Supreme Leader pardons hundreds of Iranian convicts

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Supreme Leader pardons 920 inmates

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday agreed to pardon or reduce prison terms of some 920 inmates.

 

Persian Gulf beating heart of Iranˈs economy: President

 Persian Gulf is beating heart of Iranˈs economy, President Hassan Rouhani said here on Monday.

 

Official: IRGC to get tough with abductors of Iranian border guards

Head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Public Relations Department General Ramezan Sharif stressed that the IRGC is planning to give a crushing response to the abductors of Iranian border guards after taking over the control of Saravan borders in Sistan and Baluchestan province.

 

FM welcomes expansion of Iran’s ties with New Zealand

Iran’s foreign minister said there are suitable grounds for the enhancement of relations between the Islamic Republic and New Zealand, particularly trade ties.

 

Iran former chief rabbi Yousef Hamadani Cohen dies

Yousef Hamadani Cohen, Iran’s former chief rabbi and one of the cornerstones of its tiny Jewish community, has died. He was 98.

 

Minister stresses need for cultural diplomacy

Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati stressed on Sunday the need for pursuing diplomacy of culture in order to promote Iranˈs relations with other countries.

 

UN rights resolution politically tainted: Iran

Iran has slammed the adoption of the recent UN human rights resolution against the country as an “unconstructive, politically motivated and double-standard” move that “undermines international human rights mechanisms.”

 

President visits Kish Island

President Hassan Rouhani arrived in this Persian Gulf island Monday morning.

 

Iran’s new envoy to UN denies link to controversy

The Iranian president has appointed Hamid Aboutalebi as the new Iranian envoy to the United Nations. Aboutalebi is a veteran diplomat and has held several key posts in Europe.

 

VP: Gov’t supports domestic production, resistance economy

First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said Monday that Government of President Hassan Rouhani supports policies of resistance economy l and domestic production.

 

 

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