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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard navy threatens to close Hormuz Strait – Reports

The Strait of Hormuz is a key strategic waterway situated between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, with about 20 percent of the world’s oil and about a third of all petroleum shipped by sea passing through it.

President in a joint press conference with Pakistani PM: New step taken in Iran-Pakistan ties

Speaking in a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, President Hassan Rouhani stressed that a new step has been taken for deepening relations between the two countries.


Iranian president hails IRGC’s role in combatting threats

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the major role that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) plays in countering threats against the country.


Tehran, Islamabad ink pact in health

The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan signed a memoranda of understanding (MoU) in health and medical fields in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Leader appoints ex-IRGC commander as Baghiatallah base chief

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a decree appointed former commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari as the new chief of Baghiatallah cultural and social base.


Pompeo says US won’t seek military intervention in Iran – Reports

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly told a group of Iranian-American community leaders that the Trump administration is not seeking regime change in the Islamic Republic through direct military intervention.


Iran’s defense min. due in Moscow on Tuesday

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami will leave Tehran for Moscow on Tuesday to attend the 8th Moscow Conference on International Security.


US will fail to cut Iran oil exports to zero – ministry source to Tasnim agency

The United States will fail to cut Iranian oil exports to zero, as Iran is ready for any U.S. decision to end waivers granted to buyers of Iranian crude, the semi-official Tasnim news agency on Monday quoted an unnamed Iranian oil ministry source as saying.


China says consistently opposes unilateral US sanctions on Iran

China consistently opposes unilateral U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday amid reports that Washington is expected to announce that buyers of Iranian oil must halt imports soon or face sanctions.


India hopes US will allow allies to buy some Iranian oil – source

India hopes the U.S. will allow its allies to continue to buy some Iranian oil instead of halting the purchases altogether from May, a source familiar with U.S.-India talks said on Monday.