Iran’s coverage: Defense chief vows ‘firm’ response to any Israeli act of ‘piracy’ against Iran oil shipments

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Iran to give crushing response to measures against its oil export: Hatami

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami warned that if Israeli regime adopts any measure against Iranian oil shipments, it will be faced with a crushing response.


Dishonesty behind many domestic problems, Iran’s Leader stresses

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei has noted that many problems in Iran, while being an Islamic country, are a result of ‘lack of honesty’.


President Rouhani meets with Ayatollah Sistani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with Iraqi Shia Marja’ Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the holy city of Najaf on Wednesday.

Top security official: Some in region pursuing suspicious nuclear projects

Secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, has warned about the pursuit of ‘suspicious nuclear projects’ by certain countries in the region.

FM Spox: Personal reason behind attack on Portugal mission staff

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said the Tuesday night armed attack on a staff member of Portugal embassy in Tehran was due to personal hostility.


Iran, Iraq stress in a joint statement: Firm resolve to implement “Treaty Concerning the State Frontier and Neighbourly Relations of Iran and Iraq”

The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq issued a joint statement and stressed development of relations between the two countries in all fields of mutual interest.


Iran not to start war with any country: IRGC cmdr

Major General Gholam Ali Rashid, the commander of Khatam al-Anbiya headquarters, said that Iran will not start any war against any country but knows well how to defend its territory.


Iran ready to supply gas to Iraq: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani voiced Iran’s readiness to export natural gas to neighboring Iraq.


US Congress repeats old claims on ex-FBI agent case to pressure Iran

The US Congress has once again dragged back to surface old claims about the disappearance of ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson in a bid to put more pressure on Iran.


US Sanctions hurt ordinary Iranians: peace activist

The Iranians believe that restored US Sanctions are counterproductive and that they hurt ordinary people, an American peace activist that recently visited Iran told IRNA.