Iran’s coverage: Iran Navy test-fires Valfajr Torpedo on final day of drills

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


Valfajr torpedo first fired in Velayat 95 naval drill

Iran’s smart torpedo dubbed ‘Valfajr’ was first fired successfully from Navy’s Ghadir submarine on Monday.


Iran’s Zarif calls for new regional economic architecture among ECO member states

Addressing the opening session of the 22nd ECO Council of Ministers meeting, the outgoing Chairman and Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says new regional economic architecture among ECO member states is required to ensure implementation of ‘Vision 2025’.


President launches major gas pipeline project southeast of Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani launched a major gas pipeline project in the Southeastern province of Sistan-Balouchestan.

Iran describes OPEC compliance with oil cuts as ‘acceptable’

OPEC’s level of compliance with production cuts in January has been acceptable, Iran’s oil minister said on Monday, expressing hope for further cooperation from non-OPEC members in the near future.


President: Iran to discuss anti-terrorism campaign with ECO member states

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he plans to confer with members of the Economic Cooperation Organization about ways to strengthen campaign against terrorism in the region during the upcoming ECO summit in Pakistan on Wednesday.


Iran, EU to hold joint seminar on nuclear coop.

Iran and the European Union will hold a two-day high-level seminar on nuclear cooperation starting today in Brussels.


IMF hails Iran’s post-sanctions economic performance

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has hailed Iran’s ability to achieve what it has described as an impressive economic recovery after the removal of multiple-year sanctions against the country.


Asian imports of Iranian oil rise nearly 70 percent year/year in January

Imports of Iranian crude by Asia’s four main buyers of the oil rose about two-thirds in January from a year ago when levels were lower as Western sanctions on Tehran had only just been lifted.


IRGC receives responsibility to deal with foreign civilian vessels violating Iran’s territorial waters in Persian Gulf

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy and the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran signed an agreement on Tuesday which allows the IRGC to seize any foreign fishing and trade vessel that trespasses Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.


Tweet and delete: US officials erase their praise for Iranian Oscar winner

The US state department has tweeted and then deleted a congratulatory message for an Oscar win by a prominent Iranian director who criticized President Donald Trump’s travel ban as “inhumane”.