Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported on Wednesday.
Austria’s OMV signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the NationalIranian Oil Company (NIOC) on Wednesday as it looks to revive its activities in Iran.
If Saudi Arabia does not carry out its responsibilities towards Hajj, Iran will be forced to cancel its annual pilgrimages, the Iranian Foreign Ministry says.
National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) and Oil Turbo Compressor Co. (OTC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Germany’s Siemens.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan pointed to the unity among all Muslims to practically support the aspirations of Palestinian people as the key factor to the final victory upon Zionist regime and the liberation of Holy Quds.
President Hassan Rouhani said the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) promoted hope among Iranian youth.
Iran has banned the import of Chevrolet cars, a week after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticized imports of U.S. autos and asked the government to support domestic production.
Head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran’s Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati departed for Beirut on Wednesday to discuss major regioinal issues with senior Lebanese officials.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in a meeting with his Russian counterpart Mikhael Bogdanov in Moscow on Wednesday underlined that the Takfiri extremist groups should be designated as terrorist organizations.
A senior Iranian energy official called for hastening banking and insurance relations between Iran and Germany, saying, “Germans hope to resolve an issue with insurance ceiling for Iranian projects to offer up to €5.5b in insurance coverage of projects in Iran.”