Iran’s coverage: Iran says missile programme defensive after US test allegation

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No UN resolution bans Iran missile program, tests

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.

Iran’s defense power carries message of peace: Hatami

Iranian Defense Minister said that Iran’s defensive power aims at ensuring regional security and carries the message of peace.


Pakistan keen on completing IP gasline

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.


Iran projects beyond 1mbd oil exports in next year budget

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.

Foreign Min. starts looking into refueling issue for Iranian planes in Turkey, Lebanon

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.


Banking official: Major European bank keen on resuming coop. with Iran

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.


Compensation for Iran’s doomed oil tanker paid, official says

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.

India, Russia, Iran negotiating transport corridor to enhance trade

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.


Direct Doha-Isfahan flight to be launched in January

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.

Grandmaster Khadem among top 20 of FIDE ratings

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.