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Iran will halt JCPOA implementation if IAEA does not close ‘PMD’ file: Iran official

A senior Iranian official has warned that the Islamic Republic will halt the implementation of a nuclear agreement with the P5+1 if the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) does not fully close the file of the so-called possible military dimensions (PMD) regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

IAEA confirms non-deviation of Iran’s nuclear activities

 Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano on Thursday confirmed non-deviation of Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities in his latest report to the agency’s Board of Governors.


Velayati cautions against escalation of tension in Middle East

Head of Expediency Council’s Strategic Research Center Ali Akbar Velayati on Wednesday cautioned against escalation of tension in the sensitive Middle East region.


Downing of Russian jet a “strategic mistake”: Top Iranian adviser

 A top military aide to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution decried Turkey’s recent move to shoot down a Russian bomber as a “strategic mistake”, stressing that Ankara will definitely pay a heavy price for it.


Russian pillot rescued by Iran’s General Soleimani

Russian sources revealed on Thursday that the pilot of the Russian Su-24 jet that was shot down by Turkey over the Syrian airspace on Tuesday was rescued in an operation by Iran’s globally renowned IRGC Qods Force Commander Major General Soleimani.


Iran to back Palestinians ‘in any way we can’: Ayatollah Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader said on Wednesday that Iran would support the Palestinian uprising against Israel “in any way we can”, and rejected U.S. accusations that a recent wave of Palestinian knife and car-ramming attacks amounted to “terrorism”.


AEOI Chief: JCPOA’s Implementation by January 15

 Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will be implemented in late December or early January.

President Rouhani hails GECF summit outcome

President Hassan Rouhani has commended the coordinators working for convention of the summit meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) saying it demonstrated Iran’s increasing dignity.


Senior Iranian official offers condolences to Roknabadi’s family

A senior Iranian official has offered condolences to the family of a former Iranian ambassador to Lebanon who had been missing since the September 24 crush in Saudi Arabia until recently, when his body was identified.


Iran’s wheat production to top 10mln tons

Head of Iran’s Government Trading Company (GTC) said the country’s wheat production in the next Iranian calendar year (March 2016-March 2017) will surpass 10 million tons.