Iran’s coverage: Aseman Airlines signs contract to buy 30 Boeing 737 planes

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

 

Boeing and Iran’s Aseman finalise $3bn deal for 30 jets

Iran’s Aseman Airlines has finalised an agreement to buy 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets for $3.0 billion, the company said Saturday, with an option to buy 30 more.

Iran arrests 8 more terrorists over Tehran attacks

An Iranian judicial official says eight more individuals have been arrested in Iran in connection with the recent terrorist attacks in the capital, Tehran.

 

Merkel says all Persian Gulf nations, Iran, Turkey must work to ease Qatar crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was concerned about the situation in Qatar, adding that all Persian Gulf nations, and also Iran and Turkey, should work together to resolve the regional dispute.

Velayati: Enemies can never damage Iran’s unity

Leader’s senior adviser Velayati said terrorist attacks in Iran will only strengthen the country’s resolve for fighting terrorism, adding Takfiri extremist groups will pay a heavy price for the attacks.

 

Talks over Farzad B development underway with India: Iran

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says talks with Indian developers are still going on for developing Farzad B gas field.

 

Terrorist team identified, arrested in suburb of Tehran: Police

Commander of the Law Enforcement Force Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari announced that a terrorist team affiliated to the agents of the June 7 attacks in the capital have been identified and arrested in the suburb of Tehran.

 

Ministers to brief lawmakers on Tehran terrorist attacks

Iran’s ministers of interior and intelligence are scheduled to give members of the parliament reports on the recent twin terrorist attacks in Tehran that ended with the killing of all five gunmen, a lawmaker said.

Kamalvandi: No need for foreign investment in Arak reactor redesign

AEOI Spokesman Kamalvandi said Iran has no need for financial aid from 5+1 in redesigning Arak heavy water reactor, adding foreign investment places a claim on part of the complex’s management.

 

Iraqi Kurdistan’s ‘Unilateral’ referendum plan only to cause new problems: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday described the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s plan to hold an independence referendum in September as being inconsistent with the Iraqi Constitution, saying such unilateral decisions would only aggravate the situation in the Arab country.

Iranians send protest messages to US diplomat using fake term instead of “Persian Gulf”

Hundreds of Iranians took to the social media to voice their anger after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made use of “Arabian Gulf” instead of “Persian Gulf” during a press conference in Washington on Friday, creating Hashtag #Persian_Gulf.