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Iran’s coverage: Advisor to DM reveals Iran’s plans to enhance ballistic, cruise missile power

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Iran plans to boost ballistic and cruise missile capacity: state news agency

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.


UK minister holds talks in Iran in first visit since U.S. quit nuclear deal

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.


Iraqi official rejects Reuters’ report on Iranian missiles

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.

Iran ditched single-currency rate policy to avoid US trap, top banker says

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.


Syria set to promote military cooperation with Tehran

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said on Friday that his country is determined to boost military cooperation with Iran.


Basij forces launch large-scale drills in 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 in talks with Swiss oil giant over $1Bln deal – Reports

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.


Hearing session of trial for people accused of misusing Forex market begins

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.


Kremlin confirms preparations for Russian-Turkish-Iranian summit on September 7

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.


Iran: Firing Iraqi nat’l security advisor ‘internal issue’

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman announced that Iran will not interfere in recent ousting of the National Security Advisor of Iraq Falih Alfayyadh.