EU, S. Africa, S. Korea widening Iran ties
The European Union’s energy chief said he has discussed the possibility of transiting Turkmenistan’s gas via Iran with the Central Asian state’s leader.
Iran to protect security interests shared with Yemen
Iran shares security interests with Yemen and will not allow other regional actors to jeopardize them, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Saturday.
Araqchi: 1st nuclear draft to contain blank sections
A senior Iranian negotiator said the first draft of a deal between Iran and P5+1 on Tehran’s nuclear program will contain gaps requiring further decisions.
Six Baltimore police officers charged in Gray death
A massive march planned for Saturday to protest the death of a man in police custody is now being billed as a “victory rally” after Baltimore’s top prosecutor filed criminal charges against the six officers involved in the man’s arrest.
Zarif congratulates new Saudi counterpart
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday congratulated his newly-installed Saudi counterpart, despite tensions between the two countries over Yemen.
Maersk ship release depends on debt repayment
The Iranian Embassy in Denmark in a statement on Friday said a cargo ship recently impounded in the Persian Gulf by Iranian Navy will be released, if the ship’s operator company settles its debts to an Iranian plaintiff.
Iranian clients, RBS reach compromise
A lawyer of Iranian clients of Royal Bank of Scotland announced that a compromise has been reached with the RBS.
52 civilians killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria
At least 52 civilians have been killed in U.S.-led air strikes targeting the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist groups’ positions in a village in northern Syria, a monitor- ing group has said.
Iran says elimination of nuclear arms is NAM priority
The Iranian ambas- sador to the International Atomic Energy Agency has said that elim- ination of all nuclear weapons is the ﬁrst priority of the Non-Aligned Movement.
ISIL leader incapacitated with suspected spinal injuries after air strike
The leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terror- ist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, remains incapacitated due to sus- pected spinal damage and is being treated by two doctors who travel to his hideout from the group’s stronghold of Mosul, the Guardian has learned.
Rage to relief in Baltimore as 6 officers charged in death
Rage turned to relief in Baltimore when the city’s top prosecutor charged six police of- ﬁcers with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray.
‘Gaza used as arms-testing laboratory’
Manchester Jews for Justice for Palestinians have harshly criticized the “UK’s complicity in Israeli war crimes” in an open letter and called for an end of the arms trade be- tween Britain and Israel.
Ansarullah fighters capture Saudi spy drone in Sa’ada
Yemen’s Ansarullah (Houthi ) movement ﬁghters have cap- tured a Saudi surveillance drone in the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada.
Zarif says his interviews outraged Sen. Tom Cotton
The Iranian foreign minister has said that two recent interviews of him have been highly successful in dif- fusing poisonous U.S. media representations of the Islamic Republic.
Maersk vessel to be released after company pays debt: Iran
A cargo ship recently impounded in the Persian Gulf by Iranian naval forces will be released if the ship’s operator company settles its overdue debts to an Iranian plaintiﬀ, the Iranian Embassy in Denmark announced on Thursday.
Diplomat says Iran considers Yemen’s security as its own
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has said that Iran considers Yemen’s security as its own and the Mideast region, Fars news agency reported on Saturday.
Iran will take part in new Syria consultations, UN says
The UN confirms that Iran will take part in consultations on Syria that begin Monday in Geneva.
AIPAC opposes amendments to Iran bill
The American Israel Public Aﬀairs Committee opposes amendments it would “ordinarily support” to a bill mandat- ing congressional review of an Iran nu- clear deal.
Iranian MP says 10-year nuclear limitation is ‘meaningless’
The chairman of the Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has ruled out as “meaningless” the speculation that Iran’s nuclear program would undergo a ten year-long limitation upon the signing of a potential nuclear agreement between Iran and the 5+1 group of world powers.
Zarif congratulates appointment of new Saudi FM
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday congratulated his newly- appointed Saudi counterpart.
Iranian negotiators acting with open eyes: Ayatollah Emami Kashani
A Tehran Friday prayer leader said that Iran’s nuclear negotiators are wise enough to prevent the country from being overpowered by the enemy.