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Sunday 28 October 2018 - 12:39
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Weekly report: ĎUS sanctions Iran to take spotlight off Khashoggi murderí

October 28, The Iran Project Ė Iran National Exports Day ceremony begins in Tehran; High number of Iranian pilgrims enter Iraq ahead of Arbaeen; Leader says officialsí transparency for the people is an Islamic obligation; AEOI head visits latest developments of Nuclear Reactors Fuel Company; Iran Majlis discusses CFT in closed session; Iranian, Omani diplomats hold talks in Tehran; Iran, India, Afghanistan kick off talks on Chabahar Port project; Zarif: US sanctions on Iran aim to deflect attention from Khashoggiís murder, Saudi crimes in Yemen; Rouhani says Trump failed in its goals for JCPOA; Mogherini: EU, UN will continue supporting JCPOA; US sanction threat breaches Amity deal, ICJ ruling: Iran UN envoy and Rouhaniís picks for 4 ministries win Iranian lawmakersí confidence vote are among major headlines dominated the countryís media outlets in the past week ( October 22Ė October 28).

 

Politics

Canada govít lacks necessary readiness to advance ties with Iran: Spox


The Foreign Ministry spokesman Sunday described ties between countries as a two-way process, saying Tehran is ready to hold dialogue to offer consular services to Iranian expatriates but it seems the Canadian government is not ready to push ties with Iran.

No security problem in borders with Iraq ahead of Arbaeen: Iranís police chief


Iranian Police Commander Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari highlighted the facilities provided for pilgrims visiting Iraq during Arbaeen season and said no security problem has been reported along the common borders with the Arab country so far.

Iran says has Ďstrategic partnershipí with Russia in Syria


Iran has been working with Russia in a ďstrategic partnershipĒ format based on mutual interests but is in no such ďallianceĒ with any Eastern or Western power, says Iranís point man on the Middle East, who has been working closely with the Russian Federation on Syriaís dossier.

Doha dismisses claims of Iranís smuggling arms to Lebanon via Qatari airspace


The Qatari road ministry strongly rejected a Fox News report that Iran has smuggled weapons via the countryís airspace to Lebanon.

Officialsí transparency for the people is an Islamic obligation, Imam Aliís instruction


Ayatollah Khameneióthe Leader of the Islamic Revolutionóheld his Dars-e Kharej Fiqh lecture on Monday, October 15, 2018Ė wherein his eminence elaborated on a letter by Imam Ali that contains recommendations for the authorities.

Khashoggi murder lays bare true nature of Saudi Arabia: Iranís Top Judge


The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul laid bare the nature of the Riyadh regime, whose young crown prince is butchering innocent people, Iranís Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said.

AEOI head visits latest developments of Nuclear Reactors Fuel Company


Head of AEOI Ali Akbar Salehi visited the latest developments of the Nuclear Reactors Fuel Company (SUREH) in Isfahan to closely follow up the ongoing projects.

Iran Majlis discusses CFT in closed session


Members of Iranís Majlis (Parliament) are holding a closed session in the presence of two top diplomats on Tuesday to review bill on the joining of Iran to the Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) convention.

Iran, India, Afghanistan kick off talks on Chabahar Port project


Iran, India and Afghanistan are reviewing the progress on completing the Chabahar Port project that will provide India a critical transport link to Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan.

Zarif, Omanís undersecretary discuss regional issues


Visiting Omanís undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry met with Iranian foreign minister in Tehran on Tuesday.

Rouhani says Trump failed in its goals for JCPOA


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said US President Donald Trump has failed in its intended goals for the fate of the 2015 nuclear deal, followed by his other failures in the UNSC and UNGA sessions.

Global reaction to journoís murder late yet severe: Iran FM


Iranís Foreign Minister said to Japanese media on Tuesday the international communityís response to the killing of prominent Saudi journalist was late yet severe.

Taking stances on Khashoggiís murder a great test for so-called human rights advocates: President Rouhani


President condemned the heinous murder of a Saudi Arabian journalist and said that different countriesí stances towards his slaughter would be a great test for so-called advocates of human rights.

Leader: Without the defenders of the shrine, enemies would have come close to Imam Hussainís tomb


The Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that enemies would have come close to Imam Hussianís tomb if the defenders of the shrine were not there.

Mogherini: EU, UN will continue supporting JCPOA


EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Wednesday that the European Union and the United Nations as champions of dialogue and cooperation will continue supporting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Rouhaniís picks for 4 ministries win Iranian lawmakersí confidence vote


Iranís Parliament has given the vote†of confidence to all candidates proposed by President Hassan Rouhani to fill in the four vacant ministerial positions.

 


Regional Affairs



Next top-level meeting between Russia, Iran, Turkey to be held in Astana, says diplomat


Russia, Iran and Turkey will hold the next top-level meeting on Syrian regulation in Astana, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin said during the meeting of deputy foreign ministers of Astana format countries (Russia, Iran, and Turkey).

Turkey to Saudi Arabia: Who gave order for Khashoggi killing?


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has urged Saudi Arabia to answer questions over the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.

Netanyahu visits Oman in dramatic sign of warming ties with Persian Gulf states


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made a rare visit to Oman, as regional Arab countries are dramatically warming their relations with the Tel Aviv regime after reports of secret contacts.

Implicated in Khashoggi murder, Riyadh claims to promote Ďvision of lightí


Saudi Arabia, which has been implicated in the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, claims that the kingdom is promoting the vision of ďlightĒ in the Middle East.

Leaders of Russia, Germany, France, Turkey meet in Istanbul to discuss Syria


The leaders of Russia, Germany, France†and Turkey have gathered in the Turkish city of Istanbul to try and find a lasting political solution to the conflict in Syria.

 

Economy

Zarif: US sanctions on Iran aim to deflect attention from Khashoggiís murder, Saudi crimes in Yemen


Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the USís fresh sanctions against Iran aim to deflect global attention from the murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Riyadhís crimes in Yemen.

Iran urges countries to abide by ICJ ruling against US


Iranís ambassador to the United Nations urges the international community to abide by an order issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) earlier this month against US sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

EU payments channel for Iran to act as monetary agreement


Governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said Fri. that the EUís financial mechanism to ease trade transactions with Iran will act as a bilateral monetary agreement, allowing exporters to receive their foreign exchange earnings through it.

US sanction threat breaches Amity deal, ICJ ruling: Iran UN envoy


Iranís United Nations envoy says the United Statesí threat of imposing more sanctions on the Islamic Republic violates both the Amity pact between the countries and a UN court ruling against Washington.

Ahead of US sanctions, India places November crude orders with Iran


Iran, historically, has been a key supplier of crude for India, says Sunjay Sudhir, joint secretary for international cooperation at the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

 


Society

Iranís Perspolis advances to AFC Champion League final showdown


Iranian Perspolis FC drew 1-1 versus Al Sadd of Qatar in the return match of the 2018 AFC Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.

More foreign pilgrims of Arbaeen cross Shalamcheh border


Special Governor of Khorramshahr said number of foreign pilgrims of Arbaeen, who had departed for Iraq last week in Shalamcheh border, has hit 36,000.

Robotic event kicks off in Tehran


The 6th International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (IcRoM 2018) started work in Iran University of Science and Technology on Wednesday.

Four Iran environmentalists could face death penalty


Four detained Iranian environmental activists could face the death penalty after the charges levelled against them were changed, the Tehran prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Iran remains Asiaís best in latest FIFA Ranking


Islamic Republic of Iran climbed three rungs up to 33rd to stay Asiaís best in the latest FIFA World Ranking.




























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