Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US is exerting economic pressure on Iran in a bid to sow discord among the nation and the government, but such efforts will be futile.
Countrywide ceremonies were held in Iran to pay tribute to 72 ranking officials that were killed in a blast carried out by the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO or MEK) 37 years ago.
The Financial Action Task Force says it has decided to continue the suspension of its counter-measures against Iran, but Tehran needs to enact amendments to its AML and CFT laws and ratify the Palermo and TF Conventions by October.
Iran has hit back at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his latest meddlesome comments about the Islamic Republic’s role in the Middle East, saying Washington’s “illegitimate interference and wrong policies” are the root cause of the expansion of terrorism and insecurity in the region.
Heads of Iran’s three branches of power in a meeting reviewed different scenarios of US threats against Iran’s economy.
The chairman of Iran’s Majlis (parliament)Energy Commission announced formation of a joint committee by members of the country’s executive and legislative bodies to review buyers of the Iranian oil and set up mechanisms to collect oil revenues under sanctions.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is set to discuss a package prepared by the European Union to save the Iran nuclear deal during his upcoming visit to Austria and Switzerland.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the country has not still received a proposal the European Union has pledged to make for saving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Deputy Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) General Hossein Salami and the Chief of General Staff of Pakistan Army Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar deemed as ‘necessary’ cooperation to confront threats to Iran-Pakistan common border.