Leader: US offer of talks with Iran mere ‘deception’
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei dismissed America’s claim about seeking talks with Tehran as a “deception,” saying such an offer is merely aimed at stripping the Iranian nation of its “elements of power.
Russia: Iran ‘won’t be alone’ if US attacks
America is pursuing an incorrect path, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.
UAE: No clear proof to blame tanker attacks on any nation
The United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that no country could be held responsible for attacks last month on four oil tankers off its coast as “clear and convincing evidence” was needed to apportion blame.
Images of drowned Salvadoran migrant, two-year-old daughter stir outrage
Shocking images of a drowned Salvadoran migrant and his two-year-old daughter who died while trying to cross the Rio Grande river from Mexico to the United States have sparked outrage, underscoring the dangers faced by asylum-seekers.
INSTEX ‘ready to be operational’
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said a financial mechanism designed to maintain trade with Iran “is now ready to be operational” as Tehran has threatened it will suspend more JCPOA commitments
UN: US decision to drop Iran waivers ‘may impede’ nuclear deal
The United Nations political affairs chief, Rosemary DiCarlo, told the Security Council on Wednesday that US decision not to extend waivers to allow some countries to import Iranian oil “may impede” the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal.
Asian Parliamentary Assembly convenes in Isfahan
Iran’s central city of Isfahan is hosting a two-day meeting of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) Standing Committee on Political Affairs.
President: Iraq will never allow US to use its soil to attack Iran
Under no circumstances will Iraq allow the United States to use its bases in Iraq to launch an attack on neighboring Iran, Iraq’s President Barham Salih said.
Iran’s oil exports rising despite U.S. pressures: CBI governor
The governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said the country’s oil exports are following an upward trend despite the U.S. pressures for cutting them to zero, IRNA reported.
Iraqi president: Sanctions will not change Iran’s policy
Iraqi President Barham Salih says his country under no circum-stances will allow the United States to use its bases in Iraq to launch an attack on neighboring Iran.
Yemeni drones hit Jizan, Abha airports in Saudi Arabia: military
Yemeni troops carried out aerial assaults against designated targets at Jizan Airport and Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern province of Asir, a military official said.
Tehran hosts meeting on peaceful coexistence based on Islamic teachings
The University of Tehran hosted an international conference on peaceful coexistence based on Islamic teachings on Wednesday.
Iran’s military will respond firmly if U.S. continues aggression, Rouhani says in phone call with Macron
Iran’s armed forces will respond firmly if U.S. continues to violate Iran’s territory, President Hassan Rouhani said late on Tuesday in a phone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Leader: U.S. talks offer is a ‘deception’
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that U.S. officials’ claims seeking negotia-tions with Tehran is an act of “deception,” saying such an offer is merely aimed at disarming the Iranian nation of its “elements of power.”
Zarif says B-Team drags U.S. out of negotiating table and plotting for war
Iranian Foreign Minister Moham-mad Javad Zarif has said that the “B-Team” dragged the U.S. out of the negotiating table and plotting for war.
Araqchi says Iran left with no choice but to cease one-way commitment to JCPOA
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that a failure by Europe to ensure Tehran’s interests under the 2015 nuclear deal has left Iran with no choice but to cease a one-way commitment to the multilateral agreement.