Iran’s coverage: Iran launches 2 more units at Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant

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Iran starts construction of Bushehr-2 power-generating unit

The execution operations on the construction of the second unit at the site of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, known as the Bushehr-2 project, has begun on Sat. with Iran’s first VP in attendance.

VP: Implementation of JCPOA needs all sides’ commitments

Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri underlined that the nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany) will succeed if all sides fully comply with their undertakings.

Iran has right to raise oil output: Algeria

The Algerian energy minister has lent weight to Iran’s bid to regain market share through stepped-up oil production despite objections from Saudi Arabia.


2 new nuclear units in Iran to save 22 mln oil barrels each year: Official

Completion of two new units at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant will help the country save 22 million barrels of crude oil every year, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said.

Tehran and Moscow reportedly plan to prepare Hamadan base for Russian warplanes

Moscow and Tehran are currently in negotiations over the redeployment of Russian bombers to the Hamadan airbase in Iran so that they could resume their counterterrorism missions in Syria, Izvestiya reported, citing an unnamed source in military and diplomatic circles. Moscow first sent its planes to the Iranian airstrip in August.

Support for Saudis brings discredit on Arab League: Iranian adviser

A special aide to Iran’s parliament speaker said the Arab League has disgraced itself by turning a blind eye to the Saudi crimes and supporting the Riyadh regime’s conduct.


US admits Iran honors its obligations in nuclear deal

A senior US State Department official has verified Iran’s commitment to its nuclear obligations.


Mecca, Medina properties of Islam, not Al Saud: Iran

An Iranian official says Saudi Arabia has deliberately barred Iranians from making the Hajj pilgrimage and refused to discuss ways to prevent the reoccurrence of a deadly crush during last year’s Hajj rituals in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca.


Top security official sees Mina Tragedy as Al Saud’s slur

The last year’s tragic Mina incident is still a source of shame and disrepute for the Saudi regime, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said, adding that the terrorists in the region take orders from the Riyadh government.

Iranian female sports shooter stands out in 2016 Rio Paralympics

Iranian female sports shooter Sareh Javanmardi has put in a brilliant performance at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and claimed the top podium place in the P2 10m air pistol shooting competitions of the major international multi-sport event.