Iran’s coverage: Rouhani inaugurates four new phases of South Pars gas field

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

 

South Pars Gas Field phases 13, 22, 23, 24 officially start operation

Phases 13, 22, 23, 24 of South Pars Gas Field officially started operation on Saturday on Dr Rouhani’s order.

 

Zarif says Iranians never forget Iraq chemical attack

Iranian foreign Minister in a message referred to the chemical attack conducted by former Iraqi regime in Halabja & Sardasht, saying Iranians together with Kurdish brothers will never forget it.

 

Iran’s oil minister blames US for market tensions

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Saturday that frequent U.S. comments about oil prices had created market tensions, the ministry’s news website SHANA reported.

 

IRGC commander: Whole Israeli-occupied territories within range of Hezbollah’s missiles

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said that the Israeli expansionist dreams turned sour with the victory of the Islamic Revolution, adding that now Lebanon’s Hezbollah enjoys missiles with a range that covers the whole Israeli-occupied territories.

Iran’s military chief holds counter-terror talks in Damascus

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Mohammad Baqeri arrived in Syria Sunday to hold counter-terror talks with Syrian and Iraqi military officials, local reports said.

 

Iran keen to forge good ties with all neighbors: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is ready to establish good relations with all its neighboring countries with an objective of advancing the region’s interests.

INSTEX not to fulfill all of Iran’s expectations: Falahatpisheh

Chairman of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iranian Parliament Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said that the proposed financial channel of European countries, known as INSTEX, does not satisfy all expectations of Iran.

Iran to boost defense industry relying on youths: Minister

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami highlighted the role of young experts in the progress of the country’s defense industry and said the Islamic Republic is determined to rely on them to boost the industry.

 

Rezaei casts doubt over CFT effectiveness pointing to NZ terror attack

Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei voiced doubt about the effectiveness of the convention against the funding of terrorism (CFT) in establishing security in the world.

 

Iranian official unveils special plan for eastern border security

Iran’s deputy interior minister for security affairs said a special plan has been formulated to enhance security along the country’s eastern border, noting that Tehran and Islamabad are determined to crush terrorism in joint border areas.