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Iran’s coverage: Iran says will allow Russian bombers flight for anti-terrorism operations in Syria

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Shamkhani: Russian planes flight over Iranian airspace ‘likely’

Secretary of Supreme National Security Council has not ruled out possibility that Russian fighter jets could use Iranian airspace to hit targets in Syrian territories against extremists.


Iran, Sweden sign 5 MoUs to expand coop.

Iran and Sweden on Sat. signed five memoranda of understanding in the fields of technology, research, roads, IT and women and family affairs.Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven arrived in Tehran Friday night and was officially received by President Hassan Rouhani at Sa’dabad Palace on Saturday morning.


Women’s world championship takes off Saturday

The 2017 Women’s World Championship will start in Tehran on Saturday. Among the 64 participants are former world champions Alexandra Kosteniuk, Anna Ushenina, Antoaneta Stefanova and Zhu Chen. The top seed is world number two Ju Wenjun.


President hopes ECO Summit would promote cooperation

President Hassan Rouhani said the 13th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in Pakistan will hopefully help forge closer ties between member states and strengthen cooperation in the regional organization.

NAM deplores US coercive measures against Iran

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has deplored the US government’s recent “unilateral and coercive” measures against Iran, expressing the body’s support for the Islamic Republic’s national sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence.


Trump travel ban kills surgeon’s lifesaving trip to Iran

A Houston surgeon has canceled a trip to Iran to perform lifesaving surgeries because of uncertainty over the future of President Donald Trump’s refugee and immigration travel ban.


Iran oil exports to Europe likely to rise in 2017: Deputy minister

CEO of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Ali Kardor said that given the willingness of some European countries to buy Iran’s crude oil, the country may increase its exports to Europe in the current year.


President urges EU support for firms, banks working with Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on the European Union to lend support to European banks and companies willing to have trade ties with Iran in the post-JCPOA era.

Iranian Armed Forces equipped with most advanced technologies: Official

Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami highlighted the country’s military capabilities and said the Armed Forces have been equipped with state-of-the-art technologies in defense fields.


British politician: Britain remains committed to nuclear deal

Tobias Ellwood, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Minister for the Middle East and Africa told IRNA that Britain has a clear position towards Iran and remains committed to the nuclear deal.