Iran’s coverage: Iran’s President to be sworn in on August 6

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


President-elect Rouhani to take oath of office in August

Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rouhani would be sworn into office at the Parliament (Majlis) on August 6, said a member of the legislative body’s presiding board on Tuesday.


Leader allocates nearly $100,000 to help release needy prisoners

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei allocated a total of 3.13 billion rials (about $100,000) to help release prisoners jailed for committing unintentional offenses.


Pak PM adviser: We don’t want to make Iran unhappy at any cost

Adviser to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says Islamabad does not want make Iran unhappy with Pakistan at any cost, local media reported.


PCC head dismisses claim on frozen Iranian assets in China

Iran’s Petrochemical Commercial Company (PCC) Managing Director dismissed claims on Iranian assets for petrochemical products exports being frozen in China, saying there are only some difficulties in payment.


President stresses removing problems of the underprivileged

President Hassan Rouhani has emphasized the importance of addressing people’s problems, in particular the hardships of the needy members of the society.


Tehran, Moscow in heated oil talks

Iran and Russia are in serious talks for depending their oil relations.


Palestinian issue pivotal in Muslim unity: Iranian official

The head of the Intifada (Palestinian uprising) and Quds Center at Iran’s Islamic Propagation Coordination Council said the issue of Palestine plays a major role in promoting unity among Muslim nations.


Sputnik connects with Iran

Sputnik international news agency and radio and Iran’s leading news agency, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), have signed a cooperation agreement.

Iran developing handicrafts chain stores

The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) said efforts are underway to develop a job creation scheme through the handicrafts market with the launch of chain stores across the country.


Blood thinner medicine behind Iranian filmmaker Kiarostami’s death: Official

An Iranian health official attributed the cause of death of celebrated film director Abbas Kiarostami to “meningeal hemorrhage” due to a blood thinner medicine he was given when he was hospitalized in France.