Iran’s coverage: Iran launches major naval exercise in northern Indian Ocean

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:


Massive naval drill kicks off

Iran’s Navy has begun the biggest naval drill codenamed ‘Velayat 95’ which is staged in North Indian Ocean to the 10° latitude.


Rouhani to run for 2017 presidential election in Iran

President Hassan Rouhani has decided to run for the upcoming presidential elections to be held on 19 May 2017, vice president for legal and parliamentary affairs Hossein-Ali Amiri said on Sunday.

Iran’s Ahmadinejad throws weight behind Trump’s tough stance against Washington’s political elites, media

Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a letter to the US President on Sunday voiced strong support for Trump’s uncompromising stand against Washington’s “corrupt” political structure and media, and meantime, cautioned Trump not to be fooled by the falsified image presented by the US media about Iran.

Iran firmly pursuing situation in Fu’ah, Kafriya

Deputy FM Hossein Jaberi Ansari said Iran is resolutely looking into a political solution to settle the dire situation in the two Syrian towns of Fu’ah and Kafriya currently under siege by terrorists.


Iran’s missile might for deterrence: IRGC

A commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the Islamic Republic’s missile capabilities are aimed at increasing the country’s deterrent power.


Iran’s Zarif calls on Int’l community to address human tragedy in Yemen

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced his deep concern over the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen caused by a Saudi onslaught on civilians in the Arabian Peninsula country, calling on the international community to end the protracted war.


Indonesia planning to purchase oil from Iran

Indonesia says it is looking into the prospects of purchasing crude oil from Iran through long-term supply agreements.


IRGC Ground Force launches ‘Drone Organization

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force has established an organization that specializes in using drones in military operations, the commander of the IRGC Ground Force announced.


Iran’s President to visit Pakistan for ECO summit

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to travel to Pakistan on Tuesday to attend the 13th Meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) heads of state, an official said.


UN Official: Iran succeeds in removing environmental challenges

Head of the UN Environmental Program (UNEP) Erik Solheim said that although Iran still is trying to confront environmental challenges, especially dust particles and Orumiyeh Lake crisis, but it has successful function in managing the challenges.