** IRAN DAILY
–Pipeline blast in Iran’s Asaluyeh kills one, injures two
An explosion in a pipeline used by petrochemical plants in the port of Asaluyeh killed one and injured two others in southwestern Iran on Wednesday.
— Rouhani: Everything is ready for reviving nuclear deal
President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the groundwork has been laid for an agreement in Vienna where Iran and world powers are in talks to resuscitate the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.
— Zarif to Armenian FM: Caucasus peace, a matter of Iran’s national security
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday described the Caucasus as a “vital region,” stressing that lasting peace and security there is a matter of national security for Iran.
** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL
— Iran Records Lowest COVID Cases in Weeks
The number of patients who have died of the coronavirus infection in Iran over the past 24 hours dropped to 163 on Wednesday, the lowest death toll since April 9.
— Qalibaf Re-Elected as Parliament Speaker
The Iranian lawmakers elected Muhammad Baqer Qalibaf as the speaker of the parliament for the second year on Wednesday.
— Nasrallah: Breaching Al-Aqsa Means Regional War
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says any Israeli aggression on the holy sites in occupied East Jerusalem Al-Quds would lead to a regional war, in his first comments after a ceasefire ended the Zionist regime’s 11-day military aggression against Gaza.
** TEHRAN TIMES
— Key issues remain unresolved, top nuclear negotiator says
A senior Iranian diplomat leading the Iranian negotiating team in Vienna has said important issues remain resolved as Tehran and world powers resumed nuclear talks in the Austrian capital on Tuesday.
— Top nuclear negotiator briefs lawmakers on Vienna talks
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi, who led the Iranian negotiating team at the Vienna nuclear talks, attended a “very tough” meeting at the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee on Sunday to discuss the latest developments concerning the nuclear talks.
— EU welcomes extension of surveillance deal between Iran, IAEA
The European Union on Monday welcomed a decision by Iran to extend a surveillance deal between Tehran and the UN nuclear watchdog, calling the decision “good news.”