Economy
  • Minister: Iran to Put into Operation 250 Energy Projects by Yearend
    14:17 - Aug 02 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian announced his country’s plans to inaugurate and put into operation 250 electricity and water projects by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20).
  • Exports from Eastern Province Nearly Doubled in 4 Months
    14:00 - Aug 02 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Exports from South Khorasan province approximately doubled during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 20-July 21) in comparison with the same period last year, said a local official.
  • Nearly $1.5bln Worth of Non-Oil Goods Exported from PSEEZ in 4 Months
    13:57 - Aug 02 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 6 million tons of non-oil goods, worth $1,467,652,224, were exported via Pars Special Economic Energy Zone (PSEEZ) in four months of the current Iranian year (March 20 to July 21), according to the Head of PSEEZ Customs Office Amir Abbas Hamidi.
  • Iran, Azerbaijan Vow to Expand Economic Ties
    13:16 - Aug 02 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi and Azerbaijan's Deputy Prime Minister Shahin Mustafayev underlined the need to broaden mutual cooperation in economic and trade sectors.
  • Official: Iran Produces 70% of API of Drugs
    14:07 - Aug 01 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian companies are producing 70% of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) of medicine, an official said, adding that the country is self-sufficient in the field of drugs packaging.
  • Iranian Experts Develop DME System for Airports
    14:04 - Aug 01 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Specialists at Iran Airports Company in cooperation with the defense industry produced home-made Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) system which is due to be installed in the country’s airports in September.
  • Markazi Province Exports Over $186mln to 70 Countries in 4 Months
    13:58 - Aug 01 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Exports of non-oil goods from Markazi province, central Iran, totaled $186.38 million during the first four months of the current year (March 20- July 21), according to a local official.
  • Iran Saves €60mln by Using Sahar 1, 2 Drilling Rigs
    13:50 - Aug 01 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 60 million euros have been saved for Iran following the major overhaul of Sahar 1 and 2 floating platform by local experts, Head of Iran's Mostazafan Foundation Parviz Fattah announced.
  • Tehran Resolved to Strengthen Friendly Relations with Ankara
    13:41 - Aug 01 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lauded Tehran-Ankara broad ties, and called for further boosting of cooperation in different fields, especially economy and trade.
  • Spokesman: Iran Believes Boosting Security Ensures Trade Exchanges with Neighbors
    13:36 - Aug 01 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi underlined that Iran has always been in favor of increasing security along its common borders, as the Islamic Republic maintains that it is only in this way that economic cooperation with the neighboring countries will be enhanced.
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Iran Sends Humanitarian Aid to Lebanon

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FM Zarif: Iran Stands by Lebanon

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underscored solidarity and continued support for the Lebanese nation amid the recent devastating incident in the Arab country.
Iran Expanding Cooperation with Foreign Countries' Ports

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Iranian FM Blasts Google for Mistranslation of Persian Texts of Condolences

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif lashed out at Google for mistranslating the texts of condolences to congratulations when the Persian-language users want to show sympathy with the Lebanese nation on the deadly blast in Beirut.
Iranian Speaker's Aide: All Regional States Should Send Humanitarian Aid to Lebanon

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Adviser for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that given the heavy damages sustained by Beirut city during the recent massive explosion, all regional and Muslim states should help Lebanon to stand up again.
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Iran: US Should Show Honesty in Sympathy to Lebanon by Lifting Sanctions

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Iran's EC Chairman Urges Islamic States to Help Lebanon

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council (EC) Sadeq Amoli Larijani called on all Islamic countries to show solidarity to assist the Lebanese government and nation to pass the difficulties and sufferings resulted from the Tuesday massive explosion in Beirut.
UK PM Accused of ‘Actively Ignoring’ Bereaved Coronavirus Families

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