Iran in talks to supply oil to North Korea

Iran news headlines on Saturday include Iran oil exports to NKorea; Iranian Ground Forces military drill in near future; Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council announcement for running in presidential election; two Iranian principlist parties nomination for presidency and Russian deputy FM visiting Iran for talks on regional issues.


Iran seeks to export oil to North Korea

Iran’s oil ministry says the country is considering exporting oil to North Korea as a way to improve its battered economy.

The official IRNA news agency quoted on Saturday Oil Minister Rostam Ghasemi as saying talks are underway between Tehran and Pyongyang on oil exports.


Iranian Ground Forces to stage drill in central Iran

Iran’s Army Ground Forces plan to hold a military drill in the central Iranian province of Esfahan in the near future.

At the military maneuver, codenamed Bait-ul-Muqaddas 25, the Iranian Ground Forces will put to test all the techniques and tactics they have learned during trainings, said Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan on Saturday.


Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili to run for president

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili will also run for president, APA reports quoting Mehr news agency. Saeed Jalili’s campaign headquarters will start to operate on the eve of the elections.

According to the report he will stand as a candidate in the presidential election at the request of different groups of people, wise men and students. Jalili will reveal his own decision in the coming days.


Iran principlist parties name nominees for presidency

Two Iranian principlist parties have nominated their prospective candidates for the forthcoming presidential election in June.

The Perseverance Front has chosen former health minister, Kamran Baqeri Lankari, as their nominee, while the Front of the Epic Makers of the Islamic Revolution (FEMIR) has picked lawmaker Alireza Zakani as its presidential contender.


Russian deputy FM to visit Iran for talks on regional issues

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov will pay an official visit to Iran discuss regional issues, particularly the Syrian situation, Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Reza Sajjadi says.

He added that Bogdanov would travel to Tehran for a two-day visit at the invitation of Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on April 24.


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