EU looking at payment system with Iran to thwart US sanctions
The European Union’s biggest economic powers are planning to create a “special purpose” financial company to thwart US President Donald Trump’s sanctions and help Iran continue to sell oil in Europe and do business transactions.
Turkey ‘talking to all sides’ in Syria conflict for Idlib cease-fire
Turkey said on Friday it was talking to all parties in the Syrian conflict to prevent a government offensive on Idlib ahead of talks between Russian and Turkish presidents, who support rival sides in the looming battle for the terrorist-held region.
Iran beats cohost Bulgaria in FIVB world meet
It took Iran three attempts but the Asian Games champion finally managed to overcome Bulgaria at an FIVB Men’s World Championship.
Situation in Yemen’s Hodeida ‘alarming’, aid at risk: UN
The UN warned Friday that shelling and airstrikes in Yemen’s Hodeida Province have targeted humanitarian workers and infrastructure, threatening its ability to feed 3.5 million “very hungry people.”
Defense Day of Pakistan commemorated in Tehran
The Pakistani Embassy in Tehran commemorated the country’s 53rd Defense Day with national fervor to pay homage to the indomitable courage of the Pakistan Armed Forces who fought valiantly in the 1965 war.
India tells US can’t reduce Iran oil imports to zero
Amid looming US sanctions, India conveyed to the Trump administration that reducing crude imports from Iran to zero is not possible, according to Indian English-language daily, ‘The Tribune’.
Iranian diplomat confirms US senator’s remarks on planned chemical attack in Syria
Iran’s Ambassador to the Netherlands Alireza Jahangiri confirmed Virginia Senator Richard Black’s recent remarks that Britain’s intelligence service plans to launch a chemical attack in Syria and blame it on Damascus, saying this is what Tehran has repeatedly warned.
MP: Turkey-Iran relations at acceptable level
Turkey-Iran relations are at an acceptable level, though they are required to be reviewed and improved, said the deputy speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
Iran rejects French ‘concern’, vows to keep fighting terror
Iran dismissed France’s “concern” about its recent retaliatory missile strikes against terrorists based in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdistan Region, pledging to keep neutralizing terror groups that pose a threat to its sovereignty.
Iran exports $2.169b of condensate in 5 months
Iran exported 4.167 million tons of gas condensate worth $2.169 billion during the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (April 21-May 21), the Iranian customs administration data showed.
Iranian diplomat consults with Europeans on Syria
Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior assistant to the Iranian foreign minister, has visited Switzerland, Belgium and France to hold consultations on the Syrian crisis.
Saudi-led airstrikes kill 15 civilians in Yemen
At least 15 civilians, including one child, have been killed as the Saudi-led coalition resumed its airstrikes on the outskirts of Yemen’s port city of Hudaydah despite widespread international criticism over the war’s impact on civilians.
Fear of war among Israeli army
The Zionists are very worried about the situation of their internal front.
Putin discusses Idlib with Russia’s security council
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib with members of Russia’s Security Council on Friday, the RIA news agency cited the Kremlin as saying.
Funeral ceremony held in Tehran for martyrs
A public funeral ceremony to commemorate 135 fallen soldiers who have been martyred during the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88) was held on Thursday in Tehran.
Tehran, Kabul explore ways to deepen ties
At a meeting between Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Thursday, Tehran and Kabul pledged to deepen ties in various arenas including water sharing.
Tehran says U.S. must stop breaking international law
The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said the Islamic Republic expects the international community to force the U.S. to put an end to its practice of violating international rights.
Iran rejects French concerns, vows to keep fighting terror
Iran has dismissed France’s “concern” about its recent retaliatory missile strikes against terrorists based in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdistan region, pledging to keep neutralizing terror groups that pose a threat to its sovereignty.
Diplomat: JCPOA to die if others bow to U.S. pressure
The new Iranian ambassador to Japan said on Wednesday that the 2015 nuclear deal will die if other countries bow to U.S. pressure, urging Japan, China, Russia and the European Union to take essential steps to save the deal, officially referred to as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran rejects Arab quartet committee’s accusations as ‘delusive’
The anti-Iran accusations raised in the final statement of the Arab quartet’s ministerial meeting is ill-founded, baseless, delusive and offensive, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Friday.