Iran news headlines on Thursday include Iran seizing of Indian ship carrying oil from Iraq; Russian analyst stressing over necessity of Iran’s participation in Geneva 2 conference; Azerbaijan republic navy commander visiting Iran; country police seizing of 460kg of narcotics; Iranian MP condemnation of killing of people in Egypt protests; Indian envoy urging enhancement of mutual ties with Iran and country participation in 5th Asia-pacific wholesale.
In a development with serious international ramifications, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has detained an Indian ship carrying oil in the Persian Gulf. Sources said the ship, named MT Desh Shanti, was on its way to India from Iraq when it was detained by the IRGC.
Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari emphasized on Thursday that Iran’s maritime interests are “macro-scale and strategic”, and stressed the need for further development in this area.
A senior Russian analyst underlined Iran’s important role in the region, and said all influential countries, including Iran, should be invited to the International Geneva II Conference to help end the crisis in Syria through diplomatic ways.
Commander of Azerbaijan Republic’s Navy Rear Admiral Shahin Sultanov is scheduled to visit Tehran in the coming days.
Some 460 kilograms of narcotics were seized by Border Guards of Sistan-Baluchestan on the Iranian southeastern borders, provincial police deputy commander said on Thursday.
A senior Iranian lawmaker has condemned the mass killing of Egyptian protesters by the country’s security forces, insisting that the current state of affairs in the African country only serves the US and Israeli interests.
Indias Ambassador to Tehran Serio Stava expressed hope Thursday that New Delhi and Tehran could further enhance relations during President Hassan Rohanis tenure.
Iran participated in the 5th Asia-Pacific Wholesale Market Conference held in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, in northwest of China.
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