Iran’s coverage: President Rouhani calls for better Iran-Pakistan ties under Imran Khan

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

 

Rouhani calls for closer ties with Pakistan as Imran Khan takes office

In a message forwarded Sat., Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extended his congratulations to Imran Khan on his election as Pakistan’s new prime minister, stressing Iran’s readiness to develop bilateral ties.

 

Iranian FM honors Kofi Annan as “Champion for Peace”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed deep sorrow over the demise of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, describing him as champion for peace and justice.

 

Guardian Council rejects amendment bill on combating money laundering

Iran’s Guardian Council has rejected an amendment bill on combating money laundering as part of standards set by the FATF, according to the Council’s spokesman on Friday.

 

Iran navy’s destroyer equipped with homegrown version of Phalanx CIWS

Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi announced that for the first time, a destroyer of the Navy has been equipped with an indigenized version of Phalanx, a close-in weapon system (CIWS) on military vessels used for defense against anti-ship missiles.

officials join social media campaign against nepotism in Iran

Several Iranian officials have responded to the social media campaign #Where_Is_Your_Child, which aims to shed light on nepotism that some believe plagues the country and is partly to blame for rampant corruption and mismanagement.

 

Iran to unveil new military achievement next week: military official

Deputy Defense Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Brigadier General Reza Talaei-Nik said Fri. that new military achievements that will be unveiled next week will upset the enemies.

 

Iraq can afford paying war reparations to Iran: senior MP

The Chairman of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh has said Iran expects Iraq to pay war reparations as Iraqi afford the payments.

Iran’s Army unveils updated Bell 206 helicopter simulator

The new Bell 206 helicopter simulator which has been updated by Iranian Army Air Force was unveiled on Saturday.

 

Spanish company vows to defy US sanctions, continue business with Iran

In an interview with Sputnik, Esproenko International, which specializes in oil and gas services, commented on the situation around the first phase of Washington’s anti-Iranian sanctions which entered into force on August 7.

Iran, Netherlands sign MoU on food research

An agreement of cooperation on food research was signed between officials of two Iranian and Dutch universities on Saturday.