Politics - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei lauded the government of President Hassan Rouhani for its wise and firm stances and positions on the developments in the region.
Politics - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a message to Politburo Chief of the Palestinian Resistance Hamas Movement Khalid Mashal felicitated him on the recent victory of the Palestinians in the Gaza war against Israel, and underlined that Palestinians should continue their armed struggle against Tel Aviv as the only way to liberate their occupied lands.
Politics - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described Tehran as the trustworthy friend of all Iraqi groups, and called for the rapid formation of the new Iraqi government through consensus among all Iraqi parties.
Culture - Iranian Vice-President and Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) Massoud Soltanifar expressed pleasure that more foreign tourists are showing interest in traveling to the country recently despite the US-led western sanctions.
Economy - During last 5 month, more than 8 million tons of commodities were traded with the total value of 199,000 billion IRR (7 billion and 484 million USD) which shows a 136 percent increase comparing to the same period of last year.