Iran’s coverage: Unprecedented sanctions on Iran to bring US ‘Unprecedented’ defeat: Leader

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:

 

US faces unprecedented defeat in Iran sanctions campaign: Ayatollah Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned the United States of an “unprecedented defeat” in its campaign of sanctions and pressure against the Iranian nation.

 

Iran-India FMs meet in New Delhi

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj here on Wednesday.

Leader: Some US officials claim insanity, but are ‘first class idiots’

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Wed. that some US authorities claim insanity, but they are in fact “first class idiots”.

 

“Taliban will have role in Afghanistan, but not dominant one”, says Iran

As concerns grow in India about a resurgent Taliban and the possibility of the terror group coming to power in Afghanistan, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif has told NDTV that it’s impossible to have a future Afghan government without a role for the Taliban, though it should not have a dominant role.

‘EU harbors terrorists, blacklists terror-fighting Iran’

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has condemned a decision by the European Union to place two Iranian individuals and a department of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry on its “terror” list over what it calls links to “foiled attacks” in Europe.

 

Zarif, Borrell talk over bilateral coop., intl. issues

Foreign ministers of Iran and Spain held a meeting on Wednesday in New Delhi on the sideline of Raisina Dialogue conference.

Indian refiners pay for Iranian oil in rupees – UCO Bank executive

India has begun paying Iran for oil in rupees, a senior bank official said on Tuesday, the first such payments since the United States imposed new sanctions against Tehran in November.

 

Iraqi PM underlines brotherly relations with Iran

The Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi stressed good and brotherly relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

 

Parl. begins session on addressing Iran’s accession to CFT

Parliament has began a session Wed. to review a report by National Security and Foreign Policy Committee on the bill on Iran’s accession to the convention against the funding of terrorism (CFT).

 

Safavi urges diplomatic apparatus to capitalize on Iran’s regional victories

Top Military Aide to the Iranian Leader, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, has called on the country’s diplomatic apparatus to capitalize on Iran’s victories in the region.