Iran’s coverage: Zarif warns about ‘suspicious acts of sabotage’ in region

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:

 

Zarif: Suspicious acts of sabotage escalating regional tensions

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced concern over some suspicious acts of sabotage that are aimed at escalating tensions in the region.

 

Spain pulls frigate out of ME-bound combat group led by US aircraft carrier

Spain has withdrawn its frigate with 215 sailors on board from the Middle East-bound strike group, led by an American aircraft carrier, as tensions heighten between the United States and Iran.

 

Iran belongs to all Iranians regardless of their faith: Rouhani

The Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has said that Iran and the Islamic Revolution belongs to all Iranians and followers of all religions.

 

Iran dismisses Reuters speculations on details of Iran-EU talks

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi dismissed Reuters report which claims that Iran insists on exporting at least 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil for staying in the nuclear deal.

US B-52 bombers conduct 1st mission pointed at Iran

The B-52H Stratofortress bombers, sent to the Middle East amid the United States’ anti-Iran deployment, have carried out their first mission, says the US Air Forces Central Command.

 

Pentagon plans to send 120,000 troops to Middle East to counteract Iran – Report

Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan last Thursday reportedly presented an updated military plan at a meeting of President Trump’s top national security aides.

 

Israeli regime behind Fujairah incident: MP

The recent explosions in Fujairah, in the United Arab Emirates, seem to be the result of Israelis’ shenanigans, the speaker of the presiding board of the Parliament, Behrouz Nemati said on Tuesday.

 

Kremlin: Arms control, Iran on agenda at meeting with Pompeo

The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin will be discussing arms control, Iran and Syria at upcoming talks with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

 

FM: Israel, origin of all humanitarian crises in Mideast

Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that 71 years ago an illegitimate entity called the Zionist regime of Israel was born which is today the origin of all humanitarian crises in the region, posing a real threat to international peace and security.

Mogherini: First transaction of INSTEX to be conducted within weeks

European Union’s diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini reiterated Europe’s adherence to the full implementation of the JCPOA, saying that INSTEX will get up and running and have the first transactions hopefully in the next few weeks

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