Iran’s coverage: Rouhani, Assad discuss US strike over phone

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Assad speaks with Iran’s president, who affirms support

Syrian state media says President Bashar Assad has spoken with his Iranian counterpart following last week’s U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base.

Rouhani unveils Iran’s new nuclear achievements

President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled two major nuclear achievements on the occasion of the 11th anniversary of Iran’s National Nuclear Technology Day.

Majlis speaker calls for formation of fact-finding mission on Syria

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani stressed Sunday on the necessity of establishing a fact-finding mission to puzzle out who had used chemical weapons in Syria.


Putin and Rouhani, in phone call, condemn U.S. aggression in Syria – Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani said in a phone call that aggressive U.S. actions against Syria were not permissible and violated international law, the Kremlin said on Sunday.


Iran among heavy water suppliers in world market

AEOI Head Ali Akbar Salehi said Islamic Republic of Iran has joined the countries providing heavy water in the world market.

Iran security body reviewing new IPC oil contracts: minister

Iran’s top security body is still reviewing the Iran Petroleum Contract (IPC) model, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying on Sunday, as the contracts aimed at attracting foreign investors appear to face fresh delays.

Senior cleric Raisi officially announces candidacy for Iranian President

Hojatoleslam Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, the chief custodian of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad, officially announced his decision to run for president in Iran’s upcoming election.


Iran to become petrol exporter by March 2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will become a net exporter of petroleum by the end of the new calendar year which began on March 21.


Iran: Probe into Syria chemical attack brings another scandal to US

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani underlined that the result of investigations by a fact-finding committee on the chemical attack in Syria will bring another disgrace for the US which attacked the country before any probe.


Maj. Gen. Bagheri: US missile attack seeks to ‘restore morale of terrorists’

Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces has told Syrian counterpart US attacks seek to restore the morale of terrorists which had been in its zenith following defeats on the ground in Syria.