Iran’s coverage: Israel drone claim too absurd to merit notice: Iran

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Iran rejects reports of Israel downing Iranian drone as “ridiculous” – state TV

Iran’s Foreign Ministry rejected as “ridiculous” reports that Israel had intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria on Saturday, state TV reported.

 

Samsung officially apologizes to Iranian athletes

Minister of Sports and Youth Masoud Soltanifar said on Friday that the Organizing Committee of he Olympic Games and Samsung Company have officially apologized to Iranian athletes for excluding them from the list of athletes receiving high-end Samsung smartphones.

 

Army overhauls 3 grounded jets

Three grounded jet trainers and fighter jets have been overhauled at Shahid Babaei Airbase concurrent with the Army Air Force Day.

 

Uzbek FM to meet with Zarif today

Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov will hold talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday in Tehran.

Russia: JCPOA not renegotiable

The Russian Ambassador to the United Nations says the 2015 Iran nuclear deal with G5+1 formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) cannot be reviewed or changed.

Iran’s Jan LPG exports jump to 520,000 mt, the most since sanctions ended: sources

LPG shipments from Iran made a strong start to the year, rebounding to 520,000 mt in January, the highest since Western sanctions for its nuclear program were lifted in January 2016, updated fixtures from shipping sources showed this week.

 

Hakim: Security of Iraq, Iran integrated

Leader of Iraq’s National Wisdom Movement Seyed Ammar al-Hakim highlighted the common security threats against his country and neighboring Iran, praising Tehran for its unwavering supports for Baghdad in the war on terrorism.

Iran to make a hell for Israel: IRGC General

Lieutenant commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps warned the Israeli regime of a hell that Iran could create for Zionists, saying all American military bases in the region are within range of Iranian strikes.

 

Office rejects reports on President Rouhani’s private dinner with US congressmen

The deputy head for communications and information at the Iranian president’s office dismissed as “a sheer lie” a recent claim that President Hassan Rouhani attended a private dinner with three Democratic congressmen in the US in 2013.

 

Peugeot has to procure 30% of parts for Algeria from Iran

French carmaker PSA Group has to procure 30% of auto parts at its Algeria site from Iran under its agreement with the country’s leading automaker Iran Khodro (IKCO), a car parts maker says.