Iran Revolutionary Guard Says Country’s First Military Satellite "Successfully Place in Orbit"


Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Wednesday said the country's first military satellite has successfully been placed in orbit.

Sepah News, the news agency of the Revolutionary Guard, on Wednesday morning reported that Noor (light) satellite was launched by Ghased (Messenger) satellite carrier in the early hours of April 22 from a location in the central desert of Iran. According to Sepah News the military satellite is now orbiting 425 kilometers (264 miles) away from the earth.

Ambassador: Azerbaijan’s aid to Iran causes positive response


Allocation of $5 million by the Azerbaijani government to fight the coronavirus in Iran has caused a great positive resonance in the country, Iran’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Javad Jahangirzadeh stated.

According to Jahangirzadeh, Azerbaijan and Iran have more than 750 kilometers of land border, and it is natural that every event affects the relations between the two countries.

17 new petrochemical plants to go operational by March 2021


Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said 17 new petrochemical plants are planned to be inaugurated across the country during the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20, 2021), Tasnim news agency reported.

Speaking in a meeting of the surge in production headquarters on Wednesday, Zanganeh noted that the implementation of the new projects is going to bring the country $6 million of revenues every year.

Death toll from coronavirus in Iran exceeds 4,500


As many as 111 people have died from the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past day in Iran, said Kiyanush Jahanpur, spokesman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

According to Jahanpur, 1,617 people have infected with the coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
Jahanpur added that the condition of 3,877 people is serious and critical.

So far, more than 275,000 tests have been conducted in Iran for the diagnosis of coronavirus.

Coronavirus death toll reaches 1,685 in Iran


The number of people who have died from the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran has reached 1,685 people, said Kiyanoosh Jahanpour, spokesman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Trend reports.

As many as 129 people have died from COVID-19 in Iran over the past 24 hours, Jahanpour added.

He noted that 1,028 more people were infected over the past 24 hours in Iran.

Iran and Azerbaijan will connect their motor and rail highways


The Islamic Republic of Iran and Azerbaijan will connect their highways and railways.

According to the “Azerbaijan Press Agency” (“Azəri Press Agentliyi” - APA), the Minister of Roads and Urban Development - Mohammad Eslami, stated this in an interview with journalists during his visit to Astara today.

According to the Iranian minister, an agreement has already been reached on connecting the two highways.

Representatives from Russia, Iran and Turkey hold consultations on Syria in Nur-Sultan


Representatives from Russia, Iran and Turkey hold tripartite consultations at a Summit on Syria in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan's capital, former Astana). The information agency „ТАСС“ got this information froma source, close to the organizers of the talks, reports.

“A trilateral meeting is currently underway”, the source said.

Other negotiators have also begun a second day of consultations with Syria in Kazakhstan's capital city.

Vladyslav Krykliy - Ukrainian minister of infrastructure: Capabilities of TRACECA transport corridor should be expanded

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The capabilities of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) transport corridor should be expanded even more, Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy said.

Krykliy made the remark at the event in Baku dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the signing the Basic Multilateral Agreement on International Transport for Development of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia Corridor and the 14th meeting of the Permanent Secretariat of the TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission (IGC), reports on December 6-th, 2019.

Rouhani said Iran could start importing gasoline next year


If fuel consumption rises, Tehran could become a gas importer. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said this, news agency reports, according to “ТАСС”.

“If fuel consumption continues to rise, we will become gasoline importers again in a year”, the presidents press service quoted him saying. According to Rouhani, “in order to preserve our ability to supply ourselves and to control our gasoline consumption, a plan was implemented to introduce quotas and to increase fuel prices”.