Iran’s coverage: EU defends Iran deal despite Trump, appeals to U.S. Congress

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EU vows to save Iran deal, fears for North Korea mediation

The European Union vowed on Monday to defend a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and urged U.S. lawmakers not to reimpose sanctions after President Donald Trump chose not to certify Tehran’s compliance with the accord.


Iran shuts Parviz Khan border with Kurdistan region

Governor of Ghasreshirin has reported on temporary closing of Parviz Khan Border Terminal which neighbors Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).


EU sends chief diplomat to fight for Iran deal in Washington

EU foreign ministers join a chorus of international support for the landmark 2015 accord, warning that Trump’s hardline stance jeopardizes efforts to find a peaceful solution to the nuclear crisis with North Korea.


US Treasury plans new sanctions on Iran’s IRGC: Mnuchin

The US Treasury Department is planning to introduce new sanctions against Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), according to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.


US to stay in Iran nuclear deal: UN ambassador

The United States is going to stay in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal despite President Donald Trump’s move not to recertify it, says US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, asserting that Iran is not in breach of the agreement.


UK renews backing for Iran nuclear deal

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson reaffirmed his country’s support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), calling on all parties to honor the deal as well.

Iran Telecom 2017 kicks off in Tehran

The 18th International Exhibition of Telecommunications, Information Technology and Innovative CIT Solutions started work in the Iranian capital on Monday.


US position on Iran nuclear deal aggravates existing global problems – Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov believes that the US approach to pressing nuclear issues, such as Iran nuclear deal and North Korea’s nukes, only worsen the existing problems in the world.


Iran may exit nuclear deal if ‘most important elements’ violated, says Zarif

During an interview on CBS’ Face the Nation, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says if the United States leaves the international nuclear deal and starts “violating the most important elements of the deal then Iran will decide” whether it stays or leaves.

Iran expects JCPOA dividends for high costs incurred: Larijani

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says Iran expects to benefit from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for which it has paid high costs or it would rethink dealing with the 2015 nuclear accord.