Iran’s coverage: Ayatollah Khamenei hails unity between Iran’s Shia, Sunni Muslims

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Shias, Sunnis together in hardest times: Supreme Leader

Shia and Sunni Muslims are standing by each other in the most difficult times, The Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said.


Appointing special rapporteur on human rights politically motivated: Iran official

Senior Iranian official criticized the UN Human Rights Council’s anti-Iran efforts and said that appointing special rapporteur on human rights is politically motivated.


Iran MPs confirm suicide of held Iranian-Canadian professor

Iranian lawmakers confirmed that an Iranian-Canadian university professor killed himself while he was in custody, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported Monday.


98.2% of nation still say ‘yes’ to Islamic Republic

President Rouhani said Tue. that if the nation were once again asked to take part in a referendum, 98.2% would still choose independence and liberty over foreign intervention.


Iran energy minister welcomes IRGC’s cooperation in cloud seeding

Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian says the ministry welcomes the idea of seeding clouds raised by the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

West used lizards for nuclear spying on Iran: military official

The former chief-of-staff of Iran’s armed forces said Tuesday that Western spies had used lizards which could “attract atomic waves” to spy on the country’s nuclear programme.


FM Zarif departs for Kuwait

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif heading a delegation left Tehran for Kuwait to attend Iraq reconstruction conference.

No talks on Iran’s defense capabilities, spokesman says

Spokesman for the Iranian Administration Mohammad Baqer Nobakht reiterated the country’s policy not to negotiate with foreigners about its missiles power saying that no country has the right to interfere in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic.

Iran’s power makes entire world stand up to Trump: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the country’s strength made the whole world stand up to US President Donald Trump regarding his position on the Iran nuclear deal.


Vessels in Persian Gulf obligated to use Iranian-defined routes: Commander

In compliance with a new regulation introduced by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, all foreign vessels entering the Persian Gulf have to take the maritime routes defined by Iran, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said.