♦ “I will enforce the Civil Rights Charter,” said President Rouhani in interviews with France 2 TV channel and Europe 1 radio network, adding that all citizens should enjoy equal rights.
The president also called on investors all over the world to get more active [in Iran] following “the good conditions” that have been created in the country.
♦ A $ 40b agreement between Iran and Russia on nuclear energy and plane purchase
The Russian energy minister has said that his country has many plans for Iran including: selling aircraft and helicopters to Iran, partnership with Iran in making passenger and rail cars, renovation of Iran’s railroads, and construction of units in the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant.
♦ TheIraqi city of Sinjar was retaken in a big operation by Peshmerga forces.
Fighter jets of the [US-led] coalition bombarded a big convoy of ISIS terrorists fleeing Sinjar.
♦ A terrorist attack by ISIS in Dahiyeh, Beirut has martyred 43 people and injured another 239.
ISIS has assumed responsibility for the attack, releasing the names of its three suicide bombers.
♦ Sources of emulation praise Dr. Zarif’s diplomatic efforts
Ayatollah Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili: Everything bears fruit in a calm and tension-free atmosphere.
Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi: The foreign minister’s efforts will go down in history.
In another development, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance met with the sources of emulation in Qom.
♦ Media are a freedom indicator in society, said Dr. Haddad Adel in the closing of the press exhibition.
♦ Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano has said that Tehran has honored all its commitments under the roadmap [of cooperation Iran and the IAEA signed in July].