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Iran’s advisory presence in Iraq, Syria meant for defense: Official

An Iranian official highlighted the reasons for deployment of Iranian military advisers to Syria and Iraq, saying their presence in the two Arab countries at the request of their governments is in line with efforts to defend Iran’s security and interests against enemies.


Iran slams Netherlands ‘unconstructive’ expulsion of embassy staffers

Iran has slammed an “unconstructive” move by the Netherlands to deport two Iranian embassy staffers, saying the Islamic Republic reserves the right to take a reciprocal measure.


Amir-Abollahian says Syrians will not allow Israel to control Syria

Iranian Parliamentary Director General for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Sat. that Iran will continue its firm support for the Palestinian Resistance forces and the Syrians will not allow the country to once again fall victim to the Zionist terrorists.


Dutch airline KLM suspends directs flights to Tehran

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in a statement on Sat. announced that it will stop direct flights to Iranian capital Tehran for “commercial reasons”.


US’ unilateralism could trigger world war III

A top Iranian official says the Trump administration’s unilateralism could push the world towards a third World War.


Iran cuts electricity supplies to Iraq over unpaid bills

Iran has cut electricity supplies to Iraq due to unpaid bills, the Ministry of Electricity in Baghdad said on Friday.


Iran expresses regret over deadly floods, landslides in Japan

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has expressed deep regret over the recent deluges and landslides in Japan, which left dozens of people dead and missing.

Iran says no major change in oil exports despite US pressure

Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Zanganeh says there has been no major change in the country’s production and export of crude oil despite recent threats by US President Donald Trump to halt the oil trade activities of the Islamic Republic.


UK pleased about role in redesigning Arak research reactor modernization project

UK’s deputy Foreign Minister, Alistair Burt expressed his satisfaction with the assigning the joint presidency in Arak reactor updating project to his country.


China’s SAIC Motor to stay in Iran

Vice president of Sanat Khodro Azarbaijan (Azarbaijan Vehicle Industry Co), Fariborz Zarei said, “Given the investment of SAIC Motor automotive manufacturer group in Iran, Sanat Khodro Azarbaijan’s activity won’t be affected by US’ unilateral sanction against Tehran”.