Recent circular on terms of the witnesses testimony

Testimony is one of the important evidence in substantiation of claims. However, in some cases, it faces different challenges due to the lack of credibility of people who appears in court, and they do not have the status of witnesses according to Iran’s Civil Code.

To preserve the credibility of the testimony of witnesses, the head of the judiciary issued a circular to protect them and to validate the testimony of witnesses in the judiciary. This circular is also released to prevent the deviation of investigations and trials by false witnesses and perjury.

According to the new circular, the parties to the case have to take the following measures:

  1. The judiciary shall arrange the possibility of registering the details of the witness’s information in the judicial system (SAMP).
  2. The judges of the courts and tribunals shall ascertainment of witnesses in the mentioned system and check their background.
  3. In case of discovery perjury and collusion during the investigation, the necessary actions should be taken immediately, to prosecute the perpetrators.
  4. The respective judicial sectors should take appropriate measures to identify and introduce persons who are professionally present around the judicial units and, in return, for obtaining property or privileges, to make false evidence in judicial authorities.
Iran, Slovakia sign MoU on cultural coop.

Iran, Slovakia sign MoU on cultural coop.

TEHRAN, Apr. 08 (MNA) – Iranian Culture Minister Salehi Amiri and Slovak Minister of Culture Marek Maďarič reiterated on Saturday the need for cooperation in the fields of film, books and visual arts.

Speaking on the sidelines of the meeting between the two countries signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Salehi said the visit of Marek Maďarič to Iran marks a prelude to deep political, economic and cultural relations.

In the meeting, also attended by deputy culture ministers of Iran and Slovokia, Salehi Amiri said agreement to hold cultural week, active participation in art and book fairs, cinematic cooperation and cultural diplomacy are among the provisions of the MoU signed between the two countries.

Hungary allocates €85mn to finance joint projects with Iran

Hungary allocates €85mn to finance joint projects with Iran

TEHRAN, Apr. 09 (MNA) – AEOI Head Ali Akbar Salehi, while pointing to Tehran-Budapest cooperation over designing small power plants, said Hungarian banks were ready to fund joint projects worth up to 85 million euros.

Speaking on the sidelines of an MoU-signing ceremony on Saturday with the visiting Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary Zsolt Semjén, Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi one provision of the agreement pertained to designing small-sized power stations.

He expressed satisfaction towards Hungary’s measures in cooperation with Iran adding “one sign of good relations between the two sides is awarding 100 scholarships to the Iranian students interested in studying in the European country.”

Deputy Minister: Iran Air Inks Contract with ATR to Buy 20 Passenger Planes

Deputy Minister: Iran Air Inks Contract with ATR to Buy 20 Passenger Planes

TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (FNA) –Iranian Deputy Transportation Minister Asqar Fakhriyeh Kashan announced that Iran’s national flag carrier, Iran Air, has signed a contract with the French-Italian ATR company to purchase 20 passenger planes.

“The Iran Air contract with the ATR company to buy 20 ATR 72-600 was inked by officials of both countries,” Fakhriyeh Kashan said on Monday.

Iranian Road and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi announced in February that his ministry and the world’s leading turboprop manufacturer ATR are in the final stages of a passenger plane deal.

“Negotiations for the purchase of aircraft from ATR have reached the final stage and at the moment, the two sides are at the stage of exchanging documents,” Akhoundi said.

Tehran, Moscow sign MoU to build railcars

Tehran, Moscow sign MoU to build railcars

TEHRAN, Mar. 28 (MNA) – A Memorandum of Understanding was inked Monday between the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) and Transmashholding, Russia’s largest company on the railway machine-building market.

In the course of bilateral talks between the Iranian delegation in Moscow and top directors of Transmashholding, a cooperation agreement was reached between IDRO and CJSC Transmashholding as the largest manufacturer of locomotives and rail equipment in Russia.

Under the terms of the agreement, the two sides will join hands in production of rail wagons in Iran through Russian financing.

As a result of negotiations, Tehran and Moscow will cooperate in various sectors of producing cargo and passenger railway carriages.

Japan activates Investment Agreement with Iran

Japan activates Investment Agreement with Iran


TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) – Japan’s embassy to Tehran issued a communique announcing the activation of the Tehran-Tokyo agreement of reciprocal support of investment in Iran and Japan.

“Japan received a notice from Iran on March 27 that the official ceremonies of the Islamic Republic of Iran, to put into practice the Iran-Japan agreement to reciprocally encourage and support investment in Iran and Japan, was finalized,” reads the communique released by Japan’s embassy to Tehran on Wednesday.

“The agreement covers a host of full and comprehensive issues in terms of encouraging and supporting investment in Iran and Japan and with its implementation, it is expected that there would be more investment in these two countries and the economic relations between these two countries will be enhanced,” reads another part of the communique.