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Hashemi Shahroudi appointed new head of Iran Expediency Council

Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi has been appointed by Iran’s Leader as the new head of the country’s Expediency Discernment Council, replacing the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

President congratulates 11th anniversary of Lebanon’s victory in July war

President Rouhani sent a message to the President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun, to congratulate him, the government and the people of Lebanon on their victory in the July War 11 years ago.


Riyath to offer desirable services to Iranian pilgrims

Riyath is ready to provide Iranian Hajj pilgrims with favorable services and solve any problem they may face, an official with Saudi Arabia Hajj Ministry told an Iranian delegation.


Iranian navy commander says Tehran plans to send ships to Atlantic

Iran plans to send ships to western Atlantic Ocean in the near future, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said.


Minister: Iran to continue fight until destruction of terrorists

Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alavi in a message on the occasion of the martyrdom of Mohsen Hojajji in Syria underlined that the fight against the terrorist groups will continue until the complete defeat of the Takfiri terrorist groups.

Indian refiners buy 502k bpd of Iranian crude in July

State and private Indian refining companies bought an average of 502,000 bpd of crude oil from Iran in July 2017, up by 83,000 bpd from June.


Rezaei: Regional developments to push back US

Former IRGC General Mohsen Rezaei said Mon. that the current developments in the Middle East will force the United States to retreat from the region.


IRGC commander vows crushing response to any military move by enemies

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned that a crushing response would await Iran’s enemies in case they dare to make any wrong move against the country.


Speaker: Holy Shrine defenders guarantee Iran’s security, dignity

Defenders of the Holy Shrine guaranteed security, awareness and dignity for Iranian people, Majlis (Parliament) speaker Ali Larijani said.


Eurasian Economic Union expects to sign free trade deal with Iran this year

A temporary agreement on establishing a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Iran may be signed in 2017, Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Board Tigran Sargsyan said Monday.