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US regional unpopularity cause of safety not Iran: Zarif tweets

Unpopularity in the Middle East is the cause of U.S. safety concerns, not Iran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter on Tuesday, after Washington said it was sending a carrier strike group and bombers to the region.

Leader: Decline of awakening in region due to reliance on US, Israel

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said the wave of Islamic Awakening in a number of Muslim countries was weakened because those nations relied on the US and the Zionist regime of Israel.


IRGC chief commander vows to hand enemies humiliating defeat

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami said on Tuesday that the IRGC is resolute to give the country’s enemies an unforgettable lesson.


Iran’s SNSC: Bolton lacks military, security understanding

The spokesman for Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) hit back at US National Security Adviser John Bolton over his remarks against the Islamic Republic, saying he lacks “military and security understanding”.

Iran’s president: Muslim countries must stop massacre of Palestinians by Israel

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says Muslim countries must take all necessary steps to mount pressure on the Zionist regime of Israel and prevent further massacre of Palestinians.

Iran will overcome psychological warfare of enemies: Defense min

Iran will overcome psychological warfare of the enemies, Iran’s Defense Minister Amir Hatami said Tuesday.


US ‘unable, unwilling’ to wage war on Iran: Cmdr. Dehghan

A military aide to the Iranian Leader said that US is both ‘unable’ and ‘unwilling’ to wage a military war against Iran and dragging the Middle East region into crisis.

US sanctions against Iran, Cuba, Venezuela breach human rights: UN expert

A UN rights expert has slammed unilateral US sanctions against Iran, Cuba and Venezuela, saying the use of economic measures for political purposes violates human rights and international law.


Iraq tells US still needs Iran’s gas, electricity

Iraq’s Power Minister Luay al-Khateeb has said in response to US demand to cut oil and gas imports from Iran that his country will need them for at least three years.


Turkey eyes US sanctions waivers on Iran oil, Russia arms

Presidential spokesman and adviser Ibrahim Kalin told a news conference he could not be certain that the waivers would be allowed. But, he said Turkey had made a case which should be heeded.