Iran Coverage: Defense minister: Iran may consider any request by Russia to use extra air bases

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Second airbase would be provided for Russia

Defense minister has told a press conference on Saturday Iran would provide a second airbase to Russia if situation demands, as a measure in the framework of quadrilateral deal to fight ISIL.

Iran’s Yazdani aces Olympics freestyle wrestling bouts, clinches gold

Iranian freestyle wrestlers Hassan Yazdani Cherati and Hassan Rahimi have adeptly employed a mix of primal hand-to-hand combat and complex tactics at the wrestling competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and picked up two medals, including one gold.

Iran receives full package of S-300 missile systems: Minister

Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said Iran has received the full package of S-300 defensive missile systems from Russia.

Iran-Russia military coop a great step to eradicate terrorism: Syrian official

Secretary of the Syrian parliament stresses that Iran-Russia’s high level of military cooperation in Syria is a great step in the eradication of terrorism.

Taking heat, US officials defend $400M cash payment to Iran
The Obama administration on Friday defended its decision to make a $400 million cash delivery to Iran contingent on the release of American prisoners, saying the payment wasn’t ransom because the Islamic Republic would have soon recouped the money one way or another.

Hezbollah will defeat Israel in any new war: Nasrallah

Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Hezbollah, says the Lebanese resistance movement will defeat Israel in any potential new military confrontation waged by the Tel Aviv regime.

Parliament’s top advisor: Kuwaiti officials’ views on regional crises important to Iran

Senior Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined that his country attaches much importance to the views and solutions proposed by the Kuwaiti officials to settle the regional problems.

Iran, Iraq agree on closer security cooperation

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani unveiled plans for stronger cooperation with neighboring Iraq in the fight against terrorism.

Iranian social media activists protest at BBC’s role in 1953 Coup

Thousands of Iranian social media activists showed their protest at the BBC’s role in the 1953 coup against the legal government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq in favor of strengthening the monarchical rule of the dethroned King, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

Iran’s DM confirms purchase of AK-103 machine guns

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan confirmed on Saturday that the country has imported AK-103 rifles from Russia.