Iran’s coverage: Iran not concerned about Trump’s threats: Supreme Leader’s top aide

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Leader’s Top Advisor: Iran not concerned about Trump’s threats

Iranian Supreme Leader’s top aide Ali Akbar Velayati underlined that his country has no concerns about the US president’s words and threats, noting that Donald Trump’s possible aggression against Tehran will lead to a heavy defeat for Washington.


Ayatollah Khamenei says Sweden has good name among Iranians

Iran’s supreme leader said on Saturday the United States and Western powers are regarded with suspicion in the Middle East because of their interference, but that Sweden has a good name among Iranians and is seen as a reputable economic partner.


Russia: No worries over implementation of Iran deal

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says there should be no concerns over the implementation of Iran’s historic nuclear deal as it was precisely devised.


Judiciary spox.: 2 arrested on Plasco collapse case

Judiciary spokesperson has said 2 people have been detained with charges of neglect in Plasco blaze and collapse.


Iraqi president lauds Iran’s timely support, backs General Suleimani

President of Iraq Fouad Masoum hailed Iran for the effectual supports it has provided for the Arab country in the fight against terrorism, stressing that Iranian commander General Qassem Suleimani is in Iraq as part of Baghdad’s plans to get help from foreign military advisors.


CIA files reveal US intelligence used Psychics to spy on Iran

Declassified CIA documents reveal that US intelligence has gone as far as using supposedly telepathic individuals to gather intelligence, including the hostage situation during the takeover of US embassy in Iran.


Tehran, Stockholm ready for energy optimization cooperation

Iran would welcome cooperation with Swedish companies in projects concerning optimization of energy consumption and reduction of greenhouse emissions, Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said.


Lavrov: Excluding Iran from anti-terrorist coalition over allegations is mistake

Russia’s top diplomat said excluding Tehran from the anti-terrorist coalition would be a mistake.


Iranian minister apologises to nation for power outage

Five power plants of Khuzestan province in southwestern Iran went out of service on Saturday morning due to such climatic conditions as haze and extremely high humidity, leading to a power outage in major areas in the province.


Iranian chess player wins 1st round of Women’s World Chess Champs

Iranian chess player Mitra Hejazi Pour overpowered Russian rival in the first round of Women’s World Chess Championship which is underway in Tehran.