Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said the country has planned to raise its crude oil output to 4 million barrels a day, from the current 3.2 mbd, by the end of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 20و adding the country eyes to boost oil exports to 2.25mbd by then.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the American officials have proven to be unreliable, noting that some Western governments are following in the footsteps of the US government.
Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili highlighted the country’s major strides toward self-sufficiency in the area of air defense, saying that the Base’s watchmen have been equipped with homegrown electro-optic systems.
The UN special envoy to Syria announced he would likely pay a visit to Tehran to discuss Syrian issue with Iranian officials, Sputniknews reported.
A factory was opened in Iran on Wednesday for the mass-production of HMX (octogen) explosives, which are used to increase the efficiency of different missiles and air defense weapons.
Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is scheduled to visit Iran on April 16 for talks, business news website, Livemint, reported on Wednesday.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan deplored certain Western countries for their continued hostilities toward the Islamic Republic, saying they are resorting to any means to hold back Iran’s defense industry.
Russian Foreign Ministry said that United States is unable to influence the Russian deliveries of the S-300 air defense systems to Iran.
Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif left for Baku, Azerbaijan, on Wednesday to take part in the first tripartite meeting of Iranian, Russian and Azeri foreign ministers due to be held tomorrow.