Iran’s coverage: Iran FM Zarif, Parliament’s committee to discuss INSTEX

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

 

Parl.’s security committee to address INSTEX with Zarif in attendance

An MP said the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee will hold a session later today with FM Zarif in attendance to discuss EU’s recently created trade mechanism for Iran.

 

Iran condemns brutal attack on pilgrims’ bus in Iraq

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi expressed deep regret over a terrorist attack on a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims in the Iraqi city of Balad, which killed and wounded a number of them.

Parliament approves Namaki as Health Minister

The Iranian Parliament approved Saeed Namaki as the new Health Minister of the country in today’s vote of confidence session.

 

Iran’s new cruise missile can reach Israel undetected: Israeli report

Iran’s new Hoveyzeh cruise missile can bypass all existing American and Israeli defense systems and hit any target in the occupied territories without being detected, Israeli sources have said.

 

Iran producing 95% of needed pharmaceuticals, president says

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in the early years after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the country used to produce 25 percent of the needed pharmaceuticals but now the figure has reached 95 percent.

Iran never accepts INSTEX’s humiliating conditions: Judiciary chief

Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said the country would never accept the “humiliating conditions” of the European Union’s financial mechanism for trade with Iran known as INSTEX, including Iran’s accession to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

 

Araghchi leaves for Paris to attend Iran-France talks

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi left Tehran for Paris on Monday to take part in the fourth round of Iran-France political talks.

 

Qatar Airways launches Doha-Isfahan flight route

The director general of Isfahan Province Airports Company says the first Doha-Isfahan flight by Qatar Airways was operated on Monday.

 

Kremlin: Iran, Russia, Turkey leaders to meet in Russia on Feb. 14: RIA

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet the leaders of Turkey and Iran in the Russian Black Sea resort town Sochi on Feb. 14, RIA news agency reported on Sunday, citing the Kremlin.

Iraqis angry after Trump says troops in Iraq to watch Iran

President Donald Trump says he will keep US troops in Iraq to “watch” neighboring Iran, although he admits that staying in the Arab country is a “mistake” and attacking Tehran not an option.