Iran’s coverage: President Rouhani unveils new budget bill on positive note

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Rouhani presents Iran budget, says US sanctions to hit lives, growth

President Hassan Rouhani presented an annual state budget of 4,700 trillion rials ($47 bln at the free market rate) to parliament on Tuesday, saying U.S. sanctions would affect Iranians’ lives and growth but not bring the government to its knees.


Supreme Leader issued message of condolence on the passing of Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic revolution—Imam Khamenei— issued a message, expressing condolences for the passing of the great faqih, the chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council, Ayatollah Hashemi-Shahroudi.


Zarif warns again of Iran’s threshold of tolerance in expectation of EU promises

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday renewed warnings to the European Union to speed up launch of its long-awaited Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) that is to enable banking and trade with Iran to keep the country under the nuclear deal after the US retreat last April.

Rouhani felicitates world leaders on Jesus Christ’s birthday

President Rouhani in a messages, congratulated the world leaders on the birthday of the prophet of peace and friendship, Jesus Christ (PBUH) and the beginning of year 2019.


Further deepening of relations with Azerbaijan important for Iran

Iranian President referred to the friendly, brotherly relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan, stressing on development of comprehensive relations between Tehran and Baku for accelerating implementation of agreements between the two countries.


Iran’s ambassador congratulates Iraqi Christians on new year

Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi in a message on Monday congratulated Christian officials and followers of the divine religion in Iraq on the new year.


Bus rollover crash at university in Tehran kills 7

A bus carrying students at a university in northwest Tehran rolled onto its side on Tuesday, killing at least 7 people.


Iran-Russia naval forces’ technical coop. to further increase in future

Commander of Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said the technical cooperation between the naval forces of Iran and Russia will further increase in the future.


Iran eyes closer economic ties with Azerbaijan: Larijani

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani hailed the longstanding, strategic relations between the Islamic Republic and Azerbaijan, and called for securing ‘closer economic ties’ between the two states.


Iran busts network involved in banking, currency fraud

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry arrested members of a major network that had swindled the country’s banks out of millions of euros by infiltrating into the banking system.