Iran’s president proposes 4th minister to replace rejected nominee for sports ministry

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President Rouhani proposes new nominee for sports ministry

President Hassan Rouhani, in a letter to the Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani on Sunday, introduced Mohammad Goodarzi as his proposed minister of sports and youth affairs.


Commander: IRGC marines deployed in free waters

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy General Alireza Tangsiri announced that the IRGC has deployed marines in international waters to safeguard the country’s interests and cargo ships.


Iran prosecutor assassination: A number of suspects arrested

Iranian Police Chief Brigadier General Esmail Ahmadi Moqaddam said a number of suspects have been arrested in connection with the assassination of a local judicial official in the country’s southeastern city of Zabol.


Official: Uzbekistan keen to expand railway cooperation with Iran

Uzbekistan Railway Company chief Achilbay Ramatov said Tashkent is eager to see growth in railway cooperation with Tehran in a bid to link the Central Asian country to the Persian Gulf waters.


Russia’s Lavrov urges political will to find solution to Iran’s N. issue

Russia’s foreign minister called on world powers and Iran to show “political will” in finding a solution to the international standoff over Tehran’s nuclear program.


Iranian minister urges enhancement of ties with Africa

Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said here on Sunday that Iran and African countries should make use of their natural, technical and engineering potentials and capabilities to further boost bilateral economic and trade relations.


UNESCO chief calls Iran good partner for further regional cooperation

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Director-General Irina Bokova hailed Iran for its rich culture and scientific advancements, and described the country as a good cultural partner for UNESCO.


MP: Iran’s nuclear negotiators are soldiers of revolution

Majlis deputy and Member of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Esmaeil Kosari said on Saturday that there is no doubt that the Iranian nuclear negotiators are soldiers of the Islamic system and they should fully obey the directives of their commanders to reach a tangible deal.


Iran FM left Geneva for home

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif heading the nuclear negotiating team left this Swiss city for Tehran on Sunday after the three-day intense negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 ended.


President in Majlis to defend proposed minister

President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Majlis Sunday morning to defend his nominee for the post of minister of sports and youth affairs.


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