Iran’s coverage: US passes Trump’s direct phone number to Switzerland to give to Iran

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White House passes phone number to Swiss, in case Iran wants to call

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.


SNSC appreciates massive Iranians turnout in anti-US rallies

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.

Hakim urges Baghdad’s mediatory role for Tehran, Washington

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.

Kharrazi urges EU to honor commitments to JCPOA

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.

Araqchi says he wanted to raise wrongful acts of West by Afghan issue

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 to attend Parliament’s closed session

IRGC chief commander Major General Hossein Salami will participate in Sunday’s closed session of the Iranian Parliament, said a senior lawmaker.


Iran, Pakistan border fencing begins

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.

US may send aircraft carrier into Strait of Hormuz as tensions high – Commander

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 calls for holding meeting of Joint Commission on Iran nuclear deal

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).


OPCW elects Iran as vice chair of its executive council

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) elected Iran as the vice chair of its executive council.

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