Iran Coverage: Iran has PhD in going around sanctions: Zarif

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Iran’s foreign minister proposes prisoner exchange with US

Iran’s foreign minister offered publicly on Wednesday to negotiate a prisoner exchange with the United States, saying he had been authorized to conduct such talks.

 

Iran FM addresses UN meeting on Intl.‎ Day of Multilateralism, Diplomacy for Peace

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses a high-level meeting at the UN General Assembly to commemorate International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace.

 

Iran’s Zarif warns US of ‘consequences’ over oil sanctions

Iran will continue to find international buyers for its oil and use the Strait of Hormuz to transport it, the country’s foreign minister said, warning that if the United States tries to stop Tehran it should “be prepared for the consequences”.

 

Leader congratulates Iran freestyle team on winning Asian c’ship

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has congratulated the Iranian freestyle team for being crowned as Asian wrestling champions in a tournament held in China on 23-24 April.

 

Suggestion to swap prisoners with US not new: Mousavi

Spokesman of Foreign Ministry Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday that Iran has suggested to swap prisoners with US long time ago and is ready to translate it to practice.

 

Zarif, Guterres hold talks in NY
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York.

 

Iran raps Saudi, Bahraini backing for US oil sanctions

Iran’s Foreign Ministry took a swipe at Saudi Arabia and Bahrain for welcoming the US decision to end waivers for importers of Iranian oil, saying they are unaware of the consequences of such a move.

 

Iran, Venezuela FMs stress opposition to US unilateralism

MNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wed. met with his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza on the sidelines of a meeting on multilateralism in New York.

 

Iran marks historic US failure in Tabas Desert

Iran has marked the 39th anniversary of a failed US military operation in the central Tabas Desert that was launched in an attempt to release former US embassy staff held in Tehran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

 

Iraq to continue gas imports from Iran despite US halt to sanctions waivers

The Iraqi Electricity Ministry has announced that despite the recent decision by Donald Trump to end sanctions exemptions on Iran oil, Iraq will continue to import gas from Iran.