Iran raps terror attack on pilgrims in Iraq

Iraqi soldiers patrol after a bomb damaged a bus carrying Iranian religious tourists in Karbala, southwest of Baghdad. (File photo)

Iran news headlines on Saturday include FM spokesman condemnation of terrorist attack against Iranian pilgrims in Iraq; supreme leader reaffirmation on importance of Muslim unity against West; Essar oil company reducing Iran oil imports 53 pct in April; country envoy to IAEA blaming US for blocking Middle East nuclear-weapons-free zone conference and Iran launching Sharif Sat in late summer.

 

Tehran raps terrorist attack against Iranian pilgrims in Iraq

Iranian Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned Friday’s deadly terrorist attack against Iranian pilgrims in Iraq. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi on Saturday described the attack as indiscriminate, unjust, and counter to all human and Islamic principles.

 

Leader stresses importance of Muslim unity against West

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has underlined the need for the Muslim world to unite against the West which has launched an open war on Muslims.

 

Essar cut Iran oil imports 53 pct in April y/y-trade data

Essar Oil more than halved its oil imports from Iran in April, the first month of the contract year, from a year ago, data from trade sources showed, helping New Delhi win the latest renewal of a waiver from U.S. sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear plans.

 

Iran censures US for blocking Middle East nuclear-weapons-free zone conference

The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has censured the United States for postponing an international conference on the proposal to declare the Middle East a nuclear-weapons-free zone.

 

Iran to launch ‘satellite’ late summer

Sharif University of Technology President says Sharif Sat will be launched late summer. Roosta Azad said that this satellite had been completed. “In the time to the launching of Sharif Sat, attempts will be made to develop the satellite more,” he added.