Iran’s coverage: Iran vows to make ‘strategic leap’ if Europe tries to halt its missile development

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:


Iran to increase missile power if pressured into disarmament: IRGC commander

Deputy Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says if Western powers seek to limit Iran’s missile power, the country will have no option but to expand its potentials in the strategically important field.


Iran’s Defense Ministry to make 44 civil vessels

Under a contract with Iran’s Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, the Defense Ministry is going to manufacture 44 advanced watercraft for civil application in the country.


IP gasline could complete with Pakistan efforts: Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran had fulfilled its commitments regarding a major gas pipeline project to transfer natural gas to Pakistan, expressing optimism the project could come on-stream with the efforts of Pakistani officials.


Senior MP: Europe’s move to tie up INSTEX to FATF means meddling in Iran’s internal affairs

Iranian Parliament’s Vice-Speaker Ali Motahhari underlined that Europe’s interference in his country’s internal affairs by linking the declared mechanism for trade with Iran – Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX)- to the FATF is not acceptable.


Top Bahraini cleric Sheikh Qassim visits Mashhad in Iran

Bahrain’s top Shiite cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, visited Iran’s holy city of Mashhad after a trip to the Iraqi city of Najaf.


Jaberi Ansari, Lavrentiev discuss situation in Syria

Senior Assistant to Iran’s Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari on Saturday discussed with Russia’s Special Envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev the latest developments in Syria.


Major ring disbanded for disrupting petrochemical market

The Iranian intelligence forces have dismantled a major network of dealers who were disrupting the country’s petrochemical market.


Up to 7k German firms eye trade with Iran: German official

Up to 7,000 German business enterprises are estimated to seek continued trade with Iran, says the managing director of the German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce, following the launch of a payment vehicle that enables continued European trade with the Islamic Republic irrespective of unilateral sanctions by the United States.


Chinese Foreign Minister: Beijing committed to maintain JCPOA

China’s foreign ministry quoted Foreign Minister Wang Yi that as saying that Beijing has committed itself to solve major global crises, including the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Syria and Palestine and will provide solutions.


Iran, China and India to be included in new INF

The Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defense, Vladimir Shamanov, said today that the new INF Treaty could become multilateral, with the participation of those countries that were able to gain access to the rocket technologies after 1988.