Iran’s coverage: Iran’s Navy denies report of laser training at US copter

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


Iran Navy rejects US claim of shining laser at US chopper

Iran has dismissed a recent accusation by US Navy that an Iranian patrol boat had shined laser at an American helicopter flying over the Strait of Hormuz.


Terrorists shoot at border from Pakistan, 3 killed, injured

A terrorist team opened fire at the Iranian borders in southeatern Iran from Pakistan’s territory with light and curve fire guns, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Ground Force reported late on Saturday.


Iran President’s brother arrested on financial charges

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s brother Hossein Fereydoun has been arrested after failing to post the bail set for him, the Judiciary spokesman says.

CNN to interview Zarif on Iran nuclear deal

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to attend an interview with Cable News Network (CNN) on Monday, Washington Post columnist and host of CNN’s GPS in a message said.


US citizen accused of ‘infiltration’ sentenced to 10 years: Iran judiciary

A United States citizen accused of “infiltration” in Iran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, a spokesman for the judiciary said on Sunday.


Banking coop. main prerequisites to bring Iran-Vietnam trade ties to $2 billion

Pointing to the goal of bringing Iran-Vietnam trade relations to $2 billion, Iran’s 1st VP said that one of the main prerequisites for the goal is the expansion of banking cooperation.


Parliament backs deals with foreign firms: MP

A member of the Iranian parliament said the body backs signature of deals with foreign companies under the 6th development plan of the country.


Russian embassy in Tehran target of cyber attack

Russian Foreign Ministry email account and certain affiliated centers, including Russian embassy in Tehran, were targets of hackers’ attack, it was announced on Saturday.

No special concessions to Total in SP. 11 deal: Official

Gholamreza Manouchehri, deputy for development and engineering at the National Iranian Oil Company, says so special concessions have been offered to developers in the deal National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has signed with a consortium comprising Total, CNPCI and Petropars.

Iran to take legal action against Canada for recognition of US court rulings

The Iranian foreign ministry announced on Sunday that the country will start litigation against Canada for recognizing the US courts’ rulings against the Islamic Republic in absentia.