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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said Iran’s missile program has a defensive nature, and no UN Security Council resolution bans Iran from missile program or tests.
Iranian Defense Minister said that Iran’s defensive power aims at ensuring regional security and carries the message of peace.
The new Pakistani government is keen on completion of a gas pipeline project, which is planned to deliver Iranian natural gas to energy-thirsty Pakistan, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources of Pakistan, said.
The spokesman for the parliamentary leadership, Behrouz Nemati, said Iran’s crude exports were projected to be more than a million barrels per day next calendar year in the national budget bill.
Secretary of Association of Iranian Airlines told Mehr News on Sun. that the Foreign Ministry has begun looking into the refueling issue for Iranian planes in Turkey and Lebanon.
An official working in Iran’s banking system said Sun. that the country has held several sessions with a major European bank during which the bank has voiced readiness to resume cooperation with Iran in the face of US sanctions.
A senior official at Iran Insurers Syndicate said all parties involved in the liability insurance of the Iranian oil tanker “Sanchi” that sank in the East China Sea in January have made their compensation payments.
The new shipment passage, International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), is set to connect the Indian Ocean to the Persian Gulf through Iran to Russia and Europe.
The director general of Isfahan Province Airports Company said Sun. that the first flight in Doha-Isfahan route will be launched on January 4, 2019.
Iranian woman chess player Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, also known as Khadem, has moved 11 spots up in the latest FIDE (World Chess Federation) ratings, sitting in the 19th place.