Iran’s coverage: Any Iran nuclear deal violation to discredit US: Senior MP

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Senior MP: JCPOA violation to shatter US intl’ prestige

Chairman of Iranian Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Saturday that violation or any threats to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will practically shatter US international prestige and once again prove that the US is not trustworthy at the international community.

 

Iran blames Chinese ship for Sanchi oil tanker tragedy

An Iranian committee entrusted with finding the cause of the deadly collision of the Chinese ship CF Crystal with the Iranian oil tanker Sanchi in January declared negligence on the part of both sides and an unexpected change of direction by the Chinese ship contributed to the tragedy.

 

Iran president says Telegram not blocked by his administration

The Iranian president says it was not his administration that blocked the Telegram messaging service, nor is the ban approved by the government.

 

Iran, Oman to hold joint maritime drill

The Iranian and Omani officials have agreed to hold a joint rescue and relief drill in the Persian Gulf in the coming days.

Kerry quietly seeking to salvage Iran deal he helped craft

John Kerry’s bid to save one of his most significant accomplishments as secretary of state took him to New York on a Sunday afternoon two weeks ago, where, more than a year after he left office, he engaged in some unusual shadow diplomacy with a top-ranking Iranian official.

 

Russia sees closer Iran ties if U.S. exits nuclear deal: official

Russia will stand by the Iran nuclear deal and develop closer ties with Iran if U.S. President Donald Trump withdraws from the agreement on May 12, a senior Russian official said on Friday.

 

Stockholm supports Iran nuclear deal

Sweden fully supports the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in line with the stands taken by the European Union on the issue, Ambassador and spokesman for Swedish permanent mission to the United Nations Carl Skau said on Friday.

Russia to electrify Iran Northern Railroad project

Director General of Iranian Northern Railway Yousef-Geran Pasha said Iran’s Northern Railroad will be electrified in cooperation with Russia.

 

IRGC flight guards commander: 15 plane hijacking attempts defused in 34 years

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Flight Guards Corps (Air Marshals) Brigadier General Ali Nassiri announced that his forces have thwarted 15 hijacking attempts on Iranian planes in the past 34 years.

Ex-US Pres. Candidate: It’s Israel that secretly developed nukes, not Iran

Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Tel Aviv had proof Iran lied to the world after signing the 2015 nuclear agreement.