Iran’s coverage: Negotiations impossible while under sanctions: Iran Quds Force commander

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Negotiations with US as good as giving in: Gen. Soleimani

IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Ghasem Soleimani said that the United States aims to draw Iran to the negotiation table with increased economic pressure, but the Iranian nation will not give in.


Supreme Leader: Freedom of speech restricted in West

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, while touring Tehran International Book Fair on Monday, urged the publishers to shrug off western claims about restrictions on freedom of speech in the country.


US displayed “Schoolyard Bullying” by re-imposing bans on Iran: Official

A senior Iranian oil official said that the White House’s re-imposition of sanctions on Iran was US’s “schoolyard bullying” reaction to the new balance of power in the world.


FM: Iran oil clients to find ways of resisting US sanctions

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the US decision to end sanctions waivers on imports of Iranian oil has angered Washington’s allies, noting that they will find ways to resist the measures.

Iran, Turkey sign MoU on border security

Iranian and Turkish delegations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to boost boarder security between the two sides in province of Van, eastern Turkey.


Iran, Iraq discuss $20b trade

Iran’s commercial attaché in Baghdad Naser Behzad and Iraq’s Director General of Foreign Economic Relations at the Ministry of Commerce Adel Khudair al-Masoudi on Monday studied ways to augment Iran-Iraq trade to $20 billion.


Larijani says EU loses credibility over procrastination

Iranian Majlis (Parliament) speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday that EU lost credibility over procrastination about setting up special bank ties to support trade with Iran.


Pakistan, seeking to strengthen relations: PM

Pakistan premier Imran Khan said that Islamabad and Tehran maintain good relations, adding his country is seeking to strengthen its cooperation with Iran.

Iran deputy FM due in Turkey on Tuesday

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi is slated to visit Ankara on Tuesday to discuss bilateral ties with Turkey’s officials.


Turkey: US’ unilateral sanctions unable to damage Tehran-Ankara ties

Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan said on Monday that Washington’s unilateral sanctions against Tehran will be ineffective in doing harm to the close ties between Iran and Turkey.