Iran Coverage: If not in Syria, we should have fought Takfiris in Iran: Leader

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If not in Syria, we should have fought Takfiris in Iran: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said Iran could have fought a war inside its borders if the enemy threats had not been thwarted in Syria.

Iran Railway to buy 3,000 wagons from Siemens

Iranian Railway Company has signed contract with Siemens of Germany to acquire some 3,000 wagons by the end of March, Babak Ahmadi Naqedi, senior official with Islamic Republic of Iran Railways said on Wednesday.

Iran’s airspace one of safest in world: Commander

Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili highlighted the country’s latest achievements in the area of air defense, describing the Islamic Republic’s airspace as one of the safest in the world.

Electoral headquarters formed in Iranian provinces to organize presidential election

Electoral headquarters in the 31 Iranian provinces started activities simultaneously with the State Electoral Headquarters in the run-up to the upcoming presidential elections scheduled to be held on May 18.

Iran’s military advisory presence in Syria no violation of sovereignty: Senior MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker says Iran’s military advisory presence in Syria is no violation of the Arab country’s sovereignty as it is at the request of the Damascus government.

US says moving embassy to Jerusalem ‘not constructive’

Moving the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel to Jerusalem would imperil U.S. troops throughout the Middle East and hinder the peace process, the State Department said Wednesday.

Envoy hails Mandela as symbol of campaign against racial discrimination

Iran’s UN envoy Gholam-Ali Khoshru has hailed late leader of South Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela as symbol of campaign against racial discrimination.

Bahrainis stage demonstrations in solidarity with Sheikh Qassim

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Bahrain to express solidarity with prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, whom the Al Khalifah regime has stripped of nationality and summoned to attend a court hearing.

Iran gives 5 Japan companies right to bid on energy projects

Five Japanese business groups won certification to bid on Iranian oil and gas development projects, according to the Middle Eastern country’s state oil company.

China’s Iran oil imports to hit record on new production: sources

China’s Iranian crude oil imports may rise to a record this year as state-owned oil firms lift more crude through their upstream investments while extending their current supply contracts, senior industry and trading sources said.