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Zarif: IAEA’s verification counters Israel, US lies

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the United Nations nuclear watchdog’s verification for the 14th time of Iran’s continued commitment to its nuclear deal with world countries flies in the face of Israeli and American “lies.”


Vienna to host JCPOA joint commission meeting Wednesday

A diplomatic source verified that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) joint commission meeting will be held in Vienna, Austria on Wednesday.


Iran expels 2 Dutch diplomats mutually: Spox

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Monday that Iran expelled two Dutch diplomats as persona non grata and in response to Dutch government’s recent act.


Araghchi reiterates regret over Germany’s ban of Mahan Air

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi has once again reiterated Tehran’s regret over the banning of Mahan Air by Germany, saying the German government’s decision runs counter to the spirit of deep-rooted relations between the two countries.


Zarif says continuation of Pakistan-India tensions ‘not in favor of region’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced concern over tensions between India and Pakistan, saying that Iran is trying to settle the differences between the two sides.


Gen. Suleimani tops Foreign Policy’s list of Global Thinkers in Defense, Security field

On Foreign Policy’s 10th annual special edition of Global Thinkers, Major General Qassem Suleimani, who commands the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has topped the list of Global Thinkers in the Defense and Security field.


Pakistan’s railways minister arrives in Tehran

Pakistan’s Railways Minister, Sheikh Rashid arrived in Tehran on Tuesday for a three-day official visit.


Iran-Iraq ties serving both nations: President Salih

Iraqi President Barham Salih highlighted the importance of an upcoming visit to the Arab country by his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, and said Baghdad insists that close relations between the two neighboring countries are in the interest of both nations.


Trump seeks ‘commercialization’ of security: Maj. Gen. Safavi

Top Military Aide to the Iranian Leader, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, said US President Donald Trump seeks to commercialize security in the region and the world.

Kharrazi: EU’s faster implementation of INSTEX may dissipate Iran’s distrust

The head of Iran’s Foreign Policy Strategic Council Kamal Kharrazi said Tue. that Europe’s faster implementation of its trade mechanism for Iran (INSTEX) may dissipate the Iranian nation’s current distrust.