Iran’s coverage: Iran Leader hails performance of national team against Spain in FIFA World Cup

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Ayatollah Khamenei hails Iran’s magnificent performance against Spain

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution praised the magnificent performance of the national football team against Spain: The head of the Office of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution contacted the Iranian national team in Russia and the team managers to praise their great performance. The Iranian football federation, announced the delivered message as follows: “You played magnificently last night: May God grant you optimum power.”


Iran’s Zarif responds to Pompeo’s ‘Baseless’ demands

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif gave detailed responses to a “baseless and insulting” statement by his US counterpart in May who had set 12 preconditions for Iran and issued threats against Tehran.


World praises Iran for ‘Heroic’ performance against Spain despite narrow loss

The Iranian national football team lost its Wednesday match against Spain 1-0 while many football fans across the world believed it deserved at least a draw against former world champions in their second match in FIFA World Cup 2018.


100 European firms to enter talks with Iran: EU Official

Under a new initiative for cooperation between Iran and small and medium-sized companies from the EU, 100 European industrial enterprises are going to hold business talks with Iranians, a top EU foreign policy official announced.


‘We Deserved More’ Iran manager Carlos Queiroz laments cruel defeat against Spain in Group B

Iran manager Carlos Queiroz was full of praise for his side after their narrow defeat by Spain in FIFA World Cup Group B on Wednesday evening.


AEOI chief visits Norway’s nuclear authority center

Vice-President and Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi visited Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) and held talks with its directors and experts on Wednesday.


Larijani: Parl. to act on Leader’s directives for accession to CFT

Ali Larijani said Thu. that Iran’s Parliament will act according to Ayatollah Khamenei’s directives about the country’s accession to AFTF’s bill on Convention for the Suppression of Financing of Terrorism.


Oil minister: Iran against any increase in OPEC oil output

Iran disagrees with any increase in oil production in current circumstances, said Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh on Thursday.


Iran invited to OPEC technical committee: Oman

The Minister of Oil and Gas in the Sultanate of Oman said Iran was invited to the technical committee of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to be held in Vienna on Thursday.


17 Iranian sailors released by Somalia

A number of imprisoned sailors who had been arrested in late 2017 on charges of trespassing into Iran’s waters were released and returned to Iran on Thursday.