Iran’s coverage: Iran, US navies engage in second encounter in one week

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


IRGC raps US repeat of ‘provocative move’ in Persian Gulf

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has slammed US Navy for another display of a “provocative and unprofessional” move in the past week in the Persian Gulf.


Trump to sign Russia-Iran sanctions legislation: White House

The White House has announced that President Donald Trump intends to sign legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea.


“Gen. Qassem Soleimani” is the most popular character in Iran

The poll conducted by Iran.poll for the “The Center of International and Security Studies” at the University of Maryland shows that General Qassem Soleimani, commander of Qods Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, is the most popular character in the public eyes.


Iran to strongly react if US violation of JCPOA approved

Iran’s 1st VP Es’hagh Jahangiri has warned that “Iran will strongly react if the JCPOA monitoring board announces US violation of JCPOA.”


Senior commander: No enemy able to surprise Iranian armed forces

Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan underlined that the country’s Armed Forces are always ready to give a crushing response to aggressors, adding that the enemies are not able to surprise them.


Deputy FM: Iran to give decisively response to US Congress approval

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi announced that the country will certainly reciprocate the US congress approval to impose new sanctions against Tehran in violation of the 2015 nuclear deal.


EU’s Mogherini to attend Iran President’s swearing-in ceremony

The European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini will travel to Tehran on August 5 to attend the inauguration ceremony of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, according to her spokeswoman.


Spokesman: Iran not aware of ex-FBI agent’s fate

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced that his country has no information about the fate of Bob Levinson, a retired FBI agent who disappeared in 2007.


New oil contract model requires partnership of domestic firms in oil projects: Min.

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says the newly-devised model of oil contracts requires presence and partnership of Iranian companies in oil and gas projects besides foreign developers.

Several parliament speakers to attend Iranian President’s swearing-in

The parliament speakers of some foreign countries are scheduled to attend the swearing-in ceremony for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who was re-elected for a second term by a landslide in May, a member of the parliament’s presiding board announced on Saturday.