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Iran has officially taken over the first unit of its civilian Bushehr nuclear power plant from Russia for two years in a ceremony attended by Iranian and Russian experts and officials.
Iranian defense minister praised the country’s technological achievements in defense fields, and added that local technicians are now capable of designing and manufacturing all the necessary weapons systems inside the country.
National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) completed drilling of 23 wells in Yadavaran oil field.
Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati said it was the inherent duty of his ministry to safeguard the culture of the sacred defense.
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri said here Monday that US proposal for direct talks with Iran should not be taken at face value.
Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei said Monday that the strategy of “heroic flexibility” was a way to vindicate the rights of the Iranian nation but does not mean abandoning principles.
Iranian Army Ground Force will employ its latest achievements in the forthcoming wargames, dubbed “Qamar-e bani-Hashem”, commander of the force said on Monday.
Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi says Tehran and Moscow have agreed to construct new nuclear power plants.
An official close to Iran’s team of nuclear negotiators said the election of a new president in the country and major regional and international developments have given rise to a totally different atmosphere for talks with the major world powers on Iran’s nuclear program.
An Iranian researcher described the attitude of “heroic flexibility” introduced by the Supreme Leader as a clever strategy to safeguard the country’s national interests.
The Iranian Navy plans to launch one of its advanced home-made destroyers, named Damavand, in the country’s Northern territorial waters in the near future, a commander announced on Monday.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says he intends to introduce to the world the “real face” of the Iranians as a peace-loving nation which seeks progress without wanting harm for others.
Supreme Leader’s Advisor for Military Affairs General Seyed Reza Pardis said Iran is able to produce a number of weapons and military equipment which are more advanced than their western rivals.
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