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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has expressed optimism about a final agreement with the P5+1 on Tehran’s nuclear energy program, stressing the Islamic Republic would never succumb to pressure and bullying.
April 30 marks the anniversary of the expulsion of Portuguese military forces from the Strait of Hormuz in 1622. The day has been designated as the National Persian Gulf Day to highlight its historical identity.
Government Spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht announced on Wednesday that all the sum of the $4.2 billion which was due to be released by the West under the November Geneva deal between Tehran and the world powers has been unfrozen and is ready to be paid to Iran.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani expressed satisfaction in the progressive trend of the talks between Iran and the Group5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany), and called on the western states of the G5+1 not to derail the negotiations through including unrelated issues if they really intend to cut a final deal with Tehran.
A large number of Iranian university students, police and Basij forces and local people formed a human chain in the port city of Jask, in this southern province, on Wednesday.
Kermanshah province in western Iran has good potentials for promoting tourism, said a senior official at Kermanshah Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department.
Queen Sofia of Spain appreciated Iranian art, particularly the handicrafts, during her visit to the Diplomatic Charity Bazaar in Madrid.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei toured various sections of an industrial plant here on Wednesday.
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