China calls for US restraint on Iran
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Washington should show restraint amid rising tensions in the Middle East, China’s Foreign Ministry said.
US lawmaker: Iran threat exaggerated by GOP hawks
US Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego said that the United States has exaggerated what it describes as threats posed by Iran amid escalation of tensions between the two countries.
May to make ‘new, bold offer’ in Brexit bill, Labour skeptical
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will present a “new, bold offer” to lawmakers with “an improved package of measures” in a final attempt to get the Brexit divorce deal through Parliament before she leaves office.
Russia: Syrian gov’t forces halt fire in Idlib
Russia said Sunday Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib Province, the last major terrorist stronghold.
Iranian, French envoys discuss US provocations
Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi held a meeting with France’s Ambassador to the Arab country Bruno Aubert as tensions between Iran and the United States have increased in recent weeks.
Baeidinejad: Royal Mail restores Iran services
Iran’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Hamid Baeidinejad said that Britain’s top posting service company Royal Mail has restored its operations to the destination of Iran.
ICRC earmarks 400,000 euros to help flood-hit Iranians
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it has allocated 400,000 euros to support the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) as well as the people affected by the recent flash floods.
Pompeo fails to sway allies on Iran
U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made scant progress persuading European Union counter-parts to take a harder line toward Iran during a quick visit on May 13 to Brus-sels, with the EU standing behind the nuclear accord abandoned by Wash-ington — and warning of a potential military conflict.
US to blame for obstructing drug war: Iran
Hossein Maleki, head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Depart-ment of International Cooperation for Countering Terrorism and Extremism, said on Sunday that the U.S. should be blamed for obstructing fight against drug trafficking.
Warsaw Summit II: Saudi calls for urgent Arab summit
Saudi Arabia has called for two urgent meetings of its Arab allies later this month to discuss recent attacks on shipping and oil-production sites amid rising tensions with Iran, RFERL reported on Sunday.
US airline call serving psychological warfare
A recent call by the United States administration to American airliners to avoid flying over the Persian Gulf is a tool of psycho-logical warfare, according to Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Dissecting Bin Salman’s utterances on Sheikh Zakzaky
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad Bin Salman, also known as MBS, during his interview with the American Time Magazine last year declared that they have succeeded in altering what he termed as; “attempt to overthrow the government by Al-Zakzaky in Nigeria.”
‘Painted ladies’ spread their wings across Tehran
Painted ladies (Vanessa cardui), one of the world’s most common butterflies, are the unexpected guests in the capital this spring.
Judiciary chief urges support for entrepreneurs
Ebrahim Raeisi, the Judiciary chief, said on Sunday that all officials are duty bound to support businessmen and entrepreneurs.
Iranian stem cell scientist behind bars in U.S. for 7 months without trial
Top Iranian stem cell scientist Dr. Masoud Soleimani has been behind bars in the United States without trial for the past seven months.
“If US has evidence why doesn’t it declassify its ‘intelligence’ on Iranian threat in Iraq?”
Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations, has urged the U.S. to declas-sify its alleged intelligence on
Saudi, other Arab states okay U.S. troop deployment in Persian Gulf: report
Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf Arab states reportedly gave the green light to the U.S. deploying its troops and warships to the region to counter what they claim “imminent threat” from Tehran.
Ex-CIA chief Brennan and top nuclear deal negotiator Sherman to brief Dems on Iran: AP
John Brennan and top negotiator of the Iran nuclear deal, Wendy Sherman, will brief Democrats on the situation in Iran amid the Trump administration’s heightened tension with Tehran.