Iran’s coverage: Iran readies for vote; tight race awaited

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



Iranians to vote in parliament, Assembly of Experts elections

Iranians are going to the polls on Friday to vote in two crucial elections after a week of campaigning which, by and large, went down to brass tacks.


President Rouhani planning Pakistan visit, says envoy

Iran’s President has planned a trip to Islamabad in answer to the recent official trip of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to Tehran, says Iran’s ambassador to Pakistan.


Swiss President due in Iran on Friday

 Swiss President Johann Schneider is scheduled to visit Iran on Friday aiming to expand Tehran-Bern relations in economic and political fields.


FM Zarif: Iran has potential to obtain scientific authority

 Iranian FM Zarif said Thu. Iran has the potential to reach the status of major economic, political and scientific power in the region.Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister, made the remark at a conference on ‘Evaluating Strategies for Obtaining Scientific and Research Authority’ held at Tehran University of Medical Sciences on Thursday.


Kerry: US congress should delay Iran sanctions renewal

John Kerry said that the US Congress should postpone an immediate vote to reauthorize the 2006 Iran Sanctions Act until further along in the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.


Bank Muscat says opening Iran office

Oman’s largest lender by market value, is opening a representative office in Iran, the bank said on Thursday, underlining rapid growth in business ties between the countries after the lifting of sanctions on Tehran.

Chabahar Port: Govt gives nod to $150-million credit to Iran

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave approval to shipping ministry’s proposal for provision and operationalisation of credit of $150 million from EXIM Bank for development of Chabahar Port in Iran.


Russian Federal Tourism Agency relies on increase in tourist flow to Iran

The head of the Russian Federal Tourism Agency, Oleg Safonov, hopes for an increase in the tourist flow from Russia to Iran after the easing of the visa regime.

Enemy incapable of changing Revolution’s path

Head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran’s Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati highlighted the enemy’s failure to infiltrate the country to undermine its revolution’s path.


Sri Lanka vying for MoU on Tea with Iran to boost exports

The 11th round of Iran-Sri Lanka trade talks wrapped successfully on 24 February in Colombo. The first trade talks to be held with Sri Lanka by a post-sanctions Iranian administration, the tightly scheduled one-day Colombo sessions deliberated on a multitude –but critical- gamut of issues that spanned from trade, energy to mining, culture and health.