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Iran’s defensive capabilities not open to negotiation: Leader

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has once again ruled out any negotiation over the Islamic Republic’s defensive power.


Draft Senate Iran legislation sets tough new U.S. terms for deal

Draft legislation responding to U.S. President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal would set tough new terms for the pact, including restoring sanctions if Iran tests a ballistic missile able to carry a warhead or bars nuclear inspectors from any sites.


Iran reopens Bashmagh border gate with Iraq’s Kurdistan

The Iranian consulate in Erbil announced that Bashmagh border with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) reopens as of today October 25.


Iran-Uganda business forum begins in Kampala

Iran-Uganda business forum kicked off here on Wednesday with participation of the two countries’ foreign ministers.


IAEA chief Amano due in Tehran on Saturday

Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano plans to pay an official visit to Iran on Saturday.


Iran Supreme Leader: Oil-based economy is insecure

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that when oil becomes the pivot of everything, the economy is insecure.


Russian oil companies discuss joint projects in Iran

Russia’s state-owned Rosgeologia is in talks with Zarubezhneft, Gazprom Neft and Lukoil on joint implementation of projects in Iran, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Roman Panov said Wednesday, adding that the total amount of investments is estimated at $1.5 bln.


Swiss to represent Iran, Saudi interests after rivals broke ties

Neutral Switzerland’s embassies in Riyadh and Tehran have signed agreements to represent Iranian interests in Saudi Arabia and Saudi interests in Iran, the Swiss government said on Wednesday.


Iran urges Saudi FM to stop pursuing wrong, futile approaches

Iran says Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister is following the same wrong, futile approach pursued by Riyadh in recent years.


Victories against terrorists thanks to Iran support: Syrian diplomat

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mekdad says his country owes its significant military achievements against the terrorists to Iran’s unwavering support.