Iran FM says ready to visit Saudi Arabia to settle differences
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday he is ready to visit Saudi Arabia to help reduce tensions between Riyadh and Tehran if suitable conditions existed.
Iran sends US list of names for its proposed prisoner swap
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Monday it has sent the United States a list of names it is demanding in a proposed prisoner swap, opening a potential new channel with Washington amid recent growing tensions.
Strong quake hits southern Iran
An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale struck an area in Iran’s southern province of Hormuzgan, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
FATF statement against Iran politically-motivated: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif deplored a recent decision by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global anti-money-laundering watchdog, to increase pressure on the Islamic Republic, describing it as a “politically-motivated” move.
President Rouhani due in Azerbaijan for NAM Summit
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani plans to visit neighboring Azerbaijan to attend a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) due to be held in the Azeri capital city later this week, according to IRNA.
Iranian MP: UAE releases Iran’s frozen assets as a goodwill gesture
An Iranian lawmaker said that the United Arab Emirates has released $700 million of Tehran’s frozen assets in a sign that the Arab country is trying to repair its relations with Tehran.
Rouhani thanks Iraq for hosting Arbaeen pilgrims
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday expressed gratitude to Iraqi authorities for the hospitality provided to Iranian pilgrims visiting the neighboring Arab country during the Arbaeen rituals, according to IRNA.
US failed to halt Iran’s oil industry development: Minister
Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Sunday that the United States has failed to cripple Iran through its aggressive sanctions regime against the country’s oil industry.
Japanese Daily: Japan, France propose $18.5 billion to Iran in financial support
Japan and France have put forward a joint plan to give a credit line totaling around $18.5 billion. As a prerequisite for this, Iran needs to fully comply with a nuclear deal it signed with world powers in 2015, Japan’s leading newspaper Mainichi Shimbun reported on Sunday.
South Korea urged to act on stalled pharma exports to Iran
Iranian businesses and lawmakers complained that the South Korean government has not done enough to ensure that exports of pharmaceutical products to Iran continue despite US sanctions.
‘Budget bill to include development, employment, subsidy plans’
Head of Iran’s Planning and Budget Organization (PBO) said that three biennial plans on development, subsidies and employment will be attached to the national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year of 1399 (begins on March 20, 2020) to be submitted to the parliament.
Iran says to take next nuclear step if remaining parties fail to honor obligations
Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Monday reiterated Iran’s position that Tehran is ready to take the next step to reduce commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the JCPOA, if the remaining parties to the agreement fail to take action to shield the Islamic Republic from sanctions effects.
Iraq needs international support in fight against terrorism: Abdul Mahdi
Iraqi PM Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday in the meeting with his Norwegian counterpart emphasis on the need for international support for Iraq in the fight against terrorism.
Iran is a hugely ‘friendly’ country despite propagandas, New Zealander professor says
David Robie, a New Zealander author, journalist, media educator and retired university professor believes that Iran is a hugely friendly country despite propagandas by Western media.
Fishing season starts in northern Iran
Fishing season has just started in the Caspian Sea provinces of Mazandaran and Gilan, northern Iran. The fishing season starts routinely in mid-October and lasts for about six months.
Zarif says multilateralism has become a necessity
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that multilateralism has become a necessity in the world. “In today’s world, the West cannot take all decisions for the international developments,” he said during a speech at a conference at Allameh Tabataba’i University.
Iran sends U.S. list of names for proposed prisoner swap
The Iranian Foreign Ministry said Monday it has sent the United States a list of names it is demanding in a proposed prisoner swap, opening a potential new channel with Washington amid
recent growing tensions.