Iran: Fordo enrichment reaching pre-JCPOA levels
The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) confirmed that the Fordo facility is enriching uranium at almost the same levels before the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Zarif hails Erdogan’s ‘enlightening’ remarks on Iraq
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his “enlightening remarks” on the developments in Iraq.
Iraqi PM pledges reform to address ‘mistakes’
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that political parties had “made mistakes” in their running of the country, promising electoral reform and other measures as he sought to bring an end to protests.
Iran unveils indigenous ‘Kian 700’ tank carrier
Iran’s top military commander unveiled the new indigenous “Kian 700” tank transporter, lauding efforts by the county’s armed forces in developing home-grown means of refurbishing existing weapon systems.
Number of people injured in Iran’s quake rises to 520
The number of injured people from a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Iran on Friday jumped to 520 from more than 300, according to the country’s state TV.
Zarif highlights ECO’s ‘potential’ to boost regional economic cohesion
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there is a degree of “untapped potential” in the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) that can help enhance “economic integration and cohesion” in the region.
Foreign Ministry slams US-led Persian Gulf coalition
Iran’s Foreign Ministry slammed the US move to create a coalition in the Persian Gulf as a futile measure that would only aggravate insecurity and instability in the region.
Iran’s intl. auto parts exhibition hosting 80 foreign companies
Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds is hosting 700 Iranian and 80 foreign companies from nine countries in the 14th Iran International Auto Parts Exhibition during November 9-12, IRIB reported.
Araqchi: Lifting oil, banking sanctions to please Iran to fulfill JCPOA undertakings
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Saturday that his country is ready to return to pre-modification of the nuclear deal’s obligations if the oil and banking sanctions on Tehran are lifted.
Iraqi PM says electoral reforms to be announced in a ‘few days’
Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has said that ongoing protests are important in bringing about reform, but must allow for a return to normal life.
UAE running secret prison at Total gas facility in Yemen
The United Arab Emirates is running a secret prison in a gas facility operated by the French group Total in southern Yemen, according to information confirmed by France’s Le Monde daily.
Military unveils home-made tank transporter
Iran on Saturday unveiled a new homemade tank transporter named “Kian 700” in a ceremony participated by Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, Fars reported.
Tehran says ready to scrap JCPOA if need be
The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) spokesman says Iran is ready to scarp the nuclear deal if need be, emphasizing that the AEOI has the potential to enrich uranium to 5, 20 or 60 percent, while noting that Iran will not tolerate any act of sabotage against its nuclear facilities.
Iran: U.S. human rights claims nothing but shameless hypocrisy
The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry highlighted on Saturday a number of anti-human rights dossiers filed against Washington, adding that the White House’s claims in defending human rights can only be named as “shameless hypocrisy”.
Indigenized civil defense industries exhibition opens
Iran’s Civil Defense Organization chief Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali inaugurated the 6th indigenized civil defense industries exhibition in Tehran on Saturday.
Zarif hopes southern neighbors would join ECO
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who had participated at the Economic Cooperation Organization’s foreign ministerial meeting in Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city of Antalya on Saturday, said in a post on his Twitter page that Iran prioritizes cooperation with neighbors.