Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described the downing of the plane as “very alarming and dangerous”.
Khamenei says the “aim of the slogan is not death to American people. The slogan means death to U.S. policies and arrogance.”
Former Iran president Rafsanjani said “Abdul Qadeer Khan believed that the Islamic world had to have a nuclear bomb… The Pakistanis agreed to help us somewhat”.
A crucial backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Tehran has been shunned from all previous talks on Syria. Its inclusion now marks recognition by the United States that no discussion on Syria’s future can succeed without Iran at the table.
Foreign ministry’s spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, confirmed the invitation and said Wednesday that “Iran is thinking about attending this meeting.” Her quotes were carried by the official IRNA news agency.
Foreign firms will not be able to resume ties with Iran’s oil industry and banks right away — sanctions will remain in place until Iran fulfills its end of the bargain.
Iranian state television reported that the Guardian Council, one of the top leadership bodies in Iran’s cleric-ruled system, gave final approval to a bill passed by parliament to implement the deal.
Iran’s arrival is almost certain to fuel a civil war in Syria which has already claimed the lives of more than 250,000 people and displaced half of the country’s population.
However, Iran’s 12-member Guardian Council could refer the bill back to parliament for more discussion.
A state television report said that Gen. Hossein Hamedani was killed in the suburbs of Aleppo while “carrying out an advisory mission.”
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the missiles landed in Iran yesterday, but did not provide details about where they might have landed or whether they caused any damage.
Iran’s health minister arrived in Mecca today to head the effort to return the bodies, having tried to go earlier but his plane was refused permission to land.
The Israeli leader said he was willing to “immediately” resume negotiations with the Palestinians, “with no conditions whatsoever”.
India went down 0-3 to Iran but showed some glimpse of resilience.
Iran toy around before running 3-0 winners in 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup joint qualifier; consign India to bottom of the group.