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Chahbaar port may be opened next year: Indian minister

NEW DELHI: The Indian government is hopeful that the strategic Chabahar port in Iran will be operational by 2018, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said. India’s minister for transport, highways and shipping was in Tehran on Saturday in connection with the inauguration of President Hassan Rouhani’s second term in office. …

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Velayati rules out inspections of Iranian military sites

TEHRAN – A senior Iranian official said on Saturday that Tehran will allow no inspection of its military sites, an issue set to open the latest chapter in Donald Trump’s antagonistic approach toward Tehran. “Under no circumstances are the Americans allowed to inspect Iran’s military sites,” media outlets quoted Ali …

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America Should Not Cheer on an India-China Fight

Playing geopolitics in South and Central Asia can have disastrous consequences for U.S. national security. Lyle J. Goldstein August 2, 2017 This article is taken from http://nationalinterest.org Tensions have been building on the Himalayan frontier that separates China and India, even as a new round of political instability roils Pakistan. A …

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Iran’s Top General Hails Security of Border Areas in Balochistan

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri praised the security situation in border areas in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan as “acceptable” and said there is good coordination among security organizations there. “Today, with the grace of God, there …

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Iran termed U.S. Navy helicopter hovering as “provocative and unprofessional”

TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps navy said a U.S. Navy helicopter hovered over one of its patrol boats in the Persian Gulf on Friday afternoon, a move it called a “provocative and unprofessional”. “At 4 pm (11:30 GMT) on Friday, the supercarrier USS Nimitz and its accompanying warship, …

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Iran poised to launch rocket into space, as North Korea readies another missile test, US officials say

Two enemies of America are poised for upcoming rocket launches, two senior U.S. officials told Fox News, with another North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile launch expected as soon as Wednesday night and Iran on the verge of sending its own vehicle into space. Iran’s Simorgh space-launch vehicle is believed to …

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Iran to face ‘big problems’ if it does not adhere to nuclear deal: Trump

AFP US President Donald Trump has threatened Iran with “big, big problems” if Tehran fails to comply with the 2015 nuclear agreement.  His veiled warning comes a week after the White House certified to Congress that the Islamic Republic was complying with the agreement it signed with the P5+1 group …

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US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel: US official

AFP A US Navy patrol ship fired warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel in the Persian Gulf Tuesday after it approached within 150 yards (137 metres), a US defence official said. “The IRGCN boat was coming in at a high rate of speed. It did not respond to …

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Iran Starts Mass-Production of Long-Range Missiles

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan on Sunday inaugurated the mass production line of a long-range air defense missile dubbed Sayyad-3 (Hunter-3), which is fully designed and manufactured by domestic military experts. The production line of the state-of-the-art missiles was inaugurated during a ceremony on Saturday …

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Iran: U.S. statement on jailed citizens is unacceptable, meddlesome

TEHRAN – Iran on Saturday rejected a White House statement on American citizens jailed in Iran, branding it as “unacceptable and meddlesome”. “As always, the White House’s statements are an instance of interference in Iran’s internal affairs, and are unacceptable and rejected,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said. “According …

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