Iran’s coverage: Iran starts construction of 2 more nuclear power plants in Bushehr

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Official: Iran starts construction of 2 more N. power plants in Bushehr

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has started building two new nuclear power plants in the Southern province of Bushehr, AEOI Spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi announced on Monday.

CBI chief vows to keep markets stable

Creating stability in banking and monetary policy is the key goal of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) governor as he seeks to make the economy more predictable.


Iran VP confident oil prices will average $80

The precipitous drop in oil prices from a mid-summer high of $115 to $60 a barrel today has provoked strong reactions in Iran. After warning of a “plot” to lower oil prices earlier this year, officials in the President Hassan Rouhani administration have reassured the public that prices will recover.

Iran approves integrated plan for developing joint oilfield with Iraq

Iran’s oil ministry verified an integrated plan for developing joint oilfields with neighboring Iraq as part of plans to increase its oil output.


Iran, UAE to discuss regional developments

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Countries Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrived in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday for talks with senior officials of the country on issues of mutual interests as well as regional and international developments.


Iran navy’s gunship helicopter takes action in drills

Massive military exercises in Iran entered their sixth day with the Navy flying its combat helicopter equipped with new assault weapons.


Iran denies new gas agreement with Pakistan

Iran’s Petroleum Ministry has dismissed allegations of a new agreement with its eastern neighbor Pakistan on an incomplete gas pipeline project.


Iran’s radar-evading submarines fire torpedoes in massive drills

Iran’s home-made Qadir-class submarines successfully fired torpedoes and destroyed the specified targets successfully on the sixth day of the massive drills in waters South of the country.


Iran, Iraq agree on linking national railways

Iranian Roads and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi in a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Bayan Baqir Jabr al-Zubaydi in Tehran on Tuesday agreed to pave the way for linking the two countries’ railway network in a bid to facilitate transfer of Iranian pilgrims to Iraq’s Shiite holy cities.

IRGC adviser: Plentiful evidence on US, UK role in 2009 sedition

A senior adviser to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps commander said the review of Iran’s 2009 post-election riots reveals abundant evidence on the US and Britain’s direct involvement in masterminding, organizing and controlling the seditious move.


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