Asia, Europe boosting economic ties with Iran
Many Asian and European countries, including Japan and Netherlands, which are seeking bigger shares of Iran’s market in post-nuclear deal era, have expressed their interests in investing in Iran.
Afghan road crash inferno leaves over 70 dead
At least 73 people were killed Sunday when two buses and an oil tanker burst into flames in a head-on collision in eastern Afghanistan, health officials said.
Yemen peace talks struggle as Saudi airstrikes shake truce
Yemen’s Houthi movement accused a Saudi-led coalition of launching airstrikes that killed seven people on Sunday, shaking a truce that has largely held through more than two weeks of UN-backed peace talks in Kuwait.
Foreign firms look to Iran cooperation
The 21st Iran International Exhibition of Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemicals, which began at Tehran’s international fairgrounds on Thursday, ended on May 8. Nearly 2,000 companies from 38 countries put their latest oil and gas achievements on public display at the event.
Leader cautions against enemies’ ploys to incite rift in Iran
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei cautioned against hostile ploys to incite polarity and rift in Iran.
Nobakht: Iran’s population expected to hit 84m by 2021
Government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said Iran’s population is set to reach 84 million by the end of the Sixth Development Plan – 2021.
Velayati: Assad remaining in power Iran’s redline
A senior adviser to Iran’s Leader, Ali Akbar Velayati, said Iran’s redline is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s remaining in power until his term in office is over.
Tehran condemns terrorists’ occupation of Syrian village
A high-ranking Iranian official slammed Takfiri terrorists’ occupation of the strategic village of Khan Tuman located just outside the Syrian city of Aleppo, reiterating that the Syrian crisis can be resolved only through political means.
Dehqan: No limits to holding military drills
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said the Islamic Republic sees no limits to holding military maneuvers in its territorial waters in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
Leader: Security is top priority
The Supreme Leader on Sunday spoke to a number of top police officials where he defended the latest security measures taken by the police. “Security is the number one and highest priority issue of the country,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, adding that even important issues such as resistance economy are dependent on a secure society.
Netherlands seeks long-term agro-ties with Iran
“Amsterdam seeks long-term ties, besides shortterm ones, in various agricultural sectors with Tehran,” Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp said in a Sunday meeting with Iran’s Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati.
Japan eyes Iran infrastructure development
The Japanese government hopes to play a role in the development of a regional logistics hub in southeastern Iran, according to sources on Saturday.
Visitors satisfied with new venue for Tehran book fair
Most people visiting the 29th Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) feel pleased with the relocation of the fair, calling the venue more convenient for a book fair.
Hajj may be cancelled this year: MP
A member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee says that hajj pilgrimage may be cancelled for Iranians this year as Saudi Arabia is refusing to give guarantees that it will take care of the lives of pilgrims.
Iran in transition from two-faction to three-faction consensus: official
The political director of the presidential of- fice believes that Iran is going through a transition time from pursing consensus between two faction to one among three different factions.
Poll: U.S. seeks pretexts for new Iran sanctions
The United States is seeking a new pretext to impose new sanctions against Iran through the country’s defensive missile program, a PressTV poll finds.
Rouhani: It’s crucial that Majlis and govt. close ranks to flourish economy
President Hassan Rouhani underlined late on Saturday that for economic growth to gather pace, the parliament and administration need to close ranks.
Tehran condemns Khan Touman seizure near Aleppo, backs political settlement
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African countries Hossein Amirabdollahian on Sunday condemned terrorists’ seizure of Khan Touman village near Aleppo, according to IRNA.
Nobakht: Population to hit 84m by end of 6th development plan
Mohammad-Baqer Nobakht, head of the Management and Planning Organization, has said that Iran’s population will hit a record of 84 million by the end of the sixth five-year development plan, Tasnim reported on Sunday.