Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri says the United States has failed to fulfill a pledge to cut Iran’s crude exports to “zero,” and that Tehran’s oil sales have remained unaffected by Washington’s sanctions to this day.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif took to YouTube on Tuesday to dismiss US sanctions and Washington’s demands of change from Tehran as “absurd, unlawful and fundamentally flawed”.”The US administration appears to believe that imposing draconian sanctions on Iran will bring about such pain to our nation that it will force us to submit to its will,” Zarif said in a video message, posted in English and Persian.
Iran’s Army Air Force and the the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have successfully launched missile strikes against mock enemy targets on the second day of major joint maneuvers.
Iran voiced defiance against returning US sanctions with the country’s top banker saying that all necessary arrangements to continue trade with partners had already been made.
The EU has said observers should “stay tuned” in relation to how it will react to the Trump administration’s decision to reimpose sanctions against Iran.
The permanent representative of Russia in international organizations, including the United Nations in Vienna, announced that the US anti-Iranian sanctions are illogical, in a way that Americans cannot justify their actions.
Japanese buyers of Iranian crude oil are expected to prepare to resume imports from the Middle Eastern nation after Tokyo was granted a waiver from U.S. sanctions that kicked in this week, trade minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday.
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh sent a letter to OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo complaining about JMMC performance and interpretation of its decisions by some OPEC members and called for its cancellation.
Turkey will not abide by the United States’ sanctions on Iran, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, describing Washington’s move as aimed at unbalancing the world.
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari deplored US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks against Commander of IRGC Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani as “ridiculous”.