

Experts and technical staff at Mehrabad’s Shahid Lashkari Air Force Base have overhauled a grounded F-4 fighter jet.


Iranian Armed Forces capable of protecting regional security: Minister

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami highlighted the country’s military power and said the Armed Forces are able not only to protect the Islamic Republic’ territorial integrity but also to safeguard the security of the region.


Russia, Turkey, Iran want probe into rumored chemical attacks in Syria

Moscow, Tehran and Ankara have demanded the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons should conduct prompt investigation into the rumors of chemical attacks in Syria, as follows from a joint statement made by their foreign ministers made at a meeting in Moscow on April 28. The statement was published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website on Saturday.

Iranian foreign minister says US playing destructive role in Syria

Unlike Iran, the US is playing a highly destructive role in Syria and it should be brought to account for this, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday upon completion of a meeting of foreign ministers of the countries united by the Astana format of negotiations.


Britain, France and Germany agree support for Iran nuclear deal

The leaders of Britain, France and Germany have agreed the Iran nuclear deal is the best way of stopping Tehran from gaining nuclear weapons, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said in a statement on Sunday.