Iran’s coverage: Iran says oil deal with Europe is close despite Trump threats

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Iranian official says oil deal with Europeans is close despite threat of U.S. sanctions

Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said on Saturday that Tehran was closing in on an agreement to sell oil to European nations despite American threats of sanctions against any countries that do business with Iran.

 

Austria: US JCPOA withdrawal undermines mutual trust

Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl referred to Iran nuclear deal as the result of multilateral diplomacy, saying US walkaway from the deal has undermined mutual trust.

 

Protest rally held before Iran parliament against FATF-related bill

A crowd of conservatives gathered in front of the Iranian parliament on Sunday to protest against a bill on Iran’s accession to Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) convention, which is to be put to a vote in the parliament this week.

Syria, Iran agree to continue cooperation on Idlib on UNGA sidelines – Damascus

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has discussed the implementation of the Russian-Turkish memorandum on the creation of the demilitarized zone in Syrian Idlib and Astana peace process with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

 

South Korea trying to handle US sanctions against Iran

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said her country is trying to find a way for US santions against Iran.

 

Iran’s Zarif says Netanyahu desperate to find a smokescreen

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is desperately seeking to find a pretext to create a hype about Iran’s nuclear program.

 

Iran, Russia should start doing business with local currencies

Governor of Astrakhan Alexander Alexandrovich Zhilkin said that Iran and Russia should bolster their relationship and start doing business with their local currencies to counter western sanctions.

Iran may withdraw from JCPOA if EU’s special mechanism doesn’t work

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran may pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if Europeans’ introduced special mechanism doesn’t work.

Switzerland eyes broadening business ties with Iran

Swiss Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran Markus Leitner said that his country is ready to bolster and strengthen its trade and business relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Resistance front not to allow partition of Syria: Iran’s Velayati

Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, highlighted recent victories of the Syrian nation against foreign-backed terrorists and made assurances that the Resistance Front will never allow the Arab country to disintegrate.