Iran has called on the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to stop exploiting Islamic sanctities as a means for their own trivial goals after Riyadh claimed, in an allegation later dismissed, that a ballistic missile by the Yemeni army forces and allied fighters had targeted the holy Saudi city of Mecca and the UAE rehashed the accusations that Iran is arming the Yemeni forces.
The European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini has arrived in Tehran to hold talks with President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif as part of the outreach on Syrian crisis.
A top Iranian cleric pointed to the growing anti-US sentiments in the world, saying more and more regional countries begin to rise against the US hostile plots.
A top official in Tehran has accused European government of failing to take the required measures to facilitate trade agreements with Iran – what he says is already in violation of a nuclear agreement that was sealed with the country last summer and came into effect in January.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says comprehensive international determination is necessary to fight and uproot terrorism in the Middle East.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will pay an official one-day visit to Russia for talks on the Syrian crisis.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the European Union can play a significant role in the settlement of the Syrian crisis and the campaign against terrorism.
An Iranian deputy foreign minister highlighted the country’s effective assistance to Syria in the fight against terrorism, saying the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group would have conquered the Arab country without Iran’s backing.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for efforts to promote bilateral cooperation between Tehran and Helsinki in all spheres through using the capacities of both countries.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described terrorism as one of humanity’s painful calamities, and referred to mass killings, including the deadly attacks on Yemeni people by Saudi Arabia, as the “worst kind of terrorism”.