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Massive Naval Drill Kicked Off in Iran’s Southern Waters

The Iranian Navy on Friday began large-scale military exercises in the southern waters, from the Strait of Hormuz to the southeastern coasts of Makran, the Sea of Oman and the northern parts of the Indian Ocean.
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FATF Extends Iran’s Deadline by June

The global anti-money laundering body, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), on Friday gave Iran until June to come into compliance with anti-terror financial measures or said it will face tougher financial oversight.

Senior Iranian Cleric Dies at 81

Renowned Islamic scholar Ayatollah Mohammad Danesh Zadeh Qomi (Momen), who was a jurist member of Iran's Guardian Council, has passed away after a months-long struggle with disease.

Iran Warns Pakistan against Being Swayed by Saudi Petrodollars

IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani has warned Pakistan against being swayed by the Saudi petrodollars and turning into a centre for "annoying" Iran, India, and Afghanistan.

Rouhani Gov’t Denies Rumours It’s Behind Currency Hikes

The Iranian president's chief of staff has rejected rumours that this week’s hike in the value of foreign currencies in Iranian markets was planned by the government as part of efforts to meet FATF guidelines, saying the government would not “play games” with people’s livelihood.

Iran Condemns Israeli Occupiers’ Assaults on al-Aqsa Mosque

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned the Israeli occupiers’ recent assaults on al-Aqsa Mosque and other historical and Islamic sites in the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.

Iran Expresses Deep Regret over Bangladesh Fire

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has expressed deep regret over a deadly fire in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, which killed and injured scores of people.

IRGC Makes US Jet Fighter Bomb Its Own Drone (+Video)

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps says it has acquired footage that shows the US military bombs one of its own drones for fear that it might be seized by the IRGC.

Iran President to Make First Iraq Visit in 6 Years

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is to travel to Iraq for talks with the country’s officials in coming weeks.

Iranian Skier Declares Her Fault, Leaves Tournament

Marjan Kalhor, a member of Iran’s national Alpine skiing team, had booked a place in the second round of the World Championships in Sweden, but in a strange but praiseworthy move informed the referees about her fault and was disqualified.
Iran Produces New Anticoagulant Medication

Iran Produces New Anticoagulant Medication

A group of Iranian scientists has produced the latest anti-blood clotting drug for healing patients suffering from brain stroke.
‘US May Return to JCPOA after 2020 Presidential Election’

‘US May Return to JCPOA after 2020 Presidential Election’

An Iranian political analyst says Washington is likely to return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal following the 2020 presidential elections, as Democrats seem inclined to do so and hold a big chance of winning the next contest.

Industrial Auctions Getting So Popular in Industry

More people get interested in industrial auctions day by day. So, the industrial auctioneers are getting more specialized in time on this field.

Iran Says US Must Rebuild Trust If It Seeks Talks

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the country won’t engage in talks with the US unless Washington takes steps to regain the trust of the Iranian people.

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on February 21

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday, February 21, 2019, and picked headlines from 11 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Iran FM Says War with ‘Adventurist’ Israel Not Unlikely

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned the Israeli regime that its “dangerous” adventurism with its bombing campaign in Syria could result in a military conflict in the region.

Iran’s Top Lawmaker, China President Discuss Boosting Ties

Iranian Parliament Speaker, Ali Larijani, and the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, in a meeting in Beijing have stressed that the ties between the two countries must be expanded.

US Seeking to Take 40 Tonnes of Gold Off ISIS’ Hands in Syria

A human rights group closely monitoring the situation in Syria says the US-led coalition is seeking to have a number of ISIS commanders besieged in the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor hand themselves in so that it can take 40 tonnes of gold and millions of dollars off the terrorist group’s hands.

Iran Says Grounds Prepared for Its Membership in Eurasian Union

Despite sanctions imposed on and restrictions created for Iran's economy, arrangements for membership of the Islamic Republic in the Eurasian Economic Union have been made, said Iran's Energy Minister.

‘Pakistan’s Anti-Terror Measures below Iran’s Expectations’

An Iranian official has criticized the Pakistani government’s inaction towards terrorist groups operating inside its territory, saying that Islamabad’s measures to confront terrorists have not met Tehran’s expectations.