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Iran’s Defence Spending in Spotlight: Teeny Budget Compared with Rivals’

The Iranian government’s latest bill for state budget has been a hot topic in political and media circles in recent days. The bill, presented to the parliament by President Hassan Rouhani late last month, allocates over 4,700 trillion rials for the fiscal year that will start on March 21.

Jubeir’s Replacement Could Adopt Softer Line on Tehran: Iranian Ex-Diplomat

A former Iranian diplomat says new Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf may adopt a softer line vis-à-vis Iran.

Iran Never Sought to Wipe Out Any Country: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the chaotic situation in the region results from the problematic policies pursued by Saudi Arabia and the Israeli regime, rejecting allegations that Tehran’s "expansionist" policy has brought destruction to the region.
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Iran Not after Conflict with Regional States: Larijani

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the Islamic Republic does not seek to get engaged in any conflict with regional countries, but the country’s Armed Forces are fully aware of certain regional movements and are prepared to counter any security threat.

Iran, Saudi Arabia Sign Deal on Hajj 2019

The governments of Iran and Saudi Arabia have signed an agreement on the 2019 hajj annual pilgrimage, based on which the next year’s rituals will see over 86,000 Iranian pilgrims.
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Saudis to Incur God’s Wrath for Crimes in Yemen: Iran Leader

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned that the Al Saud regime will definitely incur God’s wrath over the crimes it is committing against the innocent people of Yemen.
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Iran Rejects GCC’s Claims, Raps Its Unconstructive Approach

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has expressed regret over the anti-Iran accusations made in parts of the final communiqué of the 39th session of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh, saying that the GCC’s approach towards Tehran is still unconstructive.

‘Chabahar Attack Aimed at Hampering Foreign Investment’

An Iranian official says the recent terrorist attack in the port city of Chabahar in southeastern Iran was plotted by the enemies of Iran which seek to hamper foreign investment in Iran’s Makran coasts.

No Oil to Be Exported from Persian Gulf If Iran Banned: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned the United States that if the Islamic Republic is not allowed to export its crude oil, then no other country will be able to do so from the Persian Gulf.

Iran Blames Saudi, Russia for Qatar’s Bid to Leave OPEC

Iran says Qatar’s decision to quit the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) shows the frustration of small producers at the dominant role of a Saudi and Russia-led panel that determines production cuts in order to help regulate prices.

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