Iran rejects any new nuclear deal proposed by Trump, Macron
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani questioned the legitimacy of demands for a fresh nuclear agreement with Tehran, after the leaders of the United States and France called for a “new” pact covering Tehran’s missile program and regional activities.
Thousands protest as Armenia political crisis deepens
Armenia’s crisis deepened Wednesday as thousands took to the streets after the opposition accused the government of refusing to negotiate a transfer of power following the resignation of veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian.
Kuwait expels Philippines ambassador amid dispute
Kuwait on Wednesday expelled the Philippines ambassador and recalled its own from Manila over a growing diplomatic dispute regarding the abuse of Filipina housemaids and workers in the country.
WSA: Iran’s three-month steel output up 47%
Iran produced 6.8 million tons of crude steel during the first three months of 2018, showing a rise of 47 percent compared with the figure for the same period in 2017, which was 4.6 million tons.
Shamkhani: US policy in region aimed at selling more weapons
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said the US definite policy in the Middle East is to create insecurity in order to expand its military bases, sell more weapons, and interfere in the region.
‘Zarif calls for establishment of ‘Regional Dialogue Forum’
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for the establishment of a “Regional Dialogue Forum” and the establishment of new security networks aimed at replacing the current national security blocs.
Iran: US policies jeopardize global nuclear disarmament commitments
Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said non-compliance of nuclear-armed countries, especially the US, with their disarmament obligations poses a threat to the global Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Any new U.S.-EU agreement on JCPOA will be void: Shamkhani
The secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran has said any new agreement between the United States and European Union over the Iran nuclear deal will be of no value.
Monthly non-oil trade up 12% yr/yr
The value of Iran’s non-oil trade in the first month of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-April 20) rose 12 percent compared to the same month in the past year, IRIB news reported on Wednesday.
Businessman Trump clueless about international law: Rouhani
The Iranian president on Wednesday made sweeping rejection of his American counterpart as a fit person for politics, criticizing Donald Trump for his attempt to sabotage the UN-endorsed nuclear deal.
Oliver Stone calls Daesh fascinating subject for cinema
Stone, the American filmmaker who has directed numerous political dramas and documentary films, has said the Daesh issue could be a fascinating subject to be made into films.
Zarif: If U.S. exits nuclear deal, Iran will also pull out
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif puts the U.S. president on notice, telling The Associated Press if the U.S. pulls out of the nuclear deal, Iran “mostly likely” would abandon it, too.
Slovenia doing its best to keep JCPOA ‘alive’: ambassador
Kristina Radej, the Slovenian ambassador to Tehran, says Slovenia along with European Union are doing their “best” to keep the nuclear deal, officially called the JCPOA, “alive”.
Iranian ambassador welcomes planned inter-Korea summit
The Iranian ambassador to Seoul has welcomed moves to de-escalate tension on the Korean peninsula and welcomed a plan by leaders of South and North Korea to meet on Friday.
Zarif holds high-profile meetings at UN
On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held separate talks on various international issues with the UN secretary general and his European counterparts at the UN headquarters in New York.
Saudi historian: Prince Salman’s demonization of Iran driven by domestic politics
Saudi historian Madawi al-Rasheed says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s constant efforts to demonize Iran is “driven primarily by domestic politics”.