Iran’s coverage: Iran Leader says ‘obvious mistake’ to negotiate with U.S

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Ayatollah Khamenei: Talks with US ‘useless’ but should continue with EU

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says talks with the US are “useless,” adding while negotiations with the Europeans should continue, Iran should not count much on their package of proposals.


Palestine, Muslim nations will eventually eliminate Israeli apartheid: Iran

The Iranian Foreign Ministry says Palestinian people, Muslim countries and “freedom-seeking nations” will eventually “eradicate” the racism propagated by the Israeli regime in the occupied Palestinian territories as the “era of racial discrimination and apartheid” has come to an end.

Iran leader backs Rouhani’s suggestion Iran to block Persian Gulf oil exports if own sales stopped

Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday backed President Hassan Rouhani’s suggestion that Iran may block Persian Gulf oil exports if its own exports are stopped, according to his official website.


Iran to sign friendship agreement with Asean, Singapore says

Iran will sign a cooperation treaty with Southeast Asia at an upcoming meeting that will also be attended by U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and North Korean officials, a Singaporean diplomat said.


FM: Trump, Netanyahu isolated in Iranophobia projects

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are strenuously attempting to promote Iranophobia in the world, but in vain.

Iranian energy giant ready to replace Total in South Pars project

Iranian holding company MAPNA Group voiced readiness to take over a project on development of the country’s South Pars gas field as French company Total has backed out of its contract with Iran for fear of the US sanctions.

10 IRGC forces martyred in conflict by terrorists in Marivan

The Hamza Sayyid al-Shuhada’ Base of the Corps of the IRGC Ground Forces said Sat. that counter-revolutionary terrorists attacked a IRGC base in Marivan in Kurdistan province last night killing and wounding dozens.


Tehran, IAEA signed no secret deal on university inspection: Envoy

The Iranian envoy to the IAEA has rejected rumours that Iran and the Agency have signed a secret deal that gives the UN nuclear watchdog extraordinary access to Iranian researchers, suggesting the recent inspection of an Iranian university by the IAEA has been carried as part of Iran’s normal nuclear obligations.


Iran, Russia, Turkey to hold next summit on Syria in late summer: Envoy

The next round of a summit between the presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey is slated to be held in Tehran in late summer, the Russian ambassador to Turkey announced.

Sepanta Niknam reinstated as city councilor

The Expediency Council has approved a reform bill on candidacy of religious minorities for the city and village council elections, thus allowing suspended Zoroastrian city councilor Sepanta Niknam to run for office.