Iran news headlines on Wednesday include Ground Forces of Iran’s Army test-firing new indigenous missiles during military drills in near future; Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman calling Iran-Turkey relations as strategic; dockage of Iran Navy’s 25th fleet at Oman port soon; Russia urging immediate resumption of Iran-P5+1 talks and Iran cancellation of visa requirements for Egyptians.
A senior Iranian commander says the Ground Forces of Iran’s Army will test-fire new indigenous missiles in upcoming military exercises in central Iran. The second-in-command of the Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari said on Wednesday that the new domestically developed missiles will be launched in the week-long drill due to be held in Isfahan Province in June.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has described Iran-Turkey relations as strategic, saying the maintenance of mutual ties and cooperation contributes to the security of the region.
Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the Navy’s 25th Fleet of warships will dock at Salalah port in Oman soon. “Currently, the Navy’s [25th] Fleet of warships, comprised of Alborz destroyer and Lark logistics warship, is at the entrance of Bab el-Mandeb Strait,” the top commander said on Wednesday.
Russia called on Tuesday for speeding up the convention of the round of talks between Iran and the p5+1 over Tehran’s nuclear program. (ITAR-TASS) News Agency Quoted the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying that Moscow was currently working to find a suitable timing for convening another round of talks between the two sides.
The Iranian government approved on Tuesday a draft resolution to cancel visa requirements for Egyptian tourists, reported an Iranian news agency.
Egyptians are allowed to stay for a 20- day visit in Iran, according to Feras news agency.
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