Iran’s coverage: Withdrawal from JCPOA always an option: Zarif

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:


Zarif: Iran may withdraw from nuclear deal in case of major violations by US

Iran has warned that any major JCPOA violation on behalf of the US may result in Tehran’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal.


U.S. sanctions 18 Iranian individuals, entities over country’s missile program, other non-nuclear issues

The Trump administration is slapping new sanctions on 18 Iranian individuals, groups and networks over non-nuclear behavior such as support for ballistic missiles development.

Zarif, UN chief discuss regional, global issues

Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif and the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have met in New York.


Iranian president’s brother freed on bail: media

Hossein Fereydoun, the brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, has been released on bail following his arrest on charges of financial crime, media reported.


Iran FM says Kurdish referendum ‘wrong choice’, impacts Iraqi security

The independence referendum planned by the Kurdistan Regional Government is a wrong choice that would significantly undermine Iraqi and regional security, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.


Persian Gulf island’s airport inaugurated by 1st VP

First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri inaugurated the Persian Gulf Island of Hendorabi’s airport during an official ceremony on Tuesay.

Parl. approves bill to counter US adventurous, terrorist acts in region

Iranian lawmakers voted to approve the single-urgency bill to counter US adventurous and terrorist acts in the region on Tuesday.


Do not laugh at yourself! The change of the regime in Iran does not answer: Zarif

The Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke of developments in the Middle East at a meeting of the US Council on Foreign Relation’s think tank in the presence of the president of the think tank Richard N. Haass.


Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to convene on 21 July in Vienna

A regular meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will take place in Vienna on 21 July 2017.


Iran’s missile program serves self-defense purposes: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran’s missile program is merely defensive in nature, stressing that the Islamic Republic will never use its ballistic missiles except for “self-defense”.