Iran’s coverage: IRGC launches homegrown crew boat

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
Iran’s IRGC launches new Parmida crew boat

A new model of Iran’s first domestically manufactured crew boat has begun its maiden voyage in the Persian Gulf waters.


Iran, EU resume nuclear talks in Istanbul

Iran’s nuclear negotiations team resumed talks with three European Union (EU) countries in Istanbul Thursday.


Special representative passes on Iran president’s message to Putin

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s special representative, Ali Akbar Velayati, held a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow and passed on a message from the Iranian chief executive.


US senate majority leader insists on Iran sanctions bill

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday vowed action on a bill to toughen sanctions on Iran over its nuclear energy program despite opposition by the White House.

Azerbaijan and Iran signed an agreement on investments and technical assistance

Baku, Fineko/ Shahin Mustafayev, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Economy and Industry, has received Ali Tayyebnia, Iranian Minister of Economic Relations and Finance.

Russia agrees to help upgrade Iran’s status at SCO

 Iran’s Embassy to Russia announced on Wednesday that a senior visiting Iranian official and President Vladimir Putin of Russia agreed to make joint efforts to promote Iran’s status at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Boroujerdi arrives in Beirut: Iran stands by Lebanon’s security, sovereignty

Chairman of Iran’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s Majlis Alaeddin Boroujerdi stressed that Iran always stands by sovereignty and security in Lebanon and the region.


Iran mulls nuclear talks to speed up: Araqchi

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said here on Thursday that the Iranian legal experts and negotiating team are to speed up the pace of the talks in a bid to settle the existing differences with P5+1 swiftly.


Netanyahu blames Iran for northern border attack

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid the blame on Iran for Wednesday’s multipronged attack by Hezbollah on Israel’s northern border that killed two IDF soldiers and wounded seven others.


New Iran U.N. envoy appointee expected to get U.S. visa – sources

Iran’s newly appointed U.N. ambassador is set to receive a U.S. visa so he can take up that key post, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday, likely removing a major strain on Tehran’s tense relations with Washington.


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