Iran’s coverage: UN agency registers ‘Persian Gulf’ in official certificate

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Intl. registration of Persian Gulf name in WIPO

The Director General of Industrial Property Office of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade Seyed Mehdi Mir-Salehi announced the international registration of the name of Persian Gulf in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Officials’ transparency for the people is an Islamic obligation, Imam Ali’s instruction

Ayatollah Khamenei—the Leader of the Islamic Revolution—held his Dars-e Kharej Fiqh lecture on Monday, October 15, 2018– wherein his eminence elaborated on a letter by Imam Ali that contains recommendations for the authorities.


Abducted Iranian border guards in perfect health

Director general of the Interior Ministry’s border affairs department, Shahriar Heidari announced that abducted Iranian border guards are in perfect health.


Zarif due in parliament to discuss Iran’s accession to CFT

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif plans to attend a parliamentary session on Tuesday to brief MPs on issues related to the country’s accession to Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) standards set by the FATF (Financial Action Task Force).


IRGC commanders to visit Pakistan

Commander of the Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour and IRGC Commander Major-General Mohammad-Ali Jafari are scheduled to visit Pakistan for investigating liberation of kidnapped border guards.

Rising oil prices seriously affect world economy: Iran’s Zangeneh

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh underlined oil market’s concerns about the inability of Saudi Arabia and Russia to offset shortages caused by eliminating Iran from the market in the wake of US sanctions on Tehran on November 4, saying, “Rising oil prices heavily impact the global economy.”


Europe after keeping Iran bank connected to world: French MP

A French lawmaker says during a visit to Iran that Europe wants to ensure that at least one Iranian bank will stay connected to the world after the upcoming round of US sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic.

Zarif says talks held with Pakistan to reinforce guards on shared borders

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said talks were held with Pakistani officials on strengthening the presence of the two sides’ forces on shared borders following the recent abduction case of Iranian border guards by a terror group.


Doha dismisses claims of Iran’s smuggling arms to Lebanon via Qatari airspace

The Qatari road ministry strongly rejected a Fox News report that Iran has smuggled weapons via the country’s airspace to Lebanon.

Iran, France coop. against terrorism to play key role in establishing peace

Chairman of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Falahatpisheh, said the security of Iran and Europe is linked together, calling for joint cooperation with France in fighting terrorism.