Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani offered his condolences over the death of former Iranian president and chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Iran’s head of Environmental Protection Organization and chief of the Finnish Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee conferred on environmental cooperation on Mon. in Tehran.
In a Mon. meeting between Hungarian minister of Human Capacities and Iranian ambassador to Budapest, the two sides stressed the need for expansion of scientific and cultural cooperation.
An Iranian vice president on Wednesday, May 18, called for world nuclear disarmament, the latest expression of Tehran's determination to join the international community after the lifting of sanctions.
1000 Persian-speaking poets and literati signed a statement, entitled “Rumi Is a Poet from Balkh to Konya”, to voice their objection to a recent move by Iran and Turkey to jointly register the book Masnavi by the renowned poet Rumi in UNESCO, ignoring his birthplace Afghanistan.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of world countries will be beneficial to countries in the Middle East and Europe.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sent a letter to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, stressing that Tehran will take whatever action to get back the Central Bank of Iran’s assets that the US has recently seized under a court ruling.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced that Tehran welcomes the election of Kazakhstan to the United Nations Security Council given the country’s potentials.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed as “propaganda” claims by certain regional countries that they might deploy troops to Syria, saying no outsider can make decisions for the conflict-stricken country.
Among the agreements, there are plans for joint production of commodity goods, including detergents and other hygiene materials in Venezuela.