Rouhani, May agree to work on closer ties
President Hassan Rouhani and Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May agreed Tuesday to work on forming closer ties at various levels.
Iran’s oil export to Asia exceeds 1.7 mbd
Iran’s oil export to China, India, Japan and South Korea stood at 1.72 million barrels per day (mbd) in June, marking a 47 percent rise compared to corresponding figure of 2015 which stood at 1.17 mbd.
Pakistani lawyers go on strike after dozens killed in attack
Pakistani lawyers staged a nationwide strike on Tuesday after dozens of colleagues were slain in a suicide bombing that killed at least 70 people at a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta.
US Republican national security officials reject Trump
Fifty senior Republican national security officials issued a stinging rejection of their party’s White House nominee Donald Trump, warning if elected he would be “the most reckless president in American history”.
Putin, Erdogan meet to mend ties after jet downing rift
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday looked to rebuild ties as they met for the first time since Ankara downed one of Moscow’s warplanes in November.
Leader: Intelligence Ministry an important bunker
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei thanked tireless efforts by the Intelligence Ministry, calling it as an “important and sensitive bunker” for the Islamic Establishment that should remain fully committed to Revolution’s path.
Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan to create trade corridor
Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan vowed to work together to prepare the grounds for the construction of a North-South Transit Corridor (NSTC) which is expected to provide a faster and more efficient trade connectivity between Europe and South East Asia.
Iran stresses on unity in Iraq to defeat terrorists
Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani on Tuesday laid emphasis on the importance of unity among different groups within the framework of the united Iraq to defeat terrorists.
Delegation to visit France to pursue Iranians’ rights in Hajj tragedy
A delegation from Iran’s Foreign Ministry will go to France as part of legal efforts to restore the rights of the Iranians who died in a tragic crush of pilgrims in Saudi Arabia’s Mina last year, an Iranian official announced, describing France as playing the role of a mediator.
Leader calls Intelligence Ministry ‘hard shell of the system’
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the Intelligence Ministry is the “hard shell” of the Islamic Republic system that must never be vulnerable” to any wrong approach.
Iran begins shipping Euro 4 compliant oil
The National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) has announced that the country has deployed its first Euro 4-compliant gas oil shipment to global markets.
Names of top scoring students in Iran’s university entrance exam released
Results for the top students in the Iranian university entrance exam, also known as Konkur, in the three main groups of mathematical sciences, experimental sciences, and human sciences were announced on Tuesday.
Iranian cinema dominates Indian festival
Iranian films won six awards and an honorable mention during the closing ceremony of the 13th We Care Film Festival in New Delhi, India last Friday.
Iran said in talks to sell crude to Trafigura for China teapots
Iran’s state-run oil company is said to be in talks to sell more crude to oil trader Tra- figura Group, including via a potential long-term deal, in a strategy that may help it break into the market to supply China’s independent refiners.
Iran to use French legal expertise to compensate victims of Hajj crush
A delegation from Iran’s Foreign Ministry will go to France as part of legal efforts to restore the rights of the Iranian pilgrims who died in a tragic stampede in Saudi Arabia last year, an Iranian official announced, noting Iran is using the French legal expertise to restore the rights of Hajj victims.
50 GOP national security experts oppose Trump
Fifty prominent Republican foreign policy and national security experts — many veterans of George W. Bush’s administration — have signed a letter denouncing Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy and pledging not to vote for him.
Building two nuclear plants awaits authorization by Rouhani and Putin: Salehi
Ali Akbar Salehi, chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, promised on Tuesday that the nuclear industry would get a new jump if President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin give the goahead for the construction two more nuclear power plants at the site of the Bushehr nuclear plant with a value of 10 billion dollars.
Some states not willing to counter Daesh, Iran says
Iranian Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani said on Tuesday that some countries in the region and beyond are not willing to fight Daesh.
Rouhani, Putin highlight necessity of nuclear cooperation
In their bilateral meeting in Baku on Monday Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Russian President Vladimir Putin said it is necessary to expand nuclear cooperation and implement the JCPOA precisely.
Russia delivers half of S-300 air defense systems to Iran
Russia has already delivered half of S-300 air defense systems to Iran under the existing contract, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters following Russia-Iran-Azerbaijan summit in Baku on Monday.
Former CIA official: We need to make the Iranians pay a price in Syria
Michael Morell, former deputy director of the CIA, suggested on Monday that the United States should support more aggressive action by Syrian rebels in the war.