Iran’s coverage: Sushma refuses to back US sanctions on Iran as Zarif visits India

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India says it only follows U.N. sanctions, not unilateral US sanctions on Iran

India only abides by sanctions imposed by the United Nations and not those imposed by any other country, such as ones announced by the United States against Iran, India’s foreign minister said on Monday.


Iranian Foreign Minister stresses on strengthening relations with India

Iranian Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived here on Monday on a one-day visit, stressed upon the idea of strengthening relations shared by the two countries.

Dy FM: Progress made in talks with Europeans

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Sunday that progress has been made in talks with Europe over the past two weeks but ‘We are not in such a point to say that we can attain a desirable result.’


OPEC says US exit from Iran Deal may be source of uncertainty

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reported that the US May 8 withdrawal from the Iran Deal ‘may be a source of uncertainty in the future.’


China to host Iran to avoid project disruption amid nuclear deal doubt

China will host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani next month at a regional summit aimed at avoiding disruption of joint projects, its foreign ministry said on Monday, as major powers scramble to save Iran’s nuclear deal after the United States pulled out.


EU foreign ministers seek to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

European Union foreign ministers were seeking to protect the bloc’s strategic and economic interests in Iran in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the international nuclear deal.


Iranian MPs to pass legislation on JCPOA conditions set by Leader

More than 100 Iranian lawmakers have signed a motion to make into law the conditions set by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei for staying in the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, following the US withdrawal from the international pact, an MP said.


Iran, Cuba to share experience of living under sanctions

Chairman of Iran’s Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi told Cuban ambassador to Tehran that the two country can share their experiences gained under US sanctions.


Iran hails successful election in Lebanon as reign of rationality

Iranian Parliament’s General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Monday that the successful holding of recent election in Lebanon proved that rationality and wisdom are ruling in Lebanon.


Return Persian antiquity to Iran, New York district attorney says

The District Attorney of New York has filed a motion with the State’s Supreme Court asking for the return to Iran of an ancient limestone relief which it seized from a London antiquities dealer last October.