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IRGC at forefront of anti-terror fight: Iran’s Defense Minister

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami warned against a US plan to label the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terror group, stressing the IRGC is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism.


Zarif talks JCPOA with German FM, EU’s Mogherini

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif has held talks with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini and German FM Sigmar Gabriel on the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers known as JCPOA.

Velayati: Other JCPOA signatories should keep US committed to deal

Senior Adviser to Iran’s Leader Velayati called on the other five signatories to Iran’s nuclear deal to force US into complying with its commitments under the international agreement.

Violation of JCPOA by Trump will have int’l consequences: Salehi

Iran’s top atomic energy official said on Wednesday that breaching the 2015 nuclear deal by the US President Donald Trump will entail global repercussions.


US provides logistic support to Daesh in Iraq, Syria: IRGC commander

A commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the United States has airdropped weapons and food supplies to Daesh in Iraq and Syria as the Takfiri terrorist group was facing defeat.


Trump slams Iran deal as ‘incompetently drawn’

President Donald Trump called the Iran deal “incompetently drawn” in an interview with Fox News on Wednesday night.


Iran intelligence minister defends jailed nuclear negotiator

Iran’s intelligence minister on Wednesday defended a nuclear negotiator imprisoned on spying charges in a rare implied criticism of the judiciary.


A Trump retreat from the Iran deal would damage trust in U.S. dealmaking, EU ally says

President Donald Trump’s possible withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal could dissuade other nations from entering agreements with the U.S., European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday.


EU rejects renegotiation of Iran’s nuclear issue

The European Union has appealed to Donald Trump not to unilaterally terminate the nuclear deal with Iran, but to stick to it. “We expect all the countries involved to stick to the agreement as long as Iran is implementing the agreement,” said the Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EAD), Helga Schmid, the “World”.


Putin to visit Iran before year-end

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to travel to Iran before the end of this year, where a trilateral Russia-Iran-Azerbaijan meeting will be held, Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Thursday.