Iran’s coverage: Iran seeks OPEC support against U.S. sanctions – letter

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Iran asks OPEC support amid US sanctions

Reacting to the recent wave of US sanctions, announced earlier in the day by the Treasury Department, Iran’s oil minister has asked OPEC to support his country against what he called “illegal, unilateral and extraterritorial sanctions”.

Iranian FM Zarif sends counterparts letters on JCPOA 

In separate letters to his counterparts, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has briefed them on the latest situation of the Iran nuclear deal.

US imposes new sanctions against Iran

 The United States has imposed sanctions on several Iranian individuals and organizations, including Evin Prison and the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), over “human rights abuses” and “censorship.”

Netanyahu threatens Israel will ‘act’ against Iran ‘anywhere in Syria’
 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened that the regime will hit Iranian targets “anywhere in Syria,” where Iranian military advisors have been giving effective assistance to the national army in its battles against Tel Aviv-backed terror groups.

Power of culture, language of art lead to public victory

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that using power of culture, language of art and unison will pave the way for public victory.

Supreme Leader: Persian poems always full of wisdom, ethics

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said late Wednesday that Persian poems have always been full of wisdom and ethics, playing a role in producing and deepening thought and inspiring hope.

US, French foreign ministers discuss Iran on phone  

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian discussed Iran’s regional activities in a telephone conversation on Wednesday.

US report on religious freedoms in Iran baseless, politically motivated

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has dismissed as untrue and politically-motivated the latest report by the US State Department about religious freedoms in Iran.

Assad: No Iranian military force in Syria

‘We do not have Iranian troops,’ said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in reaction to the Israeli claim about attacking Iranian bases in Syria.

May 2018, rainiest month in Iran in 10 years

The latest figures released by Iran Meteorological Organization suggest the 30-day period between April 21 and May 21 has been the rainiest month in Iran over the past ten years.