Iran’s coverage: Iran’s president rules out talks with US

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Iran says doesn’t approve of talks under status quo

President Hassan Rouhani says despite championing dialog, he absolutely rules out the possibility of such engagement with the United States under the current circumstances.

Trump says wants to talk with Iran ‘if they are ready’

US President Donald Trump says he is willing to engage in negotiations with Iran “if they are ready” amid Washington’s unilateral pressure against Tehran.

Shanahan, Pompeo, Dunford to brief US Congress on Iran situation

Both chambers of the US Congress are scheduled to be briefed amid the Trump administration’s escalating of tensions with Iran.


Qatar says seeking to ease tension between Iran, US

Qatari State Minister for Foreign Affairs Soltan bin Saad al-Muraikhi said that his country is making efforts to ease the tension between Iran and the United States.


Iran UN envoy warns about regional situation

Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht-e Ravanchi warned about regional situation, saying that if unchecked, it may lead to another unnecessary regional crisis.

Iran FM in charge of oil talks with EU under SNSC supervision

The Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has said that Iranian Foreign Ministry is in charge of talks with the European countries on the issue of Iranian oil exports under the supervision of the Supreme National Security Council(SNSC) of Iran.


South Korea intends to maintain trade with Iran: Ambassador

South Korean ambassador to Tehran H.E. Ryu Jeong-Hyun told Tasnim that his country intends to keep its economic ties with Iran as it keeps negotiating with the US to get sanctions exemption.


Europe facing ‘huge pressure’ from US over Iran trade channel – French minister

European powers are facing huge pressure from the United States to drop its proposed trade channel with Iran and it will also not succumb to ultimatums from Tehran, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday.


Iran issues rulings for US, S. Arabia’s spies

Iranian courts have issued rulings for two persons who spied for the US and Saudi Arabia in the country, Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmayeeli said on Tuesday.

Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to calm tensions – prime minister

Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help “halt tension” amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday.