Iran’s coverage: Iran test-fires S300 air-defense system

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:

 

S300 successfully test-fired in drill

Damavand military drill has test-fired S300 air defense system, during which it successfully targeted aerial vehicles flying in the outreach.

 

Zarif: Iran sees France as an important partner

Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif says that Tehran is after developing relations with Paris, stressing that Iran sees France as an important political and economic partner.

President honors Rio Olympics, Paralympics medalists

President Hassan Rouhani honored the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics medalists in a ceremony held here on Saturday.

 

Iran, France open new chapter in relations after 2015 nuclear deal

Signing the nuclear deal in 2015 paved the way for a new chapter in relations between Paris and Tehran, Iran’s ambassador to France said.

 

Iran to give crushing response to any possible aggresssion: Comdr

Commander of Khatam ul-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili Iran will severely respond any possible aggression on its territory “with a strong fist”.

Russia, Turkey, Iran managed to consolidate Syria ceasefire – Deputy FM

The joint work by Moscow, Ankara and Tehran has helped considerably improve the situation in Syria, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said.

Trump has no choice but to extend JCPOA: Deputy FM

US President Donald Trump has no choice but to extend the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said on Saturday.

 

President Rouhani: US ashamed by Iran’s visas for American wrestlers

President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran’s move to grant visas to the American wrestlers who attended the newly-ended World Cup in Iran has ‘made the US administration ashamed’.

 

Sri Lanka to settle outstanding debts to Iran: Speaker

Sri Lanka’s Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya voiced his country’s determination to pay off its debts to Iran, unpaid since the time of anti-Iran Western sanctions.

 

Iran suspends prison term of son of dissident cleric

Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that the country’s judiciary has suspended the prison term of the son of a late dissident cleric.