Iran news headlines on Sunday include Iranian students scoring 5 medals in int’l Physics Olympiad; Iran trade with over 150 countries despite sanctions; Iranian movies winning Armenian int’l fest award; Renault cooperation with Iranian carmakers; country unveiling pilot-training simulator systems; Ahmadinejad inauguration of national projects; Netanyahu stressing on getting more pressure on country over nuclear program; Rouhani remarks over significance of relations with African states; Iran & Tunisia stressing peaceful settlement of crisis in Egypt and French senator calling for reconsideration of sanctions on Iran.
Iranian Students Physics Olympiad Team on Sunday managed to win three gold, one silver and one bronze medals in the 44th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Iran has done business and trading with 158 countries in non-oil sections in the first three months of Iranian calendar year (started on March 21), despite sanctions targeting the country’s industry.
Two Iranian films were awarded at the 10th Armenian International Gold Apricot Film Festival.
Secretary-general of Iranian Auto Parts Manufacturers Association Sasan Ghorbani rejected some reports that Renault has suspended its activities in Iran, stressing that the French auto manufacturer company does continue its presence in Iran.
Iranian Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hassan Shah Safi unveiled several home-made pilot training simulators on Sunday.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated several macro-scale national projects related to biological sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the need to “intensify” pressure and prepare a “credible military option” against Iranover its nuclear program was more important than ever, as world powers prepared to meet in Brussels mid-week to deliberate the possibility of renewing talks with Tehran.
Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rohani says expansion of relations with African countries has always been significant for the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rouhani and Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, in a phone conversation, discussed the latest developments in Egypt, underlining that national dialogue is the only way to meet the demands of the Muslim nation.
Chairman of the Finance Committee of the French Senate Philippe Marini has called on the Western countries to reconsider their embargoes against Iran over its nuclear energy program.
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