Iran’s coverage: Iran launches line for mass-production of missile

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


Iran starts mass-production of long-rage air defense missiles

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan on Sunday inaugurated the mass production line of a long-range air defense missile dubbed Sayyad-3 (Hunter-3), which is fully designed and manufactured by domestic military experts.


EU admits ‘challenges’ in trade with Iran despite ‘consistent trend’ of engagement

The European Union (EU) says economic engagement with Iran has been ongoing since a multilateral nuclear deal with the country despite “existing challenges,” an apparent acknowledgement of the United States’ attempts to throw a wrench into the works.


New US sanctions in breach of both letter, spirit of JCPOA: Iranian oficial

Head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi said the new US sanctions against Iranian individuals and entities are in violation of both the letter and spirit of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Dehqan: Sayyad-3 missile capable of dealing with all kinds of EW

Iran’s Defense Minister General Hossein Dehghan has said his ministry is able to provide the defense needs of the Armed Forces in the shortest possible time.

Intl. community needs to remind US of JCPOA promises

Iran’s Deputy FM Takht-Ravanchi called on the international community to take a stand against US breach of its JCPOA commitments and urge Washington to implement its commitments under the deal.


White House demands release of US prisoners in Iran or face ‘serious consequences’

The White House has warned Iran of “serious consequences” if it does not release all American citizens imprisoned in the country.


Iraqi defense min. arrives in Tehran for bilateral talks

Iraq Defense Minister Irfan al-Hayali arrived in Tehran on Saturday, at the head of a defense delegation.


Iran views Russia as strategic partner in defense field

Iran relies on Russia as a strategic partner in the field of defense, Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Abdolkarim Banitarafi said Thursday during the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017.


MP: Hajj to be off agenda if Iranian diplomats denied Saudi entry

An Iranian lawmaker raised the possibility on Saturday that plans for the participation of Iranian pilgrims in this year’s Hajj season might be cancelled if the Saudi government keeps refusing to allow a delegation of Iranian Foreign Ministry representatives entry into the kingdom.

Iran still undecided on buying S-400 systems from Russia

Iran has not yet decided to buy Russia’s S-400 air defense systems, Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Abdolkarim Banitarafi said Thursday at the MAKS-2017 International Aviation and Space Salon.