Today’s top stories in Iran, 17-04-2013

A single-stage solid-propellant, surface-to-surface Fateh (Victor) missile is launched during the Great Prophet 7 missile drill in Semnan, central Iran, July 3, 2012.

Today’s top stories in Iran include country’s plan of revealing new naval cruise missile in near future; letter of an Iranian jailed blogger to a BBC Persian reporter; Iranian MP remarks over necessity of reformists participation in the presidential elections; dropping gold coin price at Iran’s free market; successful control of well blowout in the country and Hossein Mozeffar statements on participating of all three members of Coalition of Three in the upcoming presidential elections.


Iran to unveil new improved naval cruise missile

Iranian Deputy Defence Minister and Head of Iran’s Aerospace Organisation General Mehdi Farahi announced on Wednwsday that a new cruiser launched by the navy will be unveiled in near future, Fars News Agency reported.

He said that various types in cruisers including surface-to-surface and sea ones are vital to defend any potential threat and increase the war might.


Iranian jailed blogger Hossein Derakhshan letter from Evin Prison to a BBCPersian presenter

Iranian imprisoned blogger, Hossein Derakhshan sent a letter from Evin Prison to the BBC Persian presenter, Farnaz Ghazi Zadeh. In the letter, He asked BBC Persian reporter to leave her job, according to Fars News Agency.


Iranian MP emphasis on necessity of reformists participation in presidential elections

Ali Motahari, a conservative member of Parliament  in an interview with the Shargh newspaper said that serious presence of reformists in the upcoming presidential elections would lead to creation of a “politica


Gold coin price continues to fall at Iran’s free market

Each Bahar-e Azadi gold coin was sold at the price of 12.7 million rials on Iran’s free market on Wednesday. According to Mehr, gold coin price would continue to drop today following  the decline in the price of gold on global markets.


Iran controls oil well blowout

A well blowout at an Iranian onshore oilfield has been controlled and nobody was injured, the country’s oil ministry news service, Shana, reported on Wednesday.


All 3 members of Coalition of Three to run for presidential elections: Official

Hossein Mozeffar, head of the election campaign office of the three-member coalition of principlists announced that all three members of Coalition of (2+1),Tehran mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, former foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati and lawmaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel would run for the upcoming presidential elections.