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Spokesman rejects gov’t critics’ claims against FATF

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Thursday rejected critics’ claims that adoption of the action plan of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will result in extradition of Iranian top Quds Force commander to US.

Iran cancels project for sending human into space

Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that the country’s space organization is cancelling a project to explore sending humans into space.

Iranian president makes donation for release of needy inmates

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani donated a total of 2.7 billion rials (about $67,000) to help release prisoners jailed for committing unintentional offenses.

Asian imports of Iran oil rise 23%

The four biggest buyers of Iranian crude oil in Asia increased their imports in April by nearly 23% from a year earlier as Tehran’s exemption from a global production cuts favours the country’s oil export drive.

Saudis reportedly invite Russia to work with ‘Arab NATO’

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammad bin Salman is likely to have invited Russia to work with the emerging Saudi-led military alliance in the Middle East during his visit to Moscow, political analyst Gevorg Mirzayan wrote for Sputnik.

Iran to boost oil output to 4.7m bpd: Minister

Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said that Iran is planning to increase the capacity of oil production to 4.7 million bpd in the long-term.

Press TV cameraman missing in the wake of Kabul bombing

Press TV’s cameraman has gone missing in Afghanistan after a massive bomb blast in Kabul claimed the lives of at least 90 people and injured hundreds of others.

President Rouhani: People true winners of elections

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the true winners of the May 19 elections were the Iranian people and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Communication minister arrives in Russia for int’l economic forum

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi on Thursday arrived here to attend the 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2017).

Ahvaz returns to normal after storm in Southwest Iran

The situation in Ahvaz, the capital city of Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan, has returned to normal after a severe storm on Wednesday covered the city in dust and knocked out power for thousands of people in hot weather in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

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