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After President Donald Trump publicly appealed to Iran to call him amid heightened tensions with Tehran, the White House contacted the Swiss on Thursday to share a phone number the Iranians could call the President on, according to a diplomatic source familiar with the move.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani in a message late on Friday appreciated public turnout in rallies in support of the council’s recent decisions against bad promises of parties to the JCPOA.
Head of the National Wisdom Movement of Iraq Seyyed Ammar Hakim called for Baghdad’s mediatory role between Tehran and Washington to prevent what he called outbreak of war in the region.
Iranian veteran diplomat has urged the European Union to take practical steps to honor its commitments to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in order to keep the nuclear deal alive.
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Saturday that his remarks on Afghan refugees aimed to raise wrongful acts of the West in Afghanistan and that the Western states must accept the responsibility of their acts.
IRGC chief commander Major General Hossein Salami will participate in Sunday’s closed session of the Iranian Parliament, said a senior lawmaker.
The Baluchistan border fencing project with Iran has begun and it is expected to be completed within three to four years, Pakistani Commander of border forces said.
The commander’s remark comes as the Pentagon deployed more warships and Patriot interceptors to the US Central Command region, a move that followed National Security Adviser John Bolton announcing the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the region to contain what Washington sees as a threat from Iran.
Moscow thinks it necessary to convene a meeting of the Joint Commission on the Iran nuclear deal, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday after Iran has scaled down the implementation of its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, known as the Iran nuclear deal).
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) elected Iran as the vice chair of its executive council.