Iran’s coverage: We don’t want war, and no one can confront Iran: Zarif

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There will be no war as we don’t want war, and no can confront Iran – Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday he did not believe a war would break out in the region as Tehran did not want a conflict and no country had the “illusion it could confront Iran”, the state news agency IRNA reported.


Iran: Only Syrians can determine Syria’s future

Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations rejected a military solution for Syrian crisis, saying only Syrian themselves will determine their fate.


Commander stresses boosting Iranian army units’ preparedness

Iran’s Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi highlighted the country’s full readiness to counter foreign threats and said at the current situation, further boosting the Army units’ preparedness is “an inevitable necessity”.


‘Exporters re-inject 60% of their foreign currency earnings into economy’

The governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said so far the country’s exporters have re-injected 60 percent of their total exports revenues in the form of foreign currency into the country’s financial system, IRNA reported on Friday.


Zarif: ‘Israel First’ replacing ‘America First’ in Washington

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the policy of “Israeli first” is beginning to dominate the US ruling system and replace the proclaimed policy of “America First”.


Baeidinejad: Iranians with dual nationality can visit Iran unworriedly

Iran’s Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad said on Friday that the British-Iranian nationals can visit Iran without concern, if they do not collect information for intelligence services.


Iran welcomes Venezuela peace talks in Norway

Iran’s Foreign Ministry welcomed high-level peace talks between Venezuela’s government and political opposition in Norway, hoping that the Latin American nation could revive its ailing economy in peace.


Iran changes tactics, destinations on oil exports, maritime official says

Iran has adopted new tactics and new destinations in shipping its oil exports following the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions, a senior Iranian maritime official was quoted as saying on Saturday by the semi-official ILNA news agency.


US ‘sitting by the phone’ awaiting call from Iran: Official

A senior Trump administration official says the US is “sitting by the phone” to hear from Iran, but it has yet to receive any message suggesting Tehran is willing to accept Donald Trump’s overtures for direct talks.


IRGC top commander: Iran able to defeat US in intelligence war

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami warned of the US full-scale intelligence war against Iran, saying that Tehran will defeat Washington in this front.