Rouhani: Investigations will continue to identify and prosecute all involved in plane crash tragedyTEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has pledged to continue investigations for identifying and prosecuting all individuals involved in the unintentional shootdown of the Ukrainian plane which crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport on January 8, leading to the death of 176 people on board. In a statement on Saturday morning, Rouhani noted that the country “deeply regrets this disastrous mistake.” “Armed Forces’ internal investigation has concluded that missiles fired due to human error caused the horrific crash of the Ukrainian plane (and) death of 176 innocent people. Investigations will continue to identify (and) prosecute all those involved in this great tragedy (and) unforgivable mistake,” Rouhani wrote on his official Twitter account. “My thoughts and prayers go to all the mourning families. I offer my sincerest condolences.” Rouhani’s full text message ..
TEHRAN – Tehran says London should stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia instead of accusing the Islamic Republic of being responsible for attacks on the Saudi oil facilities.
For the first time since Abdel Fattah el-Sisi came to power in Egypt, there have been wide protests against him in Cairo and other cities. The protesters have called for his dismissal due to growing corruption.
TEHRAN - Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami launched on Saturday production line for advanced military batteries.
TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday that Washington must admit failure of its sanction policy against Iran.
IRICA expediting, facilitating customs processesLast month, Iran’s Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Farhad Dejpasand in a directive addressing the head of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) obliged the customs administration to take measures for facilitating customs processes. The directive set a deadline for IRICA to take the necessary actions. The directive was in line with improving business condition for the enterprises and promoting foreign trade. Some of the items included in the directive come as follows. – Setting up a strategic committee within two months to take necessary measures for stable promotion of electronic systems and expediting the process of data registration and permit control – Improving the system of commodity code – Revising management indices especially for production units and basic and necessary goods – Putting the declarations of basic and necessary goods in “green path” for rapid clearance – Developing the single-window syste..
First member of 'B team' omitted/ Trump: I disagreed strongly with many of John's suggestionsUS President Donald Trump has fired National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he has “disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions.” “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning,” Trump said in a tweet.
John Bolton resignation letter “I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Adviser next week.” This comes about 90 minutes before Bolton was expected to appear at a press briefing with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Bolton offered a different version of events than Trump, saying: “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let's talk about it tomorrow.’” …..
Iran U23 football team squad announced for Thailand 2020 TEHRAN – Farhad Majidi has named his 22-man team for the 2020 AFC U23 Championship Thailand. The Iranian team will travel to Tashkent to play two friendly matches with Uzbekistan as part of preparation for Thailand 2020. The Persians will face Uzbekistan on Sept. 6 at the Metallurg Stadium in Olmaliq in their first match. Iran will also play Uzbekistan three days later at the Pakhtakor Central Stadium in Tashkent. The 2020 AFC U23 Championship will be held in Thailand from Jan. 8 to 26. The top three teams qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in July, although should Japan emerge as one of them, the fourth-placed side will advance. Iran, a powerhouse of the Asian football, have not been in the Olympics since the 1976 games in Munich. The Qualifiers Group Winners – Group A: Qatar; Group B: Bahrain; Group C: Iraq; Group D: UAE; Group E: Jordan; Group F: Uzbekistan; Group G: DPR Korea; Group H: Korea Republic; Group I: Japan;..
Leader: Small and medium-sized enterprises are main tools in promoting resistance economy TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet team on Wednesday that production is the key to the resolution of economic problems facing the poor and middle classes. The Leader also said promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the main tools in resistance economy. Ayatollah Khamenei said all officials are unanimous on the importance of SMEs and promised to work on this. PA/PA
Iran freestyle team runners-up at Cadet World TEHRAN – Russia produced three World champions on the final night of men’s freestyle action to edge out Iran by two points in the team race on Wednesday at the 2019 Cadet World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Winning gold medals at 51 kg, 60 kg and 71 kg, Russia collected 168 team points, while Iran went 1-2 in its gold-medal matches to finish with 166 points. The first champion of the night for Russia was two-time U15 European champion Mukhamed KHANIEV (RUS). Wrestling at 51 kg, Khaniev defeated Zhakhongir AKHMAJANOV (KAZ), 10-5. Following up Khaniev’s performance was Arip ABDULAEV (RUS), who is also a two-time U15 European champion, unitedworldwrestling.org reported. Abdulaev won a crucial head-to-head over Iran’s Erfan Mohammad ELAHI (IRI), 9-6, in the 60 kg finals. The win was critical in helping push Russia past Iran in the team race. At the very next weight, 71 kg, Soslan TIGIEV (RUS) wrapped up his first World tournament with..
Tehran hosts conference on boosting production via reviving small minesTEHRAN- A national conference on boosting production through reviving and developing small mines was held at Eram Hotel in Tehran on Tuesday, IRIB reported. The conference was attended by Deputy Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Jafar Sarqini, Head of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) Khodadad Gharibpour, a number of directors and experts in mining sector, entrepreneurs active in projects related to the small mines, and some economists who offered their suggested strategies for reviving the small mines in the country. Attracting the government’s aids for operating small mines, and recognizing investors and investees for reviving these mines in line with materializing “Resistance Economy” were some objectives of the event. Establishment of high-capacity industrial units recently in Iran indicates the need for the supply of more minerals as feedstock for these uni..
مکتب دفاع مقدس که به موازات و الهام گرفته از مکتب عاشورا است به مرور مشمول زمان شده و با شیب آهسته ای در حال کمرنگ شدن و فراموشی بود. اما در سحرگاهی که خبر شهادت سپهبد حاج قاسم سلیمانی همچون زلزله ای ویران کننده، زنگار خاطرات مردم ایران از دوران دفاع مقدس را بر […]