Iran’s coverage: Iran to confront any intruding vessel in Persian Gulf: Defense minister

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Iran: Forces will warn any vessel after US warship incident

Iran’s defense minister says his country’s naval forces will warn or confront any foreign ship entering its territorial waters after an incident this week involving a U.S. warship.


Iran’s President commiserates with Italy on deadly earthquake

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message to Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi offered his condolences on the loss of lives in a powerful earthquake in central Italy, assuring the Italian nation of Iran’s support in these tough days.

Iran, Ecuador discuss ways to strengthen oil prices

Iran and Ecuador on Wednesday discussed ways that the two countries can strengthen oil prices as Iran signals it may support joint efforts by exporters to prop up flagging crude.


U.S. paid $1.3 billion to Iran two days after cash delivery

The Obama administration said Wednesday it paid $1.3 billion in interest to Iran in January to resolve a decades-old dispute over an undelivered military sale, two days after allowing $400 million in cash to fly to Tehran.


Iran, Ecuador sign three cooperation documents

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Ecuador have signed three banking and agricultural cooperation documents.


OPEC chief said to visit Iran and Qatar before group’s talks

OPEC’s secretary-general will visit members Iran and Qatar next month, just weeks before the group holds informal talks in Algeria, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.


Iran could well curb foreign threats: IRGC commander

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said that Iranian military and security forces have well been able to contain foreign threats as the country enjoys security and power despite the existing dangers in both world and region.

Zanganeh to attend OPEC’s Algeria meeting late Sept.

Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zanganeh said on Thursday he will take part in the OPEC closed door session, that will be held on the sidelines of the International Energy Forum, in Algeria.


Intelligence minister: Terrorist leader ‘Abu Hafas Balouchi’ killed

Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alavi announced that head of Abu Hafs Balouchi terrorist group has been killed in the operations of the country’s security forces.

Zarif in Chile as his fourth leg of Latin America tour

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in this Chilean capital city on Thursday.