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Zarif on Trump plan to chair UN council meeting: #chutzpah

Thursday, September 6, 2018 Comments Off on Zarif on Trump plan to chair UN council meeting: #chutzpah

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reacted strongly to Washington’s announcement that President Donald Trump is going to chair the upcoming UN Security Council and use the opportunity against Iran. “There’s only one UNSC resolution on Iran. .@realDonaldTrump is violating it & bullying others to do same. Now he plans to abuse presidency of […]

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Iraq hosts military chiefs from Iran, Russia and Syria

Monday, September 3, 2018 Comments Off on Iraq hosts military chiefs from Iran, Russia and Syria

Senior Iraqi military commanders hosted their Russian, Iranian, and Syrian counterparts in Baghdad on Saturday to discuss security cooperation and information-sharing in the Middle East, where Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group continues to carry out attacks.

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European inaction to save nuclear deal will bring about serious consequences, Kharrazi warns

Monday, September 3, 2018 Comments Off on European inaction to save nuclear deal will bring about serious consequences, Kharrazi warns

“Imposition of sanctions and pressure and Europe’s lack of immediate action to meet obligations under the JCPOA will have serious consequences,” Kharrazi said during a meeting with British Minister of State for the Middle East Alistair Burt in Tehran. Kharrazi noted that there are many grounds for Iran and Britain to expand ties, however, he […]

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Ayatollah Khamenei: No war on horizon

Monday, September 3, 2018 Comments Off on Ayatollah Khamenei: No war on horizon

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that based on political calculations, there is no military war on horizon for Iran. Ayatollah Khamenei made the statement in a meeting with officials of the Khatam ul-Anbiya Air Defense Base.

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Rouhani to Trump: I have no precondition for talks, except U.S. compensate the past

Thursday, August 9, 2018 Comments Off on Rouhani to Trump: I have no precondition for talks, except U.S. compensate the past

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says he has no precondition for talks with the U.S., except that Washington “compensate” the past damage that it has done to Iran. “America owes Iran both apologies and reparations for the meddling and damages he has been doing to Iran since 1953,” Rouhani told a televised program on Monday evening.

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Tehran can make Washington quit addiction to sanctions, Zarif says

Monday, July 30, 2018 Comments Off on Tehran can make Washington quit addiction to sanctions, Zarif says

“We can turn pressure into opportunity through increasing domestic production and non-oil exportation and show the U.S. in next few months that it should quit this addiction [to imposing sanctions],” Zarif said during a first joint conference of private sector and the Iranian diplomats.

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Iran, Russia rap UN for failing to mentions US violations in report on JCPOA

Thursday, June 28, 2018 Comments Off on Iran, Russia rap UN for failing to mentions US violations in report on JCPOA

Iran and Russia have sharply criticized the UN Secretariat for failing to address the US’s brazen violations of international law and bringing up, instead, irrelevant issues in its latest assessment of the situation surrounding the 2015 nuclear deal following Washington’s withdrawal.

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Iran to create secondary currency market by next week

Thursday, June 28, 2018 Comments Off on Iran to create secondary currency market by next week

Iran will set up a secondary currency market by the next week, Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Governor Valiollah Seif announced on Monday. The decision was made as the Iranian rial plunged to a record low against the U.S. dollar in the unofficial market on Sunday.

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Iran’s top judge vows severe punishment for economic disruption

Thursday, June 28, 2018 Comments Off on Iran’s top judge vows severe punishment for economic disruption

The Judiciary chief on Tuesday lashed out at those who are “disrupting the economy” by funneling their huge assets into foreign currency and gold market, threatening that they will face “severe punishment” if their acts is recognized as “corruption on the earth”. Asking police to identify these persons, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said these moves […]

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Ayatollah Khamenei says Iran keeps ‘demanding stance’ from the West about human rights violations

Thursday, June 28, 2018 Comments Off on Ayatollah Khamenei says Iran keeps ‘demanding stance’ from the West about human rights violations

Leader of the Islamic Revolution says despite Western powers’ attempts to shun responsibility for human rights violations, Iran keeps its “demanding” stance to pose questions regarding their behavior in North Africa and the Middle East.

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Top Iranian Official Mohammad-Javad Larijani On Claims In U.S. 9/11 Report: In Some Cases, We Allowed Al-Qaeda Members To Pass Through Iran Without Stamping Their Passport

Monday, June 25, 2018 Comments Off on Top Iranian Official Mohammad-Javad Larijani On Claims In U.S. 9/11 Report: In Some Cases, We Allowed Al-Qaeda Members To Pass Through Iran Without Stamping Their Passport

Senior Iranian official Mohammad-Javad Larijani referred to the U.S. 9/11 Commission Report, and said that in some cases, Al-Qaeda members travelling from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan and elsewhere were allowed to pass through Iran without having their passports stamped. Larijani, who heads Iran’s Human Rights Council and is a top adviser to Supreme Leader Khamenei, […]

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Zarif: Europe has guaranteed Iran’s oil sale

Monday, June 25, 2018 Comments Off on Zarif: Europe has guaranteed Iran’s oil sale

Iran’s top diplomat said on Sunday Europe has guaranteed that the country will be able to sell its crude following US withdrawal from the nuclear deal and re-imposition of sanctions against Tehran.

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India preparing to pay in rupees for Iran oil

Monday, June 25, 2018 Comments Off on India preparing to pay in rupees for Iran oil

The Indian government is reportedly moving closer to a scheme to make some oil payments to Iran in rupees in a bid meant to avoid US economic sanctions.

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President Rouhani congratulates Turkish counterpart on re-election

Monday, June 25, 2018 Comments Off on President Rouhani congratulates Turkish counterpart on re-election

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his re-election as president of Turkey.

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Mogherini: EU would guarantee nuclear deal implementation

Monday, June 18, 2018 Comments Off on Mogherini: EU would guarantee nuclear deal implementation

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that the European Union will continue supporting the 2015 nuclear deal… In her speech at the European Parliament, she said that …it is essential for the EU’s security and for the security in the region to continue implementing the agreement, and the EU would guarantee this, regardless […]

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President al-Assad to Iranian Al-ALAM TV: Syrian-Iranian relation is strategic… the strongest response to Israel is to strike its terrorists in Syria

Monday, June 18, 2018 Comments Off on President al-Assad to Iranian Al-ALAM TV: Syrian-Iranian relation is strategic… the strongest response to Israel is to strike its terrorists in Syria

President Bashar al-Assad affirmed that the Syrian south is in front of two options; reconciliation or liberation by force, indicating that at this point, there are no concrete results for a simple reason which is Israeli and American interference, for they put pressure on the terrorists in that area in order to prevent reaching any […]

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Iran’s Rouhani to leave Tehran for China on Friday

Friday, June 8, 2018 Comments Off on Iran’s Rouhani to leave Tehran for China on Friday

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will leave Tehran for China on Friday (June 8) to take part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, the Iranian envoy in Beijing said on Thursday.

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Iran’s Foreign Ministry: Quds Day An Opportunity for Countering Israeli Apartheid

Friday, June 8, 2018 Comments Off on Iran’s Foreign Ministry: Quds Day An Opportunity for Countering Israeli Apartheid

As Muslims around the world are going to hold pro-Palestinian demonstrations the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan known as the International Quds Day, Iran’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement in support of the initiative, calling for worldwide condemnation of Israeli measures.

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Israel intelligence minister proposes ‘military coalition’ against Iran

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Comments Off on Israel intelligence minister proposes ‘military coalition’ against Iran

Israel has proposed that “a military coalition” be formed against Iran in case Tehran pursues “military-grade” uranium enrichment, suggesting that the military force would comprise of the Israeli regime, the US, the Western states and their Arab allies. Speaking to media on Tuesday, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz claimed that Iran had once been running […]

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EU confirms Iran enrichment plan not in nuclear deal violation

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Comments Off on EU confirms Iran enrichment plan not in nuclear deal violation

A spokeswoman for the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday that Iran’s decision did not constitute a breach of the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “However, at this particularly critical juncture, they will not contribute to build confidence in the nature of the Iranian […]

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Ayatollah Khamenei orders Iran’s atomic organization to be ready to increase nuclear enrichment

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Comments Off on Ayatollah Khamenei orders Iran’s atomic organization to be ready to increase nuclear enrichment

Ayatollah Khamenei ordered the AEOI to make preparations to increase uranium enrichment capacity “up to a level of 190,000 SWUs (separative work units) for the time being within the framework of the JCPOA” and take other preliminary steps that President Hassan Rouhani has ordered.

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China to host Iran president in June

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Comments Off on China to host Iran president in June

Iran’s president will attend a summit with his Chinese and Russian counterparts next month, officials in Beijing said Monday, as they try to salvage the nuclear deal thrown into upheaval by Donald Trump.

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Iran attends St Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Comments Off on Iran attends St Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia

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

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EU moves to use euro in dealings with Iran: Salehi

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Comments Off on EU moves to use euro in dealings with Iran: Salehi

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.

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

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Comments Off on Iran not looking for anyone’s smile to boost defense power: military chief

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.

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

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Comments Off on Russia: U.S. demands to Iran ‘totally unacceptable’

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.

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Rouhani set to visit China within weeks

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Comments Off on Rouhani set to visit China within weeks

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.

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Europeans reject US list of demands from Iran

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Comments Off on Europeans reject US list of demands from Iran

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 […]

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Comments Off on Zarif: U.S. foreign policy ‘imprisoned by delusions and failed policies’

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 […]

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

Monday, May 21, 2018 Comments Off on JCPOA joint commission to convene on Friday to assess U.S. nuclear deal exit

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.

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

Friday, May 18, 2018 Comments Off on EU to launch legal process to prevent US bans from affecting businesses in Iran

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.

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Iran calls on OIC to address US embassy move repercussion

Friday, May 18, 2018 Comments Off on Iran calls on OIC to address US embassy move repercussion

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”.

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

Friday, May 18, 2018 Comments Off on EU tells Iran it will try to protect firms from U.S. sanctions

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.

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European energy commissioner may visit Iran on May 19-20

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Comments Off on European energy commissioner may visit Iran on May 19-20

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.

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Comments Off on Talks to save JCPOA ‘on right track’, Zarif says

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.”

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