Iran’s coverage: ‘Ball in Europe’s court to save Iran deal after illegal US exit: Rouhani

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:

 

Iran’s Rouhani says it’s up to Europe to save nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday the U.S. withdrawal from a nuclear deal was “illegal” and it was up to Europe to preserve the landmark accord with Tehran.

 

Expediency Council member: Trump’s call for talks should be reviewed at Nat. Security Council

Ali Akbar Nategh Nouri, a member of the Expediency Council, said Iran should not without preamble reject US President Trump’s comments that he’s willing to meet with President Rouhani, adding that the request should be discussed at the Supreme National Security Council first.

 

IRGC chief urges Rouhani to control rial’s depreciation

IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari in a message called on President Rouhani to control prices and take measures to halt the record currency slump in the rial.

Iran’s presence in Syria discussed at Sochi talks — source

The issue of Iran’s military presence in Syria was raised during consultations at the international meeting on Syria in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, a source close to the talks informed TASS on Tuesday.

 

FM Zarif leaves Tehran for Sri Lanka, Singapore

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for Colombo, Sri Lanka on Tuesday to discuss ways to develop bilateral ties.

France has “good hope” that ATR can deliver its planes to Iran

The French minister Economy and Finance said Tuesday have “good hope” that ATR gets permission from the United States to deliver eight regional  planes to Iran before August 6 despite the sanctions inflicted on Tehran.

Zarif visits defence ministry to get to know capabilities, achievements of defence industry

The Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, and his colleagues in the foreign ministry became acquainted with the latest achievements of Iran’s flourishing defence industry in a visit to the defence ministry headquarters in Tehran on Tuesday.

 

Hormuz Strait remaining open hinges on Iran’s interests: Navy commander

Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said the Navy has ensured freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz but stressed that keeping the strait open hinges on the Islamic Republic’s interests.

Judiciary chief: Iran mightier than ever at Israeli borders

Today Iran is mightier than ever right at the Israeli borders and that’s because the United States is so hasty to bring Iran to its knees, said Iran’s Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani on Monday.

 

Tehran says Trump wrong to expect Saudis to cover loss of Iran oil supply

Iran said on Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump was mistaken to expect Saudi Arabia and other oil producers to compensate for supply losses caused by U.S. sanctions on Iran, after OPEC production rose only modestly in July.