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Iran arrests ringleader of US-based terrorist group

Iran announced on Saturday that it has captured the ringleader of a US-based Tondar (Thunder) terrorist group, Jamshid Sharmahd.


Rouhani: Iran determined to develop friendly ties with Turkey

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan hailed Tehran-Ankara relations in various arenas, especially in the economic and trade fields, and said that Iran is resolved to develop friendly relations with Turkey.


Iran COVID-19 cases pass 306,000

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,548 people in Iran in the past 24 hours, increasing the total cases to 306,752, said Health Ministry Spokesperson Sima Lari on Saturday.


Next round of Ukraine-Iran talks on plane crash set for October

The next round of talks between Ukraine and Iran on compensation for a Ukrainian jet downed near Tehran in January is scheduled for October, the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office said on Friday.

President sees good prospect for Iran-Switzerland ties

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed confidence that the friendly relations between the Islamic Republic and Switzerland will grow considering the ample opportunities for mutual cooperation.

Iran’s judiciary dismisses hype on health of Australian-British prisoner

Iran’s Judiciary rejected social media hype on the health conditions of the Australian-British prisoner, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who has been sentenced for harming Iran’s security and espionage, saying she is in fully good health conditions.

Rouhani reaffirms mandatory protective health protocols until vaccine available

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed Saturday the need to follow all health protocols for the public set by the Ministry of Health to deal with the coronavirus pandemic until vaccine is available.

Iran, Azerbaijan stress completion of Rasht-Astara railway

Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan reviewed bilateral relations, stressing the need for implementation of the Rasht-Astara railway.


Two border guards martyred in northwestern Iran

Two Iranian border guards were martyred in a clash with gunmen in Sardasht County, West Azerbaijan province.


Spokesman: Iran not to let aggressors’ moves at borders

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi reiterated that the Iranian Armed Forces are fully prepared to confront enemies’ movements, and will surely prevent intruders from infiltrating the country.