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Iran: EU must decide if it wants to submit to US

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran must decide if they want to submit to US pressure to turn its back on Iran or not.


Terrorists attack Iran’s embassy in Paris: Report

Iran’s Embassy in Paris has come under attack by alleged supporters of Iraq-based anti-Iran terrorists after the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) fired missiles at terrorist commanders in the Arab country’s Kurdistan region.

Iran says oil market is too tight for U.S. zero exports target

The U.S. will find it difficult to cut Iran’s oil exports completely as the oil market is already tight and rival producers cannot make up the shortfall, a top Iranian official said on Friday.

FM Zarif: Iran to mull over talks only if US returns to nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif told Der Spiegel that it would be possible to think about holding talks with US only if the Western country returned to the Iran nuclear deal from which it withdrew back in May.

US studying possible Iran sanctions waivers: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Washington is studying issuing possible waivers for countries and businesses that want to continue buying oil from Iran beyond November 4, the White House’s designated deadline for them to halt oil imports from the Islamic Republic or face punishments.


Europe looks to thwart Trump’s Iran sanctions

Europe’s biggest economic powers are planning to create a “special purpose” financial company to thwart U.S. President Donald Trump’s sanctions and help Iran to continue to sell oil in the EU.


Iran says two US Departments manipulating its currency market

A report by the Iranian government says the US state and treasury departments, along with the country’s intelligence bodies, have started concerted efforts to manipulate Iran’s currency market.

Tehran blasts French police for negligence in protecting Iranian embassy

The Iranian foreign ministry lashed out at the French police for its delay in arresting several individuals who attacked the country’s embassy in Paris, broke the glasses and desecrated Iran’s flag on Friday evening.


Iraq parliament elects pro-Iran list candidate as speaker

The Iraqi parliament elected the candidate of a pro-Iran list as speaker on Saturday, paving the way for the formation of a government more than four months after legislative polls. The country has been in political paralysis since the May 12 ballot, but the election of a speaker is expected to solidify new parliamentary alliances.

IRGC General warns enemies of Iran’s “Crushing” response

Lieutenant commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said a recent missile attack on terrorists in northern Iraq had a clear message for the enemies that any hostile action against Iran would draw a crushing response.