Iran launches first space monitoring center

Iran news headlines on Sunday include Iran inauguration of first space monitoring center; Ahmadinejad visiting Iran’s Arak heavy water reactor; Rohani promise for resetting Iran’s foreign ties; Qom Seminary Teachers Society support for Velayati and a Pakistani official remarks over continuation of IP gas project.


Iran sets up space monitoring center

Iran’s media says that it has set up its first center to monitor objects passing in orbit overhead. A Sunday report by the semi-official Irna news agency quotes Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi as saying the center will continuously track objects moving in space, and that it is ready to share data with other countries.


Ahmadinejad visits Iran heavy water reactor site

Iran says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has visited a planned nuclear reactor that’s part of a growing dispute between Tehran and the U.N.’s atomic agency. The official IRNA news agency said Ahmadinejad’s visit Sunday coincided with the beginning of operations to install the main cap at the heavy water reactor in Arak, about 255 kilometers (152 miles) southwest of Tehran.


Candidate vows to reset Iran’s foreign ties

Iran’s former top nuclear negotiator, a candidate in next week’s presidential elections, vowed Saturday he will reset the country’s economy and reverse President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s foreign policy stance if elected.


Society of Qom Seminary Instructors announce support for Velayati

Less than a week to Iran’s presidential election, the Society of Qom Seminary Instructors have announced their support for presidential candidate Ali Akbar Velayati. In a statement issued on Sunday, the society announced its official support for the former Iranian foreign minister.

New Pakistani government to continue Iran gas project: Minister

The new Pakistani government has reiterated its determination to continue the joint gas pipeline project with Iran saying the issue of energy is Islamabad’s top priority.


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