European planemaker Airbus and Iran Air will finalise a deal to buy aircraft in two weeks, the head of Iran's flag carrier said on Tuesday, adding Airbus has agreed to provide financing for 17 planes.
Reformist and moderate politicians allied with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani won twice as many seats as their conservative rivals in the second round of parliamentary elections...
Iranians voted in second round elections for almost a quarter of parliament's seats, the latest political showdown between reformist and conservative politicians seeking to influence the country's future.
Iran's supreme leader said on Sunday that the economy must come first, insisting in a Persian new year's day message that domestic production is the best route to a strong recovery.
Iranian voters chose "the right and proper path for the country", moderate President Hassan Rouhani said after final election results showed his allies had made significant gains.
Iranians are voting in two crucial elections, with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urging a big turnout in order to frustrate Tehran's foes.
Iran's president denounced attacks on the Saudi embassy and consulate as "totally unjustifiable" after protesters stormed the compounds.