Iran’s coverage: EU voices support for Iranian nuclear deal amid US threats

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EU confirms Iran nuclear deal works as US faces deadline for sanctions waiver

On January 9, the US State Department announced that the US administration was expected to decide on extending the Iran sanctions waiver on Friday.

Iran FM: JCPOA continuation depends on “full US compliance” 

Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that continuation of fulfillment of all commitments based on the 2015 nuclear deal depends on US complete adherence to the landmark agreement.

Trump urged by top advisers to waive Iran sanctions: official

 Donald Trump is being urged by some top advisers not to bring back U.S. economic sanctions on Iran this week, a move by the president that would effectively end a 2015 deal to limit Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.

Iranian sailors stuck at blazing tanker likely alive: Iran diplomat

Iranian seamen who got missing after an Iranian tanker collided with a Chinese freighter in the East China coast may still be alive, a senior consular official announced on Thursday.

5.6 magnitude quake strikes Western Iran

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale has once again jolted a district located on the border of Ilam and Kermanshah provinces in Western Iran.

Iran’s easing of drug laws could halt execution of 5,000 prisoners

The lives of more than 5,000 prisoners on death row in Iran could be spared as a change in the law abolishes capital punishment for some drug-trafficking offences.

Tehran marks first death anniversary of late senior cleric

The first death anniversary of chairman of the Iranian Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was held in Tehran on Thursday with the participation of a number of senior officials.

Iran FM, top European diplomats discuss JCPOA in Brussels

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has conferred on the Iran nuclear deal in a joint meeting with his French, British, and German counterparts and the EU foreign policy chief deal in Brussels.

Iranian, French FMs discuss JCPOA implementation

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif on Thursday held talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on importance of implementation of Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal.

Enemy failed to incite sedition in Iran: IRGC chief

 IRGC Chief-Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari says the enemy failed in its efforts to trigger sedition in the country.