Iran to ‘take further measures’ if JCPOA sides fail it
President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday renewed Iran’s ultimatum to scale back its commitments under a 2015 multilateral nuclear deal in the absence of “a proper response” from the remaining signatories.
UK Labour leader: No ‘credible evidence’ of Iran role in tanker attacks
The leader of Britain’s main opposition party questioned whether the government had evidence to back up its accusations that Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the entrance to the Persian Gulf, and warned against escalating tensions.
Kenyan police officers killed in blast near Somalia
At least 10 Kenyan police officers died after their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device near the Somali border in a suspected militant attack on Saturday, officials said.
Hong Kong suspends extradition bill
Hong Kong’s leader on Saturday said a controversial bill that would allow extraditions to China would be “suspended” after a week of unprecedented protests.
Rouhani holds separate meetings with regional leaders in Dushanbe
Iranian president on the second and final leg of his tour to the Central Asia attended the summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held in Tajikistan’s capital and met with several leaders of the regional countries.
Larijani: France not doing enough to preserve nuclear deal
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani criticized France for not doing enough to preserve the 2015 nuclear agreement.
Ministry: UAE in no position to question Iranian officials’ credibility
Iran lashed out at the UAE for insulting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, saying the country of small emirates is in no position to question the credibility of Iranian officials.
WB sees the impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran ‘wane’ in 2020-21
The World Bank (WB) in its latest world economic outlook report “Global Economic Prospects”, predicts a 0.9 percent growth of gross domestic product (GDP) for Iran in 2020, indicating that the impact of the U.S. sanctions will ease in the mentioned year.
U.S. grants Iraq new Iran sanctions waiver: source
The United States has granted Iraq another 90-day waiver to con-tinue with vital energy imports from neighboring Iran despite re-imposed sanctions, a government source said Saturday.
Yemen army says missiles can hit Tel Aviv
The spokesman for Yemeni Air Force said their missiles can reach Tel Aviv. General Abdallah Jafari said the equation of war has changed, and the Saudi-Emirati coalition will soon have to stop the war and the blockade of Yemen.
Intel. community reluctant to accept U.S. hypothesis to boost military presence in ME: Zaccara
Referring to hasty US accusations against Iran after the suspicious attacks on oil tankers in Oman Sea, Qatar University research assistant says international community is reluc-tant to accept US hypothesis aiming to boost its military presence in the Middle East.
Human-animal interactions: Hospitable locals play host to storks for ages in Iran
Iranian hospitability never failed to bring back the storks from their wintering grounds; oddly enough erecting nesting sites endlessly on their roofs remained favorable to the birds, showing that the relationship between them is peculiarly an intimate one.
Ship insurance costs soar after Middle East tanker attacks
Insurance costs for ships sailing through the Middle East have increased by at least 10% after attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, with the potential for costs to rise further as regional tensions escalate, ship insurers said.
Cooperation with neighbors is Iran’s fixed principle: Rouhani
President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that cooperation with neighboring countries is a fixed principle of Iran’s foreign policy.
Iran cannot stick to nuclear deal unilaterally: Rouhani
President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Iran cannot unilaterally re-main committed to the 2015 nuclear deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Everyone is concerned about fate of nuclear deal, Putin says
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that everyone is concerned about the fate the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.