Archive for the ‘Iran News’ Category

Iran joins hand with Russia, Turkey to dump dollar in trade

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Comments Off

Iran has discussed trade in national currencies with Russia and Turkey in order to reduce the impact of U.S. dollar on the three countries’ trade and economies, ILNA reported on Saturday quoting Central bank of Iran (CBI) Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati.

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Tehran, Moscow confer on nuclear deal

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Comments Off

In a meeting in Tehran on Monday, high-ranking Iranian and Russian officials discussed issues related to the 2015 nuclear deal and ways to keep the internationally-backed agreement alive. The meeting was held between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Ryabkov.

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

Thursday, September 6, 2018 Comments Off

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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Ayatollah Khamenei: No war on horizon

Monday, September 3, 2018 Comments Off

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

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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Iran to create secondary currency market by next week

Thursday, June 28, 2018 Comments Off

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

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

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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Iran’s Rouhani to leave Tehran for China on Friday

Friday, June 8, 2018 Comments Off

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

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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EU confirms Iran enrichment plan not in nuclear deal violation

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Comments Off

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

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

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

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Comments Off

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Comments Off

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

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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Zarif to examine future of nuclear pact

Friday, May 11, 2018 Comments Off

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, […]

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

Friday, May 11, 2018 Comments Off

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.

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Rouhani says Iran conditionally will stay in nuclear deal

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Comments Off

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 […]

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Trump withdraws U.S. from nuclear deal

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Comments Off

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 […]

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

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Comments Off

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.

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

Monday, May 7, 2018 Comments Off

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.

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Rouhani warns of ‘severe consequences’ if US exits nuclear deal

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to remain in the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers in 2015, or face “severe consequences.”

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Iran proposes military alliance of Indian Ocean littoral states

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Comments Off

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Tuesday that Iran has proposed formation of a military coalition by the Indian Ocean littoral states…He said that the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) has many capacities for expansion of cooperation. The general also said Iran welcomes other countries joining the IONS but it does not favor […]

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CBI bans use of cryptocurrencies

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Comments Off

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) officially banned the use of cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, in financial transactions. The act is to prevent crimes such as money laundering and terrorism, the Public Relations Department of CBI announced.

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Tehran hosts Indian Ocean Naval Symposium

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Comments Off

Senior military delegations from 35 countries are participating in the conference which will run until Tuesday, April 24. It is the greatest military conference hosted by the Iranian Navy. The Iranian Navy is the host of the conference. During the conference, Iran officially assumes presidency of the symposium for two years.

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Zarif: Macron is correct in saying there’s no ‘plan B’ for nuclear deal

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that French President Emmanuel Macron is correct in saying there’s no “Plan B” for the 2015 nuclear deal… “President Macron is correct in saying there’s no “Plan B” on JCPOA. It’s either all or nothing…European leaders should encourage President Trump not just to stay in the […]

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Leader: Foreign spies behind currency hype

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Comments Off

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that foreign spies have been working behind the scenes to create a foreign currency crisis in Iran. “The role of foreigners and their intelligence services was obvious in the recent chaos in Iran’s currency market,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with thousands of […]

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Leader: Enemies’ spy agencies have failed to harm Iran

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Comments Off

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that enemies have waged a large-scale intelligence war against Iran, but foreign spy agencies have failed in their attempts to inflict any harm on the country. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi and a group of […]

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Iran replaces dollar with euro in financial reporting

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Comments Off

The Iranian cabinet on Wednesday ordered all state-run organizations and companies to replace U.S. dollar with euro in reporting their financial statements. The government also put the central bank in charge of managing and announcing rial-to-euro exchange rate continually. The decision is made as part of the country’s effort to reduce its reliance on the […]

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Zarif to attend UN peacebuilding meeting in New York

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Comments Off

Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif is scheduled to leave Tehran for New York on Thursday to attend the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace on April 24-25, the Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has said.

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Velayati says Iran will continue backing Syria

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Comments Off

Ali Akbar Velayati, a top foreign policy adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Sunday that Iran is standing beside Syria. In a press conference after a meeting with a member of China’s Foreign Policy Advisory Committee, Velayati said, “The resistance front will be strengthened in future and Iran will continue supporting […]

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Iran warns U.S. about intervention in Syria

Friday, March 16, 2018 Comments Off

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday slammed the United States for its hostile policies towards the Middle East, saying Washington is not entitled to intervene in Syria.

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