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Iran plans to boost its ballistic and cruise missile capacity, as well as acquire a new generation fighter planes and submarines, the Iranian state news agency IRNA quoted a senior Defence Ministry official as saying on Saturday.
A junior British minister held talks with his Iranian counterpart in Tehran on Saturday, Iran’s television reported, the first visit by a UK minister since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers.
A senior Iraqi official said that the Reuters’ claims that Iran has transferred ballistic missiles to Iraq are imprecise as Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces) have produced the missiles themselves.
Governor of the Central Bank of Iran defended ditching the idea of a single dollar exchange rate as a strategy to avoid the US government’s trap and counter its attempts at stepping up economic pressure on Iran.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said on Friday that his country is determined to boost military cooperation with Iran.
Hundreds of thousands of forces serving in the Iranian Basij (voluntary forces) attended a country-wide drills that include massive military exercises and social service programs, particularly in underprivileged areas.
Iran is seeking to extend or renew a $1 billion oil deal with the Swiss giant Vitol Group ahead of the promised return in November of crippling US sanctions, media reported.
The hearing session of trial for 13 people charged with importing mobile phones with official exchange rate but selling them at free market price began in revolutionary courts in Tehran.
Preparations are underway for a meeting between the Russian, Turkish and Iranian presidents scheduled to be held in Tehran on September 7, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, adding that the Russian and Turkish leaders were also expected to hold a bilateral meeting.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman announced that Iran will not interfere in recent ousting of the National Security Advisor of Iraq Falih Alfayyadh.