SITUATION ASSESSMENT: EGYPT

Author : Admin | Thursday, May 24, 2018
Posted in category Special Analysis

Egypt’s battle against DAESH is in full swing with Operation Sinai 2018, begun February 9. An attack on April 14 against an army camp in central Sinai, in which eight Egyptian soldiers were killed, demonstrated that DAESH retains operational capabilities in the Sinai Peninsula. However, the death, on April 18, of Nasser Abu Zaqoul, the head of “Sinai Province”, the DAESH affiliate in central Sinai, represented a major blow to the group.
Operation Sinai 2018 began in order to fulfill a pledge from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to eradicate DAESH from the Sinai Peninsula and target terrorist groups across the country. Almost all army units are participating in the operation, which includes aerial bombardments and ground attacks on DAESH hideouts, mostly in North Sinai.
DAESH’s actions in Egypt intensified since the beginning of 2018, especially in the context of the difficult economic situation and the inter-sectarian conflicts in the country. DAESH’s modus operandi consists of either direct, assumed actions in the Sinai Peninsula, or through independent cells that are formed including among the Muslim Brotherhood.
To counter DAESH’s actions, the Egyptian authorities are using direct military campaigns, as well as cooperating with local Sinai Peninsula tribes (al-Turabin, al-Sawaraka, al-Massaed, al-Qaliat, al-Bayadiya).
In the military context, Operation Sinai was to have been completed by the end of February, but on February 26, Army Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid Hegazi requested an extension of the campaign, given the complexity of the mission and the difficulty of rooting out DAESH from the mountainous Sinai Peninsula.
While previous DAESH operations were limited to North Sinai – with Central Sinai being considered a buffer zone between ISIS elements in the North and South Sinai, which contains the popular Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh and billions of dollars of tourist investments – Egypt’s fear is that military operations in North Sinai could push DAESH and other militant groups to seek targets in central and south Sinai.
As for the Sinai tribal leaders, they have denied supporting DAESH and its “Sinai Province”, even though the militants operate in tribal territory and many active fighters and supporters come from Sinai’s tribes. In 2015, the Sinai Tribal Union recommended that tribes should deny protection to their members involved in militancy. The tribal leaders also pledged to cooperate with the Egyptian armed forces and to recruit youths from among the Sinai clans to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance to the army in advance of and during military operations. However, the authorities are also aware of the risk of tribal and clan rivalries, as well as independent interests of their collaborators, that may, for example, lead to identified targets being not militant threats but a competitor smuggling ring.

Iran attends St Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia

Author : Admin | Thursday, May 24, 2018
Posted in category Eurasia, Iran, Iran Press

The 22nd St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) started work on Thursday in the Russian port city with Iranian representatives in attendance.

EU moves to use euro in dealings with Iran: Salehi

Author : Admin | Thursday, May 24, 2018
Posted in category Eurasia, Iran, Iran Press

Ali Akbar Salehi, director of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, announced on Saturday that the European Union had made proposals and also taken initial steps to use euro in transactions with Iran.

Iran not looking for anyone’s smile to boost defense power: military chief

Author : Admin | Thursday, May 24, 2018
Posted in category Iran, Iran News, Iran Press

Iran’s military chief said on Wednesday that the Armed Forces are prepared more than any other time to defend the country against foreign threats, asserting that Iran doesn’t need anyone’s “smile” or go-ahead with its plans to boost defense power.

Russia: U.S. demands to Iran ‘totally unacceptable’

Author : Admin | Thursday, May 24, 2018
Posted in category Eurasia, Iran, Iran News, Iran Press

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday the U.S. has put forward totally unacceptable demands to Iran, criticizing the U.S. government for its policy of “ultimatums” and “threats” towards Iran.

Rouhani set to visit China within weeks

Author : Admin | Thursday, May 24, 2018
Posted in category Iran, Iran News, Iran Press

President Hassan Rouhani will visit China within weeks upon an official invitation by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi said on Wednesday. Talking to reporters after a cabinet meeting, Vaezi said Rouhani will visit China to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit.

Europeans reject US list of demands from Iran

Author : Admin | Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Posted in category Eurasia, Eurasia News, Iran, Iran Press

European officials criticized US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for demanding dramatic changes in Iran’s foreign and nuclear policies, with European Union top diplomat rejecting any alternative to the 2015 nuclear agreement. The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned Monday there was “no alternative” to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after Pompeo vowed unprecedented sanctions against Tehran.

Zarif: U.S. foreign policy ‘imprisoned by delusions and failed policies’

Author : Admin | Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Posted in category Iran, Iran News, Iran Press

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that the United States’ foreign policy is “imprisoned by delusions and failed policies”. The remarks by Zarif came after U.S. Secretary of States Mike Pompeo in a detailed speech demanded that Iran halt all uranium enrichment, stop its ballistic-missile program and give nuclear inspectors access to the entire country.

Iraqi forces arrest 13 IS members in Mosul

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, May 22, 2018

imgUp to 13 Islamic State (IS) militants were arrested Monday in their former stronghold of Mosul, a police chief was quoted as saying.

“Nineveh police arrested the 13 militants upon accurate intelligence data in al-Entisar, Judaydat al-Mufti and al-Nour districts in Mosul’s eastern side,” Baghdad Today website quoted Nineveh Police Chief Brig. Gen. Hamad Nems al-Jabouri as saying in a statement. Read the rest of this entry »

Tension Rises on Morocco-Algeria Border as Polisario Militants Launch Military Exercises

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News

imgTension has returned to the Moroccan-Algerian borders after militants from the Polisario Front launched maneuvers and parades, with the participation of Algerian officers and experts, in the Tifariti, region east of Morocco’s defense wall.

Tifariti is located on the Moroccan side of the border with Algeria. Morocco withdrew its military forces from the region in 1991 and later labeled it an arms-free buffer zone within the framework of the Ceasefire Agreement with the Polisario, held under the auspices of the United Nations. Read the rest of this entry »

Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt hold talks on Libya

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News

imgThe tripartite ministerial meeting on Libya kicked off on Monday in Algiers, and foreign ministers of Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt discussed the developments in the conflict-ridden Libya.

Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel, his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry and Tunisian counterpart Khemaies Jhinaoui are expected to discuss the holding of a referendum on a new constitution in Libya, and the parliamentary and presidential elections that the United Nations intended to hold before the end of this year. Read the rest of this entry »

THE ESCALATION OF THE ISRAEL – SYRIA/LEBANON CONFLICT

Author : Admin | Monday, May 21, 2018
Posted in category Special Analysis

The May 10 exchange of missiles on the Syrian-Israeli border is already seen as making the Golan Heights an operational theater in the Syrian conflict.
Before the operation, Israeli officials began warning of an impending Iranian attack from inside Syria. Within hours of the ensuing fight, an Israeli army spokesman announced that the elite “Quds Force” of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) had fired 20 missiles into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, after which the Israeli Defense Minister declared that Israel hit nearly all Iranian infrastructures in Syria.
The conflict chronology shows that Israel initiated the incident by striking Syrian military targets in the Damascus suburbs and Quneitra over the two preceding days. Russia had warned Syria and Iran of the impending Israeli strike, so neither Iranian military personnel nor weapons systems seemed to have been hit. The Syrian military (and not the IRGC) retaliated by firing 55 rockets at Israeli military outposts and installations in the occupied part of the Golan.
Political analysts in Beirut and Damascus indicate the fact that all the defense measures taken by Syria and its allies are aimed to counter all Israel’s military actions, including on the Syria and Lebanon fronts. The Lebanese resistance says it is ready to counter any Israeli attack on the Syria-Lebanon border from the south up to the Golan Heights.
However, the resistance does not expect an imminent attack from Israel, but only the persistence of the regional security instability. Monitoring of the border is permanent and it shows that no preparations for an attack are being made.
The recent event is the first major fight between Syria and Israel in the occupied Golan Heights since 1973, making the Golan an operational theater for the first time in over four decades. This is also the first time during the Syrian War that the Syrian military has retaliated against Israeli strikes by hitting Israeli military installations.
While Israel expected Syria and Iran to concentrate on the battles against militants elsewhere (and to be restrained by the Russians, who decided to stay out of Israel’s fights in the region), it did not expect the anti-Israel alliance to redirect the confrontation toward Israel’s military land targets inside the occupied Golan Heights.
Until now, Moscow has tolerated small Israeli strikes against Syrian and allied military targets, but Russia has the leverage to contain such attacks, through its ability to deliver S-300 and S-400 air defense systems to the Syrians, which would be a regional game changer.
In turn, while it is unlikely that any of Israel’s opponents will start a fight with the Israelis, they will retaliate if provoked.

JCPOA joint commission to convene on Friday to assess U.S. nuclear deal exit

Author : Admin | Monday, May 21, 2018

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday that a meeting of the joint commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will take place in Vienna on Friday to discuss the U.S. exit from the multilateral nuclear agreement.

Middle east events and news

Author : Admin | Monday, May 21, 2018
Posted in category Special Analysis

Pro-ISIS Group Warns Defectors They Will Be Pursued And Punished, Warns About Presence Of Spies Among ISIS Fighters
A pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group active on Telegram whose focus is the production of material for foreign ISIS fighters, released four new infographic posters in English and Arabic that provide operational security warnings.
Pro-ISIS Media Outlets Call For Attacks On UEFA Champions League Final In Kiev And On World Cup
On May 15, 2018, a media foundation affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS) released three posters threatening the upcoming final of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), to be held on May 26 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev.
ISIS Claims Large Assault On Government Complex In Jalalabad, Afghanistan
On May 13, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) A’maq News Agency reported the killing and wounding of more than one hundred people in a series of attacks on a government building complex in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.(by memri org.)

Middle east events and news

Author : Admin | Monday, May 21, 2018
Posted in category Special Analysis

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen Video Features Its Al-Quds Brigade, Urges Fighters ‘To Purify Al-Aqsa Of The Jews’
On May 15, 2018, Al-Katai’b, the media arm of Somalia-based pro-Al-Qaeda group Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, released a video featuring the daily routine of the fighters in its Al-Quds Brigade, who live in the Golis Mountains in northern Somalia.
Head Of Libya-Based Jihadi Group Announces Founding Of ‘Forces For The Protection Of Dernah’
On May 11, 2018, Atiyyah Saeed Al-Sha’iri, head of Libya-based jihadi group Shura Council Of The Mujahideen Of Dernah, announced the founding of a new group which includes all the organizations and factions in the city of Dernah.
ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Knife Attack
On May 12, 2018, A’maq, the news agency of the Islamic State (ISIS), reported that the attacker who killed at least one person and wounded four others in Paris, France, was a “soldier of the Islamic State.”
ISIS Claims Attacks On Churches In Indonesia
On May 13, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) A’maq news agency claimed three suicide attacks on churches in Surabaya, Indonesia, saying 11 were killed and at least 41 injured among the church guards and Christian worshippers.(by memri org).

Middle east events and news

Author : Admin | Monday, May 21, 2018
Posted in category Special Analysis

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Commanders Captured In Iraqi-U.S. Operation Talk Of Internal Conflicts Within ISIS, Low Morale, Meetings With Abu Bakr Al-BaghdadiInterviews with the five senior ISIS militants captured by the Iraqi military following a sting operation involving U.S. forces were broadcast by Al-Iraqiya TV on May 9. Saddam Omar Hussein Al-Jamal, a top ISIS commander in Deir Ezzor, recounted how he had pledged allegiance to ISIS and handed over FSA weapons, and said that the organization was in a “bad way,” with internal conflicts and bad decisions. Senior aide Abu Zaid Al-Iraqi, head of the organization’s committee for rewriting the school curricula, recounted his meetings with Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the last of which was in mid-2017.
EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Jihadists React On Social Media To Paris Stabbing: We Can Still Carry Out Operations In The Hearts Of Your Lands
On May 12, 2018, via its official news agency A’maq, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for that day’s stabbing attack in Paris.(by memri org).

EU to launch legal process to prevent US bans from affecting businesses in Iran

Author : Admin | Friday, May 18, 2018
Posted in category Eurasia, Iran, Iran Press

The European Commission is set to launch a legal process based on a powerful law to block American sanctions against Iran as European Union powers mobilize to save the landmark 2015 nuclear deal following Washington’s unilateral pullout.

Iran calls on OIC to address US embassy move repercussion

Author : Admin | Friday, May 18, 2018
Posted in category Iran, Iran Press

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gholamhossein Dehqani in the meeting of senior experts of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday evening said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran calls for assignment of a fact-finding committee to address the recent crimes committed by the Zionist regime of Israel in the occupied territories”.

EU tells Iran it will try to protect firms from U.S. sanctions

Author : Admin | Friday, May 18, 2018
Posted in category Eurasia, Iran, Iran Press

Tehran is being given assurances that European governments will seek to protect companies doing business in Iran from renewed U.S. sanctions, as foreign ministers prepare to meet in Brussels to salvage the nuclear deal.

Middle east events and news

Author : Admin | Friday, May 18, 2018
Posted in category Special Analysis

Lebanese Political Analyst: Abbas’s Antisemitic Speech Harmed Palestinian Cause, Played Into Netanyahu’s Hands
In his May 5, 2018 column in the daily Al-Hayat, senior Lebanese journalist, critic and political analyst Hazem Saghiya responded to Palestinian President Mahmoud ‘Abbas’s antisemitic speech at the Palestinian National Council on April 30, 2018. Saghiya wrote that the speech had sabotaged the Palestinians’ long struggle to distance themselves from antisemitism, and had played into the hands of Netanyahu and Israel’s radical right by enabling them to claim that ‘Abbas was and remains a flagrant antisemite.
Ibrahim Karagul, Editor-In-Chief Of AKP Mouthpiece ‘Yeni Safak’: You, UAE Prince Mohammad Bin Zayed And Saudi Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, Are The Apparatuses Of U.S. And Israeli Intelligence; Soon, You Will Raise U.S./Israel Flags In Mecca And Medina
In an article laced with invective, and titled “You Have No Shame, Do you? Soon, You Will Raise U.S./Israel Flags In Mecca/Medina… Jerusalem Is A Common Homeland For Us All!”, the editor-in-chief of AKP mouthpiece Yeni Safak, Ibrahim Karagul accused UAE Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed and Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of betraying the Muslim world in an unspecified “secret agreement” and culpability for the move of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (by memri.org)

Turkey, Israel expel envoys as ties sour over Gaza bloodshed

Author : Admin | Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Turkey and Israel have expelled their envoys amid growing tensions between the two sides over the killing of dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip at the hands of the Tel Aviv regime’s forces.

European energy commissioner may visit Iran on May 19-20

Author : Admin | Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Posted in category Eurasia, Iran, Iran Press

European Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete may visit Tehran on May 19-20 to discuss EU-Iran energy cooperation, EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic told reporters. The program is still in the final stage of negotiations, said the EU spokeswoman.

Talks to save JCPOA ‘on right track’, Zarif says

Author : Admin | Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Posted in category Eurasia, Iran, Iran Press

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the negotiations aimed at protecting the multilateral nuclear deal after the U.S. withdrawal are “on the right track.”

The Gulf crisis

Author : Admin | Monday, May 14, 2018
Posted in category Special Analysis

The 11-month old Gulf crisis is continuing and it has not been included as a topic on the agenda of the recent meeting of the Arab League states.
Most analysts and diplomats in the region agree that the trade and diplomatic embargo on Qatar initiated by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates was to the detriment of all. Its main cause was the fact that Saudi Arabia resented Qatar’s involvement in regional conflicts, its support for the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Doha-based broadcaster Al Jazeera, as well as Qatar’s role in the Arab Spring uprisings, when the Saudi royals feared their own powers could come under threat.
While these differences could have been resolved with diplomacy, Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and his counterpart in Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, chose to escalate the dispute into another crisis that the Middle East does not need.
According to regional analysts, the crisis between Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE is beginning to have the features of an “arms race”, more and more expensive for each one of the parties involved.
While Saudi, as well as Qatari opinions indicate that President Trump wishes for a solution to end the crisis, hints received from the Saudi Embassy in Washington suggest that the “Gulf File” is currently not among the priorities of the U.S. Administration.
Also, because of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, influential senators have begun to discuss restrictions on arms sales to Saudi Arabia. That would undercut other administration priorities, including attempts to get the Saudis to play a more active role in the region.
At the end of April, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh – in his first overseas trip in his new position – and told the Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, that the dispute needs to end. However, his statements about a united Gulf to help in confronting Iran’s nuclear deal have not changed the premises on the ground. The State Secretary left it to the Gulf countries and Egypt to address the crisis.
On the other hand, the Qatari emirate – the richest nation per capita in the world – not only resisted the embargo, but it also resisted the temptation to retaliate. Instead, in the nearly 11 months since the embargo began, Qatar has undertaken a considerable lobbying effort that resulted in the U.S. visit, earlier in April, of Qatari leader, Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. The Emir had an Oval Office meeting with President Trump during which the president expressed strong support for the country.
The U.S. President also has offered to host a Camp David summit in September and it is expected that the disputing parties use the months before to start looking for a solution to this unneeded conflict. Also, the countries that imposed, on June 5 2017, the embargo on Qatar (Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt) indicated that the crisis will be addressed only through a Gulf perspective.

International Conference of News Agencies kicks off in Pakistan

Author : Admin | Monday, May 14, 2018
Posted in category Eurasia, Pakistan

The International Conference of News Agencies (ICNA) kicked off on Sunday in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad…20 national news agencies from Arab and foreign countries are participating in the ICNA. It coincides with the 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence Day.

Middle east events and news

Author : Admin | Monday, May 14, 2018
Posted in category Special Analysis

Jihadi Telegram Channel Expresses Loyalty To Osama Bin Laden: ‘From The Blood-Soaked Mountains Of Kashmir, We Pledge To Follow Your Blessed Path’
A jihadi channel on Telegram that supports the Kashmiri jihadi group and Al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) has expressed loyalty to the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Jihadi Telegram Channel Shares Taliban Article: ‘Mujahideen Consider Daesh [ISIS] As America’s Servant’
A jihadi Telegram channel shared an article from an Urdu-language magazine published by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization). It alleges that the U.S. and Afghan forces are supporting the Islamic State (ISIS) in Afghanistan.(by memri org).

Middle east events and news

Author : Admin | Monday, May 14, 2018
Posted in category Special Analysis

Iraq: Senior ISIS Leader Reveals Role In ISIS, Meeting With Al-Baghdadi
On May 2, 2018, Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council released information from the confession of senior Islamic State (ISIS) leader Isma’il al-’Ithawi. The Council disclosed that Al-’Ithawi was arrested in Turkey several months ago in coordination with Iraqi intelligence and extradited to Iraq.
ISIS Claims Killing Of Dozens In Multiple Attacks On Voting Centers, Rallies In Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Vows To Target Elected Officials, Voters, Democratic Institutions
In Issue 130 of Al-Naba’, the weekly newspaper of the Islamic State (ISIS), the group claimed that its soldiers had killed and wounded nearly 40 people in multiple attacks targeting rallies and voting centers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya in response to calls made by ISIS spokesman Abu Al-Hassan Al-Muhajir.
ISIS Claims Responsibility For Shooting In Russia
On May 6, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) A’maq news agency reported that the gunman who injured three Russian intelligence officers in the city of Nizhny Novgorod on May 5, 2018, was acting on behalf of ISIS.(by memri org.)

Middle east events and news

Author : Admin | Monday, May 14, 2018
Posted in category Special Analysis

Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Threatens To Target French, Western Companies In Sahel Region And North Africa, Warns Muslims To Stay Away To Avoid Harm
On May 8, 2018, the media arm of Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a statement threatening to target Western and particularly French companies in North Africa and the Sahel region and urging Muslims to stay away from these targets to avoid being harmed.
ISIS Media Continue To Threaten FIFA World Cup 2018 In Russia
On May 3, 2018, an Islamic State (ISIS) French-language media outlet published two new posters on Telegram threatening the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The competition, to be held this summer in Russia, has been repeatedly threatened by ISIS and pro-ISIS media groups, most notably through posters. An-Nur is currently one of the most prolific official ISIS media outlets.(by memri org.)

Zarif to examine future of nuclear pact

Author : Admin | Friday, May 11, 2018
Posted in category Iran, Iran News, Iran Press

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that he will spearhead a diplomatic effort to examine whether the other signatories of the JCPOA can ensure its full benefits for Iran in the face of U.S. withdrawal. “In response to U.S. persistent violations & unlawful withdrawal from the nuclear deal, as instructed by President Rouhani, I’ll spearhead a diplomatic effort to examine whether remaining JCPOA participants can ensure its full benefits for Iran. Outcome will determine our response,” Zarif tweeted.

SUA anunță sancţiuni pentru o reţea de finanţare a Gardienilor Revoluţiei, armata de elită a Iranului

Author : Admin | Friday, May 11, 2018
Posted in category Iran, Iran News

Statele Unite au anunţat joi sancţiuni pentru o reţea de finanţare a Gardienilor Revoluţiei, armata de elită a regimului de la Teheran, prin transferuri de valută între Emiratele Arabe Unite (EAU) şi Iran.

UK, France and Germany say remain committed to nuclear accord

Author : Admin | Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Posted in category Eurasia, Eurasia News, Iran

The UK, France and Germany have issued a joint statement assailing President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the nuclear deal with Iran… “It is with regret and concern that we, the leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom take note of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States of America from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)…Together, we emphasise our continuing commitment to the JCPOA. This agreement remains important for our shared security”.

Rouhani says Iran conditionally will stay in nuclear deal

Author : Admin | Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Posted in category Iran, Iran News, Iran Press

President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran will conditionally stay in the JCPOA with other signatories, stressing that Iran has always complied with its commitments to the nuclear deal, while the US has never complied with its obligations…Rouhani added that he has ordered the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) to be prepared for resuming nuclear enrichment at the industrial level.

Trump withdraws U.S. from nuclear deal

Author : Admin | Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Posted in category Eurasia, Iran, Iran News, Iran Press

In a declaration on Tuesday, Donald Trump officially withdrew the United States from the 2015 nuclear agreement, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA. “I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal,” Trump said from the White House. Trump also said he will reinstate economic sanctions on Iran.

Belgrade to host Iran-Serbia Joint Economic Committee meeting on June 20

Author : Admin | Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The fifteenth meeting of Iran-Serbia Joint Economic Committee will be held in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, on June 20 and 21, a director in Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) announced.

U.S. will face ‘historic remorse’ if it quits nuclear deal, Rouhani warns

Author : Admin | Monday, May 7, 2018
Posted in category Iran, Iran News, Iran Press

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the U.S. will suffer “historic remorse” if Donald Trump’s administration quits the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.