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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.
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.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the major role that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) plays in countering threats against the country.
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.
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.
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.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami will leave Tehran for Moscow on Tuesday to attend the 8th Moscow Conference on International Security.
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 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 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.