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Iran’s peace plan can help resolve Syrian crisis: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in Norway for an official visit, urged the necessity for finding political solutions to a five-year-old conflict in Syria and described the Islamic Republic’s four-article peace initiative as helpful for the Arab country.

Iran defeats Russia, repeats title win at Wrestling World Cup

Iran’s national wrestling team has won the title of the 2016 Freestyle World Cup after defeating Russia’s outfit.


Iran’s Zarif says to discuss US commitments under JCPOA with Kerry in Oslo

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in Norway, said in his visit to the Scandinavian country, he will hold talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Washington’s commitments under the July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.


Supreme Leader grants cash aid to help release prisoners

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei gave a three-billion-rial aid to help free the prisoners held in jails on financial charges.

IRGC destroys 5-member PJAK terrorist group in NW Iran

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards killed five PJAK members in a raid that destroyed one of the group’s headquarters in northwestern Iran.

Rosatom head confirms plans for two NPP blocks in Iran 2016

Kiriyenko confirmed the corporation plans to begin construction of two additional energy blocks of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran in 2016.


Iran-Azerbaijan joint bank to operate next year – Iranian CB governor

Iran-Azerbaijan joint bank will begin to operate next year, Iranian Central Bank Governor Valiollah Seif told APA.


Rouhani to finalize rail deal in Baku visit

Iran and Azerbaijan are expected to finalize a deal to create a crucial rail link during the upcoming visit to Baku by the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.


Iran to cut Gasoline imports with $14 billion refinery expansion

Iran plans to increase its refining capacity for crude and condensate by more than 70 percent within the next four years as it works to improve the quality of fuel sold on the domestic market and wean itself off imported gasoline.

Iran condemns Orlando terrorist attack

“Based on its principled policy of condemning terrorism and its firm resolve for serious and all-out confrontation of this discouraging phenomenon, the Islamic Republic of Iran condemns the recent terrorist attack in the US city of Orlando,” Jaberi Ansari said, according to a report by KhabarOnline, as translated by IFP.