Iran’s coverage: Zarif calls on US, Israel to destroy chemical, nuke arsenals

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


US, Israel to blame for ‘ominous shadow’ of WMDs on region: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed Washington and Tel Aviv for preventing the realization of a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction, calling for international action for elimination of Israel’s nuclear, biological and chemical stockpiles.

Iran, Russia rap UN for failing to mentions US violations in report on JCPOA

 Iran and Russia have sharply criticized the UN Secretariat for failing to address the US’s brazen violations of international law and bringing up, instead, irrelevant issues in its latest assessment of the situation surrounding the 2015 nuclear deal following Washington’s withdrawal.

Persian Gulf Star refinery ‘exceptional’ project in region, world

 President Hassan Rouhani said Thu. that Iran’s Persian Gulf Star Refinery in the southern province of Hormozgan is an “exceptional” project in the region and across the world.

Iran summons Pakistan ambassador over terror attack on border guards

 Iran summoned the Pakistani ambassador to Tehran over terrorist attack on Iranian border guards which claimed the lives of three and injured eight others on Tuesday.

Haley says US may not block India’s use of Iran’s Chabahar as corridor

 US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (June 27) the United States would work to allow India to use an Iranian port as corridor to Afghanistan, Reuters reported.

Zangeneh: Latest OPEC statement confirms October 2016 decisions

 Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said the 174th statement of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) confirms the body’s decision on production policy back in October 2016.

Rouhani urges against panic in face of US sanctions

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on the nation to remain calm in the face of US renewed sanctions, saying the concerns are misplaced as the country’s revenues have not experienced any drops as compared to last year.

Iran rejects rumours of exporting water to Kuwait

 Iran’s energy minister says the country has no plan or decision to export water to other states amid the ongoing water tension.

Turkey rejects US ban on Iran oil purchases

 Turkey says Washington’s demand to stop purchasing oil from Iran will not be binding for Ankara, stressing that it would only respect measures announced by the United Nations toward its eastern neighbor.

6 injured after fire breaks out at oil refinery in Southwest Iran

Six people suffered minor injuries after a fire broke out at a petrochemical unit in an oil refinery in the Iranian southwestern city of Abadan.