Iran’s coverage: Iran detects, shoos away US spy drone

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:


Iran’s Air Defense Base shoos away US radar-evading spy drone

Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base warded off a US radar-evading spy drone after approaching the country’s bordering areas from Afghanistan.


Iran releases footage of its S-300 missile defense system

Iran has for the first time released footage of transporting and deployment of the Russian S-300 missile defense system.


Iran marks anniversary of 1981 bombing at then-prime minister’s office

The Islamic Republic of Iran is marking the anniversary of the assassination of former President Mohammad Ali Rajaei and then-Prime Minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar, who lost their lives in a bombing in the capital, Tehran, 35 years ago.

7 nuclear projects completed with IAEA, 9 more underway

AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Iran has completed 7 national nuclear projects with cooperation of the IAEA and at least 9 more research projects are currently under way.


French Minister: France ready to cooperate on revival of Orumiyeh Lake

French Minister of Environment, Energy and the Sea Segolene Royal said on Monday that France is ready to cooperate with Iran on modern scientific methods of irrigation for revival of Orumiyeh Lake.


Norwegian, Dutch and British companies seeking projects in Caspian Sea Oil Field

A senior oil official said that companies from Norway, the Netherlands and Britain have so far voiced interest in conducting research about oil and gas fields situated in the Caspian Sea.


Iranian long-range radar comes into operation

Nazir, an advanced Iranian radar used for detecting small targets at long distances, has become operational in a desert in Iran, a top commander announced Monday.


Washington prefers Iran to be defenseless – Supreme Leader

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that Washington was trying its best to stop Tehran from acquiring Russian S-300 air defense systems.


Dutch airline KLM to resume direct flights to Iran

According to a report by Gulf Business, as covered by Tasnim, four weekly services will be operated between Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and Tehran, and will complement the Paris-Tehran service operated by Air France since April 16, 2016.


Brig. Gen. Esmaili: Bavar-373 air defense soon to come on stream

Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base commander said Mon. that Bavar-373 long-range air-defense system as a powerful and fully homegrown complement to S-300 missiles will soon become operational.