Iranian lawmaker demands release of political prisoners

Iran news headlines on Sunday include Iranian MP urging release of political prisoners; Iranian commander expressing over all-out preparedness of Iran’s air defense unit; country daily oil income rising by $13m soon; Iran’s electricity generation capacity rising to 69500 Megawatts;  Officials from 40 states participation in Rouhani inauguration; country VP stressing over saving of third largest saltwater lake on earth; Ahmadinejad offering condolences over death of playwright Ostad Mohammad and Iran’s foreign trade exchange surpassing $25bln in 4 month.


Iran MP urges release of political prisoners

Conservative lawmaker Ali Motahari on Sunday called for the release of political prisoners in Iran and questioned the ongoing house arrests of opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi.


Commander underscores all-out preparedness of Iran’s air defense unit

Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said his forces are fully prepared to defend the country against threats in the region.


Iran’s daily oil income rises by $13m soon, says oil official

Managing-Director of Iranian Central Oil Fields Company (ICOFC) Mehdi Fakour said the country’sdaily oil income would be increased by 13 million dollars in case one of the country’s biggest oil and gas plans known as ’16 Meidan’ (16 fields) is accomplished.


Minister: Iran’s electricity generation capacity up to 69,500 Megawatts

Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou said that Iran’s electricity generation capacity has risen to 69,500 megawatts now from 7,024 megawatts in the year 1979 when the Islamic Revolution took place.


‘Officials from 40 states to attend Rohani inauguration’

Head of Iran’s Majlis formalities department says the participation of officials from as many as 40 countries in the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Hassan Rohani has been established so far.


VP: Iran working hard to save third largest saltwater lake on earth

Iran’s First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi inaugurated a government’s project to save the dying lake of Orumiyeh in the Northwestern parts of the country.


President offers condolences over death of playwright Ostad-Mohammad

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offered his condolences over the death of veteran playwright, director and actor Mahmud Ostad-Mohammad.


Customs data: Iran’s foreign trade exchanges surpass $25bln in 4 months

The Value of Iran’s foreign trade exchanges exceeded $25bln during the first 4 months of the current Iranian year (started March 21) despite the sanctions and restrictions imposed by the West on Iran’s economy, customs administration announced.


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