Iran’s coverage: Iran’s 11th Parliament starts work

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

 

11th Parliament inauguration ceremony kicks off in Tehran

The inauguration ceremony for the 11th Iranian Parliament after the Islamic Revolution has kicked off in Tehran with elected MPs and senior officials in attendance.

 

Third Iranian fuel cargo reaches Venezuelan waters, others unloading – data

The third cargo of an Iranian tanker flotilla carrying fuel for gasoline-thirsty Venezuela on Tuesday reached the nation’s exclusive economic zone as the previous two were discharging at state run PDVSA’s ports, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.

 

Leader asks MPs to work on ‘culture and economy’ as two priorities of country

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has issued a message to the new Parliament which was read in the opening ceremony.

 

Govt. ready for close coop with new Parl. according to constitution

President Hassan Rouhani says the government is ready for close cooperation with the new Parliament within the frameworks of the Islamic Republic’s constitution.

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake hits east Tehran

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale hit Damavand County in the east of the Iranian capital of Tehran on Wednesday noon.

 

 

Iran-Venezuela trade has nothing to do with US: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani highlighted that the United States has no right to intervene in legal trades between independent states.

 

 

Iranian delegation discusses border incident with Afghan officials

An Iranian delegation visiting Kabul held talks with senior Afghan officials on a recent incident at the common border that resulted in the deaths of Afghan migrants trying to cross into Iran illegally.

Foreign Ministry censures US Police brutality against black men

In a tweet on Wednesday, Iran’s foreign ministry once again criticized the brutality of the American Police against the black US residents, after an African-American man died on May 25 when US cop knelt on his neck.

 

Iran eyes 100 mt petchem output in 1399

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said the country’s petrochemical production capacity was planned to cross 10 million tons per year in the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 20.

Some 56 more Iranians die from coronavirus over past 24 hours

Head of Iran’s Health Ministry Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Wednesday that 56 more Iranians died from coronavirus over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 7,564.