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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi has strongly rebuked France for threatening to impose new sanctions against Tehran over its missile program, saying the country’s missile program is non-negotiable.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that Iran will support the Venezuelan government, which is currently facing a political crisis.
The Iranian Army Ground Force practiced a tactic to prevent the enemy from closing in on the battlefield by creating a long row of blasts using remote-controlled land bombs during a military exercise in central Iran.
Abolfazl Hassan Beigi, member of Iran Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani has declared in a the Parliament’s closed session that the implementation of the CFT is not in the interest of the Islamic Republic.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, held a telephone conversation on a range of issues, including regional developments, reports said.
The Expediency Council’s Saturday meeting on joining the UN Convention on Transnational Crime (Palermo bill) ended without conclusion, leaving the final decision to the next session.
Iran will showcase its latest military achievements in a major exhibition on Jan. 31, ahead of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, according to senior spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces.
Head of the Iranian presidential office for political affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi underlined the need for implementation of the 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and the world powers, describing it as an internationally binding deal which should be respected under any US administration.
The Foreign Minister of Kuwait said that his country has made no decision yet to attend the upcoming anti-Iran meeting in Warsaw, Poland.
Expediency Council to continue debates on Palermo after defense commission rejects Iran’s endorsement
Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezayee announced that the EC’s specialized commissions have rejected the country’s endorsement of the UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo bill), adding that the final decision will be made in the Council’s next meeting.