UN nuclear chief says confident of US “very good cooperation” on Iran deal
The chief of the UN atomic watchdog said on Monday he was confident following a visit to Washington of “very good cooperation” with the United States on Iran’s nuclear deal, despite US President Donald Trump’s hawkish comments.
Turkey launches vast security operation in southeast
Turkish security forces on Monday night launched one of their largest “anti-terrorist” operations in recent years in the restive southeast against Kurdish militants.
Minister: Thais respect ‘friendly, high quality’ Iranian tourists
Thai minister of tourism and sports praised Iranians visiting her country as high quality tourists, saying Bangkok does its best to be a second home for them.
Iraqi forces capture key bridge in Mosul
Iraqi forces on Monday captured Mosul’s Al-Hurriya bridge, which leads to the Daesh-held Old City center from the south, the military said.
Hollande warns Le Pen could win France presidential vote
Far-right leader Marine Le Pen could win the forthcoming presidential election in France, President Francois Hollande warned on Monday, vowing to “do everything” in his power to stop it happening.
Leader cautions officials against showing weakness to enemy
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei advised Iranian officials not to show any sign of weakness to the enemy.
Iran hopes for closer ties with Egypt
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman hoped for the removal of obstacles on the way of stronger relations between Tehran and Cairo.
Germany: Erdogan’s remarks ‘absolutely unacceptable’
The German Chancellery has described as “absolutely unacceptable” recent remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan comparing German authorities to Nazis for banning Turkish officials from holding campaign events in Germany.
No progress made on restoring ties with Cairo: Iran
Despite its vitality for the Middle East, no special advance has been made on relations between Tehran and Cairo, stalled for about four decades now, a spokesman with Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Armenian expert: Iran can’t be ignored in coalition against Daesh
Johnny G. Melikyan, a political analyst at the Armenian Center for Regional Studies (CRS) of Public Administration Academy, believes that the great powers including the new U.S. administration should know that the only way to defeat Daesh is to form a large coalition, which includes NATO, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Arabs, etc.
U.S. veterans accuse Saudi Arabia of tricking them into lobbying against justice for 9/11 families
The United States military veterans are being sent on all-expenses paid trips to Washington on the Saudi government’s dime to lobby against the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) that allows victims of 9/11 to sue foreign governments, the New York Post reports.
Certain regional states pave way for foreign presence: Dehqan
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said in comments on Monday some regional countries are paving the way for the presence of foreign military powers in the region, stressing that the provision of security cannot be entrusted to others, according to Press TV.
Envoy hails China’s role in achievement of nuclear deal
The Iranian Ambassador to China, Ali Asghar Khaji, has praised China’s important role in the negotiations that led to the historic nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.
Weakness emboldens enemy: Leader
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that a display of weakness will embolden enemy to make an attack, citing the Iraqi invasion of Iran in the 1980s as an example.
UN atomic chief expects U.S. cooperation on nuclear pact
The head of the UN agency monitoring the Iran nuclear deal says he emphasized the benefits of the pact in a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and says he is confi- dent his message was heard.
Trump leaves Iraq off new travel ban order, Iran not delisted
U.S. President Donald Trump removed Iraq from a list of countries targeted in a U.S. travel ban when he signed a new executive order on Monday, a White House source said, as reported by Reuters.
Iran describes Rouhani-Erdogan meeting as ‘useful’
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that meeting between Iranian and Turkish presidents in Islamabad on Wednesday was “useful” and “important”.