Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
The Iranian Defense Minister has denied media reports of Tehran’s missile test, Press TV reports.
The US State and Defense Departments have cautioned President Donald Trump against designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, a report says.
French oil major Total plans to make a final investment decision on a $2 billion gas project in Iran by the summer, but the decision hinges on the renewal of U.S. sanctions waivers, the company’s chief executive said on Thursday.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates’ Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said the country’s citizens can make visa-free trips to a large number of countries in the near future.
The agreement on visa-free travel for Russian and Iranian citizens within tourist groups will be signed during the visit of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to Moscow scheduled for March 2017, Russia’s Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan told TASS.
A senior IRGC commander highlighted Iran’s know-how to manufacture a wide range of military equipment, including missiles, saying that the country has developed various domestically-built surface-to-surface missiles.
According to the Russian ambassador, the interest in Iran’s market has grown significantly. Promotion of Sukhoi Superjet-100 (SSJ-100) aircraft on the Iranian market is one of the priorities for Russia in its economic cooperation with Iran, Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan told TASS in an interview on Wednesday.
Deputy FM for European and American Affairs is visiting the Netherlands and has met country’s Foreign Minister Bert Koenders.
Chairman of the Russian-Iranian Business Council Vladimir Obydenov said Moscow and Tehran “have a lot of common interests”.
Iranians from all walks of life are preparing for rallies marking the 38th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution amid the new US administration’s stepped-up anti-Iran rhetoric.