Iran eases currency rules, hoping to lift rial
Iran unveiled a much-awaited package of policies that it expects to help strengthen its national currency – the rial – that has lost half its value since April due to fears about US sanctions set to be imposed Tuesday.
EU vows to protect trade with Iran as US reimposes sanctions
The European Union and heavyweight members Germany, France, and Britain on Monday said they “deeply regret” the restoration of sanctions by the United States on Iran, adding the EU and other signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal will work on keeping “effective financial channels with Iran” open.
Saudi expels Canadian envoy, recalls its own over ‘interference’
Saudi Arabia said Monday it was expelling the Canadian ambassador and had recalled its envoy while freezing all new trade, in protest at Ottawa’s vigorous calls for the release of jailed activists.
Imran Khan’s party nominates him as Pakistan’s next PM
Imran Khan’s party on Monday officially nominated the cricket star-turned-politician to be Pakistan’s next prime minister.
Iran arrests 45 on corruption charges
The Iranian Judiciary said on Monday that 45 people have been arrested on charges of disrupting the foreign currency, gold coin, and automobile markets in the country in recent months as the country prepares to face a reimposition of US sanctions.
Russia’s plan to increase oil output against OPEC deal
Iran’s OPEC governor on Monday accused Russia and Saudi Arabia of supporting US sanctions against Tehran through increasing their oil output.
Iran condoles with Indonesia after deadly earthquake
Iran’s Foreign Ministry conveyed condolences to the Indonesian nation and government over the deaths of scores of people in a powerful earthquake that rocked the Southeast Asian country’s tourist island of Lombok on Sunday.
Zarif: Trump, MBS, Netanyahu ‘are symbols of mistrust, violence’
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that those who violate international agreements, easily infringe on the rights of the Palestinian people, and take the prime minister of
another country hostage are the symbols of “mistrust, violence and suppression” in the world.
EU regrets U.S. sanctions on Iran, vows to protect European businesses
The European Union said Monday it deeply regretted the U.S.’ reimposition of sanctions on Iran after President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear pact, and vowed immediate steps to protect
Women in Iran enjoy good freedom: female diplomat
“The world should understand that women in Iran are very different from women of other Muslim countries,” Parvin Farshchi, the recently appointed ambassador of Iran to Finland, said here on Monday.
‘Imran Khan’s desire to improve relations with Iran is good for regional stability’
Pakistan has just given mandate to Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) to form the new
government, albeit with the help of other smaller parties.
Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on opponent
U.S. President Donald Trump admitted Sunday that his son met with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower in 2016 “to get information on an opponent” but defended it as “totally legal.”
Olasbelangah, a piece of heaven on Earth!
Picture depicts a view of Olasbelangah, a mountainous landscape in the province of Gilan, northern
Iran, August 5, 2018.
Iran studying 50 target countries for trade in sanctions time
Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Chairman Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh has said that Iran is studying 50 target countries for trade after reimposition of sanctions.
China, Iran review ties on eve of sanctions
China’s ambassador to Tehran Pang Sen on Monday afternoon met with influential lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi to exchange views on mutual ties as the U.S. sanctions against Tehran took effect late on Monday.
Foreign Ministry can help increase Iran’s oil sale: ex-diplomat
Mohsen Pakaeen, the former Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan, has said that the Foreign Ministry
can provide the grounds for increasing Iran’s oil sale in the international markets.
Rouhani to Trump: Sanctions and dialogue not in conformity
In a much awaited televised interview late on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani reacted to offers of negations by U.S. President Donald Trump, saying an offer of negotiation necessitates “sincerity”, noting negotiations and sanctions “cannot go together”.
Response to Marivan terror attack will be tough: commander
Commander of the IRGC Ground Force said on Monday that revenge for the terrorist attack on a military checkpoint near the western border city of Marivan will be “tough”.