Iran’s coverage: Iran urges Muslim nations to defend Palestinians after Trump move

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Pres. Rouhani: Muslims undivided in defending holy Quds

Iran’s President Rouhani speaking at OIC summit on al-Quds on Wed. called on Muslim countries to set aside their differences for a unified defense of al-Quds and the Palestinian cause.


JCPOA joint commission meeting held in Vienna

A high-level meeting of the JCPOA joint commission, a group tasked with monitoring commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers, was held in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Wednesday.

Iran’s Rouhani says Trump’s Jerusalem decision shows U.S. not an honest mediator

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital shows that the United States lacks any respect for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian nation, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted on Wednesday.


Mogherini says renegotiating JCPOA simply not an option

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said that renegotiating 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries is “simply not an option.”


Iran FM calls for “Collective” efforts to end Yemen plight

Iranian foreign minister says it is a collective responsibility to help end the ongoing nightmare in Yemen, and Iran is prepared to work with other states in resolving the crisis.


US to remain in JCPOA for ‘time being’: Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson softened President Donald Trump’s typically harsh stance on the JCPOA, saying that Washington would remain in the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers “for the time being”.


Iran: US repeating mistakes in Middle-East

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi warned the US against consequences of its decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, describing the move as an egregious mistake.


Iran’s marine defense industry is indigenous: Commander

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said in southern Province of Hormozgan on Wednesday that Iran’s marine defense industry has become indigenous and is self-sufficient in producing marine equipment and hardware.


No reason for US presence in Mideast: Iran leader’s aide

A top advisor to Iran’s Leader says there is no justification for the presence of the United States in the Middle East region.


Strong earthquake in southeast Iran injures 58: Official

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale that jolted Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman on Wednesday morning has injured 58 people, Seyed Mohammad Saberi, the head of the province’s medical emergency center said.