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Prospects of Iran-US talks ‘not very ikely’, Zarif says

Iran will not be intimidated by US President Donald Trump’s “art of the deal pressure” by using economic sanctions to push Iran to negotiate a new nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.


Iran sees no negotiations with US in sight outside JCPOA

The President Hassan Rouhani has called on the United States to return to the JCPOA and bring the situation to normal before calling for negotiations.


Iran calls on US to change general approach instead of ‘word-play’

In reaction to US secretary of state’s offer for talks with Iran without preconditions, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Tehran wants US to change its ‘general approach’ and to translate words into action.


Iran will use ‘whatever missiles it wants’ to stop US aggression, foreign minister warns

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday the nation has the right to defend itself against U.S. aggression and specifically vowed that Tehran will use “whatever missiles it wants” as a deterrence against increased American military presence in the region.


Being unafraid of powers, secret to survival of a nation: IRGC commander

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami highlighted the Iranian Armed Forces’ braveries and self-sacrifices and said being fearless in teh face of world powers can help a nation to survive.


US implores Iran to hold negotiations: Judiciary chief

Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi says that the US administration is begging for negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran as a result of Iran’s policy of resistance against the sanctions.


Negotiating with US irrational: Iran’s EX-Defense Minister

Former Iranian defense minister General Ahmad Vahidi described any negotiation with the US over the Islamic Republic’s defense power as “irrational and impossible.”


Iran at peak of power

IRGC Deputy Coordinator Admiral Ali Fadavi said that Islamic Revolution of Iran is now at the peak of power despite animosities.


Enemies witnessing gradual conquest of key fronts by Islam: IRGC

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said in a statement that despite all pressures and animosities, enemies are witnessing the conquest of key fronts by Islam.


Iran’s Parliament compiles report on US human rights violations

The Iranian Parliament has concluded a report on the US government’s violation of human rights, both inside and outside the United States, a lawmaker said.