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Iran lambasts new US sanctions over alleged oil shipments to Syria

Tehran has condemned Washington’s latest sanctions, calling them irrational and ineffective, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said in a statement Wednesday.


Trump’s claims reveal hostility to Iranian people: FM

Iran’s foreign minister said that the US President Donald Trump calling Iran a ‘terrorist nation’ is an obvious indication to his hostility towards Iranian people.

Rouhani urges prevention of corruption, money laundering

Stating that Iranians are revolutionary, standing by each other in a great country, President Rouhani said, “we are a big family and it is natural to have problems. We should be proud of fighting corruption step by step.”


Ansari, de Mistura discuss new Syria peace talks

Senior assistant to Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Jaberi-Ansari and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura discussed programs of new round of international peace talks on Tuesday.


Zarif condemns US president’s shameful statement on Saudi crimes

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has denounced a statement by US President Donald Trump that Washington will stand by Saudi Arabia despite the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi as “shameful.”

‘Fateh’ submarine to surprise Iran’s enemies: Navy cmdr.

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said Wed. the domestically-manufactured submarine ‘Fateh’ will “definitely” take the country’s enemies by surprise.


Iranian bodies form committee to discuss CFT

Iranian Parliament, the Guardian Council, and the administration have formed a consultative committee to confer on Iran’s accession to the convention against the funding of terrorism (CFT), said Iranian Vice-President for Legal Affairs Laya Joneydi on Wednesday.

Moscow can’t confirm it suggested lifting Iran sanctions for pullout from Syria

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said he could not confirm US media reports that Moscow had allegedly recently suggested Israel and the United States lift a number of sanctions from Iran in exchange for the withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria.


Iran to call for removal of US medical bans at OPCW in Hague

Iran is to deliver speech at the OPCW conference in Hague, the Netherlands, about the US unfair sanctions against Tehran’s access to medical and health services, an Iranian official said on Wednesday.


Iran’s Zarif to participate in Mediterranean talks

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif will depart Tehran on Wednesday to participate in the annual Mediterranean Dialogues Conference (MED) in Italy, the ministry spokesman said.