Iran Coverage: No need for foreign advice on Iran’s elections: Rouhani

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No need for foreign advice on Iran’s elections: Rouhani

Tehran, Feb 20, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani said here on Saturday that the regional countries are eyeing at the upcoming elections slated for February 26.


Boeing cleared for Iran talks after $27 billion Airbus haul

Boeing Co. is finally open for business in Iran.


No barrier for Lebanon to receive Iran’s military assistance: DM

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Lebanese Defense Minister Samir Moqbel announced that Lebanon can accept Iran’s offer to supply Beirut with arms and military equipment now that Riyadh has cancelled its plan for arms supplies to Lebanon.

Iran discussing investments with US firms

Iran said on Saturday that it has started preliminary talks with some American companies over certain investment projects in the country.

Omani FM in Tehran for talks with Iranian officials

Tehran, Feb 20, IRNA – Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi arrived here Saturday to hold talks with the Iranian officials.

Saudi war on Yemen glaring mistake: Iran diplomat

A senior Iranian official has warned against deterioration of humanitarian situation in Yemen in silence of international community, saying Saudi Arabia’s military aggression in Sana’a is a “glaring mistake.”

Halt in Saudi aid to Lebanon proves Riyadh’s support for terrorism: Hezbollah

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement indicated that a Saudi decision to halt a 3-billion-dollar donation to the Lebanese army only proved Riyadh’s support for terrorism.

President attends gathering on workers and economy

Tehran, Feb 20, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani attended a ceremony on “laborers and future of the Iranian economy” here Saturday morning.

Kurdish TAK says carried out Ankara blast

A Turkey-based militant group has claimed responsibility for a car bombing in the capital Ankara that killed 28 people, mostly soldiers, on Wednesday.

An Iran test for the administration

The Obama administration said Thursday that a proposed Russian sale of fighter jets to Iran would violate a U.N. arms embargo on Tehran, setting up another standoff related to last year’s nuclear negotiations.