Tuesday , 23 July 2019

Science and Technology

PHOTOS: Iran’s president test-drives electric car on National Clean Air Day

PayvandNews – On the sidelines of a cabinet session on Wednesday, Rouhani took a tour by some of his ministers to check the products of three knowledge-based companies manufacturing electric cars and motorcycles. The Iranian president was briefed on the capabilities and quality of the products, including the two-seat electric car Yooz, produced by the Islamic Azad University of Qazvin, …

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Russia gets multi-billion dollar Iran projects

PayvandNews – Russian companies are about to build a power plant and enhance generation at another in Iran in a contract worth several billion dollars, an Iranian deputy energy minister says. A view of the Ramin power plant in Iran’s Khuzestan province Under an agreement signed between the two sides, the Russians will improve efficiency at the Ramin power plant …

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Iranians Send Conflicting Messages To Trump Ahead Of Inauguration

RFL/RE – More than 35 prominent Iranian-Americans, including artists and academics, have called on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to preserve a nuclear deal with Iran by world powers and choose “diplomacy over sanctions and war” in dealing with the Islamic republic. The January 5 letter warns that scrapping the nuclear accord would be a “disaster for both nations.” “It would …

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Should Iran worry about Putin throwing it under the bus?

Al-monitor – US President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy approach remains a big question mark. With his nomination of a secretary of state, many were hoping that wild speculation would subside, but it is still difficult to form a clear picture of what US diplomacy will look like in the Trump era. Many in the Middle East are especially curious about what lies …

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Iran denies Hezbollah’s exit from Syrian territories

Al-Arabia – Iran has denied that members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, fighting alongside the Syrian regime, will exit Syrian territories. Following a meeting with former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Ali Akbar Velayati, the Iranian supreme leaders’ advisor on international affairs, said reports about the possibility of withdrawing all foreign militias present in Syria after the fighting stops is false “propaganda” …

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Asalouyeh featuring Iran’s petrochemical progress

PayvandNews – Iranian port of Asalouyeh demonstrated some of its new changes to a group of reporters and journalists who visited the area during a two-day media tourorganized by the National Petrochemical Company (NPC). Asalouyeh in Iran’s southwestern province of Bushehr is home to a number of petrochemical complexes which receive gas and gas condensate feedstock from the giant South …

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Iran Opposition Leader Quits Party After Long House Arrest

RFL/RE – Mehdi Karrubi, a top Iranian opposition leader who has been under house arrest for nearly six years, has resigned as secretary-general of his party. Karrubi wrote in a letter to the National Trust party that his resignation is an effort to preserve unity ahead of the May presidential election. “Considering my situation since [2011] and given that I …

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Iran to launch 3 more satellites into space: ICT Minister

PayvandNews – Iran’s minister of information and communications technology says the country plans to send a new domestically-manufactured satellite into space by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (ending on March 20, 2017). Iran’s Safir rocket sent Rasad satellite into orbit in June 2011 Mahmoud Vaezi said on Wednesday that the probe called Sharif Sat would be put …

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Iranian researchers build brain stimulator tDCS device

PayvandNews – Iranian researchers at Amirkabir University have designed and developed brain stimulator transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) devices that can be used in treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Golnaz Baghdadi, Bioelectric PhD student at Biomedical Engineering Department of Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), told Mehr News that the tDCS device has been developed in Iran for the first time by a team …

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Renault’s 11-month sales to Iran up 146% year over year

PayvandNews – French carmaker Renault’s sales of automobiles to Iran increased by 146 percent from January to November 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to the French company’s recent sales report, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday. Renault’s sales in Iran reached 93,798 vehicles in the said 11 months, increasing from the figure of the same time …

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