Iran’s coverage: Iranian president defends nuclear deal, says Trump can not undermine

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Iran president: 10 Trumps can’t roll back nuke deal benefits

Iran’s president is defending the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, saying not even 10 Donald Trumps can roll back its benefits to his country.


Iran rejects Reuters report, says missile program non-negotiable

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the Islamic Republic’s missile program is for defensive purposes and is not open to any negotiations.


US abandoning deal with Iran not to affect Russian arms supplies – Lawmaker

An ex-chief of the Russian upper house’s defense and security committee has claimed that Russia would continue to fulfill its obligations to Iran under the program of arms deliveries.


Iran tests missiles to improve precision: Zarif

In an interview with American magazine ‘Newsweek’, Iranian FM Zarif said testing missiles is to improve their precision, a quality that is not needed if a missile is designed to carry nuclear warheads.


Iran, Russia, China playing major role in new Silk Road

Iran, China and Russia having rich civilizations play an important role in the new Silk Road plan, Iran’s Consul General in Kazan, Tatarstan, Ali Beman Eghbali Zarech said on Friday.


Iran chides Australia for lack of cooperation over pregnant inmate’s case

An Iranian deputy foreign minister criticized the Australian government for its refusal to cooperate with Tehran on the case of an Iranian pregnant woman detained on charges of violating US commercial laws.


IAEA says to inspect Iran’s military sites whenever necessary

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano said the UN nuclear watchdog would seek access to Iran’s military sites if the need arises.


Las Vegas massacre proved lack of security in US: Iranian Cleric

Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi said the recent shooting in the US city of Las Vegas, which killed dozens of people, proved to the world the country’s inability to maintain order and security.


Tehran can quit nuclear deal if Washington violates it – Iranian FM

Iran could partially or completely withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement in case of any violation of the deal by the US, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told Al Jazeera, adding that Iran would not be further intimidated by threats of sanctions, as previous restrictions imposed by the US “immunized” it. The diplomat also slammed the US approach to the deal by saying that the US “is addicted to sanctions.”

Iran’s exports steady as US targets oil revenues

Iran exported 2.25 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil to customers in Asia and Europe in September, data released by the Ministry of Petroleum showed on Saturday.