Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has implied that the incoming administration of US President-elect Donald Trump is unlikely to harm American and international interests by potentially denting or scrapping a multi-lateral nuclear deal with Iran, which has been negotiated by the outgoing US administration.
The Obama administration is considering new measures in its final months in office to strengthen the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran, senior U.S. officials said, with President-elect Donald Trump’s first appointments foreshadowing an increasingly rocky road for the controversial deal.
As many as 1,111,805 pilgrims have crossed Iraq into Iranian soil as they had travelled to the country to attend Arbaeen rituals, held on Sunday.
Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security Ismail Sharqi met and conferred in Tehran on Monday.
Iran’s Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi predicted that Daesh (ISIL) will be wiped out in the near future.
According to a report by Mizan, as translated by IFP, Abolfazl Hassanbeigi, the vice-chairman of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, referred to the history of Iran’s plane purchase from the Soviet Union, and then Russia, and said, “Iran has purchased Sukhoi and Mikoyan MiG-29 fighters before.”
The outgoing commander of Iran’s Army Ground Force highlighted the capabilities that the servicemen have developed in recent years to deal with the new shape of threats.
The Iranian Navy’s 44th flotilla of warships has sailed around the African continent and entered the Atlantic Ocean, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced.
The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says that Tehran has transferred an amount of its surplus heavy water to Oman for commercial purposes.
The 11th edition of the WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championship wrapped up in Canada with Iran’s female squad standing on the top of the podium and the boys’ team taking the fourth place.