Iran’s coverage: President Rouhani describes Iranian Armed Forces as world’s biggest anti-terrorism squad

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:


Iran Armed Forces biggest anti-terror force: President Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran are the biggest anti-terrorism force.

Iran marks Sacred Defense anniversary with nationwide parades

Iranian Armed Forces staged military parades across the country on Tuesday morning to commemorate the Sacred Defense Week, which marks the onset of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran 35 years ago.


FM off to New York

 Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, heading a ranking delegation, departed for New York early Tuesday to attend the first meeting of the Joint Commission with the members of the Group 5+1.


Araqchi appointed as head of JCPOA headquarters

Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affaris Abbas Araqchi was appointed as head of a headquarters in charge of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), it was announced on Tuesday.


Army chief commander: No limitations, no foreign access to Iran’s missile program

 Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi reiterated that Iran will not accept any restrictions and foreign access to its missile program.

Iran oil production to hit 4.2 million bpd

Iran’s oil production will reach 4.2 million barrels per day by the end of 2016, Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh has said.


IRGC to hold missile drill soon: Commander

 Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said his forces are scheduled to stage a missile maneuver in the near future.

State Dept. won’t ‘micromanage’ Iran inspections

The State Department said Monday that the Obama administration has no plans to “micromanage” the International Atomic Energy Agency as it conducts inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities, even as reports surfaced that the IAEA had to inspect environmental samples out of Parchin that Iran selected.

Iran’s Air Force to hold aerial exhibition: Commander

Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Air Force Brigadier General Alireza Barkhor announced that the country will hold a large aerial exhibition in central Tehran on Tuesday, marking the start of the Sacred Defense Week.


Iran will resist foreign pressures, sanctions: President

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that just like the Sacred Defense period, the Iranian nation would stand and resist pressures and sanctions united and with power.