Iran’s coverage: IRGC terror designation to drag US into quagmire: Zarif

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US seeks ‘quagmire’ with Iran in designating IRGC as terrorist group: Iran foreign minister

Iran’s foreign minister said on Sunday U.S. officials aiming to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist group want to “drag the U.S. into a quagmire” on behalf of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

 

Iraqi govt. should take actions to force US troops out of Iraq: Ayatollah Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei has urged the Iraqi government to take actions to make the American troops leave Iraq.

Iraqi FM confers with Zarif

Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali Al-Hakim held talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif late on Saturday.

 

Iran, Iraq ‘agree on aerial defense cooperation’

Iran’s top military commander says the country and its neighbor Iraq have agreed to cooperate in the area of air defense to fend off the challenges facing their respective air spaces.

 

Blocking aid to flood-hit Iran displays US malevolence: ِDefense minister

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the United States’ attempts to block international humanitarian aid from entering flood-hit Iran lays bare America’s malevolence.

 

Iran will retaliate in kind if US designates Guards as terrorists: MPs

Iran will take reciprocal action against the United States if Washington designates the elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as terrorists, a majority of Iranian parliamentarians said on Sunday, according to state news agency IRNA.

 

President Rouhani opens Tehran green belt project

President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a project that added 1,250 hectares to the green belt of Tehran in north, northwest and east of the city on Sunday.

 

Russian Duma speaker invites Iranian delegation to Moscow

Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has invited an Iranian delegation to Moscow in order to participate in the International Forum on the Development of Parliamentarism.

 

Iran dismisses allegations in G-7 statement

Iran’s Foreign Ministry denounced the “bogus” allegations that the Group of Seven (G-7) has raised against Tehran’s nuclear and missile program and its regional role, saying the group falls under the influence of the US and its bullying and illegal policies.

 

Iran, Iraq strike understanding for development of joint oilfields

Iran and Iraq have reached an understanding for joint development of Naft Shahr and Khorramshahr joint oilfields, Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh announced.