Iran’s coverage: Hope fades for missing crew members as Iranian oil tanker sinks

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:


All 29 missing Iranian seafarers feared dead: Official

The burning Iranian oil tanker is sinking in Eastern China after it flared up again Sunday morning, and all the 29 missing crew members are feared dead, according to Iranian officials.


Iran’s Rouhani says U.S. has failed to undermine nuclear deal: TV

Iran’s president said on Sunday the United States had failed to undermine a nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers, and hailed the accord as a “long-lasting victory” for Iran, state television reported.


France’s Macron highlights importance of JCPOA to Netanyahu

French President Emmanuel Macron has stressed the importance of maintaining Iran’s nuclear accord during a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


Iran never accepts any changes in nuclear deal’s structure: Speaker

Iranian Parliament will never accept any changes in the structure of the July 2015 nuclear deal, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani announced here on Sunday.


EU top diplomat hails extending Iran’s sanction waiver

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy welcomed US President’s decision to extend Iran sanctions waiver.


President sends condolences over Iranian tanker crew’s decease

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered condolences to the families of the crew of the Iranian oil tanker, the Sanchi, over their passing away.


“EU’s support for Iran nuclear deal not for economic reasons”

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi says the European Union regards the Iran nuclear deal as one of its major achievements, and its support for the JCPOA is not for economic reasons.


China speaks for Iran nuclear deal, against US unilateral sanctions

China argues against Washington’s unilateral anti-Tehran sanctions and speaks for implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, which “has not come by easily,” Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang told reporters on Saturday.


Iran military sites off-limits for IAEA inspections

AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi has said in Iran no figure is authorized to give access to IAEA to visit military sites, and there is essentially nothing included in the Safeguards Agreement, Additional Protocol, and JCPOA, regarding the issue.


Telegram officially unblocked in Iran

The Iranian government has removed the temporary restrictions it had imposed on people’s access to Telegram messaging app in order to prevent the escalation of violence amid the recent unrest.