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General Soleimani hits back at Trump over threatening Iran

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani shrugged off US President Donald Trump’s recent threats against Iran, saying if the US were to begin a war, it would be Iran that would finish it.

After Trump’s threat to Iran, White House convenes a policy meeting

Four days after President Trump’s stern warning via Twitter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, national security adviser John Bolton is scheduled to hold a meeting Thursday of Pentagon and other top officials on the administration’s emerging strategy on Iran.

Iran, Indonesia economic cooperation will benefit both nations

Vice-President for Legal Affairs Laiya Joneidi on Wednesday hailed Iran-Indonesia cooperation in the economic, political and cultural fields, saying that promoting economic cooperation, especially in the sphere of oil, was in the interest of both nations.

Turkey rejects US plan to torpedo Iran’s oil exports

 Turkey is happy to receive oil from Iran and won’t be joining US efforts to block Iranian crude exports, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, refusing to cut economic ties with “strategic partner” Tehran, RT reported.

Japan seeks US sanctions waiver for Iran oil imports top priority

 Japan is seeking an early exemption from the US on its sanctions against Iran as among the highest priority for the country’s energy security as well as local refiners’ need for Iranian oil, a top government official told S&P Global Platts Tuesday.

Saudi envoy’s anti-Iran claims ‘too farcical to deserve response’

 Iran’s Foreign Ministry PR dismissed the anti-Iran claims raised by Saudi ambassador to US as ‘too farcical to deserve any kind of response’.

Slovenia president hails expansion of ties with Iran

President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, in a meeting with Iranian ambassador to Ljubljana, has voiced satisfaction with the development and progress made in politico-economic relations with Iran in recent years.

UNICEF partners with Iran’s Drug Control Headquarters on prevention of substance use among children and youth

For the first time in the history of UNICEF Iran, a partnership agreement was signed between UNICEF and the Drug Control Headquarters, DCHQ, on prevention of substance use among children and adolescents. The partnership agreement was signed in a ceremony on Wednesday July 25th 2018, by Mr Rahim Saaki, Director General of International Relations at DCHQ and UNICEF Iran Representative, Dr Will Parks.

Iran president hails ICJ’s warning to US

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed as a “success” the warning that the International Court of Justice has given the US against breaching the 1955 Treaty of Amity after Tehran filed a lawsuit at the court against re-imposition of US sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Enemy focusing on Iran’s oil sales, banking transactions: Larijani

 Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned of the US administration’s plots to increase pressures against the Islamic Republic in various economic fields, oil exports and banking transactions in particular.