Iran begins building two new nuclear units at Bushehr
Iran begin building two new units at the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant with Russian help on Saturday, in a $10 billion project, which follows Tehran’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers last year.
MP: Government’s economic plans successful
A lawmaker has hailed the economic plans of President Hassan Rouhani’s government as successful.
Clinton: Half of Trump supporters belong in ‘basket of deplorables’
US Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, urged supporters late Friday not to be complacent about Donald Trump’s chances of winning the election, saying half of his backers were “desperate for change” but the other half belonged in a “basket of deplorables.”
Muslims begin Hajj as Iranians skip annual pilgrimage
From Asia, Africa and points in between, nearly 1.5 million Muslims launched the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest sites in Saudi Arabia Saturday, undeterred by a stampede last year that cost thousands of lives.
US, Russia agree on new Syria truce plan
The United States and Russia reached a deal on a new Syrian cease-fire, which, if it holds, could see the first joint military effort by the two powers against terrorists.
Last remnants of MKO terrorists in Iraq resettled to Albania
The remaining members of an exiled Iranian group based in Iraq for decades left on Friday for resettlement in Albania.
Tehran, Moscow ties get decadelong boost with two nuclear plants
After a successful anti-terrorism synergy, Tehran and Moscow on Saturday capped off relations with a decade-long cooperation to construct two new nuclear power plants on the coasts of the Persian Gulf more than one year after the landmark nuclear deal.
Non-oil export to 5 northern countries stands at $2b
Iran exported $2 billion of non-oil goods to Russia, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan in the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 19, 2016), Trade Promotion Organization Director Mojtaba Khosrotaj said on Saturday.
Ayyubi to give report on cinema to Supreme Leader
Cinema Organization of Iran (COI) Director Hojatollah Ayyubi said on Saturday that he is preparing a report on Iranian cinema that will be sent to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
‘MKO was expelled from Iraq in disgrace’
Majed Ghamas, the representative of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council in Tehran, has said that the Iraqi nation disgraced the Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) by expelling their remaining members from Iraq, Tasnim reported on Saturday.
rucarIranian trade delegation to embark for S. Africa on Monday
Trade Promotion Organization of Iran will dispatch a trade-marketing delegation to South Africa on September 12 to discuss opportunities for bilateral economic cooperation.
Building new nuclear plants shows Iran needs new sources of energy: Jahangiri
As Iran on Saturday began the practical step for the construction of two new nuclear power plants at the site of the Bushehr nuclear site with the Russian help, First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said Tehran is firm to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
‘Iran will follow up on rights of Mina crush victims’
Head of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Owhadi said on Saturday that Iran will do its utmost to follow up on the rights of the Mina crush victims, IRNA reported.
Tehran calls Mina tragedy a ‘blot’ on Saudis’ performance
A top Iranian security of- ficial said on Saturday that the 2015 Mina tragedy coupled with the Saudis’ incompetence to help the pilgrims caught in the stampede are “blots” on the performance of the Saudi kingdom.
Iran living up to nuclear commitments, U.S. official says
Chris Backemeyer, the deputy assistant secretary of state for Iran, has said that Iran is living up to the commitments it made as part of a nuclear agreement reached with six world powers in 2015.