Leader pardons inmates upon Islamic festivities

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Supreme Leader pardons several Iranian prisoners

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned and commuted prison terms of 1,241 inmates on the occasion of Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul-Ghadir.


Iran’s armed forces hold massive air defense drills

The Iranian Armed Forces, including the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), have taken part in massive air defense exercises in October, a senior Iranian commander announced on Sunday.


Rouhani introduces nominees to head 3 ministries

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has submitted the names of candidates for three remaining vacancies on his Cabinet to Majlis, a senior lawmaker says.


European Parliament delegation attends Majlis session

The delegation of European Parliament (EP) lawmakers who have travelled to Iran have attended an open session of Majlis.


Iran 27th fleet foils pirate attack on gas carrier

The Islamic Republic’s naval forces have foiled a pirate attack on the Iranian gas carrier, Bootanon, in the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, a commander says.


Ashton, Swiss FM discuss Iran nuclear talks

EU foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton and Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter have called for a diplomatic solution to the impasse over Iran’s nuclear energy program.


Israeli leader: step up pressure on Iran

Israel’s prime minister is urging the international community to step up the pressure on Iran, despite some optimism following the latest round of nuclear talks with the Islamic Republic.


Iranian, Russian air force commanders meet in Tehran

Commander of the Russian Federation Air Force Major General Viktor Bondarev met with his Iranian counterpart on Sunday.


Rouhani slams foreign meddling in Afghanistan

The Iranian president has ruled out any foreign intervention in Afghanistan’s internal affairs, calling for an Afghan solution to the problems facing the country.


Representatives of World Bank, IMF to visit Iran soon

Representatives of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are scheduled to visit Iran in the coming weeks, a member of Iranian Parliament said on Sunday.


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