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Iran steers exporters to defend Rial against US sanctions

Iran’s reshuffled economics team is trying a new tactic to defend the rial against U.S. sanctions — ordering exporters to sell their foreign-currency earnings on a government-regulated trading platform.


Intelligence minister rejects claims of US granting citizenship to Iranian officials

Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alavi refuted US President Donald Trump’s claim that the Obama administration had sweetened the 2015 nuclear deal by granting US citizenship to 2,500 Iranians, including government officials.


Araqchi: Sanctions failed policy

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for political affairs Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that sanctions are defeated policy, as Iran has lived with sanctions for years even it made remarkable progress in sanctions era.


China stresses development of ties with Iran

The Chinese president on Tuesday underlined improvement of cooperation with Iran. China is committed to foster relations with Iran, Chinese President Xi Jinping said.


Iranian nation never to bend to pressure: Gen. Salami

IRGC Deputy Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami said Wed. that the Iranian nation has always passed the difficulties through patience, valor and sacrifice, and will never bend to foreign pressure.


Iran’s defense min. visits advanced ‘Toofan’ chopper production line

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami paid a visit to the production line of advanced and sophisticated helicopter named ‘Toofan’ as well as other underway projects in Plane Manufacturing Company of Iran (HESA).


Zarif hails Leader’s attention to importance of neighbors in Iran foreign policy

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hailed Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei’s special consideration for the neighboring states in Iran’s foreign policy.


India plans to pay five Iran banks for oil purchases

India will deposit payments for crude oil imported from Iran into escrow accounts of five of their banks held with state-run UCO Bank Ltd. after the two nations agreed on a payment mechanism to overcome U.S. sanctions, according to people with knowledge of the matter.


President leaves Tehran for Turkey

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran left Tehran for Ankara, Turkey at the official invitation of the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the head of a high-ranking political and economic delegation.


Parliament condemns anti-Iranian UNGA resolution

National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iranian Parliament condemned the United Nation General Assembly resolution against Iran which claims the violation of human rights in the country.