Iran’s coverage: Campaigning begins in crucial Iran elections

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

 

Campaigning begins for Iran’s parliamentary elections

Iranian state TV says thousands of parliamentary candidates have launched their election campaigns ahead of Iran’s Feb. 26 parliamentary vote.

 

US wants to present Iran’s upcoming elections as illegitimate – Iran Leader

The United States wants to call into question the decisions soon to be made by the Iranian Guardian Council, a clerical body that oversees elections and legislation in the country, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said Wednesday.

 

Iran exports 7.1mn barrels of oil only in 2 days

Iran has announced that it shipped more than seven million barrels of crude oil in only two days thus setting a new record in the country’s oil exports not seen in several years.

 

Japan ready to work with Iran in fight on Daesh

 A senior Japanese official voiced his country’s preparedness to cooperate with Iran in the fight against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group.

 

Russian Irkut corporation regards Iran as potential buyer of MC-21 aircraft

According to Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut spokesperson, corporation considers Iranian airlines to be a potential buyer of MC-21 passenger jets.

 

EC energy delegation in Iran for talks

The European Commission has dispatched a delegation to Tehran as part of plans to boost energy ties with Iran, one of the world’s richest countries in terms of oil and gas reserves.

 

Commander: Terrorists behind borders grounded by IRGC

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohmmad Pakpour said the IRGC forces have stretched military operations in Northwestern Iran, as a result of which some of the cornered terrorists have been forced to commit suicide.

 

Court overrules EU fund freeze on Iran bank

 The European Union’s top court has ruled that the EU unfairly froze the funds of Iran’s Bank Mellat for six years when it claimed the bank was backing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear and missile programs.

 

Royal Dutch Shell to commence debt repayment to Iran

Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) announced plans to repay $2 billion in debt to Iran accrued over several years. The Wall Street Journal regards the move as “easing a key hurdle” for the Anglo-Dutch energy company to conduct business in the country.

 

Iran’s Farzin takes gold at powerlifting world cup

Iran’s Paralympic and Asian champion Majid Farzin added his name to the history books once again on Wednesday, breaking the men’s up to 80kg world record at the IPC Powerlifting World Cup in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.