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President Rouhani to unveil Iran’s cruise missile-equipped submarine

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is set to unveil a "state-of-the-art" domestically produced submarine, which the defence ministry said is capable of firing cruise missiles.
Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran speaks during the first meeting of national security secretaries of Afghanistan, China, Iran, India and Russia, in the Iranian capital Tehran on September 26, 2018. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Iran holds talks with Afghan Taliban amid peace push

Iran has met with the Afghan Taliban, a top Iranian security official said Wednesday according to the Tasnim news agency, just days after the militants attended reconciliation talks in the UAE.

Foreign minister accuses US of waging ‘psychological war’ against Iran

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused the US of waging a 'psychological war' against Tehran and its business partners.

Two die, 241 injured in Iran earthquake

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran near the border with Iraq early Sunday, killing two people and injuring more than 200, officials said.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami

Iran announces new fighter jet

Iran will unveil this week a new jet fighter and upgrade its missile defences to meet threats from Israel and the US, Tasnim news agency said Sunday quoting the defence minister.

Telegram shutdown sparks anger in Iran

Internet freedom has become a new political battlefield in Iran as a judicial order to block Telegram, a widely-used messaging application, has ignited anger among its tens of millions of users.

Iranian army generals threaten to wipe out Israel by 2043

Two Iranian military generals have warned Israel that its days are numbered and that the end could come before 2043.

Iranian lawmakers storm podium as central bank chief explains currency decline

Iranian lawmakers disrupted a parliamentary speech by the governor of the central bank on Tuesday, storming the podium as he was explaining the recent plunge in value of the Iranian rial against the U.S. dollar.

Iran mocks Saudi threats but worries about destabilisation

Iranian officials and analysts on Tuesday rejected claims of supplying weapons to Yemeni rebels and mocked Saudi warnings of retaliation for a weekend missile attack.

Hassan Rouhani: West will regret collapse of Iran nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned the West will come to "regret" the day the nuclear agreement collapses, laying blame on the United States for trying to sabotage the historic deal.

Search continues for missing Iranian plane, no wreckage found yet

Iranian rescue teams were still trying to locate the wreckage of a plane on Monday a day after it crashed with 65 people on board, as glacial temperatures and mountainous terrain hampered their search.

Britain calls for meaningful debate in Iran

Britain called on Iran to engage in meaningful debate about issues raised by protesters, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Tuesday.

Iran urges EU to give more support to nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, has urged the European Union to further back the 2015 Iran’s international nuclear deal, Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday.

Iran will continue to produce missiles – President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said Tehran will continue to produce missiles for defence purposes and does not believe its missile development programme violates international accords.

Iran seeks warmer ties with Saudi Arabia

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Tehran is ready for dialogue and rapprochement with its biggest foe in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia.

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