Iran’s coverage: US criticized at UNSC for pulling out of Iran deal as members stress JCPOA full implementation

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:

 

UNSC EU members reaffirm commitment to JCPOA

European members of the UN Security Council reaffirmed their commitment and support for the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers despite US pressures.

 

Iran lambasts US violation of UN resolution

Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations denounced the US government’s addiction to sanctions and warmongering, urging the UN Security Council to condemn US violations of resolutions and hold it accountable for the illegal acts.

 

Iran, Russia FMs discuss latest Syria developments on phone

Iranian and Russian foreign ministers discussed latest developments in Syria on phone late on Wednesday.

 

Petroleum minister: Iran tends to stay in OPEC

Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh says Iran intends to stay in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and have coexistence with its neighbors.

 

Tehran consulting with Tbilisi on Iranian nationals’ rights 

Iranian nationals are under the support of Iran and we are holding talks with Georgia to retain their rights, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said.

 

FM Zarif reveals US new mockery of UNSC 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif in a message disclosed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s new mockery of the UN Security Council.

 

Alone at UN, Pompeo blasts Iran nuclear deal, but searches for common ground on missile threat 

The U.S. was alone at the United Nations Security Council in blasting the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, as the U.N., European Union, and several European allies praised the agreement for preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and expressed disappointment in the U.S. decision to withdraw, one month after all of its sanctions snapped back into place on Iran.

 

Iran’s 20% uranium enrichment option ‘no bluff’ if JCPOA parties fail to save it 

Iran’s nuclear chief says the Islamic Republic is not “bluffing” when it says it is ready to resume twenty-percent uranium enrichment in the Fordow nuclear facility in case other parties to the Iran nuclear deal fail to save the 2015 accord.

 

No evidence of nuclear component in Iran’s missile launches 

Resolution 2231 of the United Nations Security Council does not ban Iran from conducting missile launches, and there is no sign of nuclear component in their missile tests, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vassily Nebenzia said on Wednesday at the Security Council’s session on Iran.

 

Delay in establishing SPV due to its newness: official 

Developing the Special-Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is a new experience both for European Union and Iran and this newness has led to some delays in its establishment, said Tarja Cronberg on Thursday.