Iran test-fires home-made missile with indigenous air defense system

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Iran test-fires home-made missile defense system

Iran announced the successful test-firing of the country’s new air defense system, Mersad, which is capable of destroying different types of modern fighter jets and drones.


Foreign tourists visiting Shush historical sites on rise

Some 2,500 foreign tourists from 50 countries visited historical sites in Shush, Khuzestan province, since the beginning of the current Iranian year (started March 21), according to Iran tourism officials.


Iran fleet saves Indian oil tanker from pirates

The 30th naval fleet of Iran saved India’s oil tanker called “Jok Loc”, after it got attacked by pirate boats, Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations Admiral Siyavush Jarreh said.


President Rouhani honors top university professors

President Hassan Rouhani honored several top university professors in a ceremony here on Sunday.

Iran, Austria academy of sciences sign MoU

President of Academy of Sciences of Iran Reza Davari Ardakani and President of Austrian Academy of Sciences Antoine Zillinger on Sunday signed a Memorandum of Understanding for closer cooperation between the two academies.


Iran says has briefed IAEA on suspected detonators

Iran has provided the U.N. nuclear watchdog with a report about the use of detonators with military applications, as part of a seven-step accord intended to allay fears about the country’s atomic program, Iranian media said on Sunday.


Armenian FM due in Iran tonight

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian is due to arrive in Iran tonight to explore new ways for expanding Tehran-Yerevan relations.


Senior MP: Iran to pursue fate of 5th abducted border guard during Sharif’s visit

Tehran will continue following up the fate of its 5th border guard, Jamshid Danayeefar – who was abducted by Jeish al-Adl terrorist group along with four of his comrades in early February and has still been kept hostage despite the freedom of the other four – during the visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif to Tehran in May, a senior lawmaker said.


President: Iran keen to expand relations with world states

Iran is keen to expand bilateral relations with the international community, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.


Iran to launch new generation of space explorers

The head of Iran’s Aerospace Research Institute has said the country will launch new generation of space explorers, jetting in a higher height comparing to the previous rockets.



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