December 23, The Iran Project – Iran will never talk to anybody who sets conditions for it: FM Zarif; FM Zarif participation in Geneva conference on Syria; Intelligence Minister reveals collaboration among US, Israel, certain regional states against Iran’s security; Iraq gets 90-day Iran sanctions waiver from Washington; Leader urges officials not to seek managerial posts at any costs; Without JCPOA, any negotiations with Iran to be difficult: Mogherini; Araqchi: Sanctions failed policy; Intelligence minister rejects claims of US granting citizenship to Iranian officials; Zarif hails Leader’s attention to importance of neighbors in Iran foreign policy; Rouhani visit to Turkey and meeting with senior officials; IRGC war game in Persian Gulf; Iran executes another economic saboteur in Tehran and US presence in region always a destabilizing factor: spox are among major headlines dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (December 17– December 23).
Commander of Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi hailed Iran’s strategic position in the region and the world, stressing that “we will not let foreigners encroach on our interests.”
Iran’s Ministry of Defense plans to design and develop kilo-class submarines weighing over 3,000 tons.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has strongly dismissed the possibility of holding negotiations with the United States after Washington set conditions for talks with Tehran, saying the Islamic Republic will never talk to those who set conditions for it.
The arrogant powers have waged a full-scale economic war against the Islamic Republic of Iran and are targeting Iran’s defensive power, Defense Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami said on Monday.
The 20th Iran International Maritime & Offshore Technologies Exhibition (IRANIMEX2018) will be held in Kish International Exhibition Center on December 17-19, 2018, it was announced on Saturday.
Russia, Iran and Turkey are nearing agreement on the composition of a Syria committee that could pave the way for the drafting of a new constitution and for elections after a devastating civil war, diplomats said on Tuesday.
Iran, Russia, and Turkey are close to agreement on composition of a Syrian constitutional committee that could pave the way for drafting a new charter followed by elections, diplomats said on Monday.
Iran Marine Industries International Exhibition is underway on Kish Island, showcasing the latest naval achievements, including BLDC-electric thrusters and diving chambers.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey as guarantors of the Astana format held the trilateral meeting and consultations with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura in Geneva on 18 December 2018.
Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alavi warned that the spy agencies of the US, Israel and some regional states have embarked on harming Iran’s security.
Commander of Iranian Navy said that Iran sees no limits to its marine developments and that the country has reached the peak of its defensive authority.
Iranian Foreign Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized the Israeli prime minister’s boast about the regime’s “offensive power”, saying Benjamin Netanyahu’s rants about Tehran’s defensive missile program indicate apparent contractions in Tel Aviv and West’s policies.
Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said a wise person should never seek management posts.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed the need for setting up secure Iran-Pakistan borders, and said talks with the Pakistani side is underway to set free the rest of Iran’s border guards and Pakistan has vowed to follow up the case.
Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami on Tuesday inaugurated the production line of advanced electro-optical equipment with military application.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has once again highlighted the importance of the nuclear deal with Iran.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for political affairs Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that sanctions are defeated policy, as Iran has lived with sanctions for years even it made remarkable progress in sanctions era.
Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alavi refuted US President Donald Trump’s claim that the Obama administration had sweetened the 2015 nuclear deal by granting US citizenship to 2,500 Iranians, including government officials.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hailed Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei’s special consideration for the neighboring states in Iran’s foreign policy.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani warned of Washington’s plots to disintegrate the country, stressing the Iranian nation’s capability to defeat the US.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart held bilateral talks in Ankara on Thu. noon prior to the 5th high council meeting for strategic cooperation between the two sides’ delegations.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the US has no longer any influence on relations between countries in the region, stressing Washington will no longer be able to dictate its policies to regional states.
The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Turkey signed two cooperation documents to further deepen relations between the two countries.
President described the 5th Meeting of High Council for Iran-Turkey Strategic Cooperation very effective and said, “Nobody and no power and no third country is able to harm the brotherly, neighbourly and close relations between Tehran and Ankara”.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force launched the main phase of a large-scale military exercise in the Persian Gulf on Saturday.
Iranian DM unveils new electronic, telecommunication, cyber achievements
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami unveiled several new home-made achievements developed by the country’s experts in electronic, telecommunication and cyber fields.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ghasemi reacted to the US’ announcement on withdrawing troops from Syria, saying Washington’s presence in the region is always a destabilizing factor.
Iran called on the European Union on Monday to press U.S. authorities to allow delivery of Airbus passenger aircraft purchased by Tehran, Iran’s student news agency ISNA reported.
Iraq can continue electricity and gas imports from Iran without violating US sanctions under an extension granted Wednesday, senior officials close to negotiations told S&P Global Platts.
President stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to deepen and develop relations with Turkey in economy, energy, transportation, tourism and science, saying, “Tehran welcomes development of relations between the two countries and more private sector cooperation”.
– India will deposit payments for crude oil imported from Iran into escrow accounts of five of their banks held with state-run UCO Bank Ltd. after the two nations agreed on a payment mechanism to overcome U.S. sanctions, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Another man has been executed in the Iranian capital on charges of economic corruption on Saturday as part of the country’s efforts to stem recent financial turmoil.
Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh, has commended the West Bank for its “resistance” in the face of Israeli occupation, as thousands of Palestinians marched in the Gaza Strip to express their support for the movement on its 31st anniversary.
he United States says it is no longer seeking to unseat Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, backtracking on the once strict regime change policy that Washington insisted on, but which has evidently failed to put into effect.
Fresh tensions have broken out in ties between Moscow and Tel Aviv, already entangled in a row over the downing of a Russian aircraft in Syria, this time over the Palestine issue and the Ukraine conflict.
US President Donald Trump has declared victory against Daesh terrorists in Syria as reports suggest that he is planning to pull out American troops from the conflict-torn country.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday renewed that the presence of US troops in Syria is illegal, considering the announcement of their withdrawal is a step in the right direction.
Iran is pioneering in scientific growth among the world states, a senior Iranian academic official said on Sunday.
An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale rattled Lavandevil, Astara, northwestern Iran, on Monday.
The bill to reorganize and uniform international Persian Language (Farsi) exams, which was recently passed by Iran’s Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, was signed into the law by President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday.
A senior advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) lauded Iran for its effective efforts to provide patients with most hygiene and healthiest blood products.
Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati and President of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture Gholamhossein Shafei signed a memorandum of understanding.