Iran’s coverage: Iran’s Zarif due in India, Iraq for official visits

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Zarif says to visit India, Iraq next week

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thu. that he will head a large economic delegation to India and Iraq in the coming weeks aimed at expanding bilateral trade.


Rouhani accepts Hashemi’s resignation as health minister

Appreciating Dr Sayyid Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi’s sincere work and efforts during his tenure, President Rouhani accepted his resignation and appointed Dr Saeid Namaki as Acting Minister of Health and Medical Education.


Iraq says ‘not obliged’ to abide by US anti-Iran sanctions

The Iraqi foreign minister says his country is “not obliged” to abide by unilateral US sanctions against Iran, adding that Baghdad is seeking ways to bypass those sanctions and continue trade with Tehran.

Iranians can ‘do whatever they want’ in Syria, Trump says

US President Donald Trump says Iranians can “do whatever they want” in Syria, dodging a question about when the US would withdraw from the war ravaged country.


No country can claim it can decide world’s fate: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the notion of being a superpower is weakening and no country can claim that it can decide the fate of the whole world.


Iran’s parliament issues ultimatum to domestic carmakers

A Member of Iranian Parliament said that at the meeting between the Parliament members and minister of industry, mine and trade, the representatives threatened to lift the ban on the import of foreign cars, if the prices on domestic cars are not lowered.

Defense min. integrates production lines for advanced electronic equipment

Iranian Minister of Defense Amir Hatami inaugurated on Thursday the production lines for advanced electronic and defense equipment at an electronics industries company in Shiraz, south-central Iran.


US withdrawal proves JCPOA is beneficial to Tehran: Iran senior MP

The US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) proves that the deal is beneficial to Iran, said the head of the Commission on Councils and Country’s Internal Affairs of Legislative Body on Thursday.


Pakistan acknowledges Iran’s role in Afghan peace process

Pakistan, acknowledging Iran’s role in Afghan peace process, has said that regional consensus is important for the success and sustainability of reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan.


Iran envoy: US’ policy is Israel’s hostage

Iran’s Ambassador to London Hamid Baeedinejad says the US policy is Israel’s hostage, thus doomed to failure.