Iran’s coverage: Iran says leaving nuclear treaty one of many options after US sanctions move

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Leaving NPT one of Iran’s numerous options: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said the Islamic Republic has many options to consider, such as leaving the Non-Proliferation Treaty, in response to the intensification of the US sanctions.

 

US ships still responsive to IRGC in Strait of Hormuz: Top Iranian cmdr.

Iran’s top military commander says all American ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz have so far remained answerable to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as the force in charge of security in the strategic waterway despite Washington’s latest wave of hostile measures against the Iranian nation.

Police Forces should safeguard people’s security on the cyberspace: Ayatollah Khamenei

A group of commanders of Police Forces met with Ayatollah Khamenei—the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution—this afternoon April 28, 2019.

 

Trump administration ignored Iran offer for prisoner swap: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized US government for refusing to engage with Tehran in a humanitarian deal for exchange of prisoners, saying President Donald Trump’s administration has once refused to endorse the gesture.

 

CBI gov. announces plan to curb inflation

The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnaser Hemmati announced the bank’s plan for controlling the fluctuating macroeconomic variables including inflation on his Instagram page on Sunday.

 

FM Zarif urges Trump, Team-b to be aware of regional goals

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message elaborated on the reasons why President Donald Trump and Team-B should be aware of the divergence between their goals in the region.

IDBI Bank opens processing in 3 cities for Iran trade

Amid uncertainty over India’s oil import possibilities from Iran after May 2 when the waivers to US sanctions on Iran are withdrawn, state run IDBI BankNSE -2.17 % has stepped-up efforts in this direction by creating Iran trade processing cells in 3 Indian cities.

 

Iran FM to embark on visit to North Korea soon

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that an official visit to North Korea is on his agenda, the exact date of which will be announced soon.

 

Army poised to face potential threats: Gen. Sayyari

Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced on Sunday that the Islamic Republic of Iran Army is at high level of preparedness to face any possible threat.

Iran’s version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ suspended over cleric’s ruling

Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi has said such shows qualify as gambling and thus are forbidden in Islam. The broadcaster has reportedly launched an enquiry into similar TV programmes.