Iran’s coverage: Iran launches ‘smart & advanced’ rockets during military exercises

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IRGC Ground Forces start military drills in central Iran

The Ground Forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) have started military maneuvers in Dasht-e Kavir, the country’s sprawling central desert.

Ayatollah Khamenei urges swift action on environmental issues in Khuzestan

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Iranian officials to immediately address the problems facing residents of the southern Khuzestan Province, who are grappling with difficulties caused by natural phenomena.


Iranian Parliament speaker says Moscow, Tehran ‘have common goal’ in Syria

Tehran welcomes the process of joining of new states to the Syrian settlement process, especially if such countries coulirand contribute to the solution of the crisis in the country by political means, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Sunday.


Iran’s Foreign Minister: Threats do not work against Iran, we respond to respect

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif dismissed the possibility of renegotiating the nuclear deal, telling NBC News there’s little appetite for opening “Pandora’s box.”


Saudi, Israel unanimity against Iran ‘no coincidence’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said the similar anti-Iranian approaches assumed by Saudi Arabian FM and Israeli Minister of War is not a coincidence.


Shamkhani: Too early to judge Trump administration performance

Secretary of Iran’s SNSC, while stressing that it is too early to pass a definite judgment on the performance of the Trump’s administration, said the current trend shows no change in US chaotic situation.


Unauthorized use of unmanned rotorcraft banned over Tehran sky

It is forbidden to fly personal remote-controlled rotorcraft, including all types of quadcopters, over Tehran, an IRGC official told Tasnim, saying any permission for such flying objects will be given only to organizations, albeit through official channels.


Over 50 countries to attend Int’l conference on Palestine in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced that high-ranking officials and representatives of more than 50 countries plan to attend an upcoming international conference in support of Palestine in Tehran.


Iranian missiles serve self-defense purposes: FM Zarif

Amid ongoing US and Israeli attempts to portray Iran as an “aggressive” party, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reaffirms that the Islamic Republic’s missiles are a mere means of defending the nation against enemy threats.


Iran, Iraq petroleum ministers ink MoU to boost cooperation

Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh and his Iraqi counterpart Jabbar al-Luaibi signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in different fields of oil and gas here on Monday at the end of their negotiation.