Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has expressed regret over the explosion of a fuel tanker in the Nigerien capital of Niamey, which killed and wounded dozens of people.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has discussed issues of mutual interest with Vice-President of the Nigerien National Assembly along with members of Niger-Iran Parliamentary Friendship Group at the African country’s legislature.
Iran has dismissed African media reports that an Iranian cargo ship has been seized by the Libyan Government of National Accord over the US sanctions.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has welcomed the Nigerian government’s “positive” move to permit a medical team to visit and examine Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of Nigeria’s Shiite community, and his wife.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says the Islamic Republic of Iran is closely following the developments in Sudan as well as protests and demonstrations by the people of the African country.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is prepared to join hands with the French government to resolve regional issues, especially those in Libya and Sudan.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has referred to the recent developments in Sudan as an internal affair of the African state, in which Tehran will not interfere.
A Sudanese government source says President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down and that consultations are underway to form a transitional council.
Analysts believe Saudi Arabia and the UAE are supporting renegade general Khalifa Haftar in his offensive against Tripoli where Libya’s internationally recognized and UN-backed government is based.
The Iranian foreign ministry has summoned Kenya’s Ambassador to Tehran Ruqayyah Ahmed Subu to protest at a Kenyan court’s ruling against two Iranian prisoners, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Sunday.