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Embassy in Paris operating normally after attack

IRNA – A spokesperson for the Iranian Embassy in France confirmed an attack on the diplomatic mission on Saturday, saying that the embassy was operating normally.
The spokesperson added that the attack was carried out by elements opposing the Iranian establishment, announcing that a search operation has been launched to find them.
According to the embassy official, the attackers set fire to some tires in front of the entrance of the consular section of the diplomatic mission on Saturday morning, causing minor damage. The fire was later extinguished.

Tehran welcomes any EU initiative for cooperation

Ali Bagheri Kani, the deputy foreign minister for political affairs, said that Tehran welcomes any initiative that the European Union (EU) would put forward to open new windows for cooperation and interaction.
Making the remarks in a meeting with EU Special Representative for the Persian Gulf region Luigi Di Maio, Bagheri Kani highlighted that Iran has already shown willingness and capability for bilateral cooperation.
Di Maio, for his part, stressed that he has the support of all EU member states for keeping channels of communication with Iran open.
Earlier, Di Maio met and held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

Shah Cheragh terrorists reveal failed plans in trial

PRESS TV – Iran has held the first trial session for the three perpetrators of last month’s deadly terrorist attack on the Shah Cheragh shrine in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz.
The prime suspect, Rahmatollah Nowruzof from Tajikistan, said he did not count the number of the people targeted but “intended to continue the operation until the last bullet”.
He further revealed that he had entered the holy shrine with one gasoline container in his backpack and was arrested before he could torch the carpets where the worshipers were.


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