Iran’s coverage: Iran launches ballistic missiles during military exercise

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


Iran Revolutionary Guards conduct ballistic missile test

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force on Tuesday begun the final stage of ‘Might of Velayat’ missile drills in different parts of the country by firing ballistic missiles from silos.

Assembly of Experts current term holds last session

The 4th term of the Assembly of Experts started a 2-day meeting on Tuesday which will be its last session since its tenure ends in May, 2016.


Iran says billionaire can evade death sentence by returning cash

The death sentence of Iranian billionaire Babak Zanjani can be commuted if he cooperates by returning the money he is accused of embezzling from the state, Justice Minister Mostafa Pour Mohammadi said.


Shell repays Iran 1.77 billion euros debt for oil deliveries

Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) has paid 1.77 billion euros (£1.4 billion) it owed the National Iranian Oil Company, settling debts after sanctions against the country were lifted in January.


Leader highlights significance of environmental protection

On the third day of the national Week of Natural Resources in Iran, Leader of the Islamic Revolution underlined the importance of protecting the environment, and urged all Iranian people and officials to pay more attention to safeguarding the country’s green spaces.


Iran, Singapore FMs stress boost of all-out ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Singaporean Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan in a meeting on Tuesday stressed boost of all-out ties.


Turkish relations with Iran not to sour Tehran-Moscow ties: Russia

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said expansion of Tehran-Ankara ties will not affect the volume of the Islamic Republic’s cooperation with Russia.


Japanese, German, US insurers call for rendering services to Iran in post-sanction era

Demands of major Japanese and German insurers and expectation of the Americans for issuance of legal permissions for rendering services to Iran in the post-sanction era, have been outlined in the latest report of Central Insurance Company on the situation of international communication with foreign insurance companies.


Spokesman promises at least 5pc economic growth in new Iranian year

Many international sources and economic experts have predicted five to six percent economic growth in new Iranian year which begins on March 20, spokesman for the Government Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said Tuesday.


Dy FM: Report on implementation of JCPOA to be presented to Majlis

Deputy Foreign Minister and head of headquarters to follow up implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Seyed Abbas Araqchi said that establishment of a verification bureau for Iran’s safeguards in International Atomic Energy agency (IAEA) is not contrary to JCPOA.