Iran unveils ‘Epic’ new drone

Iran news headlines on Friday include Iran releasing indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle, Hamaseh; US new sanctions against country oil sale; Turkey calling for enhancement of ties with Iran and Salehi warning on Syria crisis spillover across region.


Iran unveils indigenous stealth reconnaissance, combat drone

Iran has unveiled its latest indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a reconnaissance and combat drone dubbed Hamaseh. The drone was unveiled on Thursday during a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi.


U.S. blacklists firms for evading Iran oil sale sanctions

The United States has blacklisted two companies it says helped Iran evade sanctions on oil sales and slapped penalties on four Tehran-based firms it says helped the Islamic Republic enrich uranium, the latest efforts to pressure Iran’s nuclear program.


Turkey parliament speaker calls for enhancement of Ankara-Tehran ties

Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek says his country attaches great significance to strengthening ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ankara has always regarded its relations with Iran as very important, said the top Turkish parliamentarian in a meeting with Iran’s Vice President for parliamentary affairs Lotfollah Forouzandeh in Ankara on Thursday.


Iran FM warns against Syria crisis spillover across region

Iran Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has warned against the spread of the ongoing Syria crisis to other regional countries, calling on those countries to remain vigilant at the present juncture. Salehi’s warning was conveyed in a message to Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour by Iran’s Ambassador to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi on Friday.


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