Iran Coverage: Iran unveils new helicopter-carrying catamaran ship

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IRGC navy equipped with new high-speed craft

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy on Tuesday brought into service a new high-speed military vessel with an immense operational range and the capability to carry helicopters.

Iran’s Paralympics weightlifting athlete wins gold medal in Rio

Iranian athlete of Paralympics weightlifting team Majid Farzin in 80-kilogram weight category won gold medal on Monday.

Zarif leaves Tehran for Margarita

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif departed, on Tuesday morning, Tehran for Margarita Island, Venezuela, where he will take part the 17th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

Syria ‘shoots down Israeli jet, drone’

The Syrian army says it has shot down an Israeli warplane and a drone inside Syria following an Israeli attack on Syrian army positions in the south, state media report.

Iran rejects claims over substitution of Karbala for Mecca

Iranian Embassy in Kuwait has refused the unfounded reports made and spread by certain Arab media that the Iranian pilgrims are to substitute the pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala for the Hajj rituals.

Iran presents 25 book titles on Sacred Defense in 68th Frankfurt Book Fair

Director of the Sacred Defense Publishers’ Association announced that a total of 25 book titles on sacred defense will be displayed in five different languages at the 68th Frankfurt Book Fair.

Senior Iranian official in Rome to talk about human rights

The head of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani arrived in Rome on Tuesday to hold talks with senior Italian officials.

Russia says no disagreement with Iran on its Syria agreement with U.S. -RIA

Moscow and Tehran have no differences over the Syria ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia and the United States, RIA news agency quoted Russia’s Foreign Ministry as saying on Tuesday.

Ceasefire could reinforce terrorists: Def. minister

Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said there is a concern that supporters of terrorist groups make use of ceasefire as an opportunity to equip and reorganize the terrorist groups.

Leader urges Iranians’ participation in national census

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called on Iranians from every walk of life to participate actively in an upcoming national census, referring to authentic statistics as the basis of any efficient decision-making for the country.