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President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for unity among Iran’s political factions to overcome conditions which he said may be harder than those during the 1980s war with Iraq, state media reported, as the country faces tightening U.S. sanctions.
Considering Iran’s defensive power and weakness of the US’s aircraft carrier, the country is neither brave nor powerful enough to start a war against Iran, an Iranian Parliament member Mohammad Ali Poormokhtar quoted IRGC Chief Commander Major General Hossein Salami as saying during a closed session of the Parliament on Sunday.
In a tweet on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addressed the US president Donald Trump censuring the plans of John Bolton and his B-team for Iran.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday that EU needs to continue the nuclear deal with Iran, stressing that the deal is crucial for German and European security.
“The solution does not lie in the mediations or the phone call and the U.S. has our phone numbers too,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian believes that calls for a confrontation of states may lead to international anarchy.
Head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi dismissed US President Donald Trump’s recent claim that he was ready to speak with Iranian leaders, saying his calls for negotiation are nothing but propaganda.
Iranian lawmakers have unanimously passed a bill presented by the government which allows children with an Iranian mother and a non-Iranian father to ask for the country’s citizenship.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will start an official visit to Turkmenistan on Sunday in a bid to boost bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries in diverse political and economic areas.
Iran’s 60-day deadline is actually an ultimatum to the signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), especially the three European countries, said a senior lawmaker, Ali Motahari, on Sunday.