PM Abe discussing Japan visit by President Rouhani
Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said on Monday that Tokyo is in discussions about a visit to Japan by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this month, an attempt to try to resolve Iran’s nuclear impasse with the United States.
Negotiations ‘necessary’ if they foil plots: Rouhani
President Hassan Rouhani on Monday described negotiations as “necessary” and “revolutionary” if they help Iran foil enemy plots.
Iran says ready for ‘comprehensive’ prisoner swap with US
Iranian government officials have expressed the Islamic Republic’s readiness for comprehensive prisoner exchange with the Unites States after each freed a prisoner on Saturday.
‘Old man’ Trump is ‘bluffing’ says North Korea
North Korea on Monday accused US President Trump of “bluffing” and called him “an old man bereft of patience” as Pyongyang ramps up pressure on Washington over stalled nuclear talks.
Iran ‘certainly unhappy’ with EU commitment to JCPOA: Zarif
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is definitely unsatisfied with the level of European commitment to the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal.
Tehran backs Afghan-led peace process: FM
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced Tehran’s support for “an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process”, saying a withdrawal of foreign forces from the war-weary nation could pave the way for the peace and reconciliation process.
Iran, Pakistan navy chiefs discuss furthering cooperation
Commanders of Iran and Pakistan naval forces discussed collaboration between the two neighboring nations in a meeting in Islamabad.
Iran says its response will make Israel regret any aggression
Iran reacted to Israel’s recent threats of military action, warning that its response to any such potential effrontery will make the occupying regime regret its acts.
Iran expects to sell 1m bpd of oil at $50 next year
Head of Iran’s Planning and Budget Organization (PBO) said the oil revenues in budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year (starts on March 20, 2020) are estimated on the expectations of selling one million barrels per day (bpd) of oil at an average price of $50, ISNA reported.
Over 55m saplings to be planted in Iran within 4 months
A campaign to plant 14 million saplings in a week kicked off in Iran on Thursday under the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization (FRWMO)’s wider plan to lead the planting of 55 million saplings.
More police forces injured in riots than civilians: government
The number of police forces who were injured during the recent unrest is higher than that of the civilians, government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Monday.
Iraqi commission summons, orders arrest of over 250 current, former officials over corruption
The Iraqi Commission of Integrity has summoned or issued arrest warrants against more than 250 former and acting officials on suspicion of corruption, as part of the government’s reforms after a wave of protests over unemployment, corruption and lack of public services hit the country.
Paris commuters face 300 miles of traffic jams as France enters its fifth day of strikes
French commuters experienced a chaotic journey getting to work on Monday as public sector workers entered a fifth consecutive day of nationwide strikes.
Iran warns to give “crushing response” to any Israeli attack
The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Monday that Israel is not brave enough to launch an attack on Iran but warned of his country’s “strong and crushing response” to
any possible aggression.
Rouhani: Next year budget not dependent on negotiations
President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Iran’s next year budget won’t be dependent on negotiations with the United States whose officials have imposed “unilateral sanctions on our nation”.
Zarif says Iran backs ‘Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process’
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Iran supports an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process with the participation of all political groups and factions.
Kamalvandi says Iran able to produce stable isotopes without Russia
The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) is planning to be among rare global producers of 11 types of isotopes, the AEOI spokesman and deputy chief said on Sunday, noting that Iran is able to produce isotope even without the help of Russians.