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World Bank forecasts 4.7% economic growth for Iran

The growth of Iran’s GDP is projected at 4.7 percent in 2018, a World Bank report forecasted.


Iran, Russia, Syria to discuss military cooperation – Ifax

Defence ministers from Russia, Iran and Syria will discuss ways to enhance their cooperation in fighting the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda during a meeting in Tehran on Thursday, Interfax news agency quoted Russia’s defence ministry as saying.


President Rouhani: Removal of sanctions improves people’s conditions

President Hassan Rouhani underlined the importance of the removal of the sanctions which were imposed against Iran on the economic conditions of Iranians.

State Dept. reopens investigation into deliberately edited video on Iran talks

Facing mounting pressure from members of Congress and from inquiring journalists, theState Department said today it has reopened its investigation into who ordered the video edit of a State Department briefing from December 2013.

Official: 10.5mln Euros of Bank Mellat’s frozen assets transferred to Armenia’s branch

An Iranian banking official announced that over 10 million euros of Bank Mellat’s frozen assets in Europe has been transferred via Germany to the bank’s branch to Yerevan, Armenia.

No Secrecy in developing Iran’s missile program: IRGC official

A lieutenant commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) made it clear that the country does not need to keep anything in the dark about development of its missile industry.


Russian defense min. arrives in Tehran

Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu arrived in Tehran to attend the trilateral meeting on fighting terrorism.

Syrian MD in Tehran to attend ‘Fighting Terrorism’

Syrian defense minister arrived in Tehran early Thursday morning to attend trilateral meeting dubbed ‘Fighting Terrorism’ with his Iranian and Russian counterparts.


Iran to sue Saudi Arabia over Mina tragedy: Justice minister

Iran’s Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi on Thursday said the country is intent on filing a lawsuit at international courts against Saudi Arabia for the deaths of hundreds of Iranian pilgrims in a deadly crush in Mina, near Mecca, last year.

Russian defense minister to discuss anti-terrorism fight with Iranian, Syrian counterparts

The three-party talks are expected to cover priority measures on strengthening cooperation, issues of regional security, military-technical cooperation.