Iran’s coverage: Iran opens $1 billion extension at closest port to Indian Ocean

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


Chabahar, Iran’s sole Oceanic port opens

President Hassan Rouhani, who is visiting the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, inaugurated the first phase of Chabahar’s Shahid Beheshti Port on Sunday.

Leader urges constant enhancement of Iran’s defense power

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei reiterated the need for continually boosting Iran’s military capabilities to ensure national security.


Gen Soleimani named Iran’s Best Comdr

In a ceremony on Sunday to introduce the best military individuals and bodies in Iran, General Qasem Soleimani was named the most successful commander.


Iran’s Rouhani calls for Middle East ‘dialogue’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that Middle Eastern countries should solve their problems together without relying on external powers.


Tehran dismisses verbal duel between Iran, S. Arabian FMs in Rome

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Saturday rejected reports on alleged severe verbal conflict between the Iranian and Saudi Arabian foreign ministers during the newly-ended Rome MED Conference 2017 in Rome, describing the report as ‘mere news fabrication’.


Conference held in Tehran on Leader’s letters to Western youth

Iran’s capital of Tehran on Sunday hosted a conference to discuss the impacts of the two letters that Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has sent to the youth in Western countries.


Pompeo claims he ‘sent a note’ to warn Iran’s Soleimani over Iraq

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he has written a letter to Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani, who commands the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) to warn him about US interests in Iraq.


Zarif: Leader’s letters to Western youth point to post-West era

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei’s letters to Western youth were in step with facts in international relations, including the fact that momentous developments are no more being shaped in the West, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.


Iran FM to attend Caspian Sea littoral states’ summit in Moscow

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will take part in the upcoming ministerial meeting of five Caspian Sea littoral states (Iran, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Russia, and Kazakhstan), due to be held in Moscow on December 4-5.


Iran elected deputy int’l chemical arms body

Iran was elected as the vice chairman of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).