Russia vows to counter fresh US sanctions on Iran
Russia and its partners will take steps to counter new sanctions that the United States has said it will impose on Iran, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday.
Iran: Europe lacks determination, not capability
Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said Iran now has no doubt that the Europeans’ political unwillingness, and not their inability, is to blame for their failure to fulfill their commitments under the 2015 agreement.
Biden: ‘Four more years of Trump will permanently change the character of this country’
Addressing the South Carolina Democratic convention, Joe Biden said Trump has weakened the nation’s standing globally.
Kazakhstan: Iran, Venezuela sanctions may complicate global oil deal talks
Talks between OPEC and its allies next month about whether to extend their pact on cutting oil supplies “won’t be easy” and may be complicated by the situation facing Iran and Venezuela, Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said.
Iran says US cyberattacks fail
Iranian Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said the recent US cyberattacks against Iranian missile control systems failed to cause any disruptions.
Iran: US Middle East peace plan “shameful”, “doomed to failure”
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday the US Middle East peace plan that is set to be presented at an international conference in Bahrain this week is “shameful” and “doomed to failure.
Zarif: US sanctions hindering int’l cooperation on fighting drug trafficking
The US unilateral sanctions and economic war against the Iranian nation has hindered international cooperation, particularly cooperation on the fight against drug trafficking, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.
Iran can repeat ‘crushing response’ any time: Navy chief
Chief of the Iranian Navy Hossein Khanzadi warned on Monday that Iran’s crushing response to violation of its territory can be repeated.
Jahromi: U.S. cyberattacks on missile systems failed
Tehran says that recent U.S. cyber-attacks against Iranian missile control systems have failed to cause any disruptions.
Iraqi parliament votes in defense, interior, justice ministers
The education portfolio is the only one yet to be filled in Iraq’s govern-ment after lawmakers on Monday voted in Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi’s nominees as defense, interior and justice ministers.
Saudi Arabia’s nuclear ambitions raise alarm in Mideast
Saudi Arabia’s expandingnuclear and missile programs have raised fears that it aims to acquire nuclear weapons, with analysts warning that a nuclear Riyadh under its “reckless” leadership would pose a threat to the countries in the region.
U.S. sanctions disrupting anti-drugs fight: Zarif
Iran’s foreign minister has crit-icized the U.S. sanctions for hindering Iran’s effort and cooperation with other countries in the fight against drug trafficking, saying Washington and a number of Western coun-tries are responsible for the consequences of such interruption.
Iran to take second step in limiting nuclear commitments ‘more strongly’
Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday that Iran will take the second step in reducing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal “more strongly”.
‘Tehran will not release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’
Jailed British-Iranian spy Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will serve out her five-year prison sentence, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday, dismissing a call for her release by a British minister visiting Tehran.
Hanged spy got what he deserved: defense minister
he Iranian minister of defense says a CIA spy who was recently hanged in Iran received the treatment he deserved.
‘Europe does not want to pay the least price to save nuclear deal’
Iranian Deputy Foreign Min-ister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi said on Sunday that Europe does not want to pay the least price to keep 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).