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


Former president Ahmadinejad registers for presidential election

Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered for the upcoming presidential elections to be held on May 19.


Zarif to visit Russia on Friday: Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Tuesday that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is due to travel to the Russian capital, Moscow on Friday to attend a trilateral meeting with his Russian and Syrian counterparts.


126 hopefuls register for presidential election in first day

In the first day of registration for the next presidential election in Iran to be held on May 19, 126 people put their names at the list of candidates in Interior Ministry on Tuesday.


Iranian, Italian FMs discuss ties, world developments

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Italian counterpart, Angelino Alfano, in a telephone conversation discussed a range of issues, including expansion of bilateral ties between Tehran and Rome and the latest developments in the region and the world.


Commander: Iran’s Ground Force expanding drone fleet

Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari announced that the number and range of drones used during the Ground Force’s operations across the country are increasing.


Iran, Syria call for formation of fact-finding committee on Khan Sheikhoun attack

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and the Syrian Defense Minister Fahd Jassem al-Freij called for establishment of a fact-finding committee to probe into the Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack in Idlib province.


Iran, Russia underline striking more decisive blow to terrorists in Syria

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu on Tuesday underlined bilateral cooperation for striking further decisive and annihilating blow to terrorists in Syria.

Iran arrests 2 terrorists in relation to assassination of IRGC commander

Ground Force of the Quds base of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said on Tuesday evening that it has arrested two terrorists involved in the assassination of its commander.


Zarif: Russia visit aims at examining Syria developments

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif pointed to his forthcoming trip to Russia, saying it aims at reviewing Syrian developments.

Qasemi: EU double-standard policies in dealing with human rights issues failed, inactive

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Wednesday that the European Union (EU) stances in dealing with the human rights issues are failed and unproductive.