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Iran urges EU to press Washington on Airbus deliveries -ISNA

Iran called on the European Union on Monday to press U.S. authorities to allow delivery of Airbus passenger aircraft purchased by Tehran, Iran’s student news agency ISNA reported.


Senior MP: Main terrorists behind Chabahar attack captured

The main culprits behind the December 6 terrorist attack on Iran’s Southeastern port city of Chabahar have been arrested, Chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Heshamtollah Falahatpisheh said on Sunday.


Iran, Russia prevented Western interference in Syrian conflict settlement – Assad

President of Syria Bashar Assad praised efforts of Russia and Iran to restrain the Western interference in the process of the political settlement of the Syrian conflict, SANA news agency reported on Monday.


FM spox rejects claims of SPV only covering humanitarian products

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ghasemi said Mon. that the EU-Iran trade mechanism, aimed at bypassing US sanctions against Tehran, is not restricted to transactions regarding medicine and food products.


Iran envoy: Trade exchanges with Iraq can reach $20b

Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi said on Sunday that the two countries have the potential to raise their commercial exchanges to 20 billion dollars in the coming years.


Official: Iran, Iraq in talks for trade in own currencies

The central banks of Iran and Iraq are finalizing negotiations to begin trade in their own currencies, chairman of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce said.


Qatar Airways to launch flights to Iran’s Isfahan

Qatar Airways is going to start direct flights to Iran’s central city of Isfahan as of February 2019.


Delusions, strategic mistake led Saudis to invade Yemen: Iran

Iran says Saudi Arabia’s decision to invade Yemen is the result of the Riyadh regime’s “delusions” about its military power and the “strategic mistake” it made by undermining Yemeni people’s ability to defend themselves.


Ex-FM: Iran waiting for Europe’s practical steps on SPV

Former Iranian Foreign Minister Seyed Kamal Kharrazi underlined the need for the European Union to implement its promise to establish the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to carry out financial transactions with Iran.


Iran President’s son-in-law resigns after nepotism claims

Iran President Hassan Rouhani’s son-in-law resigned on Monday (Dec 17) just two days after his appointment as head of Iran’s geological survey sparked accusations of nepotism, official news agency IRNA reported.