Rouhani meets Iraq’s top cleric Sistani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Wednesday met Iraq’s top Shia authority Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf, the first such meeting for an Iranian head of state.
UN Security Council in talks on saving Yemen truce deal
The United Nations Security Council met behind closed doors with the world body’s envoy for Yemen on Wednesday in an attempt to salvage a stalled truce deal seen as crucial to diplomatic efforts to end the war.
Ethiopia black boxes bound for Europe, crash pilot had in-plane issues
The Ethiopian Airlines pilot whose jet crashed killing 157 people had reported flight-control problems, the company said on Wednesday, as it prepared to send the black boxes to Europe from a disaster that has rocked the global aviation industry.
Iran to overtake Qatar in South Pars with new gas phases
Iran on Sunday will launch four new development phases of the world’s largest gas field at South Pars with a capacity to produce 112 million cubic meters per day, the Ministry of Oil said.
Iran warns of firm response if Israel acts against its oil shipments
Iran will respond firmly to any Israeli naval action against its oil sales, Iran’s defense minister said on Wednesday, in comments that came a week after Israel said its navy could act against Iranian oil “smuggling” to enforce US sanctions.
Mogherini champions multilateralism at UN, defends Iran deal
The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday championed multilateralism at the United Nations and defended the EU’s position to preserve the Iran nuclear deal.
SNSC warns about ‘suspicious’ nuclear projects in region
The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) warned about “suspicious nuclear projects” pursued by certain regional countries as well as efforts aimed at undermining the security of the Islamic Republic and the region.
Shamkhani calls INSTEX ineffective
Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said on Wednesday that the European Union’s Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) for trade with Iran is ineffective, describing it as a “narrow ditch”.
Venezuela, blaming U.S. for six-day blackout, orders diplomats to leave
Venezuela ordered American diplomats on to leave within 72 hours after President Nicolas Maduro accused U.S. counterpart Donald Trump of cyber “sabotage” that plunged the South American country into its worst blackout on record.
Jame Jam Television Festival honors winners
The Jame Jam Television Festival, which is annually organized by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting to honor its top TV programs and films, honored winners during a ceremony at the IRIB International Conference Hall on Tuesday night.
Iran will respond firmly to any act against oil shipment: Hatami
Defense Minister Amir Hatami warned on Wednesday that Iran will respond firmly to any action against its oil shipment.
Rouhani meets Grand Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf
President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday met with Iraq’s top Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in the holy city of Najaf on the last day of his historic visit to neighboring Iraq.
Mogherini: Keeping nuclear deal is preserving UN Security Council credibility
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday that keeping the 2015 nuclear deal is a contribution to preserving credibility of the UN Security Council.
ICRC to launch mine-awareness project in Iran
The representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Tehran has announced that the international organization, with the assistance of the Red Crescent of Iran, will implement a mine-awareness project in Iran.
MP: Europeans firm to implement INSTEX
The Iranian deputy Parliament speaker has stressed that the Europeans are determined to implement a financial echanism, called Instrument in Support of Trade
Exchanges (INSTEX), for trade with Iran.