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Iran to bolster missile power, deterrence: General

Iran will reinforce its missile capabilities in all areas, particularly in ballistic and cruise sectors, a top defense official said here on Thursday.


Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei rips Trump over Charlottesville debacle

Iranian Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has some advice for US President Donald Trump: instead of meddling in the affairs of countries across the globe, concern yourself with your own backyard.

3rd day of debate on President Rouhani’s proposed ministers starts

Third day of Iran’s Majlis (Parliament) open session to discuss plans of President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed ministers started here on Thursday.


Iran, Turkey share common view on Iraqi Kurdistan referendum: Baqeri

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said on Wednesday that Iran and Turkey share common views on holding referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum.


Daesh cannot get near Iran’s borders even in mind: Commander

Iranian armed forces’ show of power proved that the terrorist group of Daesh (ISIS) is incapable to get close to Iran’s borders even by conceiving it in mind, Iran’s military official announced here on Tuesday.


Turkey to boost military cooperation with Iran after army chief’s visit

Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost military cooperation after talks in Ankara this week between the Iranian armed forces chief of staff and Turkish leaders, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Thursday.


Moscow backs Iran’s right to develop missiles: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described US unilateral sanctions against Tehran as “unacceptable in principle” especially if used for self-serving purposes, and said Russia support Iran’s right to develop its weapon capabilities.


‘Tehran, Ankara agree on sharing intel, operational cooperation on fight against terror’

Ankara and Tehran have agreed on sharing intelligence and cooperating operationally in the fight against terror, Iran’s Chief of General Staff Maj. Gen. Mohamed Baqeri has said.


Iran’s President congratulates Indonesia on National Day

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message to his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo congratulated the people and government of Indonesia on the Southeast Asian country’s National Day.


Russian football chief rules out Moscow as venue for Russia-Iran friendly match

The Russian capital of Moscow will not be the venue for a mooted friendly football match between the Russian and Iranian national teams and two other options are under negotiations at the moment, Vitaly Mutko, the president of the Russian Football Union (RFU), told TASS on Thursday.