Rouhani: US is to blame for burning bridges with Iran
President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday again dismissed Washington’s offer of talks, which followed its unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, saying the US, itself, burned its bridges for negotiations with Tehran.
Putin ready to meet North Korea’s Kim at ‘early date’
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “at an early date”, the North’s state media reported Wednesday, amid a rapid diplomatic thaw on the peninsula.
Turkey hits back at US with tariff hikes on key products
Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain US products, including rice, cars, alcohol and coal as a bitter dispute between the two allies that sent the Turkish lira into freefall showed no sign of ending.
Taliban attack on Afghan military outpost kills dozens
A Taliban attack on a military outpost in Afghanistan’s northern province of Baghlan on Wednesday killed up to 44 Afghan police and soldiers, provincial officials said, as the terrorists kept up pressure on government forces.
Rouhani: 30% of Caspian Sea issues solved
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday some 30% of differences over the Caspian Sea legal regime has been solved so far and other issues are left to be resolved.
Iran sympathizes with Italy over deadly bridge collapse
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi offered condolences to the Italian people and government over the collapse of a giant motorway bridge in Genoa, which led to the deaths and injuries of dozens of people.
Caspian convention barred NATO
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday a recent convention signed by the Caspian littoral states has barred the North Atlantic Treaty Organization from the Caspian Sea.
Tehran might cut down on JCPOA commitments: Kamalvandi
The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has said that remaining in the 2015 nuclear agreement only makes sense if Tehran can benefit from it, “otherwise it may cut down on its commitments to the pact.”
Iran’s 4-month tourist arrivals up 38% y/y
The number of foreign tourists visiting Iran surged 38 percent in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21) from a year earlier, tourism chief has said.
Tanker trucks deliver water to draught-ridden areas in western Iran
Tanker trucks carrying loads of water deliver water to Khanabad and Ebrahimabad villages in the western province of Kordestan.
VP says talks with U.S. ‘not acceptable’
The Iranian first vice president on Tuesday said that negotiations with the U.S. “is not acceptable” with regard to the Trump administration’s hostile policies against the Islamic Republic.
Iran writes to UN, renews support for intra-Yemeni talks
In a letter to the UN and its Security Council, Iran’s Ambassador to the UN Gholam-Ali Khoshrou said Iran is of the position that there is no military solution to Yemen’s conflict, and that a peaceful solution can only come about through an all-out national dialog under Yemeni-Yemeni leadership.