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Iran ready for any scenario, from confrontation to diplomacy: official
A senior Iranian official said on Wednesday that Tehran was ready for all scenarios from “confrontation to diplomacy” but the United States could not afford another war in the Middle East.
Ayt. Khamenei sees no war in sight; says resistance is Iran’s absolute choice
Explaining the reasons behind Iran’s refusal to negotiate with the US, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei said Tue. that there will not be a war, stressing that resistance is Iran’s only choice.
Rouhani: We’ll definitely pass this stage with resistance, steadfastness
The Iranian president Hassan Rouhani referred to the United States’ decision to stop Iran’s oil exports and disrupting non-oil exports, as well as psychological pressure, saying, “We will undoubtedly pass this stage with people’s resistance and steadfastness, and better management and planning”.
FM Zarif leaves New Delhi for Tokyo
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has departed New Delhi for Tokyo upon the official invitation of his Japanese counterpart.
Zarif honors Ferdowsi
Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad-Javad Zarif posted a picture on his Instagram page to honor Ferdowsi, the world-famous Iranian epic poet.
Kremlin: Pompeo didn’t ease Iran concerns
The Kremlin’s spokesman says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn’t offer President Vladimir Putin any reassurances or ease Moscow’s concerns over the ongoing crisis between the United States and Iran.
Iran will defeat the American and Israeli alliance: Iran defense minister
Iran will defeat the American and Israeli alliance, Iran’s Minister of Defence Amir Hatami said on Wednesday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
Envoy denies halt to Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Tehran Rafat Masoud quashed rumors that her country has decided to back off from completing a pipeline project for the import of natural gas from Iran.
Tehran not to revoke decision on JCPOA ultimatum
Chief of Staff of Iranian President Mahmoud Vaezi referred to the government’s decision to reduce some commitments to the nuclear deal (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), saying Tehran will not quash the decision and will move forward as planned.
Germany concerned over US-Iran tensions
The German government has expressed concern about the tensions in the Mideast between the U.S. and Iran, warning of a military escalation and saying it supports all measures for a peaceful solution. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said on Wednesday that, “obviously, we are watching the increasing tensions in the region with big concern and welcome any measure that is aimed at a peaceful solution.”