Iran’s coverage: Zarif says US troops deployment to Persian Gulf is ‘Very Dangerous’ to region’s peace

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Recent US anti-Iran claims extremely dangerous: Zarif

Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned that recent US claims against the Islamic Republic of Iran are extremely dangerous for the world peace.


The US policy of maximum pressure against Iran has failed

On May 2, the United States stopped granting waivers for the importation of Iranian oil. The decision was yet another step in the U.S. economic war against Iran. The “maximum pressure” policy is designed to disrupt the Iranian economy and force Iran to enter negotiations on the United States’ terms for a new nuclear deal, substituting for the existing accord that was negotiated with the Obama administration and five world powers in 2015.


Zarif dismisses possibility of phone talks with Pompeo

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed any possibility of holding a phone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.


Enemy’s miscalculations about Iran’s power to be ‘costly’

Major General Gholam Ali Rashid, the commander of the IRGC’s Khatam al-Anbiya Headquarters, warned the country’s enemies that their miscalculations about Iran’s power and resolve will be costly for them.


FM spox: Zarif’s meetings with US senators to neutralize pressure groups’ impact

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mousavi said Sat. that the aim of Zarif’s meetings with US Senators is to neutralize the impact of pressure groups such as ‘B-team’ on America’s public opinion and political circles.


JCPOA cannot continue as a ‘one-way street’: senior MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker believes that European countries have not implemented any practical measure to save the Joint Comprehensive of Action (JCPOA) after US withdrawal in May 2018.


US detention of Iranian scientist amounts to ‘war crime’

An American political analyst says President Trump administration is holding Iranian stem cell scientist Dr. Masoud Soleimani hostage to gain leverage over the Islamic Republic through “diplomatic extortion”.


NIOC to sell 2 mb of oil at energy exchange on May 28

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has planned to offer 2 million barrels of heavy crude oil on the Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX) on May 28.

Buttigieg slams Trump over Iran escalation, vows ‘I’m going to win’ in 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is blasting President Donald Trump for “chest-thumping militarism” and warned that rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran “could very quickly get away from this president.”


Russia does not seek US permission to coop. with Iran: Russian amb.

Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan said that Moscow does not seek US permission to cooperate with Iran.