Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
Iran after more sophisticated missile program: Top General
Iran’s Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi unveiled plans on Thursday for an upgrade in the country’s missile program, reassuring the neighbors that such capabilities are meant only to deter the hostile moves.
President Putin: Russia, Iran having strategic ties
Head of Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday and discussed the latest conditions of bilateral and regional ties.
Zarif: London conference on Syria good opportunity to outline Iran plans
The Syria Donors Conference is an ample opportunity for the Islamic Republic of Iran to put forward its plans for addressing the crisis in Syria and helping the country, says Iran’s Foreign Minister.
Siemens pledges delivery of Iran’s unblocked oil equipment
Executive vice president for corporate technology in the German firm Siemens said following implementation of the nuclear Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and removal of sanctions, the legal barriers on delivery of Iran’s oil industry equipment have been lifted.
Zarif, UN chief confer on regional developments
Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon held talks in the British capital on Thursday.
U.S. Republican questions timing of $1.7 billion Iran payment, hostage release
A powerful U.S. lawmaker on Wednesday demanded Secretary of State John Kerry provide an explanation of a $1.7 billion claim settlement paid to Iran just as Tehran released American prisoners last month.
Iran’s Zarif meets Swedish counterpart in London
Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif met with his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallstrom in the British capital on Thursday.
Iranian, Russian officials review bilateral ties in Tehran
Senior Iranian and Russian officials held a meeting here reviewing the latest situation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that has been implemented since January 16.
Iranian General killed in Syria
Another Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) war veteran commander, providing military counseling services to the Syrian forces in their fight against the foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists, was killed.
Top commander: US seeks to assassinate General Soleimani
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi warned that the US is planning to assassinate Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani.