Iran’s coverage: US unable to secure citizens despite huge military spending: Zarif

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Iranian FM: US destabilizing world by extensive arms sales

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blamed Washington’s huge arms exports for spreading violence and insecurity in the world, adding that the US weapons have even failed to save the lives of American citizens.

Iran’s presence in Syria legitimate, at Damascus’ invitation: Russian envoy

Russia’s ambassador to Tehran says Iran’s military advisory role in Syria is “legitimate” as it comes at the request of the legal administration in Damascus, praising joint Iran-Russia efforts to eliminate terrorism from the Arab state and find a political solution to the conflict there.


Iran Foreign Min. presents 10th quarterly report on JCPOA to Parl.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi says the ministry has presented its tenth quarterly report on the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal to the Iranian Parliament.


FM Zarif warns against plots to sever Iran-Europe ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says enemies are hatching plots to break up bilateral relations between Iran and European countries.


President Rouhani to reshuffle cabinet

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is considering nominees for a reshuffle in his cabinet in due course of time, his chief of staff said on Wednesday.


U.S. delegation to meet Turkish officials on Iran sanctions

A U.S. delegation of Treasury and State Department officials will meet Turkish authorities on Friday to discuss sanctions targeting Iran, an official from Turkey’s foreign ministry said.

Advisor to Iran’s leader urges Europe to make for US exit

An advisor to Iran’s supreme leader has urged the European countries to cover the loss imposed on Iran by the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

IAEA inspection of Iranian university permitted by National Security Council: Minister

A recent inspection of an Iranian university by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors had been authorized by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Science Minister Mansour Gholami said.


“EU allocates $80 billion credit to cooperation with Iranian firms”

Vice-President of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce says the EU has allocated a huge amount of credit to facilitating trade between Iranian and European small and medium-sized enterprises.


Tehran court lifts curtain on widespread corruption at bankrupted lender

Proceedings against the key suspects involved in one of the biggest ever fraud cases in Iran’s history have disclosed fresh details to the public. “Footprints of some celebrities and officials in Samen al-Hojaj case” read the Reformist Shargh daily’s July 18 front page. Samen al-Hojaj is one among several Iranian credit and financial institutions (CFIs) that have closed down due to bankruptcy in the past few years, triggering widespread protests.