Iran Coverage: Democracy’s end in horizon if public loses trust in ballot boxes

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Democracy’s end in horizon if public loses trust in ballot boxes

President Hassan Rouhani has made an earnest entreaty to political rivals they should abandon hitting the government as ammunition for election campaign as it would deprive public of their trust upon ballot boxes as the sole cause of the hope for the future.

Essar doubles Iran oil imports in Feb vs Jan – trade sources

Essar Oil, a key Indian client of Tehran, more than doubled oil imports from Iran in February compared with the previous month, according to tanker arrival data obtained from trade sources and ship-tracking services on the Thomson Reuters Eikon terminal.

IRGC‌ commandos join rapid reaction units

Commandos serving in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force have been integrated into the Rapid Reaction Unit of the Force, a top commander said.

Iranian-American detained in Iran released on bail

An Iranian-American detained in Iran since last summer has been released on bail of approximately $60,000, the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reported Sunday.

Iran commander: US will regret any adventurism

The former head of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has warned the United States against any military “adventurism” after a top US military commander threatened Tehran with military action.

Iran ranks 1st in Dubai Karate 1 Premier League

Iranian karate team, by receiving three gold and four bronze medals, stood on the first place in the third stage of Karate 1 Premier League Dubai 2017.

Iran releases 15 Indian fishermen

Iran now has in its custody 22 Indian fishermen. They were arrested between  August 2016 and January 2017.

Qasemi: Hoisting any flag in Kirkuk except Iraq’s national flag mounts tension

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Monday that hoisting any flag except Iraq’s national flag in Kirkuk in Northern Iraq, runs counter to the country’s constitution and will mount tension.

Explosion hits metro in Russia’s St. Petersburg — source

According to preliminary reports, ten people were killed by an explosion inside a metro train at the Sennaya Square station in St. Petersburg, emergency services told TASS.

Russia-Iran alliance likely to prove crucial for gas market in years to come

The use of natural gas as a source of energy has been growing rapidly in the past few years and it won’t until 2035 that we reach the natural gas peak in the global energy consumption. While the majority of the energy market remain focused on oil and its current supply glut in the market, it is important to take note that oil had reached its peak in the global energy consumption back in the 80’s and its contribution has been coming down.