Iran’s coverage: Zarif reacts to Macron’s remarks on freedom of expression

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:


Iran FM condemns Charlie Hebdo offensive cartoons

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed French President Emmanuel Macron for refusing to condemn Charlie Hebdo’s insulting cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).


Iran, Turkey agree on expansion of fight against terrorism

Iran and Turkey issued a joint statement on the expansion of bilateral ties and agreed to fight against PKK, PJAK, and all terrorist groups.

Iranian Gen. warns enemies not to test power of IRGC, Army

A senior commander at the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps warned enemies to refrain from testing the strength of the will and power of the Army and IRGC.


President Rouhani says another defeat awaiting US this month

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the US administration will fail to achieve its goal to revive UN sanctions lifted in 2015 in the context of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and will face another defeat this month.


Iran, Turkey mull over ways of targeting $30bn trade

Head of Iranian President’s Office for Communications said that the two countries of Iran and Turkey mulled over ways of targeting to reach $30 billion worth of bilateral trade.


Official: Iran to discuss Ukrainian plane reparation on October 18

Head of Civil Aviation Organization of Iran Touraj Dehqani Zangeneh said Iran will start new round of talks with foreign countries over payment of damages to families who lost their loved ones on board the Ukrainian plane crashed on October 18.


Pompeo urges Europe to join US for imposing sanctions on Iran

US Secretary of State said that JCPOA has gone down in history and called on Europe to join US for imposition of sanctions against Iran.


Army to launch major military exercise in S Iran

Dubbed as ‘Zolfaghar 99’, the military exercise will kick off on Thursday near the southern coasts of the country, said Deputy Coordinator of Iran’s Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.

Zarif planning to make trip to Europe next week

Some diplomatic reports inform that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is planning to make a visit to Europe.

Official: COVID-19 kills 127 more in Iran over past 24 hours

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat-Lari said on Wednesday that 127 more Iranians have lost their lives to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 22,669.