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Iran Eyeing $20bln Trade with Iraq

An Iranian official reassured on Thursday that Tehran and Baghdad enjoy the capacity to meet the $20bln bilateral trade objective. “Good capacities have been created in Iran-Iraq commercial relations and when we talk about 20 billion dollar objective of trade between the two countries it is not about exchange of goods,” Caretaker of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPO)…

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President Rouhani Felicitates Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, Senior Clerics on Nowruz

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in phone conversations on Thursday, extended greetings to senior officials and clerics of the country on the advent of the Persian New Year whose first day is called Nowruz. In separate phone calls with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, and some religious authorities, President Rouhani congratulated the Iranian New…

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Leader of Islamic Ummah Imam Ali Khamenei: Iran will defeat economic war, but it is not enough – Video

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the enemy is waging an “economic war” on Iran, but the country will defeat it. “The enemy is engaged in an economic war on us. We must defeat the enemy in this war and God willing we will defeat it,” the Leader told a huge crowd at the shrine of Imam…

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Leader to address people at Imam Reza shrine today

Leader’s speech will reportedly start at 3:00 PM local time, 11:30 AM, GMT. His speech will be broadcast live from Iranian state TV and will be also covered by all major news agencies, including MNA.

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Gen. Shekarchi dismisses any joint military operations with Turkey

In an interview with IRNA on Wednesday, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi dismissed claims by some media and highlighted that Iranian Armed Forces are not participating in any joint operation with Turkey. He went on to say that Iranian border guards will firmly confront any terrorist and anti-revolution group and will not let them create insecurity in the country. The remarks came after…

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Iran President Vows More Welfare for Iranian People in New Year

In his televised message to the Iranian nation on the occasion of the Persian New Year early on Thursday, President Rouhani enumerated the achievements and problems that people faced last year and described the New Year as the year of new decisions, national integrity and more efforts. “Next year, we will provide the people with more welfare and public services,…

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Iran Unveils Financial Channel Parallel with INSTEX

Iran registered a mirror company for the European special payment channel INSTEX (the Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges) on Tuesday. The channel, called Instrument for Finance and Trade between Iran and Europe (IFT), was registered on March 19. A group of Iranian state and private banks as well as some companies are the mechanism’s stakeholders. The company has been set…

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Iran’s Foreign Ministry says 5 abducted border guards freed in Pakistan

  Qassemi thanked the Pakistani government for its efforts to facilitate the release of the guards, expressing hope that the others to be released soon. The Iranian border guards were kidnapped on October 16 by the so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group at the Mirjaveh border point in Iran’s southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan province and were transferred to Pakistan. Over the past…

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Iran will never allow others to decide its fate: Zarif

  “This isn’t the first time that Iran has been targeted for exercising its right to decide its own destiny: 68 yrs ago today, parliament under democratically-elected PM [Mohammad] Mossadeq nationalized our oil industry. A coup followed. Iranians will never allow others to decide their fate,” he said in a tweet on Wednesday. This isn’t the first time that #Iran has been…

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Nowruz celebrations: Iranians ring in Persian New Year

  Nowruz, which means New Day, is the first day of the Persian calendar month of Farvardin. The day usually falls on March 20 but in leap years, it coincides with March 21. Being originally a festival of Persian origin, Nowruz is also celebrated by hundreds of millions of people from other ethno-linguistic groups in several countries, including Tajikistan, Uzbekistan,…

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