Iran rules out direct talks with US
President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday ruled out holding any bilateral talks with the United States and warned of further reduction in Iran’s commitments to a nuclear deal within days.
Japan won’t join US-led coalition in Persian Gulf: Paper
Japan will not join a US-led security mission in the Persian Gulf, but will consider deploying its naval force independently if Tehran agrees, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Tuesday.
France: Iran credit line talks ongoing, hinge on US
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said talks on the credit arrangement, which would be guaranteed by Iranian oil revenues, were continuing, but US approval would be crucial.
Hezbollah vows to strike ‘deep inside’ Israel if attacked again
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah threatened Monday to hit “deep inside” Israel, a day after an exchange of fire sparked fears of a wider conflict between the arch-foes.
Lawmakers endorse Rouhani’s picks for two ministries
Iran’s Parliament gave its vote of confidence to President Hassan Rouhani’s nominees for the Education Ministry and the newly-established Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts.
Zarif voices Iran’s support for Syria-UN interaction
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reaffirmed Tehran’s support for a political settlement of the crisis in Syria and for positive interaction between the Damascus government and the United Nations.
Mayor: Tehran ready to cooperate with European capitals
Tehran’s Mayor Pirouz Hanachi held talks with Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general of EUROCITIES, the Brussels-based network of major European cities, and called for expansion of ties in various urban areas.
Iran, Russia stress implementation of joint projects
Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian and his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak stressed accelerating the implementation of the two countries’ joint projects in a meeting in Moscow on Monday.
Railway fleet receives 213 new domestically-made locomotives, wagons
Some 213 new domestical-ly-made locomotives and wagons were added to the railway fleet of Iran in a ceremony on Tuesday, IRIB reported.
I remember the cost of Iraq war:Tulsi Gabbard
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Ha-waii), a 2020 presidential candidate, on Monday explained why she hasn’t gotten rid of the gray area in her hair.
UN slams Nigeria military for using ‘lethal force’ on Muslims
A United Nations rap-porteur strongly condemned Abuja’s application of deadly violence against the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).September, 03, 2019 – 09:43 World Comments.
Saudis replace Aramco chair with wealth fund boss before IPO
Saudi Arabia removed Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih from his position as Chairman of Saudi Aramco, the second time his role has been scaled back in less than a week, as the government prepares to sell shares in the state-owned oil company.
Yemen targets Saudi airport with ballistic missiles
An image grab taken from a video made available on July 7, 2019 by the press office of the Yemeni Houthi Ansarullah movement shows ballistic missiles on display during a recent exhi-bition of various missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles at an undisclosed location in Yemen.
Muslim mourners mark martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS)
Muslim mourners travel on a street in Karbala, Iraq on September 3, 2019 in a group represent-ing the caravan of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions when they embarked on a journey to Kufa in 680 CE.
U.S. move to form coalition in Persian Gulf ‘not feasible’: Japanese professor
Hisae Nakanishi, a professor of International Relations of the Middle East at Doshisha University in Japan, believes that the United States’ move to form a maritime coalition in the Persian Gulf is “unwise and even not feasible”.
Iran, France hold intensive expert-level talks on JCPOA
Iranian and French experts held intensive talks in Paris on Monday at expert level and discussed preserving the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA.
Zarif describes his visit to Russia as essential, important
Iranian For-eign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said late on Monday that his visit to Russia was “important” and “essential”.
Russia condemns U.S. ‘provocation’ of Iran as ‘absolutely unacceptable’ as nations build front against Trump
The foreign ministers of Russia and Iran have met in Moscow in a show of solidarity against what Moscow termed “un-acceptable” American provocation over the Iran nuclear deal, which remains at risk of collapse.