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Iran says a vessel from a joint U.S. and British naval fleet approached Revolutionary Guard boats in the Strait of Hormuz in an “unprofessional” manner aimed at escalating tensions in the region.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei urged the country’s officials in charge of agriculture to make efforts to protect the environment.
President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday one of the rights restored to the Iranian nation following the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was the right to produce and export oil with no limit.
A senior official with the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) says US efforts to seize $1.6 billion of Iran’s assets in Luxembourg run counter to the international laws and will bear no fruit.
There is no obstacle on the way of foreign tourists to enter Iran, Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran (ICHTO) Zahra Ahmadipour said.
Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said there have been relative progress in the ongoing negotiations between Tehran and Riyadh about the dispatch of Iranian nationals to Saudi Arabia for Hajj this summer.
In a meeting with a Swiss foreign ministry official in Tehran, Iranian Parliament’s General Director for International Affairs categorically rejected claims that Tehran ships arms to Yemen.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi played down US pressures against the country’s military growth, reiterating that Tehran will take any step it deems necessary, including ballistic missile tests, to strengthen its defense power.
Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said if the US and Israel had the slightest doubt about Iran’s defense capabilities, they would have started a war against the country.
Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari highlighted the influence of the Islamic Republic and neighboring Pakistan on regional developments and said the two countries are known as “key players” in the Middle East.