Iran’s coverage: US blocking exports of food, medicine to Iran: Iran’s FM

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Zarif: US blocks purchase of food, medicines to Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the US blocked purchase of food and medicines and airplane parts ignoring the provisional measures given by the International Court of Justice following the Iranian complaints against US wrongful sanctions.


President in a meeting with Tajik FM: Tehran-Dushanbe ties should further deepen to serve both nation’s interests

In a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, President Rouhani said, “We have to try hard to develop Tehran-Dushanbe relations in different fields to the benefit of both nation’s interests”.


Ayatollah Khamenei condoles martyrdom of cleric in Kazerun

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei offered condolences over the martyrdom of Hojattoleslam Sheikh Mohammad Khorsand, the Friday prayer leader of Iran’s southern city of Kazerun.


US delays planned petchem sanctions on Iran: Report

The Trump administration has delayed its new sanctions on Iran’s petrochemical sector, said people familiar with the matter.


EC to give final verdict on CFT, Palermo bills by FATF deadline

The Expediency Council will give its final vote on ratifying the two remaining FATF-related bills before the body’s June deadline runs out, a member said on Friday.


Iran Air Defense Force ready to counter any threat: top commander

The newly-appointed commander of the Iranian Army’s Air Defense Force said on Saturday that the force is constantly watching the country’s airspace and any single move by the enemies will receive a firm response.

Lebanon’s Hezbollah vows to confront US Middle East plan

Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah pledged on Friday to confront the U.S. Middle East plan that President Donald Trump has touted as “the deal of the century.”


Syria rejects statement on Iran at Mecca summit

Syria rejected the statement issued after Mecca-hosted summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), saying it is an unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of Syria.

Russia would welcome US-Iran talks, says top diplomat

Moscow would welcome talks between Washington and Tehran but will not impose its mediation services on them, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on Friday.

US switched from ‘good/bad cop’ to another tactic: adviser

Cultural Adviser to the Iranian President Hesamoddin Ashna said that the old ‘good/bad cop’ routine of the United States has been replaced by another routine regarding its approaches toward Iran.