Iran’s coverage: Soccer-Stingy Iran leave Russia heartbroken but proud

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:


Iran equalizes in stoppage time to hold Portugal 1-1 but fails to reach knockout stage

Portugal advanced to the World Cup round of 16 behind Spain from Group B after a Ricardo Quaresma strike was cancelled out by a stoppage-time penalty by Iran’s Karim Ansarifard after Cristiano Ronaldo had himself missed from the spot.


Leader hails Team Melli performance at World Cup 2018

In a message forwarded to sports minister, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei commanded the performance of Iran’s national football team at the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

Trump’s JCPOA exit “US’ worst option”

President Rouhani said Tue. that Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal was “America’s worst and last option” as the move came with the highest prices for the US.


Russia in talks with Europe to maintain JCPOA

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Russia is in direct talk with Europe in order to keep Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) alive, Parliament Independent Fraction Spokesman Mehrdad Lahouti quoted Zarif as saying.


Foreign interference root of Middle East problems: Iran UN envoy

The sources of all instability in the Middle East is foreign interference, says Iran’s representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo.


EU requests for US waivers on Iran trade ‘unanswered’

France says a joint request by Europe’s three largest economies from the US to exempt their companies from sanctions for doing business with Iran has gone unanswered.


Iran coach Queiroz again lashes out at video review

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz was so furious with the World Cup’s video assistant referee system that he ranted for more than 20 minutes about FIFA’s new tool following a draw with Portugal that knocked his squad out of the tournament.


UN chief: JCPOA valuable part of peace, security

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hailed Iran nuclear deal as valuable part of peace and security, saying that it is important to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).


Elements behind Tehran bazaar chaos arrested: Prosecutor

A number of people who incited turmoil in downtown Tehran and forced the closure of the grand bazaar on Monday have been arrested, the prosecutor general of Tehran said.


Top Security Official: US dream to confine Iran not to come true

Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani underlined that Washington will not be able to contain Iran by misusing the 2015 nuclear deal.