First female nominee in Iranian presidential election

Iran news headlines on Wednesday include nomination of first female in Iran presidential election; inauguration of Int’l conference on Prophet’s diplomacy, soft power in Tehran; Salehi asking national dialogue solution for Syria crisis; Iran’s Navy releasing indigenous minesweeping system and country’s Majlis speaker remarks over Iran-Iraq vital role in ME security.


First female candidate registered for Iranian presidential elections

The first female candidate was registered for the upcoming presidential election in Iran, the Fars News Agency reported.

Razieh Omidvar, 46, has submitted her registration to the election headquarters, and said that her goal is to improve the country’s overall situation and to serve the public.


Int’l conference on Prophet’s diplomacy, soft power starts work in Tehran

The international conference on diplomacy and soft power in the life of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) kicked off here in Tehran on Wednesday.

The conference, dubbed as ‘Diplomacy and Soft Power in the Great Prophet’s (PBUH) Sirah (life and tradition)’, is underway in the conference hall of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) in Tehran.


National dialogue only solution to Syria crisis: Iranian FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has dismissed the idea of foreign intervention in Syria, saying that the crisis in the Arab country can only be resolved through national dialogue.

He made the remarks during a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday.


Iran’s Navy unveils indigenous minesweeping system: Cmdr.

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the country has unveiled its first indigenously developed minesweeping system.

Iran is now among a small number of countries possessing the technology to defuse and clear naval mines, said the Iranian commander Wednesday on the sidelines of the ongoing minesweeping drill in the country’s southern waters where the new system was launched.


Iran, Iraq play vital role in ME security: Larijani

Iran Majlis (parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani says cooperation between the Islamic Republic and Iraq plays an important role in strengthening regional peace and security.

In a meeting with Iraq’s Deputy Parliament Speaker Qusay al-Suhail in Tehran on Tuesday, Larijani hailed brotherly and close relations between Iran and Iraq.


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