Outgoing US president, Barack Obama, declared the continuation of his country's national emergency against Iran, claiming that despite full commitment to its nuclear deal with the six world powers, the Islamic Republic still poses "an unusual and extraordinary threat" to the US.
A Russian deputy foreign minister and former lead negotiator in the Iran nuclear talks has praised Iranian diplomatic panache, saying Russian diplomats are learning from their Iranian counterparts how to break free from stringent sanctions.
Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary General in a message offered his condolences over the demise of former Iranian president Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and called on Iran to continue his pragmatic approach to regional affairs.
Iran lost a great revolutionary figure and the Muslim world an astute politician, said the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter to his Iranian counterpart on death of Iran’s ex-president Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani.
The first edition of Iran-Arab World Cultural Dialogue Conference will be held in Tehran and Mashhad.
Former Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah referred to the decreasing power of Western countries in the Middle East and highlighted the growing influence of such countries as Iran and Russia.
A number of high-ranking Iranian officials and several foreign guests attended a memorial service hosted by Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Five months on since Gautier Leclerc, a French tourist, went missing in the Loot Desert in east-central Iran, no trace of him has been found yet despite nonstop search operations.
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.
The sudden demise of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a leading figure in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran and a politician known for his moderate approaches towards other countries, particularly the Arab world, has received widespread reactions.