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Iran, China sign contract to modernize Arak heavy water reactor

Iran and China inked a contract to redesign the heavy water reactor near the Central city of Arak based on the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers.


President attends World Assembly of Islamic Cities summit in Qazvin

The Fifth International Summit of the World Assembly of Islamic Cities (WAIC) started work here on Sunday in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani in this northwestern Iranian province.

Certain countries shipping terrorists to Afghanistan: Iran official

A senior Iranian official says certain regional countries seek to transfer terrorists from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan.

Iran to broadcast presidential debates live: Interior Ministry

Iran’s Election Campaign Monitoring Committee has revised an earlier decision not to cover live the planned presidential debates in the country, the Interior Ministry says.


Iran can facilitate Georgia’s access to Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic can function as the passageway of Georgia and other regional countries to the Persian Gulf, the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean while Georgia can connect Iran to the Black Sea.

Falling for MKO turns out badly for US every time: Iran official

A senior Iranian official has warned the US against being misled by the anti-Iran propaganda campaign of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization’s (MKO), saying Washington has suffered every time it has trusted the notorious group.


IRGC acts as ‘security shield’: Armed Forces chief of staff

IRGC corps have shielded the security of Iranian people as well as the Islamic Ummah with standing by the Islamic resilience in Syria and Iraq, says Armed Forces chief of staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri.

Zarif hints at WAVE initiative in Greece trip

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in Greece to attend the Ancient Civilizations Forum, highlighted the significance of dialogue for a World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE), an Iranian-proposed initiative that the UN adopted as a resolution in 2013.


Iran not to retreat from plans to boost missile power: Defense Minister

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan underlined that the Islamic Republic will never hesitate to boost its missile power in the face of foreign threats against the country’s defense program.


Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

An Iranian presidential candidate said Sunday the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country’s economy.