Deputy Foreign Minister for political affairs Seyyed Abbas Araghchi said in a meeting with Emmanuel Bonne, French president’s senior diplomatic aide, who is visiting Iran, the two sides discussed achieving a balanced ceasefire in the economic war with the US.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in a meeting in Ankara discussed issues related to Iran and Syria, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement.
Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi discussed Iraqi situation and referendum of Iraqi Kurdistan during separate meetings with the UN secretary general’s envoy in Iraq and German ambassador to Baghdad on Wednesday.
US President-elect Donald Trump has conceded for the first time that Russia was behind the hacking of Democratic Party institutions during the presidential election, saying that not only Russia, but many other countries are hacking the US. He made the comments during his first press conference since July, which was dominated by questions about Moscow's cyber-attacks against US political organizations before the election.