Iran’s coverage: EU vows to give its firms legal cover to operate in Iran

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EU protects firms as it fights US bid to isolate Iran

EU countries on Monday gave European firms legal cover to operate in Iran despite the US pullout from the nuclear deal, after a report that the Trump administration has rejected calls by Brussels for an exemption from sanctions.


India determined to save Iran nuclear deal: Araqchi

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi says India is determined to maintain the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA.)

US budges in Iran oil sanctions drive, says waivers possible

The United States has made a surprise revelation that could suggest its campaign to bring down Iran’s oil exports to zero is based on ‘miscalculations’ – as Iran had earlier warned.

Iran sues US for 1955 Treaty of Amity

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi says the complaint that Tehran has filed against the US is due to Washington’s breach of its international commitments, particularly the 1955 Treaty of Amity.


Lebanon president says U.S. pullout from Iran deal will hurt Middle East

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday the U.S. withdrawal from world powers’ 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran would have negative consequences for Middle East stability.

P4+1 taking practical steps to ensure continued sales of Iran oil: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said measures had been taken by the P4+1 group of countries in the banking and oil sectors to ensure continued sales of Iranian crude oil.


DM: Iran fully ready to overcome sanctions

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami stressed that the Islamic Republic is by all means prepared to confront the sanctions imposed by the US.


World needs Iran oil: Veep

First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said the world is in need of Iran’s crude oil, adding the country could work out novel methods to sell its oil in the face of US sanctions.


Top General: Iran, Pakistan eye joint production of military gears

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, who is on an official visit to neighboring Pakistan, said Tehran and Islamabad are making efforts to jointly manufacture military equipment.


First group of Iranian Hajj pilgrims leave for S. Arabia tomorrow

First group of Iranian pilgrims comprising 270 people are to leave Tehran for the city of Medina in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday (July 18), it was announced on Tuesday.


Intelligence forces arrest Daesh terrorists in Southwest Iran: Minister

Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi announced that the country’s security forces managed to detain members of a terrorist team affiliated to the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) in southwestern Iran.