Iran’s coverage: Iran condemns Britain’s move to ban Lebanon’s Hezbollah

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Iran condemns Britain’s blacklisting of Hezbollah

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned a recent move by the British government to list Lebanon’s Hezbollah as a terrorist group and said the movement, which itself is a victim of terrorism, is highly popular in Lebanon.

 

Palermo, CFT review postponed to next Iranian year

The Expediency Council’s Saturday meeting on joining the UN Convention on Transnational Crime (Palermo bill) ended without conclusion, leaving the fate of the bill unknown till the next Iranian year (starting in March 21), a member of the council said.

 

Zarif, Guterres talk about regional, int’l issues

Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed on Saturday with United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, during a phone call.

Iranian official: Efforts underway to address economic woes

Head of Iran’s Plan and Budget Organization Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said efforts are underway to deal with the tough conditions caused by the cruel US sanctions.

 

Pakistan embassy calls for Iran mediation to de-escalate tensions with India

Pakistan embassy in Tehran urged Iran to mediate between Islamabad and New Delhi, following the escalation of tensions between the two neighboring states.

 

Enemy to be pursued at 2nd phase of Islamic Revolution

Deputy Commander of Islamic Republic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said that enemies were ceased in the 1st phase of the Islamic Revolution and today, time is ripe to chase them at the second phase.

Negative elements fail to harm stronger Iran-Pak ties: Pak FM

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says despite the efforts of negative elements, relations between Iran and Pakistan are growing stronger.

India committed to invest $500m in Chabahar Port

India Global Ports Limited (IGPL) is committed to investing up to $500m to develop Chabahar Port in southern Iran as part of series of projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars, a senior official said.

 

Iran blasts UAE FM for baseless claims on trio islands, allegations

The Iranian foreign ministry on Saturday lashed out at UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan for his claims and allegations against Iran, advising him to take note of the situation in Yemen to realize the true meaning of interference.

 

Europe’s behavior affects EC’s decision on FATF-related bills: Rezaie

Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei said that behavior of European countries will influence the body’s final decision about ratifying FATF-related bills.