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New U.S. sanctions against Iran are part of a psychological war, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Iranian nation should look to the developing nations in the East on its path of scientific progress, relying on the Western states will not help the country’s growth.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has repudiated new US sanctions on Iran’s businesses, saying Washington appears to be taking every opportunity to exert pressure on countries it dislikes.
European Union Foreign Affairs and Security Affairs Commissioner Federica Mogherini, says Europe has considered important solutions to facilitate bank and monetary transactions during the US sanctions against Iran, European Council on Foreign Relations website wrote.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei voiced confidence that Iran will triumph in enemies’ propaganda war, warning that they display a distorted and unreal face of the country to the world.
In a Tuesday statement, the International Court of Justice fixed the time-limits for the filing of the initial pleading by the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States in regard to 1955 Treaty of Amity case.
A claim by the United States to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero is a “political bluff” the head of the state-run National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Ali Kardor, was quoted as saying by the Tasnim news agency on Wednesday.
Some 100 Iranian women were allowed to watch their country take on Bolivia in a friendly football match at the national stadium on Tuesday, an extremely rare step. Women have been barred from attending matches since the 1979 Islamic revolution, with authorities saying they must be protected from the masculine atmosphere.
A group of Iranian security personnel kidnapped on the border with Pakistan this week were unconscious at the time, the commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said, following reports that they had eaten drugged food.
India’s Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) expects India to get a waiver from U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports this month, a company official said on Tuesday.