Iran’s coverage: Iran gas output up by 23bn cubic meters

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Iran gas production increases by 23bn cubic meters

An Iranian Petroleum Ministry official says the country’s natural gas output has risen by 23 billion cubic meters over the past year.


World Bank to award loans to Iran’s SMEs

Iran said on Tuesday that it has started preliminary talks to obtain loans worth a total of at least $1.5 billion from the World Bank for the country’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Cmdr. of Iran’s Navy: Iran, India to stage joint naval drill on Fri.

Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the Navy will be hosting the Indian flotilla for three days and stage a joint naval exercise in the east of Strait of Hormuz on Friday.Commander of Iran’s Army Navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, added that two Indian frigates alongside a helicopter will take part in a one-day exercise with Iran’s Navy warships.


Oman Air to fly to Mashhad in Iran from next month

A new service between Muscat and the Iranian city of Mashhad will start from June 1, 2016, Oman Air said in a statement.


Iran condemns terrorist attacks in Syria’s Tartus, Jabal

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari vigorously condemned the suicide terrorist attacks against civilian targets in the cities of Tartus and Jabal in Syria.

SCO to consider Iran’s accession after India, Pakistan

Chinese Foreign Minister said that Iran’s accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) can be put on the organization’s agenda once India and Pakistan work through the mechanism of accession.


India eyes further defense coop. with Iran

Saurabh Kumar, Indian Ambassador to Tehran, said his country seeks further defense cooperation with Iran and is currently working on expanding bilateral ties in naval security.


Plots hatched by arrogant powers doomed to fail: Firouzabadi

Plots conspired by the arrogant powers against the region and Iran are doomed to fail, Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said on Tuesday.


Contract on Chabahar port to help develop Southeast Iran: Minister

Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi hailed a trilateral agreement with India and Afghanistan on the southeastern port city of Chabahar, saying the deal will help develop southeastern parts of Iran.


Iran, South Korea health ministers urge on following up co-op deal

Iran’s Minister of Health and Medical Education Hassan Hashemi and his South Korean counterpart Bogeon Bokji Bu in a meeting on Tuesday stressed establishment of joint taskforces to go ahead with the two countries cooperation agenda.