Iran’s coverage: Russia agrees to Iran’s condition for purchase of Su-30 jets: DM

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Purchase of Russia’s Su-30 jets on Iran’s defense ministry’s agenda – Minister

Iranian Defense Minister said that Defense Ministry is considering purchase of the Russian Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighter jets.


Leader: Semnan, Hilla events should be addressed as priorities

Leader of the Islamic Revolution has issued a directive to mandate immediate addressing of Hilla terrorist attack in Iraq and Semnan train crash as priority.


Official: Bodies of 71 Iraq blast martyrs to be transferred to Iran

Iran’s Chief Counsel in Karbala Masoud Hosseinian said on Friday that some 71 Iranian pilgrims who attained martyrdom in the terrorist attack in Iraq will be sent to Iran.


Rouhani: Iran, Turkey should provide a ‘pivot of stability in ME’

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani has said regional stability and security, especially in Iraq and Syria, should provide grounds for cooperation between Iran and Turkey.


Iran says little chance for purchase of A380s

Iran says A380 planes have little chance to be purchased as per a major agreement which officials in Tehran have already said will be  finalized with France’s aviation giant Airbus soon.


IRGC Navy Commander: World powers admit Iran’s power of deterrence

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said the world hegemonic powers especially the US admit Iran’s power of deterrence.


Zarif offers condolences over Castro’s demise

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message extended condolences for the death of former president and leader of Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro who passed away today at 90.


Iran plans to expand naval build-up to far seas, including Yemen, Syria waters

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said Tehran might set up on or offshore military bases in far waters, including the coasts of Yemen and Syria, in unspecified future.


Iran’s top judge orders probe into train crash

Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani ordered the provincial judge in Semnan to hold an inquiry into a deadly train crash that killed 45 people in the province on Friday.


Iran authorities detain 3 railroad staff over deadly train collision

Iran’s judiciary is saying authorities have detained three employees of the state railroad company over Friday’s train collision, which killed 45 people.