Iran’s coverage: Iran eyes closer economic, political ties with France: President Rouhani

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Iran eyes closer economic, political ties with France

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani called for efforts to exploit the political and economic potential for closer ties and “deeper friendship” with France.


Explosion as fire breaks out at Iranian industrial complex

Iranian police are investigating after a fire broke out at an industrial complex in northeast Iran where gas condensate storage tanks are sited, one of which exploded, the Mehr news agency reported on Monday.


US deprived Iran of JCPOA benefits, spokesman says

The US’ withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal and its disrespect for the international diplomacy prevented Iran from enjoying the advantages of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the administration’s spokesperson said.


‘UN expert’s report on Lt. Gen Soliemani arouses US wrath’

Iranian FM Zarif said on Tuesday that the UN rapporteur report which described the assassination of Lieutenant General Soleiman as ‘unlawful’ move by the US, has provoked America’s wrath.

Iran emerges victorious from US economic war: President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country has overcome the US sanctions and successfully dealt with the economic war challenges by cutting reliance on the oil incomes.


Only solution to Yemeni crisis to be political: Zarif

Iranian FM Zarif and FM of Yemen’s National Salvation Government Hisham Sharaf Abdullah hold talks via videoconference on regional and Yemeni issues, where Zarif said the only solution to the Yemeni crisis is political.


Man put to death in Iran for spying for CIA

A retired employee of Iran’s Defense Ministry has been hanged for providing the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with information on Iranian missiles, the Judiciary’s spokesman said.


Foreign Ministry: Iran will remain committed to diplomatic engagement with world

Iran’s Foreign Ministry praised the 2015 nuclear deal as a “multilateral achievement” and slammed the US unilateral withdrawal from the accord, saying that Tehran will nonetheless remain committed to diplomatic engagement with the world.


Armenia, Azerbaijan must solve Karabakh dispute through peaceful means: Iran

The spokesman for Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has once again reiterated the country’s stance on the importance of finding a peaceful solution to the dispute in the Karabakh region, which has been the scene of fresh deadly fighting between Armenian and Azeri forces over the past two days.


Official: COVID-19 kills 179 more in Iran

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Tuesday that some 179 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 13,211.