Rouhani urges moderation in all areas

Hassan Rohani, the director of the Iranian Expediency Council’s Center of Strategic Studies

Iran news headlines on Saturday include Rowhani stressing on moderation in Iranian policy during a speech; country equipping civilian vessels with missile-launchers; an Iranian invention of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone; a Majlis MP remarks over Ahmadinejad-CBI illegal deal on government debts and rising of transit of goods via Iran by 11 percent.
Iran’s president-elect: Nation voted for change

Iran’s president-elect called his win in national elections this month a vote for change and vowed Saturday to remain committed to his campaign promises of moderation and constructive interaction with the outside world.


Iran equips civilian vessels with missile-launchers

Deputy Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Abbas Zamini downplayed the effects of the western sanctions against Iran’s defense industry, and announced that the country has equipped a large number of its civilian vessels with missile-launching systems for military operations.


Iranian researcher designs VTOL drone

An Iranian inventor has designed and built a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone using combined fuel which he says is highly functional for military operations.


Ahmadinejad-CBI deal on government debts illegal: Majlis deputy

An Iranian MP who is also supervisory member of Iran’s Money and Credit Council has warned about an “illegal” decision made by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and General Assembly of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) to settle government’s debts.

Transit of goods via Iran up 11%, official says

Iran’s deputy minister of roads and urban development says over 3.39 million tons of commodities were transited through Iran during the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2013), which is an 11 percent rise compared to the same three-month period in the previous year.


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