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Iran Plans Another Attempt Sending Monkeys Into Space
2013-01-16 13:32:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Iran's Space Organization chief Hamid Fazeli told news agencies that the country will be trying to send a live monkey into space before mid-February. Fazeli told the Mehr news agency that the final tests for launching the capsule, carrying monkeys, have been completed. He said the launch would take place during a holiday period starting January 31, which is the 34th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution. The monkeys...

2008-10-12 06:00:22

Text of report in English by Iranian conservative news agency Mehr Tehran, 12 October: Iran and Turkey have agreed to boost their television cooperation, the decision was made in an agreement signed by the two countries. Director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Ezzatollah Zarghami signed the agreement with Ibrahim Shahin, director-general of the state-owned Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) during a meeting held in Turkey last week. They both agreed to...

2008-10-06 12:00:36

Text of report in English by Iranian conservative news agency Mehr Tehran, 6 October: The Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Seyfollah Jashnsaz is in China heading an energy delegation in a bid to finalize previous agreements on the expansion of energy cooperation. According to SHANA [Petroenergy Information Network], technical cooperation, finalizing the North Pars gas field development contract, LNG trade, and the participation of Chinese companies in South...

2008-09-15 15:00:12

Text of report in English by Iranian conservative news agency Mehr Tehran, 12 September: Foreign Ministry spokesman Hasan Qashqavi on Monday [15 September] said Iran is holding talks with regional and European countries over maintaining stability in the Caucasus region. Iran is seriously pursuing Caucasus diplomacy Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki's dialogues with Russian and Azeri officials over the issue have been widely welcomed, Qashqavi told reporters during his weekly press...

2008-09-11 03:00:22

Text of report in English by Iranian conservative news agency Mehr Tehran, 10 September: Iranian Central Oil Fields Company will hold an international tender next week for the development of 14 oil and gas fields, ICOFC manager of engineering and construction department said here on Wednesday [10 September]. It is estimated that the tender will attract about $5 billion for the development of these 14 oil and gas fields, Mahmud Borzu explained, PIN [Petroenergy Information Network]...

2008-09-07 18:00:16

Text of report in English by Iranian conservative news agency Mehr Tehran, 7 September: An Iranian Industries and Mines Ministry official here on Sunday [7 September] put the proven mineral reserves of the country at 37bn tons, while rating the likely mineral reserves at 1.5 times this figure. Vajihollah Ja'fari added that the value added growth rate of the mining sector hit 17.7 per cent in the last Iranian calendar year (ended 19 March, 2008) overtaking the industrial sector. Iran...

2008-09-07 12:00:17

Text of report in English by Iranian conservative news agency Mehr Tehran, 7 September: Iran's Energy Ministry plans to construct dams and power plants in 10 countries, the deputy energy minister for water and wastewater affairs said here on Sunday [7 September]. The Sangtudeh dam and its 220MW power plant in Tajikistan is one of the projects, IRINN quoted Rasul Zargar as saying. Iran is also involved in a joint venture with Azerbaijan for building a dam and hydropower plant, he said,...

2008-08-31 12:00:27

Text of report in English by Iranian conservative news agency Mehr Tehran, 31 August: The Russian director of the Bushehr power plant project, Leonid Reznikov, entered Iran on Sunday night [31 August] for a three day visit. He is accompanied by his deputy and a delegation of experts. The Russian delegation will begin their negotiations with a team of Iranians headed by Ahmad Fayaz-Bakhsh, the deputy director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. Reznikov will begin inspecting...

2008-08-25 15:00:46

Text of report in English by Iranian conservative news agency Mehr Tehran, 25 August: Concurrent with the 33rd International Geological Congress (IGC) in Norway, 6-14 August, the geology organizations of Iran and Iraq signed a geological and mine exploration MOU, said the Geological Survey of Iran's director for international affairs here on Monday [25 August]. Mehr News Agency quoted Hadi Meyguni stating that Safa Fuad, the geology organization of Iraq's deputy director visited the...


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