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Iran’s coverage: Iran may close Strait of Hormuz if US continues ‘Threatening’ Tehran

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)'s second-in-command, Brigadier General Hossein Salami

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Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US

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 signs MoU to revive activities in Iran

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.


Hajj to be canceled unless Saudis carry out responsibilities: 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.

NIGC, OTC, Siemens sign trilateral MoU

National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) and Oil Turbo Compressor Co. (OTC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Germany’s Siemens.


Iran beside Palestinian nation to achieve final victory

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: JCPOA raised hope among nation’s youth

President Hassan Rouhani said the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) promoted hope among Iranian youth.

Iran has banned the import of Chevrolets

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.


Velayati off to Lebanon to review regional developments

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.

Iran urges inclusion of Ahrar Al-Sham, Jeish Al-Islam in terrorists groups’ list

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.


German firms seek to secure €5.5b insurance coverage for Iran energy projects

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.”

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