Iran’s coverage: President Rouhani visit to Baghdad comes at important stage of Iraq’s history: Zarif

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Rouhani’s visit to Baghdad comes at important stage of Iraq’s history: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran’s President Rouhani’s visit to Iraq is taking place at a very important stage of Iraq’s history.


Zarif says he will not run for president in 2021 elections

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday certainly, he will not be a candidate in Iran’s 2021 presidential elections.


Iran court tries 13 in $7 billion petrochemical fraud case: Mehr

The trial has started in an Iranian court for 13 petrochemical industry executives charged with embezzling 6.6 billion euros ($7.4 billion) in one of the nation’s biggest corruption cases, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported.


Iran to unveil new nuclear achievements next year: Salehi

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali-Akbar Salehi said Sunday that new nuclear achievements will be inaugurated during next Iranian year of 1398, which have been made by the domestic experts.

Iraqi FM hails Rouhani’s upcoming visit to Baghdad as constructive for bilateral ties

Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim hailed the upcoming visit by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to Baghdad, saying it would be promising and constructive for cementing the two nations’ relations.


IRGC commander: Iranian Armed Forces chase enemies even in distanced areas

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned the enemies of making any aggression against Iran, saying that they will be chased to faraway territories.


Iran offers condolences to Ethiopia over plane crash

Iran’s Foreign Ministry expressed condolences to Ethiopia after an Ethiopian Airlines flight with 149 passengers and eight crew members on board crashed on Sunday.


Larijani urges Azerbaijan to remove visa restrictions for Iranians

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called on the Azeri government to lift visa requirements for Iranian citizens visiting the Caucasus country in a bid to boost bilateral relations between the two neighbors.

Subcommittees start preparations for Rouhani’s visit to Baghdad

Iranian and Iraqi officials have started preparations here on Sunday on the eve of the travel of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to the Iraqi capital on March 11.


Iran to hold 6th Regional Conference on Climate Change

Iran Meteorological Organization (IMO), affiliated to the Ministry of Roads & Urban Development, is planning to host the sixth round of Regional Conference on Climate Change in late 2019.