February 24, The Iran Project – Iran urges Pak Gov’t to answer for Zahedan terror attack; Enemies cannot hurt Iranian nation: Leader; Ayatollah Khamenei highlights failure of Warsaw conference; Larijani visit to China and meeting with senior officials; S. Arabia father-in-law of regional, int’l Takfiri terrorism: Spox; Pakistan should know Saudi gov’t is transient: Top advisor; Rouhani says Iran-US tensions are at ‘a maximum’; Iran will not rule out possibility of military conflict with Israel; Iran unveils 5 new energy, material achievements; Gen. Soleimani cautions pakistan to stop terrorists along borders with Iran; Iran kicks off large-scale naval drill in Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman; Global watchdog gives Iran until June to strengthen anti-money laundering rules; Zarif: Staying in JCPOA or not depends on public will; Iran still holding up its end of nuclear deal, IAEA report shows; Iran has plans to neutralize US oil sanctions: Top official; Iranian DM dismisses US claims of defeating ISIL as lie; Trump to be surprised by Iran’s response to sanctions: Zarif and MI6 chief makes secret Israel visit to discuss Iran nuclear program: Report are among major headlines dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (February 18- February24).
Iran Majlis (Parliament) speaker called on the Pakistani government to stand accountable for the recent terror attack in Iran which was designed and carried out from inside the Pakistan territory.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived at Bandar Lengeh Airport some minutes ago to pay a visit to the southern Iranian province.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has ordered 20 percent of oil exports’ revenues to go to the National Development Fund of Iran, Majlis (Parliament) speaker announced here on Sunday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized US administration policies as regard walking away from Iran nuclear deal and its pressures on Europe to breach its commitments under UNSC resolutions.
Military Aide to the Iranian Supreme Leader Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi slammed Saudi Arabia for supporting the terrorist groups acting against Iran, and said Pakistan and its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) should account for the recent suicide attack on IRGC in Southeastern Iran.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif rejected accusations of antisemitism leveled against Iran by US Vice President Mike Pence, saying the Islamic Republic has always supported the Jews but it is opposed to Zionism.
Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif strongly defended Iran’s missile program and slammed the West for selling weaponry and having dual standard regarding the human rights issue in the interview section of Munich Security Conference on Sunday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated a new domestically-built submarine armed with cruise missiles, Press TV reported.
Iran is among top 11 countries of the world which have achieved the technology of building submarines, said the head of Marine Industries Organization of the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that it is ‘very painful’ for enemies to see that Iran has managed to inaugurate major national projects despite harshest sanctions.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the fact that millions of people celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Revolution, once again proved that the enemies cannot hurt the Iranian nation.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described the failure of a recent anti-Iran conference held by the US and its allies in Poland as a sign of the enemy’s weakness, saying the US is gripped by a whole host of troubles, including social and economic woes.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani departed for China on Monday to hold talks with senior officials of the East Asian country in various fields of mutual interest.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi described Saudi Arabia as father-in-law of Takfiri terrorism in the region and world, saying that Saudi government which is origin of organized terrorism lacks authority to accuse others of supporting terrorism.
Ahead of Saudi visit, China seeks ‘deeper trust’ with Iran
China wants to deepen “strategic trust” with Iran, the Chinese government’s top diplomat told Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday, days before Saudi Arabia’s crown prince visits Beijing, underscoring China’s difficult Middle East balancing act.
Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said that security forces of the country will respond to terrorists behind Wednesday’s attack as this is what the nation expects.
The Guardian Council Spokesman Abbasali Kadkhodaei says that Palermo and CFT bills, which have already gained the approval of Iranian Parliament but have been rejected by Guardian Council, will also be approved by the mediating body Expediency Council.
First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Tuesday that Warsaw meeting was aimed at spreading Iranophobia with the help of the US and Israel, but promoters of Iranophobia were disgraced.
Military advisor to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution slammed Pakistan Intelligence Organization’s backing for terrorists, saying that Pakistan is a neighbor of Iran but it should know that Saudi government will not last.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that tensions between Tehran and Washington were at “a maximum” rarely seen in the decades-long contentious relations of the two countries.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with visiting Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif accused Israel of engaging in “adventurism” with its bombing campaigns in Syria and said he could not rule out the possibility of a military conflict between the countries.
Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami unveiled 5 successful industrial and research achievements of the Energy Sources Development Organization (ESDO) on Wednesday.
Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani warned the Islamabad government to stop cross-border attacks by the terrorists based in neighboring Pakistan.
Iranian naval forces on Friday started a massive three-day drill, codenamed “Velayat 97”, in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
The Fateh (conqueror) submarine and Sahand destroyer — both indigenized — were used in Velayat-e 97 drills for the first time.
Iran has until June to fix its anti-money laundering and terrorism financing rules or face increased international scrutiny of its banks, a global watchdog said on Friday.
Iranian army is vigilantly monitoring all threats in the region, Deputy Commander of the Islamic Republic Army for Coordination Affairs said.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that staying in JCPOA or not depends on public demand.
Iran has remained within the key limits on its nuclear activities imposed by its 2015 deal with major powers despite growing pressure from newly reimposed U.S. sanctions, a report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog showed on Friday.
Three cruise missiles were shot from coastal launchers in the second day of Velayat 97′ wargame which is underway in the Sea of Oman on Friday.
Iran has proved that its power is aimed at establishing peace, security and stability in the region, said the Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that countries which build walls around themselves will be destroyed from inside and will achieve no progress.
Iran has devised initiatives to foil the US sanctions on its oil exports, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said, noting that the country has multiple ways to sell its crude.
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami highlighted Iran’s preparedness to counter foreign threats and said if enemies dare to attack the Islamic Republic, the country will become fully offensive.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami described the US claims of withdrawing its forces from Syria after defeating the ISIL as a lie, stressing that efforts by Iran and its allies annihilated the terrorist group.
The Iranian Navy flew patrol, reconnaissance and bomber drones during an ongoing war game in the country’s southern waters.
The head of Britain’s foreign spy agency MI6 has reportedly made a secret visit to Tel Aviv and exchanged views with Israeli intelligence officials on Iran’s nuclear activities.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council highlighted the US failure to form a regional coalition against the Islamic Republic, predicting that America would have to pull its forces out of more regions in the Middle East in 2019.
President Rouhani launched phase III of Bandar Abbas Gas Condensate Refinery (also called the Persian Gulf Star Refinery) and a project to enhance productivity of Bandar Abbas Oil Refinery on Monday.
Iran has become self-sufficient in gasoline production, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Monday after inauguration of the third phase of the Persian Gulf Star Refinery in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas.
The lawmakers in Iranian Parliament have given permission to the government to take a $5bn loan from Russia to allow ownership of capital assets.
Hours after the anti-money laundering body FATF extended the deadline for Iran until June 2019 to complete reforms, the Central Bank of Iran issued a statement welcoming the move.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran’s measures to cushion the impact of US sanctions against the country will take US President Donald Trump by “surprise”.
The United States is lobbying Persian Gulf states to hold off restoring ties with Syria, including the UAE which has moved closer to Damascus to counter the influence of its rival Iran, five sources told Reuters.
In the process of continuing work to secure the liberated areas in Damascus Countryside, the authorities found large quantities of weapons and ammunition including US and Israeli-made rockets.
A New report from Democrats in the US House of Representatives concluded that the Trump administration is selling US nuclear secret to Saudis.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun has strongly dismissed latest allegations by the US ambassador to the Arab country that the Hezbollah resistance movement is now wielding more influence on the Beirut government.
Iran is going to use China’s expertise on tackling sand and dust storms (SDSs) and take steps to halt the external SDS hotspots affecting southeastern and southwestern parts of the country, head of the national working group on SDSs has said.
The UNICEF Innovation Fund is set to make up to $100,000 equity-free investments in early stage (seed) technology startups that have the potential to benefit humanity.
Intelligence Ministry said on Thursday that two terrorist groups, which were to plant bombs and take mischievous acts in Kurdestan Province, were identified and arrested.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited the exhibition of scientific and technological achievements of knowledge-based companies in Pardis Technology Park on Sat. Feb. 23.
Renowned Islamic scholar Ayatollah Mohammad Danesh Zadeh Qomi (Momen), who was a jurist member of Iran’s Guardian Council, has passed away after a months-long struggle with disease.