US bid to pit IAEA against Iran hits wall
The administration of US President Donald Trump has been pushing to open an investigation into Iran’s past nuclear work but it has not gained traction among the international officials who can make it happen.
German envoy: EU to finalize Iran SPV ‘in coming days’
The German ambassador to Tehran said a long-promised European financial mechanism aimed at facilitating trade with Iran will be finalized in “the coming days.
Chargé d’affaires: India continuing to import oil from Iran
India never stopped importing oil from Iran and is continuing to do so, said the Indian chargé d’affaires in Tehran.
Trump signs bill to reopen US government for three weeks
Submitting to mounting pressure, US President Donald Trump signed a bill to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall before federal agencies go back to work.
Tunisia calls for Arab League to readmit Syria
Syria’s “natural place” is within the Arab League, Tunisia’s foreign minister said Saturday, ahead of the organization’s annual summit in Tunis in March.
Iran vows to reconsider cooperation with Europe in case of new sanctions
Iran strongly criticized France for threatening to impose new sanctions against the Islamic Republic over its missile program, vowing to reconsider its relations with European countries in case such bans are imposed.
Army holds last day of drills in central Iran
The Iranian Army’s 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.
Iran, Turkmenistan hold talks in Tehran
The new round of political talks between Iran and Turkmenistan was held in Tehran on Saturday.
Iran, Turkey review developments in Venezuela
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in a phone conversation on Saturday reviewed latest developments in Venezuela and the region, according to the Foreign Ministry’s official website.
Iran not to merely rely on SPV to develop trade: TPO head
The Head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) said Iran will not solely rely on Iran-Europe trade mechanism, known as special purpose vehicle (SPV), for developing foreign trade and it will rather use its own capacities and capabilities in doing so.
Expediency Council to decide on Palermo Convention in next session
The Expediency Council on Saturday decided to discuss the issue of Iran’s accession to the Palermo Convention in the next session.
Saudi Arabia blacklisted for posing threat to EU
Saudi Arabia has reportedly been included in an EU draft list of countries that pose a threat to the bloc due to their alleged lax control on money laundering and terrorism financing.
Army holds last day of war games
The Army on Saturday held the last day of its most recent military exercises, practicing 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.
Western MSM coverage of Hashemi’s detention: Double-standard on steroids
Marzieh Hashemi, the U.S.-born anchorwoman who was arrested without charges on January 13 in her homeland, was finally set free on Wednesday, after she appeared before a 23-member grand jury for a third hearing on an unspecified federal court case.
‘Needlework’ a common craft in southern Iran
A woman completes patterns of needlework on a traditional dress in Jask, a port city in southern Iran, January 26, 2019.
Tehran hits back at Frenchsanctions threats
Iran has strongly criticized France for threatening Tehran with new sanctions over its missile program, vowing to reconsider its relations with European countries if such sanctions are imposed.
Elections to become transparent: Interior Ministry spokesman
The government has okayed a bill in line with reforming the election system and plans to present it to parliament for a passage, a move that if gets finalized will make the elections “transparent”, an Interior Ministry official has said.
Zarif discusses unrest in Venezuela with country’s FM
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has made separate phone conversations with his Venezuelan and Turkish counterparts to discuss the recent unrest in Venezuela.
US hits a wall in efforts to turn the screws on Iran, diplomats say
The Trump administration is pushing to re-open a special investigation into the alleged military dimensions of Iran’s past nuclear work. But it’s not gaining traction among the international officials who can make it happen.