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Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi said Tue. that US pressure on Iran has reached its peak and the Nov. sanctions on Iran’s oil and banking sector will not ramp up the severity of the pressure any more than it is now.
Mahmoud Vaezi, the Chief of Staff of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, criticized the comments on President Rouhani’s visit to New York, for the purpose of meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump.
US unilateral sanctions against Iran will harm the Iraqi people first and therefore Tehran expects Baghdad to protest such acts, Iranian Ambassador in Baghdad Iraj Masjedi said Tuesday evening.
Head of Iran’s Judiciary Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani cautioned those behind disruption to the country’s economy and capital market that they will face severe reaction from the Judiciary.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi says the fuss made by Western media about the Syrian army’s upcoming operation to retake the militant-held Idlib province is very much similar to the one made ahead of Aleppo and East Ghouta offensives.
Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko said Tuesday that the government was pressing the US to let Japan continue to import Iranian oil, while leaving refiners to make their own decisions over their imports amid looming sanctions.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the reconstruction of Syria is a good opportunity for Iranian companies and a win-win game for both sides, asking Trump to step aside and let them do their job.
Deputy Commander of the Iranian Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that the country’s Navy and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have the upper hand in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, guaranteeing security of the key energy lifeline.
The commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) says that Iranian military power is defensive in nature and is for deterrence purposes.
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo said a bas-relief of Achaemenid era, stolen from Iran at a point around 90 years ago, was finally found in New York and after the court ordered the piece to be returned to Iran, it was sent back to its homeland on Tuesday.