Envoy: Iran not to abide by malfunctioning JCPOA
Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations warned that a 2015 nuclear deal signed between the Islamic Republic and global powers, known as the JCPOA, is not functioning properly because parties to the deal have not done enough to save it since the United States pulled out of the agreement in May 2018.
US, North Korea to reopen talks after Trump-Kim meeting at DMZ
US President Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader, Kim Jong-un, at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks.
China warns of long road ahead for deal with US after ice-breaking talks
China and the United States will face a long road before they can reach a deal to end their bitter trade war, with more fights ahead likely, Chinese state media said after the two countries’ presidents held ice-breaking talks in Japan.
Mass protests for civilian rule rock Sudan
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Sudan Sunday chanting “civilian rule, civilian rule” as police fired tear gas in Khartoum, amid international calls for restraint to avoid a new deadly crackdown.
Spokesman: Iran will respond to US pressure with resistance
Iran dismissed assertions by US officials that the country should choose the path of diplomacy to deal with Washington, saying the country will stick to its policy of resisting the American pressure.
US ban on Zarif will close door to diplomacy
An Iranian vice president warned that any US sanction targeting the foreign minister of Iran would block the road to diplomacy and further lay bare the falsehood of Washington’s calls for negotiations with Tehran.
Iran agrees to lift visa requirement for Chinese citizens
Iran’s government agreed to allow Chinese citizens to travel to Iran without a visa in order to attract more foreign tourists, according to IRNA.
Iranian parliamentarians to attend int’l forum in Moscow
Iran’s parliamentary delegation departed for Russian capital on Sunday to attend the International Forum on Development of Parliamentarism.
ehran hosting 16th Iran-Armenia Joint Economic Committee meeting
The 16th Iran-Armenia Joint Economic Committee meeting is underway in Tehran during June 30-July 2, IRNA reported.
Talks with U.S. could only bear humiliation: senior MP
The deputy speaker of the Iranian parliament has said that sitting for talks with the United States would only bring “humiliation” and “full-fledged surrender” to Iran.
Israel security cabinet meeting on arson balloons
An arson balloon launched from the Gaza Strip ignited a fire Saturday near Kibbutz Nir Am in the Sha’ar Hane-gev Regional Council, marking a breach in an unofficial truce renewed on Friday between Israel and Hamas.
U.S. can enter Guinness book as world’s biggest liar: Hezbollah
Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-Gen-eral Sheikh Naim Qassem said that Washington is behind all crises in the region and that it can enter Guinness book as the world’s biggest liar and cheater.
Iraqi Foreign Ministry protests Turkey’s violation to its sovereignty
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has voiced its protest against the Turkish airstrikes on areas in its territories, calling on Turkey to respect Iraq’s sovereignty.
Fighting rages across Afghanistan as peace talks continue
Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 19 people in an attack on a government office on Saturday night, officials said, in the latest episode of violence in Afghanistan as peace talks continue to end the war.
Iran says responds to diplomacy with diplomacy and pressure with resistance
Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday that Iran responds to diplomacy with diplomacy and responds to pressure with resistance.
INSTEX is like a beautiful car without gasoline, envoy says
Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s perma-nent representative to the United Nations, on Saturday likened INSTEX to a “beautiful car without gasoline”.
Mogherini says INSTEX is processing first transactions
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said that INSTEX, a special purpose vehicle aimed at facilitating legit-imate trade between European economic operators and Iran, has become operational and is processing the first transactions.
‘INSTEX cannot work miracles for Iran’
Chairman of the Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce Yahya Al-Es’haq highlighted the ineffectiveness of the Europeans’ long-awaited financial mechanism, known as INSTEX, in the face of U.S. sanctions and said it cannot perform miracles for Tehran.
Macron: Europe plans no immediate sanctions if Iran scales back nuclear commitments
Europe has no immediate plans to follow the U.S. and impose sanctions on Iran, even if Tehran makes good on its threat to scale back its commitment to a nuclear accord, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday in Osaka, Japan, the venue of the G20 summit.