Iran’s coverage: Zarif calls upcoming Iran-focused summit in Poland a ‘Desperate Circus’

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Upcoming anti-Iran conference in Poland ‘desperate circus’: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has lashed out at an anti-Iran conference due to be held by the US in the Polish capital of Warsaw next month, describing it as a “desperate circus” that will disgrace the participants.


Leader urges Iranian students abroad to lead country towards self-sufficiency

The Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Khamenei has sent a message to the Union of Islamic Student Association in Europe (UISAE).


Iran defeats Vietnam, advances to knockout stage of AFC Asian Cup

Iran’s national football team defeated Vietnam 2-0 on Saturday to gain an early advance to the knockout stage of 2019 AFC Asian Cup underway in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Berlin pursuing SPV final requirements: German FM

Germany is pursuing the final requirements for implementation of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for trade, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said.


Iranian, Venezuelan defense ministers discuss comprehensive coop. road map

The Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has held a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart on a visit to the Latino American country.


S. Korea to restart oil imports from Iran in Jan-Feb

South Korean oil buyers are expected to restart oil imports from Iran in late January or early February, the head of South Korea’s SK Innovation, which owns South Korea’s biggest oil refiner SK Energy, said on Wednesday, Reuters reported.


Advanced homegrown submarine to join Iran’s navy soon: Commander

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said a state-of-the-art homegrown submarine dubbed “Fateh (Conqueror)” is slated to join the Navy’s fleet later this month.


Top security official reacts to Warsaw anti-Iran conf.

Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani has reacted to the US’ announcement of holding an anti-Iran conference in Polish capital Warsaw next month.


US official rules out further waivers on Iran oil imports

The United States will grant no more waivers for Iranian oil after the reimposition of U.S. sanctions, the U.S. special representative for Iran said on Saturday, underlining Washington’s push to choke off Tehran’s sources of income.

Iran’s top diplomat to head for Iraq tomorrow

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif plans to make an official visit to Iraq in a bid to boost bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries.