Iran: Lifting of US sanctions could help make Japanese PM’s visit successful
Iran’s top security body said on Saturday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Tehran next week can be successful if efforts are made to return the US to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the JCPOA, and lift sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Iran says new US sanctions show talks offer ‘hollow’
Iran said on Saturday that new US sanctions on its petrochemical industry show the hollowness of President Donald Trump’s claims to be open to fresh negotiations with Tehran.
Germany warns of consequences in Mideast amid soaring tensions
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas Saturday warned of “unforeseeable consequences” if tensions in the Middle East are not eased.
US, Mexico strike last-minute deal to curb migration, avoid tariffs
The United States and Mexico reached an 11th-hour deal late Friday to crack down on migration from Central America, with President Donald Trump relenting on threats to slap potentially devastating tariffs on the neighboring country.
Zarif rejects Pompeo’s claims about Iran’s missile program
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif categorically rejected a claim by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about Iran’s missile program, saying Tehran does not seek to develop nuclear weapons.
Child loses leg in landmine blast in northwestern Iran
An Iranian child living in rural areas of the northwestern city of Sardasht lost his leg after stepping on a landmine planted by the Iraqi regime during the imposed war on Iran, said Sardasht’s Governor Naser Yousefi.
Iran, Kazakhstan weigh plans for academic cooperation deal
Officials from Iran and Kazakhstan called for closer interaction between the universities of the two countries, mulling over plans to sign an agreement on scientific and academic cooperation.
‘Iran to maintain metal exports despite U.S. sanction
Iranian deputy industry, mining and trade minister said the ministry has taken necessary measures to maintain the country’s metal exports despite U.S. sanctions.
Charity foundation to create 2,000 job plans in Golestan province
Barekat charity foun-dation will create 2,000 employment plans in the northeastern province of Golestan by the start of the Iranian calendar month of Bahman falling on January 21, 2020, ILNA news agency reported on Saturday. In order to create the job plans some 1.8 trillion rials (nearly $43 million) is allotted, the report added.
Former Qatari PM urges normal ties with Iran
Qatar’s former prime minis-ter, Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, has called for peace with Iran, saying “we cannot fight them when we share the same fields of gas and oil.”
With U.S. President Trump, money trumps all
Donald Trump during his career as a real estate mogul cheated any number of contractors over several decades who helped build his real estate holdings. He did not pay them what they were due, just as he cheat-ed the world of continued U.S. participation in the JCPOA, and with that cheated or robbed the Iranian people of relative prosperity by applying draconian economic sanctions. (Not to mention the threats of war.
Comic strip on martyr Mohsen Hojaji published
A comic strip on martyr Mohsen Hojaji, an Iranian soldier who was brutally martyred by Daesh forces in Syria in 2017, was unveiled during a ceremony held at the Student Basij Organization on Saturday.
Zarif lambasts ‘conceited interpretation’ of Resolution 2231
Iranian For-eign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed a claim by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the nature of Iran’s missile program.
With sanctions on, talks offer ‘hypocritical’: Iranian minister
Iran’s defense minister has questioned the sincerity of U.S. officials’ offer for unconditional negotiations, characterizing the offer as “bogus and hypocritical”.
EU mechanism for settlements with Iran failing to gain momentum: Russia’s EU envoy
The Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX), a European Union’s mechanism for financial settlements with Iran, is failing to gain momentum, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov told TASS on Friday.
‘Iran to give most crushing response to aggressors even beyond borders
Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the top military aide to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, underscores Iran’s high deterrence power, warning enemies of an immediate crushing response in case of any aggression.