Iran news headlines on Tuesday include Ahmadinejad launching of production line of industrial gas company in Rasht; Malaysia insistence on enhancing of ties with Iran; Iran MP remarks over US trustworthiness; Iran and Cuba officials meeting over consolidation of ties; country non-oil exports overtaking imports in 1Q; country automakers plan for producing 550000 cars in current year; Iran congratulation to British on royal baby and country judiciary chief rejection of western claims over Iran’s human rights situation.
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has inaugurated a major industrial gas production company in the northern city of Rasht in Gilan Province, where he is expected to launch several other industrial and development projects as well.
Malaysian Minister of Home Affairs Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Tuesday voiced his countrys readiness to broaden all-out ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
An Iranian parliamentarian says the US lawmakers’ letter to the White House demanding diplomacy vis-à-vis Iran was a “positive step,” calling on Washington to prove its trustworthiness.
Iranian and Cuban officials in a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday underscored the two countries’ enthusiasm for the further reinvigoration of bilateral relations and mutual cooperation.
Iranian Economy Minister Seyed Shamseddin Hosseini announced on Tuesday that the value of the country’s non-oil exports has exceeded that of imports in the first quarter of the current Iranian year (started March 21).
Iran’s largest carmaker, the Iran-Khodro Company (IKCO), said it plans to boost its output to 550,000 in the current Iranian year calendar (started March 21, 2013), adding that the plan also includes export of over 50,000 cars to the foreign markets.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi has extended Tehran’s congratulations to the British royal family on the birth of the new prince.
Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani dismissed the western states and media claims that people in Iran are executed for their political views, and said a majority of those receiving capital punishment in Iran are drug lords and criminals.
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