Iran’s coverage: President Rouhani warns Iran could abandon nuclear deal ‘in hours’ if US pushes sanctions

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Iran could quit nuclear deal in ‘hours’ if new U.S. sanctions imposed: Rouhani

Iran could abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers “within hours” if the United States imposes any more new sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.

IRGC drone patrols in Persian Gulf will continue despite US psychological operations

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has rejected US claims that a drone made an “unsafe approach” to an American aircraft carrier.


Iranian parliament begins discussions on President Rouhani’s proposed ministers

Iranian Majlis (Parliament) started a public session on Tuesday morning to review President Rouhani government’s plans and to give vote of confidence to his proposed ministers.


Russia eyeing joint energy projects with Iran

As President Hassan Rouhani is preparing to start his second term in office, Russia has indicated its eagerness to expand economic cooperation with the Islamic Republic.

FM Zarif nullified US plot: Iranian president

In defense of his foreign ministry choice, President Hassan Rouhani said in Majlis on Tuesday Zarif neutralized the US conspiracy.


Russia seeks to convince Iran to remain in nuclear deal

According to member of the Russian upper house of parliament, Russia will do its utmost to convince Iran not to withdraw from a two-year international agreement curbing its nuclear program.


Iran selecting financiers for 200 jets: New Iran Air CEO

Iran is in the process of selecting financiers for the purchase of 200 new passenger aircraft from among many domestic and foreign companies which have submitted their proposals to Iran Air, the new CEO of the national airline Farzaneh Sharafbafi said Tuesday.


Maj. Gen. Bagheri: Iran-Turkey talks to address border security, countering terrorism

Major General Mohammad Bagheri said he will confer with Turkish authorities on the issue of fight against terrorism, regional developments, Tehran-Ankara defensive ties, and border cooperation.


Missile-launcher warship to join North Fleet

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Separ missile-launcher warship would join North Fleet by the end of current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2018).


Next cabinet to prioritize defense diplomacy: President Rouhani

Iran will further engage in ‘defense diplomacy’ with the region and the world in the new cabinet, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.