Iran’s coverage: Iran-US tug of war at maximum level: President Rouhani

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Rouhani says Iran-US tensions are at ‘a maximum’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that tensions between Tehran and Washington were at “a maximum” rarely seen in the decades-long contentious relations of the two countries.


Chinese president meets Iran’s parliament speaker

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with visiting Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.


Iran’s Zarif hails important talks in Beijing

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message welcomed the ongoing visit made by the Iranian delegation headed by Parliament speaker Ali Larijani, saying important talks were held by both sides.


Iranian Speaker urges countries to resist US bullying

Iran expects the parties of the 2015 nuclear deal to remain committed and resist the bullying of the US, the country’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Wednesday.

Pakistan should know Saudi gov’t is transient: Top advisor

Military advisor to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution slammed Pakistan Intelligence Organization’s backing for terrorists, saying that Pakistan is a neighbor of Iran but it should know that Saudi government will not last.

Russia underlines Iran’s involvement in solving regional crisis

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia said on Tuesday that political process in Yemen is a major contributor for regional stability, noting that participation of major countries including Iran will play a key role in promoting regional security and settlement of crises.


Zarif reacts to US nuclear plan in Saudi Arabia

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reacted to the US nuclear plan in Saudi Arabia, which has raised concerns among security analysts over the transfer of sensitive nuclear power technology to the kingdom.

US sabotage of Iran’s missile program a big lie: IRGC commander

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh rejected US officials’ recent claims that Washington has managed to sabotage Tehran’s missile program as “a very big lie”.


Iran complains about Pakistan’s low momentum in confronting terrorists

Iranian Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaqari said that Pakistan has not yet taken serious steps to confront the terrorists who launch attacks against Iran, including the last Wednesday suicide blast against the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Russia’s biggest automaker AvtoVaz negotiating exports to Iran

Major Russian car producer AvtoVaz is in talks with Tehran over the sale and assembly of its cars there, Viktor Kladov, the director of international cooperation and regional policy at Russia’s state corporation Rostec, has said.