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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has hailed the steadfastness of the Iranian nation in its tough battle against the United States over the past year, saying standing against Washington’s pressure caused it to back down from its previous position of seeking to topple the Iranian government.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will lead the prayers of Eid al-Fitr in the capital city of Tehran, organizers said on Sunday.
President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday suggested Iran may be willing to hold talks if the United States showed it respect, but said Tehran would not be pressured into negotiations, the semi-official Fars news agency reporter.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the Trump administration is ready for unconditional discussions with Iran in an effort to ease rising tensions that have sparked fears of conflict. But the United States will not relent in trying to pressure the Islamic Republic to change its behavior in the Middle East, America’s top diplomat said.
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major-General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri on Sunday reaffirmed Iranian sovereignty right to bolster defense power, saying that Iran never compromise on the main issue of Revolution, the self-defense.
Iranian Majlis (Parliament) speaker Ali Larijani said the recent meetings, especially Mecca summit, showed that some Arab countries are repeating the past experience of failure and defeat.
An informed source in the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced that reporters are slated to pay a visit to Arak Heavy Water Reactor Facility to prepare a report on its latest developments.
U.S. military vessels in the Gulf are within range of Iranian missiles, a top military aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, warning any clash between the two countries would push oil prices above $100 a barrel.
A ranking Iranian Army commander reiterated the futility of foreign attempts at making Iran hold talks about its defense capabilities, stressing that the country’s missile power would be never subject to negotiations.
Commander of the newly established Air Defense Force of the Iranian Army said special plans have been devised to ensure security of the annual commemorative services marking the anniversary of demise of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic.