‘Iran to deploy warships to Mediterranean Sea’

Iranian-WarshipsIran news headlines on Thursday include Iran Navy deploying 24th fleet of its warships to the Mediterranean Sea; Iran granting $1bn import credit line to Syria; continuation of Iran-IAEA nuke talks for second day on Thursday and Russia seeking to firm up plans for nuclear negotiations; Former US commander warning of Iran attack risks and starting of Caspian Sea legal status conference in Iran.

‘Iran Navy to deploy 24th fleet to Mediterranean Sea’

Iran Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the Islamic Republic’s 24th fleet of warships will be deployed to the Mediterranean Sea. “The Navy’s 24th fleet of warships will patrol the north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, Bab-el-Mandeb, the Red Sea, Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea for three months and will even sail as far as southeastern Asian countries,” Sayyari said on Wednesday.

Iran gives Syria $1bn import credit line

Syria’s embattled regime has arranged a $1bn import credit line from Iran, in a sign of Tehran’s financial support for its ally President Bashar al-Assad as he fights a spreading rebellion, international sanctions and a crippled economy.

Iran-IAEA nuclear talks to go into second day

Senior U.N. nuclear inspectors will continue their talks with Iran for a second day on Thursday, hoping to reach a long-sought agreement to unblock an investigation into suspected weapons research in the Islamic state.

Former US commander warns of Iran attack risks

Admiral William Fallon says US-led military op could put Iranian nuclear program back several years, notes Israel less capable of strike and may face more difficult task than in Iraq, Syria. A former US military commander warned Wednesday that a potential US strike against Iran would take weeks and probably only set back the country’s nuclear program by several years.

Russia says seeking agreement on nuclear talks with Iran

Russia says it is working hard to firm up plans for a new round of talks between global powers and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear programme, which the West suspects is aimed at developing nuclear weapons capability.

Caspian Sea legal status conference kicks off in Iran’s Mazandaran province

The national conference that aims to discuss the legal status of the Caspian Sea has kicked off in Iran Mazandaran province’s Beshahr county, Fars reported. Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi, and other members of the government and parliament are participating in the conference.


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