Iran’s coverage: Supreme Leader confers medal on IRGC commanders for capturing US marines

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Leader confers ‘Fath’ medal on IRGC commanders

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has conferred the ‘Fath’ (Victory) medal on commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) naval forces for arresting US Marines who trespassed on Iran’s territorial waters.

Rouhani: Participation in elections instrumental

President Hassan Rouhani underlined here Sunday that nothing should be able to dash ‘our hope,’ saying people’s presence in the elections is instrumental.


Iran to construct new power plants in Bushehr soon: Salehi

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi says the Islamic Republic is set to begin the construction of two more nuclear power plants in the southern city of Bushehr soon, Press TV reports.


President Rouhani to Visit Austria, Belgium

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is planned to travel to Austria and Belgium, while the Swiss president will also pay a visit to Tehran in the next few weeks, Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian announced.

Hassan Khomeini: People’s will to crush anything opposing them

 Imam Khomeini’s grandson, Hojatoleslam Seyyed Hassan Khomeini said the wave of public determination will destroy anything which stands against them.


President: Iran wants improvement of ties with world

 President Hassan Rouhani underlined here Sunday that Iran wants improvement of ties with the world based on its independent foreign policy.


German Foreign Minister Steinmeier due in Tehran on Tuesday

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will pay an official two-day visit to Tehran to hold talks with senior Iranian officials.


Araqchi: G5+1 is bound by its obligations

 The G5+1 is bound by its obligations enshrined in the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action, Head of the JCPOA Follow-up Commission Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday.


Minister: Iran, Airbus to finalize deal in 20 days

An agreement that Iran has reached with Airbus plane manufacturer to purchase 118 passenger aircraft will be finalized within 20 days, Iran’s Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi announced.


Iranian shooters book two 2016 Rio Olympics spots

Iranian sports shooters have won two tickets for the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 2016 Asian Olympic Shooting Qualifying Tournament in India.

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