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Iran’s parliament holds 2nd session of debates on Rouhani cabinet

Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) is holding a second day of debates on President Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet picks. On Wednesday, Iranian lawmakers began a second round of discussions on the qualification of Rouhani’s 17 nominees for ministerial posts. As in the first session, which was held on Tuesday, supporters and opponents are taking ...

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Iran, Russia, Turkey mark a new turn with $7 billion drilling deal

Turkey’s Unit International which signed a drilling deal last week with Russia’s state-owned Zarubezhneft and Iran’s Ghadir Investment Holding says the contract is worth $7 billion. The drilling in Iran will take place at three oil fields estimated to hold 10 billion barrels of reserves and produce 100,000 barrels per day and ...

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Iran’s parliament starts debates on Rouhani’s cabinet picks

Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) has begun holding open-floor debates on President Hassan Rouhani’s nominees for ministerial posts, who need the legislature’s vote of confidence to serve in the new cabinet. The parliament’s open session debating the candidates kicked off on Tuesday. President Rouhani was present to defend his picks. He started ...

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Iran slams terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned a terrorist attack on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital, which killed at least 18 people, many of them children. “Today, terrorism is a global problem and its eradication requires the will and resolve of all countries,” Qassemi said on Tuesday. As a ...

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Iran selecting financiers for 200 jets: New Iran Air CEO

Iran is in the process of selecting financiers for the purchase of 200 new passenger aircraft from among many domestic and foreign companies which have submitted their proposals to Iran Air, the new CEO of the national airline Farzaneh Sharafbafi said Tuesday. Sharafbafi became the first Iranian woman in July ...

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Iran to bring totally homebuilt steel mill online

Iran is about to bring online a sponge iron mill with a capacity of 800,000 tonnes per year in the country’s northwestern city of Miyaneh, news agencies reported on Tuesday. The complex developed by Khatam-al Anbiya Construction Headquarters will convert pellets made from iron ore into sponge iron, using the ...

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Chief of staff of Iran’s Armed Forces visiting Turkey

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri has begun a three-day visit to Turkey at the head of a high-ranking politico-military delegation. Baqeri arrived in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Tuesday at the official invitation of his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar. The Iranian commander will hold talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and ...

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India will defend self against foreign threats: PM Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has voiced his country’s readiness to defend itself against foreign threats amid border tensions with neighboring China and Pakistan. In an Independence Day speech on Tuesday, Modi said India can defend itself from anyone who seeks “to act against our country.” “Security is our top ...

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