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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.

Iran condemns Istanbul terrorist blast

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari on Tuesday strongly denounced the terrorist explosion which hit central Istanbul earlier in the day.

Rouhani calls for boost of ties between Iran, Germany

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday called for expansion of all-out ties between Iran and Germany.

Saudi-Based Takfirism Main Threat to Region: Iran’s FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed extremist ideologies originating from Saudi Arabia as the major threat that the Middle East is facing.

Iran welcomes amicable relations with Canada

Iran would welcome reinforcing relations with Canada, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry said here on Monday.

Iran missile system not related to JCPOA

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi-Ansari said inauguration of missile systems is part of Iran's defensive program and is not related to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran Not to Let Saudi-Triggered Tensions Ruin Syria Peace Efforts: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reaffirmed the country’s “responsible and constructive” attitude toward regional crises, pledging that Tehran will not allow the tensions provoked by Saudi Arabia to undermine the efforts for the settlement of the crisis in Syria.

Spokesman: Iran seeks de-escalation of tensions

Iran seeks de-escalation of tensions in the region including decrease of tensions with Riyadh, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber-Ansari said on Sunday.
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Saudis doomed to lose war of embassies: Spokesman

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said Saudi Arabia's policy of 'war of emabssies' by cutting its ties with Iran and pressuring other countries in doing so will not bear any benefit to the Riyadh regime.

Iran been patient so far vis-à-vis negative Saudi acts: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic has so far exercised patience with regard to negative measures adopted by Saudi Arabia as Riyadh steps up its hostile policies against Tehran.

Riyadh must choose between hate-mongering and stability: Zarif

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Saudi Arabia has to make "a crucial choice" to either promote “sectarian hate-mongering" by its continued support for extremist groups or promote regional stability.

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