Iran’s coverage: Second post-sanctions Airbus joins Iran fleet

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


Iran receives first purchased Airbus A330

The first long-range wide-body Airbus A330 from a series of aircraft that Iran has purchased from the French aerospace giant in a bid to renovate its aging fleet landed in Tehran on Saturday.

FM: US forced to start N. negotiations due to massive turnout of Iranians in Election

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that continued massive public support for the ruling system forced the US to sit to the negotiating table with Tehran as Washington realized the ineffectiveness of the sanctions.


Linde says banking issues delaying Iran plans

German industrial gases group Linde says it has revived plant-engineering contracts in Iran but cannot work on them due to banking problems that obstructed transferring money out of the country.


Iran unable to introduce electronic voting at all polling places at May election

Iran would not be able to fully implement the electronic voting plan for the May presidential election, local media reported.


Iran blasts fresh Saudi airstrikes on Yemeni civilians

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman strongly condemned Saudi-led air strikes on a market in Yemen city of Hodeidah that killed and injured a number of innocent civilians.


Security Council wants Iran-Russia-Turkey talks on Syria to continue

The United Nations Security Council says intra-Syrian negotiations organized by Iran, Russia, and Turkey in the Kazakh capital city of Astana set the stage for stalled UN-brokered peace talks to resume in the Swiss city of Geneva.


Pakistan navy ships to reach Bandar Abbas on goodwill visit

A Pakistan Navy Mission comprising Pakistan Navy ships ‘Tippu Sultan’ and ‘Jurrat’ will reach Bandar Abbas port of Iran on the morning of 12 March on a goodwill visit for three days.

Iran to unveil Karrar tank Sunday

Domestically-manufactured battle Karrar (Striker) tank would be unveiled in a ceremony on Sunday attended by Defense Minister Brigadier-General Hossein Dehqan, it was announced on Saturday.

Iran gas distribution system top in world: Veep

First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri says that the natural gas distribution network in Iran is one of the world’s most formidable ones.


Iran beats UAE to claim AFC Beach Soccer Championship title

The Iranian men’s national beach soccer team has won the trophy at the 2017 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Beach Soccer Championship in Malaysia following a victory the United Arab Emirates (UAE).