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Iran’s coverage: No downturn in Iran-Russia strategic ties, Velayati says

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


Velayati: Iran, Russia’s path to long-term coop. ‘irreversible’

Leader’s Senior Adviser Ali Akbar Velayati in a meeting with Alexei Pushkov, chairman of intl. committee of Russia, said the two countries will never return from the path of long-term, strategic cooperation.


Leader admires manifestation of Islamic culture in int’l sport fields

Presence of Iranian women in international sport fields with Islamic Hijab and Iranian athletes’ refraining from facing their Israeli rivals are admirable, the Leader said.


DyFM: Iran welcomes entente of all Lebanese political forces in presidential election

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that Iran welcomes every initiative by Lebanese political currents for presidential election through agreement and consensus of all political forces.


Greek prime minister to visit Iran on February 7-8 – Press office

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will travel to Iran for a state visit on February 7-8, the prime minister’s press office said Monday.

Velayati, Russian official discuss Syrian crisis

Head of Strategic Research Center at the Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati and Russia’s Special Envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev in a meeting here discussed Syrian crisis.


Venezuelan oil min. en route to Tehran

 The new round of Iran-Venezuela oil talks will begin on Wednesday with the trip of the South American country’s oil minister to Tehran.


Minister: Airbus contract doubles Iran air fleet size

Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi said the multi-billion-dollar contract signed with the French company Airbus to purchase new aircraft will double the size of Iran’s commercial aircraft fleet, as it forecasts continuing strong traffic growth.


Iranian commander: T90 tank deal with Russia is off

Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said Iran is no longer interested in buying T90 battle tanks from Russia, and plans to supply its armored needs through domestic production.


Iran’s stock exchange hits 1 year high after nuclear deal

The Tehran Stock Exchange has rallied to a one year high in the wake of Iran’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers last summer.

Iran’s petchem output above 38 mt: Official

An industry official said that the total production from Iran’s petrochemical complexes have surpassed 38 million tons in Dec-Jan period.