Hashem Kalantari

Iran tests speed boats in ‘major’ Gulf war games

Iran's Revolutionary Guards successfully deployed a new speed boat capable of destroying enemy ships as war games began on Thursday.

Russia using Iran as ‘pawn’, says MP

A senior Iranian MP was quoted on Tuesday as saying that Russia was using the Islamic Republic as a ''pawn'' in Moscow's dealings with other powers.

The economy is Ahmadinejad’s big election test

Iranian restaurateur Mohsen Misaqi notes that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has fulfilled the promise to put oil wealth on the table of every family.

Iran vows to pursue nuclear work

Iran vowed on Saturday to pursue its uranium enrichment programme, a day after delivering its response to an incentives package.

Iran responds to big powers’ nuclear offer

Iran responded on Friday to an incentives package offered by six world powers aimed at resolving a stand-off over its disputed nuclear ambitions.

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