UN, big powers back Iran nuclear deal
US allies and rivals spoke out in support of the 2015 nuclear deal on Monday, bolstering French President Emmanuel Macron’s pitch to US President Donald Trump that there was no “Plan B” regarding Iran’s nuclear program.
South Korea halts propaganda broadcasts
South Korea halted anti-North Korea propaganda broadcasts across their tense border on Monday as officials from the two Koreas met again to work out details of their leaders’ upcoming talks, expected to focus on the North’s nuclear program.
23 killed, 40 wounded in Saudi raid on Yemen wedding
At least 23 people were killed and scores more wounded in an air raid carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on a wedding party in Yemen, rescue teams said on Monday.
Iran’s April LPG exports jump to about 500,000 tons
Shipments of LPG scheduled to be lifted from Iran in April rose further to around 500,000 tons, almost matching January shipments of 520,000 tons which was the highest volume since Western sanctions against the producer were removed in January 2016, shipping sources said.
‘I was wrong’: Armenia PM quits after mass protests
Armenia’s Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian resigned on Monday after mass protests against his election, seen as a blatant power grab by the opposition.
Zarif: Beautiful US weapons failed to bring Yemenis to their knees
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Saudi Arabia has not been able to bring the people of Yemen to their knees even with the use of “beautiful US weapons.”
Iran vows no submission as navy chiefs meet in Tehran
Iran’s top military official on Monday told navy chiefs from the Indian Ocean’s littoral states that the US has spawned crises across a large expanse of Western Asia by acting as a patron to the terror group, Daesh.
Canada eyeing meeting with Iranian officials in Ottawa
The Canadian government is making plans to meet with officials from the Iranian government in Ottawa.
UN, Russia, EU, Germany, France reiterate support for nuclear deal
Top officials representing world powers and international bodies have voiced support for the JCPOA, Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with the 5+1 group, amid worries thatU.S. President Donald Trump might go on with his promise to nix the deal on May 22 if his desired amendments are not made to it.
CBI bans use of cryptocurrencies
The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) officially banned the use of cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, in financial
Scores dead and injured as Saudi regime-led airstrike hits southwestern Yemen
Thirty-three people have been reportedly killed and 55 others injured in an airstrike carried out by the House of Saud regime-led coalition in southwestern Yemen.
EU is suffering from a “Stockholm Syndrome” vis-à-vis Trump on JCPOA
The prevailing fear amongst some of the most important EU leaders,mainly from France, Germany and UK,about the day that JCPOA would be rejected by the Trump administration, is driving them to take hysteric reactions;they feel that they have to do something to keep the JCPOA alive, even at the risk of having it debunked.
‘It’s very dangerous to be arrogant,’ Zarif warns Trump
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that French President Emmanuel Macron is correct in saying there’s no “Plan B” for the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Tehran hosts Indian Ocean Naval Symposium
The sixth Indian Ocean Naval Symposium(IONS) opened in Tehran on Monday.
No reason to stay in a deal that offers no benefits: Araqchi
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi believes if the United States withdraws from the nuclear deal, the entire nuclear agreement collapses and then Iran might as well do so since there will be no benefits in staying in.