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Iran has no role in Kirkuk operation: Leader’s Aide

Ali Akbar Velayati, an international advisor to Iran’s Leader, has dismissed allegations of the Islamic Republic’s involvement in the Iraqi army’s operation to retake the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces.


US isolation in blowing up nuclear deal, Iran’s new achievement

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pointed to the US isolation in damaging the Iran Nuclear Deal known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is a new achievement for Tehran.


Zarif: Iran not seeking to exclude other regional actors

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message said Iran does not seek to exclude other regional actors.


Iran UN envoy urges int’l community to counter ‘withdrawal doctrine’

Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo urged international community to counter the ‘withdrawal doctrine’ of the US president.


Japan voices support for Iran nuclear deal

 Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono has told his Iranian counterpart Zarif that his country continues to support the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported Monday.


Trump, not Iran, blocking US companies: Iran’s Petroleum Minister

Iran’s Minister of Petroleum said on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump is unhappy with the fact that Europeans work with Iran and earn money.

Iran, France discuss ways to resolve Syria crisis

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and France’s Special Envoy for Syria Franck Gellet have held talks on the latest developments in the Arab country.


Iran, Uzbekistan discuss promotion of ties in all fields

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Komilov have discussed issues of mutual interest in a meeting in Tehran.

Iran employing latest missile technologies: IRGC Commander

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri praised the country’s growing military power and said the Islamic Republic has the latest technologies in the missile sector.


Iranian MPs weighing plan to counteract US measures

A group of Iranian lawmakers have drawn up a motion to counter US President Donald Trump’s anti-Iran rhetoric and his threats to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers and impose sanctions on the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).