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Zarif: US in no position to talk about UN Resolution 2231

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif referred to US withdrawal from Iran deal, and said the US is in no position to talk about the UNSC Resolution 2231.

Expediency Council to decide on CFT based on national interest: Rezaei

The Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei said that the council will certainly decide on the bill on Iran’s accession to the convention against the funding of terrorism (CFT) based on national and revolution’s interests.


Russian Special Envoy for Syria, senior Iranian diplomat hold talks in Tehran – Reports

Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev and Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior adviser to the Iranian foreign minister, held talks in Tehran, media reported on Saturday.

Iran’s Zarif says hopes to announce Syria’s constitutional committee before week’s end

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed hope on Saturday that with the help of other people involved in searching for a lasting solution to Syrian crisis he would be able to announce the country’s constitutional committee together with UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura before the end of this week.

Intelligence minister hails good interaction between Iran, Azerbaijan security services

Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi said on Friday that there is a very good interaction between Iranian and Azeri security services.

Iran fully exempt from OPEC deal to reduce oil output: Zanganeh

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the country has completely been exempted from a resolution by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to reduce oil production.


Iran to stop visits to Georgia if disrespect for nationals recurs: Official

The head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) expressed concerns over the Georgian government’s mistreatment of some Iranian passengers, saying that in case of recurrence, Tehran will stop tourist visits to the Caucasus country.


Iran knows no limit for boosting ties with Turkey

Head of Iran’s Presidential Office Mahmoud Vaezi hailed Iran-Turkey growing ties, saying that Iran sees no obstacle in the way of promoting ties with Turkey, especially in the trade and economic sector.

Iran owns region’s mightiest chopper fleet: Cmdr

A senior Iranian military commander said on Saturday morning that Iran has the largest and the most powerful fleet of helicopters in the Middle East.

Iran’s light planes equipped with new glide bombs

New glide bombs named ‘Jamarat’ were mounded on the Iranian Armed Forces’ light planes and helicopters to attack ground targets.