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Iran’s coverage: Iran welcomes truce extension in Afghanistan

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Iran hails extension of ceasefire in Afghanistan

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says Tehran welcomes the extension of truce between the Afghan government and the Taliban militants, adding that the Islamic Republic is happy with the decision.

US pressuring Riyadh to push down oil prices: Iran

Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, Iran’s OPEC Governor, in response to the recent joint statement of Saudi Arabia and Russian’s oil minister and the meeting between Saudi Prince and Putin in order to influence OPEC decisions, stated: “[The] USA is also putting a lot of pressure on Saudi Arabia to reduce oil prices.”

No bright future for US-North Korea ties: Iran’s ex-defense minister

Former Iranian defense minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi highlighted the US government’s non-commitment to its international obligations and expressed pessimism about the future of a recent deal between Washington and Pyongyang.


Turkish PM: No country can use Incirlik airbase against Iran

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced, “Incirlik airbase in Turkey is used only in line with fighting against terrorism, so that Turkey will not authorize any country to use this airbase to attack another country.”

KRG to counter hostile moves against Iran: Official

The Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s spokesperson expressed Erbil’s opposition to the armed groups that threaten the neighboring states, stressing that the KRG government does not allow such groups to use its territory for moves against Iran and Turkey.


Brazilian govt. to help businesses continue trade with Iran

The Brazilian government will spare no efforts to help Brazilian and Iranian firms develop relations after the US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, according to the Brazilian ambassador to Iran in an exclusive interview with the MNA.

Canada’s bid to restrict ties with Iran just for show

An Iranian lawmaker says the Canadian government’s agreement with the motion to not restore relations with Iran is a “political show” which serves Washington’s goal of exerting pressure on Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).


Iran, Turkey call for continued fight against terrorism, organized crime

Iranian deputy interior minister held a telephone conversation with Undersecretary of Turkey’s Ministry of Interior Muhterem Ince to urge the continuation of fight against terrorism and organized crime.

Ansarullah: No Iranian fighter in Yemen

There are no Iranians involved in the war in Yemen, spokesman for the Yemeni Houthi Ansarullah movement said.


Queiroz warns Spain: “Nobody wins for their reputation alone”

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz was pleased to see his side open their World Cup campaign with a 0-1 win over Morocco – a result which puts Iran top of Group B. Queiroz is now looking forward to the next game – Wednesday’s meeting with Spain and Portuguese tactician warned that reputations on their own count for little over 90 minutes.