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Certain countries worried about weakening of terrorists in Syria: SNSC Secretary

Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said here on Sunday that certain countries are worried about the weakening of the terrorist groups in Syria.

Iran welcomes US wrestling team after travel ban halted

Iran said on Sunday it would allow US wrestlers to compete in an international tournament after President Donald Trump’s travel ban was halted by a federal court.

Rouhani: Portuguese welcomed to trade with Iran

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani has received credentials of Portuguese new Ambassador to Tehran Joao Jose Corte Real.The incoming ambassador arrived in Tehran on Sunday and had met Foreign Minister Zarif earlier on Sunday.


Iran academics urge administration to give visa on arrival to US citizens

A group of Iran’s top academicians have called on the administration in Tehran to respond to the new US entry ban on Iranian citizens with an innovative approach different from Washington’s discriminatory policies.


Paul Ryan: It looks like the Iran deal is here to stay

House Speaker Paul Ryan said the nuclear agreement with Iran is probably going to stay in place, despite significant Republican opposition to the deal.


New Anti-Iran sanctions may result in ‘unwanted, dangerous’ Mideast crisis

Member of the Russian parliament’s upper house Alexei Pushkov has warned of another “unwanted” crisis in the Middle East after the imposture of a new round of sanctions on Iran by the United States.


US setbacks in Mideast behind Iran new sanctions: Senior MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker says the defeats of US-backed terrorists in the Middle East prompted Washington to impose new sanctions against the Islamic Republic, adding that the new US sanctions amount to a violation of Tehran’s nuclear agreement.


Minister shrugs off US restrictions on sale of medical equipment to Iran

Iranian Health Minister Seyed Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi made assurances that the country will face no problem after a recent decision by US President Donald Trump to expand a list of medical equipment requiring federal authorization for sale to Iran.


Tehran currency market unfazed by Trump’s actions

The currency market has been stable in recent days, ignoring a deluge of news stories that should have conventionally rocked the boat.

China blocked $18bn of Iran’s petrodollars

A report by a leading Iranian newspaper says the country has at least $18 billion still blocked in China in what appears to be a result of complications related to previous sales of oil to Beijing during the years of sanctions.