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Iran to stage massive air defense wargames in October

Iranian air defense units plan to carry out massive nationwide exercises in October, Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili announced on Saturday.


Rafsanjani: Ripples of military intervention to go beyond Syrian borders

The aftermath of a possible US military intervention against Syria, even though limited in scope, would not be limited to Syria itself and could be keenly felt far beyond that country’s borders, chairman of the Expediency Council said Saturday.


Speaker: Increase in foreign exchange rates boosts Iran’s exports capability

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani downplayed the negative effects of increased foreign currency rates, and said such a boost is a good opportunity for the country’s industry to up its exports.


Iranian parliamentary delegation arrives in Syria

An Iranian parliamentary delegation has arrived in Syria’s capital, Damascus, to hold talks with the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad.


Nuclear chief confirms delay in commissioning of Arak reactor

The director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran confirmed on Friday that the commissioning of the Arak research reactor, in the central Iranian province of Markazi, has been delayed.


Japan boosts oil imports from Iran by 38.3% despite west’s sanctions

Japan’s oil imports from Iran witnessed a 38.3% growth in July despite the western sanctions on Iranian oil, media reports said.


President Rouhani calls for broader ties with Bolivia

Iran is ready to expand its ties with Bolivia, read part of a letter by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed to his Bolivian counterpart, in which he also expressed the hope that better bilateral ties could help promote peace and justice.


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