Bahram Qassemi

Iran’s coverage: Iran plans to participate in Syria reconstruction

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


Iran plans private sector participation in Syria reconstruction

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has announced that the country plans to have its private sector participate in the reconstruction of post-war Syria.


Tehran denies reports of Ankara embassy evacuation over bomb plot notice – Iranian media

Tehran has denied reports that its embassy in Ankara was evacuated over a bomb-plot notice, Iran’s media reports, citing the Foreign Ministry. Security had been still stepped up, it added.

Iran’s defense minister: Inaction on US lawlessness to create new Hitlers

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami decried the US breach of treaties and its sanctions on Iran, saying inaction against such lawlessness would result in the emergence of new Hitlers.


Iran says it won’t comment yet on missing journalist Khashoggi case: TV

Iran said on Monday it will adopt a wait-and-see approach to the case of prominent critic of Tehran’s arch rival Saudi Arabia Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.


Japan’s new ambassador to Iran meets Iran FM

Japan’s new ambassador to Iran Mitsuo Saito and Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, met in Tehran on Monday.


Head of Supreme Council of Iraq: We oppose anti-Iran sanctions

Head of Supreme Council of Iraq Sheikh Hamoudi has emphasized his Council opposes the US sanctions targetting the Islamic Republic of Iran and other countries of the world, while inviting everyone to dialogue and consultation to resolve disputes.


Austrian envoy proposes new method to nullify US sanctions against Iran

Austrian Ambassador to Tehran Stefan Scholz proposed parties to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran to develop national digital currency and blockchain strategic plans to confront the US sanctions.


Persian Gulf Star Refinery petrol output to hit 40 ml/d: CEO

CEO of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) Alireza Sadiqabadi said petrol production at Persian Gulf Star Refinery would reach 40 million liters per day by the end of the current Iranian calendar year to March 20 2019.

Interior min.: Iran sets up joint committee to boost exports to 15 foreign markets

Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli revealed the establishment of a joint committee in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Intelligence Ministry and Law Enforcement Forces in order to strengthen exports to 15 countries.


Police chief: US sanctions against Iran to increase drug trafficking to Europe

Iran’s Anti-Narcotics Police Chief Brigadier General Mohammad Massoud Zahedian warned that the US sanctions on equipment needed to fight against drug traffickers can slow down Iran’s effective efforts to this end and increase the traffic of narcotics to Europe.