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8 new aircraft to be delivered to Iran within three months

Eight new passenger planes are to be delivered to the Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran Air) by the end of the Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2017) Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development for International Affairs Asghar Fakhriyeh-Kashan has announced.


Iran, Russia presidents on phone for 3rd time in month, discuss terrorism

The presidents of Iran and Russia have discussed the avenues for the continuation of cooperation between the two countries on the crisis in Syria and the fight against international terrorism.


Iran allows free foreign exchange at banks in move to unify rates

Iran authorized some banks on Saturday to deal in foreign exchange trading at a free-market rate, the central bank said, as authorities try to unify exchange rates.


Iran to launch new military drill on Monday

Iran’s 3-day joint and massive air defense drill called ‘Modafe’an-e Aseman-e Velayat 7’ is scheduled to start work on Monday in South of country.


Iran condoles with Russia over military plane crash

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi offered condolences to the Russian government and nation over the tragic Tupolev Tu-154 transport plane crash on early Sunday.


Chinese firms face competition to maintain role in developing Iranian oilfields

Iran plans to ask international oil companies to bid for the second phase of development of its Yadavaran and North Azadegan oilfields, a senior official said on Saturday.


New Azerbaijan-Iran train to start running on Dec. 29

The Nakhchivan-Mashhad train route between Azerbaijan and Iran will start running on December 29, Trend reports.


FM Zarif congratulates new Christian year

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated the new Christian year.


US entered Syria with eye on Iran: Senior commander

A senior Iranian commander says the United States started interfering in Syria as a first stage in a chain of successive inroads in the Middle East, with its sights set on the Islamic Republic as the final destination.


Iran says it sealed Boeing plane deal at half price

Iran said on Sunday it had negotiated to pay only about half the announced price for 80 new Boeing (BA.N) airliners in an order that the American planemaker had said was worth $16.6 billion.