Iran’s coverage: Tehran mayor quits presidential race, backs Raisi

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

 

Presidential candidate Qalibaf drops out for Raisi

Presidential candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf in a statement on Monday declared support for Ebrahim Raeisi, another presidential candidate and urged his supporters to back Raeisi in May 19 presidential election.

 

US intelligence ‘limited’ on Iran’s military might

US reports on Iran’s defense power shows the country’s limited intelligence on our actual military might, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said Monday.

 

France’s new govt. fully respects Iran nuclear deal

French Ambassador to Tehran Francois Senemaud stressed that the new government of France, as one of the signatories to the Iran’s nuclear deal, will abide by its commitments under the agreement.

 

Iran urges Islamic states to confront Israel moves

Palestine Intifada Conference Secretary General Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Tehran’s consideration of Egypt’s role in the restoration of the rights of the Palestinian people reminds the need for Islamic countries to confront the expansionist aims of Zionist regime.

Bilfinger says Iran projects running according to plan

German engineering services group Bilfinger’s projects in Iran are running according to plan, its chief executive told journalists on a conference call after the company published first-quarter earnings on Monday.

 

Azerbaijan hails Iran humanitarian aid in Nagorno-Karabakh

The deputy prime minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan in a meeting with the deputy of the Iranian Red Crescent on Sunday appreciated Iran’s humanitarian aids to the Azeri war refugees at the time of Nagorno-Karabakh conflicts.

Iran gasoline storage at 200m liters

Total gasoline in Iran’s inventories amounts to 200 million liters, said Abbas Kazemi, the managing director of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC).

 

Iran wants India to pay 3X gas price for awarding block to OVL

Iran wants India to buy all of the natural gas to be produced from the Persian Gulf block at a price equivalent to the rate Qatar charges for selling liquefied natural gas (LNG) to India under a long-term deal.

 

Official: 9 Foreign firms willing to fund Iran’s plane purchases

Iranian Deputy Road and Urban Development Minister Asqar Fakhrieh Kashan announced that several major European and Asian financers have voiced their willingness to fund the country’s purchases of passenger planes from international aviation giants Airbus and Boeing.

 

Iran vows to prevent aggressive moves against Turkey from bordering areas

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced Ankara’s intention to construct a wall at common borders with Iran, and said Tehran would never allow any hostile group to make an aggressive move against Turkey.