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Defense budget up by 21% in next year’s bill: Hatami

Defense Minister Amir Hatami said Wed. that next year’s budget bill (to come into effect from March 21) has envisioned 21% increase for the development of defense sector.


Only way for Palestinians to gain own rights is resistance: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has described resistance against the Israeli regime as the only way for the Palestinian nation to obtain its own rights, stressing that all Muslims must support the Palestinians’ right of return and establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital.


Zarif derides US addiction to withdrawal from int’l deals

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message ridiculed US administration’s addiction to withdrawal from international agreements.


Rouhani: Iran not hesitating to empower defense capabilities

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the progress in the military field as positive while emphasizing Tehran’s determination to boost its defensive capabilities.


150bn Rials worth of credit allocated in Sistan and Baluchestan prov.

Head of Islamic Revolution Mostazafan Foundation Mohammad Saeedikia revealed the allocation of 15 billion rials worth of credit to one of the deprived cities in Sistan and Baluchestan province.


Iran always backs Palestinian people, resistance cause

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that Islamic Republic of Iran always supports inalienable rights of Palestinian people and resistance movement.

US dream of halting Iran’s oil exports won’t come true

President Hassan Rouhani described economic activities in Iran promising and positive despite the enemies’ pressures, adding, “Americans won’t ever achieve their goal of halting Iran’s oil exports.”

Trump’s secret Iraq visit proof of US defeat: Iran’s Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the fact that US President Donald Trump recently had to travel to Iraq secretly and briefly shows America’s failure in the countries that it has invaded.


Top general hails Iran’s homegrown refinery as symbol of self-confidence

Iran’s highest-ranking military official praised the construction of the Persian Gulf Star Refinery -known as the world’s largest gas condensate refinery- as a symbol of the country’s self-reliance.

Judiciary order for blocking Instagram issued: official

Secretary of Criminal Content Definition Task Force said that the order for filtering Instagram social network in Iran has been issued by the Judiciary Branch.