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Top General warns enemies of consequences of sea battle with Iran

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces cautioned the enemies, the US in particular, against the severe damage they will have to suffer in case of a naval warfare against Iran.


Candidates start campaigns for Iran’s City and Village Council elections

Candidates for Iran’s City and Village Councils polls have officially kicked off their campaigns in thousands of constituencies across the country ahead of the May 19 twin elections.


Liberating Palestine top priority, Iranian official tells Haniya in message

A special adviser to Iran’s parliament speaker congratulated Ismail Haniya on his post as the new leader of Palestinian Hamas movement, stressing that liberation of occupied Palestinian territories remains Muslim world’s number one priority.

“Iranians suffering from problems caused by Rouhani’s Gov’t”

Iran’s presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi says the current administration is to blame for many of the social and economic problems facing the country.

OMV says talks on Iran settlement are in end phase

The chief executive of Austrian energy group OMV, Rainer Seele, said on Thursday talks with Iran’s national oil company NIOC on settling outstanding claims which have hindered OMV from investing more in the country were almost finished.


Dep. FM dismisses Riyadh claim over Tehran’s arms shipment to Yemen

Majlis Speaker Special Aide for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Wednesday that Saudi regime’s claim about transfer of arms from Iran to Yemen is completely unfounded.


Iran doing business with 3 mega-banks of Japan

Indications have emerged in the media that three of the biggest Japanese banks are already doing effective business with Iran – what could show a major portion of post-sanctions banking problems in dealing with the Islamic Republic has been removed.   


Iran wins Asian Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship

Iran claimed the title of the 2017 Asian Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship on Thursday.


Special program for renewal of Iranian passports in 48 hours in UK

Iran’s Embassy in london announced that it has a special program to help Iranians residing in Briatin attend the May 19 presidential elections by renewing their passports in 48 hours.


Ukrainian president condoles Iranian counterpart over mine blast

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed condolences to his Iranian counterpart on the death of a number of miners in Azadshahr Zemestanyurt coal mine in northeastern Iran.