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Iran: 4 Border Guards Freed by Terrorists, 6 Still in Pakistan

Iran: 4 Border Guards Freed by Terrorists, 6 Still in Pakistan

TEHRAN (defapress)- Four more of the 15 Iranian border guards who were abducted by a Pakistani-based terrorist group in mid-October were released on Wednesday.
FM Zarif Lauds Iranians Efforts for Independence

FM Zarif Lauds Iranians Efforts for Independence

TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a tweet to mark the 68th anniversary of the nationalization of the oil industry in his country, reminded that his compatriots are familiar with pressures for deciding their fate and are determined to be independent to rule over their own country.
Iran’s Newly Opened Refinery Exports First Cargo

Iran’s Newly Opened Refinery Exports First Cargo

TEHRAN (defapress)- The refinery for phase 13 of Iran’s South Pars gas field which was officially inaugurated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, had exported its first cargo of products, including 300,000 barrels of gas condensate, on March 11.
Spokesman: Iran Involved in No Joint Border Operation with Turkey

Spokesman: Iran Involved in No Joint Border Operation with Turkey

TEHRAN (defapress)- Spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi reiterated that his country has not been involved in Turkey's recent border operation, adding Tehran has no intention to conduct any joint military offensive with Ankara.
Iranian Commander Vows to Keep Efforts On to Save Kidnapped Border Guards

Iranian Commander Vows to Keep Efforts On to Save Kidnapped Border Guards

TEHRAN (defapress)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said efforts will go on till the release of the remaining Iranian border guards who are kept hostage by Pakistan-based terrorists.
Iran Eyeing Broader Ties with Kazakhstan in New Era

Iran Eyeing Broader Ties with Kazakhstan in New Era

TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi, in a message after the resignation of Kazakhstan’s first President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the start of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s presidency, said that Tehran is assured that bilateral ties will grow in the new era of the Central Asian country.
FM Zarif: Nothing to Stop Iranians from Pursuing Bright Future

FM Zarif: Nothing to Stop Iranians from Pursuing Bright Future

TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a message marking the advent of the New Persian Year, reiterated that his country is determined to follow its path to progress, reminding that Tehran will not yield to Washington’s bullying behaviors.
Iran Offers Greetings to Countries Celebrating Nowruz

Iran Offers Greetings to Countries Celebrating Nowruz

TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani cabled separate messages to the leaders and heads of states in those countries of the region which celebrate traditional Nowruz rituals, wishing for the nations’ success and prosperity in the New Year on the Persian Calendar.
President Rouhani Hails Iran’s Last Year Achievements in Securing Stability in Region

President Rouhani Hails Iran’s Last Year Achievements in Securing Stability in Region

TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in his video message on the advent of the New Persian Year early on Thursday, praised Tehran’s achievements in establishing peace and security in the region.
Leader Calls for Boosting Production in New Year

Leader Calls for Boosting Production in New Year

TEHRAN (defapress)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, in a video message broadcasted early on Thursday after the start of the new Persian year, said that economic issues still remain atop the country’s concerns, and called on the government and the nation to boost production in the country.