Iran takes over control of Bushehr plant

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Iran takes over 1st unit of Bushehr nuclear power plant from Russia

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.


DM: Iran capable of designing, mass producing required weapons systems

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.


NIDC completes 23 wells in Yadavaran oilfield

National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) completed drilling of 23 wells in Yadavaran oil field.


Culture minister: Glamorous heritage of sacred defense belongs to all

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.


Top Commander: US track record toward Iran evokes pessimism

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.


Heroic flexibility strategy not equal to forgetting principles

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.


Commander: Army to employ latest achievements in upcoming wargames

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, Russia to build new nuclear power plants: AEOI chief

Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi says Tehran and Moscow have agreed to construct new nuclear power plants.


Official calls for new framework for Iran-G5+1 talks

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.


Cleric: Heroic flexibility to protect national interests

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.


Iran to launch home-made destroyer in northern waters soon

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.

Rouhani to introduce Iranians’ peace-loving nature to world

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.


Leader’s Aide: Iran’s weapons, equipment more advanced than western models

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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