Bahram Qassemi

Iran’s coverage: Iran urges Canada’s answer over killing of national by police

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


Iran demands explanation for murder of national in Canada

 Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned the fatal shooting of an Iranian man in Ontario, Canada, by police, saying Tehran is asking for details about the incident and pursuing the case until the facts are brought to light.

Gen Soleimani meets Qom grand ayatollahs

 Commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force Major General Qasem Soleimani met with grand ayatollahs in the holy city of Qom.

5.1-magnitude quake jolts southwest Iran again

 An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted the village of Hojdak near the city of Ravar in southwestern province of Kerman late on Wednesday.

Angry at Iran & Turkey, UAE pleads for Saudi ‘leadership’

Angered by growing Iranian and Turkish influence, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – a Saudi Arabian satellite state – calls on Arab states to come together under the leadership of Riyadh and Cairo amid what it calls the “geostrategic competition” in the region.

Non-resource export: Russia to supply unique ore pretreatment systems to Iran

Russia’s company Technoros is developing innovative technologies for mining enterprises. The company’s complexes are expected to become yet another Russian non-resource export product. One of the first countries to demonstrate its interest in the new systems was Iran, Technoros’ general director, Igor Katser, told Sputnik.

US building alliances to confront ‘the totality of Iranian threats’: Tillerson

 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States is building alliances with certain countries in the Middle East in order to confront a wide range of threats Iran is presenting.

Asia’s monthly Iran oil imports skid to lowest in Nov since Apr 2016

Imports of Iranian crude oil by major buyers in Asia tumbled 29 percent in November from the same month a year ago to the lowest volumes since April 2016, government and ship-tracking data showed. In total, China, India, Japan and South Korea imported 1.36 million barrels per day (bpd) last month from Iran, the data showed.

Fire at oil rig SW Iran put out in less than 60 days

 Iranian petroleum minister said on Thursday that extinguishing an inferno in less than two months by Iranian experts in the Rag-Sefid oil drilling rig in southwestern Iran is an ‘honor’ for Iran’s oil industry.

President Rouhani: Enemy intending to disappoint Iranians

 Enemy is now after disappointing the people with the future, driving wedges in the country, and harming the public support of the Islamic Establishment, said President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday.

Iranian official raps US military presence in Syria

An adviser to Iran’s parliament speaker decried the presence of US military forces in Syria without the consent of the Damascus government, saying Washington is pursuing its vicious objectives in the guise of supporting Syrian Kurds.