Russian $5b Loan to Fund Iran’s Major Railway Project
Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian says a loan of $5 billion that Russia has agreed to give Tehran will be used to fund a major railway project in eastern Iran.Speaking to reporters during a visit to the eastern province of South Khorasan on Saturday, Ardakanian said a major railroad project linking the cities of Zahedan and Birjand will be funded by a $5 billion loan provided by the Russian Federation.
Iran’s 5th Tanker Enter Venezuelan Waters
The fifth Iranian oil tanker, ‘Clavel’, approached the Caribbean Sea and would enter Venezuelan waters in a few hours.
U.S. Decline Accelerated in Int’l Arena
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council [SNSC] Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said that the decline of the United States has been accelerated in the international arena.
Talks With U.S. “Shameful, Fruitless”
Newly appointed Majlis Speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf noted that talks and compromise with the United States are harmful to the country.
Minister Suggests Up to 225 Killed In November Protests
Interior minister has suggested that up to 225 people were killed in November protests sparked by a petrol price hike.
Jahangiri Calls for Granting Residency for Foreign Investors
First vice president said that the obstacles to granting residency for foreign depositors and investors should be removed immediately.
World Human Rights Bodies Urged Not to Be Silent Toward Floyd’s Murder
The Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights said that the world human rights organizations should react toward the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black American who died after being pinned down by a white US police officer.
Iranian Powerful Air Force Ready to Deter Threats
Commander of Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh said on Sunday that the force is a powerful one poised to respond and foil any probable foreign threats.
Zarif Calls on World to Act Against Racism
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message while referring to the recent protests against Trump administration said that the world should not hesitate to wage a war against racism and racist regimes.The remarks by the Iranian foreign minister came in reaction to the increasing protests in the US against the wave of Racism, especially against the black community, in that country.
Iran, Turkmenistan to Reopen Borders Next Week
Following gradual easing restrictions due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Iran and Turkmenistan have agreed to reopen borders next week (on June 10), according to Iranian ambassador to Ashgabat.
Military Choppers Deployed to Put Out Zagros Wildlife
The Airborne Division of the Iranian Army Ground Force as well as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have deployed their helicopters to help extinguish a wildfire in the country’s south-west.
Iran Urges U.S. to Stop Intimidating Protesters
Iran’s Foreign Ministry called on the U.S. government to stop intimidating anti-brutality protesters in the country and instead listen to its people and change its “bankrupt” policies.
Parliament believes talks with U.S. are ‘harmful’, says speaker
Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the newly-elected parliament speaker says talks and compromise with the United States are harmful to the country.
Photographer Mohammad Rezai snaps pics of volunteers helping fight coronavirus
Photographer Mohammad Rezai has made his best efforts to record the COVID-19 pandemic at the very beginning by covering the volunteer groups that stepped in to bury the dead bodies
and help medical workers on the front line of the campaign against the novel virus.
Iran’s 2-month non-oil trade exceeds $9b
The value of Iran’s non-oil trade during the first two months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20- May 20) stood at $9.341 billion, IRNA reported on Sunday.
Charity foundation to implement 218 water supply projects in deprived areas
Barekat Charity Foundation will implement 218 water supply projects with a budget of 1.1 trillion rials (nearly $261 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) in deprived and rural areas of the country.
No restrictions for organizing package tours: deputy minister
Iran’s deputy tourism minister Vali Teymouri has said that the ministry sees no restrictions for organizing package tours by travel agencies as far as health protocols to curb the coronavirus are observed.
Syria receives advanced MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia
Syria has received a second batch of advanced MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia as Damascus and its allies are fighting a remaining Daesh pocket in the Arab country.
ICCIMA criticizes govt. performance in implementing Covid-19 support packages
Members of the industry committee of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA), in a meeting, criticized the inefficiency of the government’s support packages against the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.
Wildfire sweeps through forests, protected areas
Wildfire broke out on Thursday, May 28, in several forests and protected areas in western and southwestern provinces of the country, including Khaeez protected area. The stretch, measuring 28,000 hectares, is one of the main habitats for wild goats.
Last Iranian fuel tanker reaches Venezuelan waters
The 5th and last Iranian fuel tanker reached Venezuelan waters on Sunday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Gholamreza Ansari has said.
Boosting combat power is on Army’s agenda, says General Abdolrahim Mousavi
Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, the chief of Iran’s Army, said on Sunday that increasing combat power is always on the Army’s agenda.
Iran urges U.S. to listen to its people
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has urged the United States to listen to its people and change its bankrupt policies.
Iran’s powerful air force able to counter threats: commander
Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, the commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF), said on Sunday that Iran’s Air Force is powerful and is capable to respond to threats.
Iranian military spokesman: Suppression of protestors reveals U.S. false democracy
Iranian Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi has said the brutal suppression of American protestors shows the hollow nature of the U.S. claims about democracy.