Iran’s coverage: Pompeo’s anti-Iran speech reveals bankruptcy of US: Zarif

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FM Zarif: Pompeo’s anti-Iran remarks far from civility

The Iranian foreign minister described Wednesday the recent anti-Iran remarks by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as hit-and-miss which were far from civility and logic and not even worth being answered.


President Rouhani: Iranian nation not afraid of threats

President Hassan Rouhani says the Iranian nation never fears empty threats and is much greater than Trump, Pompeo, Bolton and other extremists who have gathered together in Washington.


US will have to shift Iran policies: Official

An Iranian diplomat denounced the US state secretary’s comments against Tehran as a repetition of the US hostile policies over the past four decades, saying Washington will be obligated to change its strategy.


Syrian deputy FM: pullout of Iran forces not for discussion – al-Mayadeen

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said on Wednesday that the withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria was “not up for discussion”, Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen TV reported.


SNSC Official: Iran never to accept renegotiations on N. deal

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani underlined that his country will never renegotiate the 2015 nuclear deal, adding that Tehran will revise cooperation with the Europeans if they fail to defend interests of both sides.

US anti-Iran sanctions will further endanger Mideast: French FM

France has criticized the US for scrapping the Iran nuclear deal and resorting, instead, to a policy of pressure and sanctions against the country, warning that such an approach could further destabilize the restive Middle East region.


Russia vows to continue efforts to maintain Iran nuclear deal

Moscow can see that all participants in the Iran nuclear deal, except the US, are determined to maintain the agreement and will continue efforts to that end, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.


Top General: Iran needs no permission to boost military power

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces blasted the US for drawing a list of shoulds and shouldn’ts for Iran, stressing that the Islamic Republic would never wait for permission from anybody to enhance its defense capabilities.

FM Zarif: Iran sets deadline on talks with Europe

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran has set a deadline for negotiations with Europe since lapse of time is not in Iran’s interest.


Envoy: Italy eager to bolster long-term cooperation with Iran

Italian Ambassador to Tehran Mauro Conchatori underlined his country’s willingness to expand long-term cooperation with Iran, declaring that representatives of 7 Italian energy companies will travel to Iran early Summer.