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.
Football is considered to be the most popular sport in Iran, with Tehran’s 100,000-capacity Azadi Stadium frequently selling out.
India have an uphill task against Iran, a team which is ranked 115 places above them.
Marzieh Afkham did not specifically mention journalist Jason Rezaian by name in her comments Wednesday at a news conference.
Britain has had no diplomatic presence in Tehran since hard-liners protesting the imposition of international sanctions stormed it in November 2011.
IRNA quoted Col. Farzad Fereidouni, a local air defense system commander, in a report Saturday as saying the unmanned aircraft was shot down in recent days after it “confronted” the air defense missile system.
The surface-to-surface Fateh-313, or Conqueror, was unveiled at a ceremony marking Defense Industry Day and attended by President Hassan Rouhani, who said military might was necessary to achieve peace in the volatile Middle East.
The revelation on Wednesday riled Republican lawmakers in the U.S. who have been severely critical of a broader agreement to limit Iran’s future nuclear programs.
Fox News has reported that Soleimani visited Moscow last month for meetings with President Vladimir Putin and his defense minister.
Indian leaders agreed to enforce that sanctions saying that this is something that they are willing to do if it can advance US’ effort to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon through diplomacy.
Israel considers a nuclear Iran an “existential threat” and has vowed to foil any attempt by the Islamic Republic to attain such a capability.
Obama said “alternatives to military actions will have been exhausted once we reject a hard-won diplomatic solution that the world almost unanimously supports.”