EU extends timeline for dispute mechanism on Iran deal
The European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday he had extended the time available to discuss ways to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran under a dispute mechanism triggered by France, Germany, and Britain.
EU leaders sign UK Brexit deal
The leaders of two of the European Union’s main institutions on Friday signed the divorce agreement governing Britain’s departure from the bloc next week, sealing the penultimate step in Brexit at a ceremony held without media access.
Zarif: Iran sets no preconditions for talks with neighbors
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday Iran sets no preconditions for talks with its neighbors as he hit back at Saudi Arabia that had urged the Islamic Republic to change its behavior and act “normally” before any dialogue.
Iraqis rally in ‘millions’ to demand ouster of US troops
Iraqis rallied in Baghdad in massive numbers to call for an end to US military presence in the country following high-profile assassinations and airstrikes targeting anti-terror forces.
Canada’s TSB says invited by Iran to examine Ukrainian jet black boxes
Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said it has been invited by Iran to participate in the download and analysis of the flight recorders from the downing of a Ukraine International Airlines jet “whenever and wherever” that takes place.
Iran slams US threat against new Quds Force chief as ‘state terrorism’
Iran lambasted a US threat to assassinate the new commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as Washington’s publicizing of state terrorism.
US sanctions more companies, people ‘helping’ Iran
The United States on Thursday announced more anti-Iran sanctions targeting two companies based in Hong Kong, one in Shanghai and one in Dubai for ‘helping’ Iran’s National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) export goods in the face of American sanctions.
KLM resumes flights via routes over Iran, Iraq
Dutch flag carrier KLM said Thursday that it had resumed flying over Iran and Iraq following an analysis of advice from both government ministries and security services, according to dutchnews.nl.
Foreign investment in Iran up 23% in 9 months
Foreign investment in Iran has risen 23 percent during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-December 21, 2019) from the same period of time in the past year, Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Farhad Dejpasand announced.
U.S. unveils state terrorism by threatening to kill Ghaani
The United States officially unveils “targeted and state terrorism” by threatening to assassinate the new commander of the IRGC Quds Force, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas
Mousavi said on Thursday.
‘Normal’ countries don’t attack neighbors, Zarif tells S. Arabia
In an open reference to Saudi Arabia which has been striking neighboring Yemen since March 2015, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Friday
that “normal countries don’t attack their neighbors, cause a humanitarian crisis, and refuse to talk.”
Palestinians warn Israel, U.S. as Trump discusses new ‘peace plan’
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has warned Israel and the United States against “crossing red lines” promising not to recognize any Middle East peace plan it had previously rejected as U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to present the plan in the coming days.
Tehran Symphony Orchestra performs in Vahdat Hall
The Tehran Symphony Orchestra under the baton of guest conductor Manuchehr Sahbai gave a performance at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Thursday.
Denmark urges all JCPOA signatories to honor their obligations
Christina Markus Lassen, political director at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday voiced her country’s concern over the activation of the dispute mechanism in the nuclear deal by the European sides, urging all signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to adhere to their commitments.