Iran’s coverage: Deal on Chabahar port likely during Gadkari’s Iran visit

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India to sign port deal with Iran, ignoring US warning against haste

India will push ahead this week with plans to build a port in southeast Iran, two sources said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to develop trade ties with Central Asia and prepared to fend off U.S. pressure not to rush into any deals with Iran.

Iran builds simulators for S-200, hag, rapier missiles

The Iranian military is developing simulators for its long-range S-200, Hag and Rapier missile defense systems, a senior Air Defense commander said on Sunday.

Iraqi president to visit Iran next week

President of Iraq Fouad Masoum is to visit Iran next week, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

Iran will not allow Yemen blockade: Deputy FM

A senior Iranian diplomat says Tehran will press ahead with its efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to Yemen and will not allow the war-wracked country to remain under siege like the Gaza Strip.

Maersk ship seized by Iran “will be sold”

Iran’s media say a commercial ship that was seized in Persian Gulf waters last week over a legal dispute between a local company and the Danish shipping line Maersk will be sold.

Iran to set up refinery, power plant in Indonesia

A high-ranking Indonesian delegation will soon visit Tehran to discuss a contract for the construction of a refinery and a power plant by Iranians in the East Asian country, spokesman for Iran’s administration announced.

Leader pardons, eases sentences of convicts

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has granted clemency or eased the sentences of a number of convicts.

Iranian MPs due in Brussels for EP visit

A delegation of Iranian lawmakers left Tehran for Brussels on Tuesday to visit the European Parliament (EP) and hold meetings with its officials.