Iran’s coverage: Boeing 707 cargo plane crashes in Iran

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Boeing 707 cargo plane crashes near Tehran

A Boeing 707 cargo plane operated by Kyrgyzstan airlines crashed minutes ago while landing in Fath Airport, located in Karaj, Alborz province, 40 kilometers west of the capital Tehran.

Iranian FM Zarif, Iraqi PM Abdul-Mahdi meet in Baghdad

The visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Iraq’s Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdai in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Sunday.


President Rouhani Iran to leave behind US sanctions with endurance

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pointed to unilateral US sanctions against Islamic Republic specified that Iranian nation would succeed in leaving the sanctions behind.


Iran to take necessary measures against any hostile move: Spokesman

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi deplored Poland’s recent decision to host a conference that the US is going to hold against Iran next month, saying that no “hostile” move by any country will go unanswered.


15 killed, 1 injured in cargo plane crash in west of Tehran

A Boeing 707 cargo plane has crashed in Iran’s Alborz province on Monday morning. The plane with 16 people on board crashed and caught fire near the city of Karaj west of Tehran while attempting to land in the wrong airport.


Iraq underlines cooperation with Iran despite US sanctions

Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali Hakim said on Sunday that despite US unilateral economic sanctions, his country insists on economic cooperation with the neighboring state of Iran.

UK summons Iran’s ambassador over British-Iranian aid worker

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Monday summoned Iran’s ambassador in London over jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the BBC reported.


Iran to continue advisory mission in Syria: Leader’s adviser

Leader’s top military adviser Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said that Iran’s advisory presence in Syria continues as far as Damascus is asking Tehran to do so.


Iran not to ask for anyone’s approval for launching satellites

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi stated Iran’s right to take advantage of all kinds of technologies and said Tehran will ask for nobody’s approval or permission for launching its own satellites.


FM Zarif: President Rouhani due in Iraq soon

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced that President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to have a visit to Iraq on March 11.