Iran blasts US ‘economic terrorism’ after new sanctions
Iranian officials slammed new US sanctions on the country’s construction sector as yet another attempt to wage “economic terrorism” against the Iranian people.
Turkey says will send Daesh prisoners to home countries
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Saturday that Turkey would send captured Daesh terrorists back to their home countries, and he complained about European inaction on the matter.
Russia says US smuggling Syrian oil worth millions
The United States is violating its own anti-Syria sanctions by smuggling crude from oilfields it seized from Damascus, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.
India reiterates stance on Iran ties in face of US
India, on Friday, reiterated its stance to the United States regarding the importance of strategic relations with Iran. This was conveyed by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to her American counterpart, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Iranian VP, Kyrgyz PM discuss closer ties
Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri and Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev held talks about a host of topics, including the latest efforts to boost bilateral relations between the two nations.
US in ‘downward spiral’ as resistance front spreads out: IRGC
The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said the United States has for decades been stuck in “a downward spiral” and its decades-long failure to score a political victory proves that the global resistance front is growing.
Senior officials ban import of goods produced at home
In efforts to prop up domestic producers and increase employment opportunities, President Hassan Rouhani, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani and Judiciary Chief Hojjatoleslam Ebrahim Raeisi decided on Saturday to ban the import of commodities which can be produced inside the country.
Sanctions on construction sector shows U.S. diplomatic weakness: Iran
Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has reacted to the United States’ sanctions on Iran’s construction sector, saying such moves indicate Washington’s “weakness” and “failure” in the domain of diplomacy.
Anti-government protesters in Iraq, Lebanon torch flags of U.S., Israel
Anti-government demonstrators in both Iraq and Lebanon have set fire to American and Israeli flags in a show of anger at those believed to be the main instigators of the recent unrest gripping the two Arab countries.
Al-Baghdadi was US ‘spawn’, his death is still an open question: Lavrov
Russia still cannot verify Washington’s claims about the elimination of the Islamic State leader, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, adding that the U.S. facilitated the rise of the group in the first place.
‘Trump has problem with Iran’s development’
Abbasali Kadkhodaei, the spokesman for the Guardian Council, has said that U.S. President Donald Trump has problems with the economic development in Iran. Kadkhodaei’s comments came as the United States announced new round of sanctions on Iran, this time targeting Iran’s construction sector.
Moscow interested in including Iran in RussiaChina-U.S. format in Afghan talks: Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday that Moscow has an interest in including Iran in the Russia-China-U.S. format for Afghanistan talks.
JCPOA promoted Iran’s standing worldwide: VP
The Iranian vice president for parliamentary affairs said on Saturday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed between Iran and world powers in 2015 promoted Tehran’s standing globally.
Syrian constitutional committee will replace bullets with dialogue: ex-diplomat
Ahmad Dastmalchian, Iran’s former ambassador to Lebanon, has said that the Syrian constitutional committee is very important, because it will replace bullets with dialogue.