Iran unveils Saba-248 indigenous helicopter

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Def. Min. unveils Saba-248 indigenous helicopter

Saba-248 indigenous helicopter designed and created by Iran’s helicopter modernization experts, was unveiled on Tuesday.


U.S. Navy ship changes course after Iran vessels come close: U.S. official

Multiple fast-attack vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, forcing it to change direction, a U.S. official told Reuters on Monday.

President Rouhani blasts US allegations against Elections in Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at Washington for its allegations against elections in Iran, calling on the American officials to focus attention to the recent presidential election in the US which was criticized both by the Republicans and Democrats instead of meddling with other countries’ affairs.


Americans can now open bank accounts in Iran

Iran says it has been informed by Washington that US nationals can have bank accounts in the Islamic Republic.


First train crosses Azerbaijan – Iran border bridge

The first test train ran across the recently-completed bridge over the River Astarachay which forms the border between Azerbaijan and Iran at Astara on March 3, hauled by a GE/LKZ TE33A Evolution diesel locomotive.


Iran ready for maritime cooperation in Indian Ocean region: Zarif

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran has much to offer in terms of enhanced maritime connectivity through multi-modal connection of Indian Ocean region with other regional and global markets.


Navy commander says no need to foreign equipment

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says that the naval forces do not need to buy any equipment from the Western countries.


Zarif says had no contact with Tillerson

According to Supreme Leader and government’s measure, Iran was in a situation that could easily ramp its nuclear program back up but its preference was continuation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iranian foreign minister Mohammad JavadZarif said during his interview with ISNA.


Iran keeps ban on US visitors in response to Trump order

Iran said Tuesday it would continue its retaliatory measure of barring US visitors in response to President Donald Trump’s updated travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries.


Zarif, Indonesian president discuss issues of mutual interest

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif met with the Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday.