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Articles and opinions about Iran’s diplomatic relations, including those related to major supranational bodies such as the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement.

Ebrahim Rahimpour

FM Official: High Potential for Iran-Mongolia Cooperation

Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific and Commonwealth Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour stressed the high potential for good relations between Iran and Mongolia.
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Iran censures terrorist attack against Shiite mourners in Saudi Arabia

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, has denounced an attack on Shiite Muslims on Ashura, asking Saudi officials to identify and punish those behind the terrorist attack in the country.
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Iranian and Polish FMs Sign Political Cooperation MoU

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Polish counterpart Witold Waszczykowski discussed a range of issues at a meeting in Warsaw, and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on periodic political consultation between the two countries.

Kayhan Editorial: Iran Should Close Straits of Hormuz in Response to US Asset Seizure

In an editorial in Kayhan newspaper, Hossein Shariatmadari argues that Iranian officials should shut the strategic Straits of Hormuz, a major route for the transit of oil tankers from the Middle East, as a response to a recent US court ruling that confiscated nearly $2bn of Iran’s frozen assets.

Unlike US, Iran Respects Afghans: Ayatollah Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says that unlike certain governments like the US and Britain, the Islamic Republic has always treated Afghans with respect and hospitality.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier

A message of seriousness: Iran sanctions should be terminated

The German foreign minister has said that Zarif and his team stood their ground to represent Iran’s interests and help work out a solution acceptable to both sides.
Iran Azerbaijan

Iran, Azerbaijan FMs explore Nagorno-Karabakh disputes

Iran seeks a peaceful solution to end the dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh region in line with international law, said Zarif.
Larijani

Tokyo welcomes JCPOA, closer ties with Tehran

The Japanese MP told Iran's parliament speaker that his country stands ready to work with Tehran to help promote peace and stability at regional and international levels.
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Zarif hopes China plays constructive role in JCPOA implementation

As the implementation of the nuclear deal is around the corner, it is necessary to hold talks with China on how to use the new situation to boost joint economic activities, said Zarif.

Spokesman Rejects Saudi FM’s Allegation against Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari rejected recent remarks made by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Iran’s military presence in Iraq, saying that the Islamic Republic’s advisory mission there has been undertaken at the request of Baghdad.

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