Iran’s coverage: Rouhani says U.S. isolated on Iran sanctions, even among allies

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US blind sanctions targeting Iranian nation

Speaking after the meeting of the heads of the three branches on Saturday, President Hassan Rouhani said “the current policy of the United States in imposing sanctions on Iran, is of blind nature, targeting Iranian nation.”

Iran eyes interaction with France against unilateralism

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for efforts to promote cooperation with France on the regional and international issues and in countering the unilateral policies of certain countries.


Velayati: Tehran not to negotiate with Trump administration

Tehran will have no meetings and talks with those working at the US President Donald Trump’s administration or with any other American officials, Iran’s special advisor to the Supreme Leader announced here on Friday evening.


Nobakht: ‘Iran will successfully overcome challenge of new sanctions’

Head of Plan and Budget Organization Mohammad-Bagher Nobakht said that the country can overcome sanctions successfully due to its high capabilities and potentials.

Legislation watchdog rejects FATF amendments to Iran’s CTF law

The spokesman for Iran’s Guardian Council said the body has rejected the parliament’s legislation amending Iran’s Counter Terrorist Finance law in accordance with standards set by the global anti-money laundering body, Financial Action Task Force.


Iran Leader’s aide describes Putin as “Logical, Brave” politician

Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, says Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is going to meet his US counterpart in Helsinki, is a logical and predictable politician unlike Donald Trump.


NSFPC spox says EU’s deadline on JCPOA future is over, asks for countermeasures

Spokesperson of the parliament’s commission on national security and foreign policy has called for retaliatory actions for Europe’s failure to provide Iran with an appropriate package.


Re-imposed U.S. sanctions on Iran gives Superjet a chance

In a wake of the decision by the White House on May 8 to pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran, European vendors may still keep a presence in the Persian market through Russian OEMs.


Iraqi electricity minister meets Zangeneh

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh hosted a meeting on Saturday with visiting Iraqi Electricity Minister Qasim al-Fahdawi in Tehran.

Iran’s Faghani to officiate World Cup Belgium v England third-place playoff

Iranian referee Alireza Faghani together with compatriot linesmen Reza Sokhandan and Mohammad Mansouri have been picked to officiate the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup third-place playoff between Belgium and England.