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Iran’s coverage: Iran pursues defense-deterrence policy in Persian Gulf: IRGC cmdr.

Speedboats of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are seen during major drills in the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf code-named the Great Prophet 9 on February 25, 2015.

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Cmdr. Rashid: Iran follows defense-deterrence with active presence on waters

Commander of Khatam-al Anbiya Central Headquarters said Sat. that Iran follows the policy of “defense-deterrence” through an “inclusive and active” presence in Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman.


Zarif, Venezuelan counterpart discuss bilateral issues in Tehran

Visiting Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza and Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed matters of bilateral interests during a meeting on Saturday in Tehran.

FM Zarif to discuss future of Iran nuclear deal in New York

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will attend a meeting of the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in coming weeks to talk about the future of the Iran nuclear deal as well as the relations between Tehran and Washington.

EU, Japan underline implementation of Iran nuclear deal

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Foreign Minister of Japan Taro Kono in a phone call stressed implementing the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Iran pillar of stability in Mideast: Russian official

Ismail Shabanov, President of the Talysh Diaspora group, said Iran has foiled US plots to destabilize the Middle East region.

Iran’s Army to equip rapid reaction units with advanced gears: Commander

Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said the army plans to equip its Rapid Reaction Units with state of the art gears in the current Iranian year that started on March 21.

Russia mulls payments for oil in national currencies with Turkey and Iran

Russia is considering an option of payments for oil in national currencies, in particular with Turkey and Iran, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters.


Trump reason for US companies to lose Iran market: Minister

Iranian oil minister said that the US president pressures is the main reason for that companies to lose the opportunity of presence in Iran’s market.

Iran’s National Information Network intact in cyberattack: Minister

An Iranian minister said the country’s National Information Network and local mobile network operators remained intact during a Friday night cyberattack on organizations across the world that also affected a number of Internet service providers in Iran.


Iran, Turkey sign new agreement on food industries

Seyyed Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, the President of the Confederation of Iranian Food Industry Associations and Fahrettin Poyraz, the Head of the Turkish Central Union of Agricultural Credit Cooperatives signed a food agreement between Iran and Turkey on Sat.

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