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Iran’s First VP to Attend SCO Virtual Summit

Iran’s First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri will attend the 19th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of Government, which is to be held via videoconference on November 30, 2020.

Iran Gives More Details of Prisoner Swap with Australia

An Iranian deputy foreign minister has elaborated on a “unique prisoner swap” that resulted in the release of three Iranian nationals jailed in Thailand in exchange for an Australian convict after intensive tripartite diplomatic arrangements.

Iranian, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers Hold Talks via Videoconference

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his counterpart from the Azerbaijan Republic Jeyhun Bairamov had a videoconference call on Wednesday.

Iranian Diplomat Meets Several Afghan Officials in Kabul

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Saeed Khatibzadeh held meetings with several incumbent and former authorities of Afghanistan in a visit to Kabul.

Iran Condemns Bamiyan Terror Attack, Sympathizes with Afghans

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has condemned the Tuesday terrorist incident in the Afghan city of Bamiyan, which killed and injured dozens of civilians including innocent women and children.

US’ Responsible Withdrawal from Afghanistan Positive Step towards Peace: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the responsible withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan will be a positive step towards a sustainable peace in the war-torn state.

Iran Urges Closer Transport Ties among ESCAP Member States

Iran has called for closer transport cooperation among member states of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

Iran’s Foreign Minister to Attend 2020 Afghanistan Conference

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will take part in the virtual 2020 Afghanistan Conference in Geneva, according to Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh.

Those Pursuing Improper Policies in Afghanistan Fully Responsible for Attacks: Iran

Iran says those who persist in following their unwarranted policies in Afghanistan bear full responsibility for attacks such as the recent one which struck several diplomatic sites in the country.
No Change in Iran’s Borders as Karabakh Peace Deal Unfolds: Spokesman

Iran Condemns Rocket Attack on Civilians in Kabul

The spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran condemned terrorist attacks against civilians and non-military sites in Afghanistan after a barrage of rockets hit the Afghan capital Kabul, one of which slammed into the Iranian Embassy.