Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
Iran signaled that it may scale down on its commitments as part of the 2015 nuclear deal to retaliate against an exit by the U.S. from the international accord and the Trump’s administration’s reimposition of sanctions.
Lawmakers have decided against increasing fuel prices in the country, said Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani after a closed session on Monday.
Tehran has appointed a new CEO to head national airline Iran Air, state news reported, replacing its first female CEO with a US-blacklisted pilot.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi condemned brutal attacks by the Zionist regime on Gaza Strip in Palestine which killed 11 innocent people.
A former Iranian diplomat, Abdolreza Faraji-rad, said that the recently reported US sanctions against Iran may be on issues such as dollar transfer and the export of petrochemical products.
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said: “I have no information regarding an increase in the price of petrol and the [Rouhani] administration makes a decision about this issue.”
The chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the force’s intelligence arm and the country’s Intelligence Ministry are engaged in a “round-the-clock war” against enemies.
The Trump administration is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in response to troubling “indications and warnings” from Iran and to show the United States will retaliate with “unrelenting force” to any attack, national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday.
Austrian Ambassador to Iran Stefan Scholz underlined that his country stands in opposition to the US sanctions against Tehran, reiterating that his nation is seeking to expand ties and cooperation with the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s embassy in South Korea on Monday denounced a US envoy claims on supporting terrorism and emphasized that the country condemns any form of terrorism against any country.