Iran’s coverage: Iranian Security Council Secretary says US repeatedly invited Tehran to resume talks

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US sent messages to negotiate with Iran on Afghanistan, Shamkhani says

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani highlighted the US failures in regional countries, including Afghanistan and Syria, and said Washington sent messages to him asking for negotiations about the Afghan crisis.

 

Trump just echoing his own hollow, impossible dreams

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that the allegations repeatedely leveled against Iran by the US President Donald Trump claiming that Tehran was keen for talks with Washington were merely the expression of Trump’s own false and absurd dreams.

 

Iranian top diplomat heads for India

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif started his official visit to India on Monday as part of efforts to boost bilateral relations between the two countries in various areas, the economy in particular.

 

Iran’s Intelligence busts network of currency fraud, money laundering

The Iranian Intelligence Ministry apprehended members of a network that has been earning huge profits by smuggling foreign currency, tax evasion and money laundering.

New UN envoy meets with Iran’s ambassador in Iraq

Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert met on Sunday with Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi and exchanged views on regional developments.

 

Sukhoi says too early to have regrets about jet delivery to Tehran

Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft said its plan to sell planes to Iran is still in place, adding that it was too early to talk about canceling the deal for delivery of SuperJet 100 (SSJ100) passenger planes to Tehran.

Iran, Syria defense officials discuss regional developments

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami met and held talks with Syrian Deputy Defense Minister Mahmoud al-Shawa in Tehran on Monday.

 

Iran-Russia joint exercise to fortify Caspian Sea security: Expert

Member of the Russian Center for Political-Military Studies Anatoly Tsyganok underlined the major responsibility Iran and Russia have in maintaining security in the Caspian Sea and said the recent naval exercise of the two countries will ensure the security of the strategic lake.

Japan’s JXTG, Cosmo aim to resume Iran oil loadings at end-Jan.

Japan’s JXTG Holdings intends to resume loading oil from Iran at the end of January, while Cosmo Oil aims to load around 1.8 million barrels of Iranian crude at the end of this month upon making final clearance, the presidents of the companies told S&P Global Platts Monday.

 

Iran dismisses deployment of military forces in region

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani reiterated that his country has deployed no forces in the regional states and is only providing military advisory role.