Iran’s coverage: Iran’s foreign minister warns of ‘painful consequences’ if US tensions escalate

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

 

US playing very, very dangerous game by boosting regional military presence: Iran FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned that the United States is “playing a very, very dangerous game” by beefing up its military presence in the region.

 

Iran says ready to carry out JCPOA like France does

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tehran is prepared to deal with the 2015 nuclear agreement in the exact way that France and its European allies have been implementing it over the past year.

 

Iran’s Zarif to visit Pakistan Thursday

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is going to visit Pakistan on Thursday.

 

Russia, Germany, France stress preserving JCPOA

President of Russia Vladimir Putin, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and the French President Emmanuel Macron in a phone call underlined preserving Iran nuclear deal.

 

Official rejects mediatory nature of Oman talks with Iran

Chief of Staff of Iranian President Mahmoud Vaezi said the recent talks between Iranian and Omani foreign ministers had nothing to do with mediation on reducing tension between Iran and US.

 

Shanahan says after Iran briefing US deployment has deterred attacks

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday after briefing lawmakers on the threat from Iran that the United States had deterred possible attacks by deploying forces to the region.

 

Iraqi speaker due in Iran for talks: Source

Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Mohamed al-Halbousi plans to start an official visit to Iran later today or on Thursday to hold talks with senior officials of the country on issues of mutual interest, an informed source said.

 

Terrorists may provoke US-Iran war: German FM

Situation ‘extremely dangerous’, says the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, urging Washington and Tehran to de-escalate tensions.

Like Iraq War time, US administration is lying, American senator suggests

A top American senator is comparing the Trump administration’s escalation of tensions with Iran to the period that led to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.

 

CBI to create personal forex profile for each Iranian

An official from the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced on Wednesday that the central bank plans to create a personal foreign exchange profile for each Iranian in near future.