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Iran has no fear about new U.S. sanctions due to take effect in coming days, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the ambassador of Denmark to protest over allegations of sudden Iranian involvement in a supposed assassination plot.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday for talks on political and economic issues.
India’s Minister of Commerce Suresh Prabhu, while meeting a high-level Russian business delegation in New Delhi, hoped that the operationalization of INSTC, the shortest multimodal transportation route linking the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf via Iran to Russia and North Europe will transform the business activities in the region.
Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinjead said Denmark’s allegations of sudden Iranian involvement in supposed assassination plot are “peculiarly timed”.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif put forward plans for improving security along the common border with Pakistan and joint action by the two neighbors in the fight against criminal and terrorist groups.
Minister of Petrulem Bijan Zanganeh dismissed claims by some media that Russia may play a part in Iran’s oil sales following the US reimposition of sanctions on the country’s oil sector on November 5.
The Iranian president’s Chief of Staff, Mahmoud Vaezi, said talks about the European Union’s package of economic measures to secure Iran’s benefits from the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are progressing well.
Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi described the Persian Gulf as “the most important and strategic waterway in the world” and highlighted the country’s leading role in ensuring the security of the region.
Iran and Iraq have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase the number of weekly flights between the two countries.