News Updates

July, 2019
  • Door open to diplomacy if Trump lifts sanctions on Iran: Zarif
    Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran does not want a war with the U.S. but said President Donald Trump must lift harsh economic sanctions on Tehran to clear the way for negotiations. (ISNA 16-7-2019)
  • Returning of Iran to JCPOA very easy: Jahangiri
    Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian First-Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said only a few hours would be enough for Iran to return to its commitments within the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but European sides should ask U.S. to lift sanctions instead of calling Iran to stay committed to the deal. (ISNA 16-7-2019)
  • Iran not alone in region as all nations support it: Ex-Iraqi PM
    Baghdad, July 16, IRNA - Former Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki says all the regional nations will support Iran.
    “Iran is not alone and all the regional nations are behind the country and the Iranian nation. The consciousness, thoughts and positions of the regional nations go with Iran," said al-Maliki in an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Tuesday. (IRNA, 16-7-2019)
  • Iran not to leave UK piracy unanswered: Ayatollah Khamenei
    TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) – Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei slammed the UK’s illegal seizure of an Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar, saying the act of “piracy” will not go unanswered. (MEHR, 16-7-2019)
  • Century deal aimed at redrawing region’s map: Amir Abollahian
    TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) – Iranian Parliamentary Director General for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Tue. that the US peace plan for the Palestinian issue dubbed the “Deal of the Century” is a new conspiracy to redraw the map of the region. (MEHR, 16-7-2019)
  • Iranian FM Blasts US Restrictions on Traveling in NY
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif lashed out at Washington for restricting his trafficking in New York while he is busy with UN meetings and related programs. (FARS, 16-7-2019)
  • Vice-Speaker: Seizure of Oil Tanker Not to Affect Iran's N. Deal Decisions
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Vice-Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Abdolreza Mesri underlined that Britain's seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar will not dissuade Tehran from modifying its nuclear deal undertakings in response to the West's disloyalty. (FARS, 16-7-2019)
  • Europe frightened by seriousness of Tehran's measures vis-à-vis JCPOA. Tehran, July 3 - IRNA - As the deadline is approaching for Tehran's second step of reducing some of its commitments in the JCPOA, Europe's leaders are once again struggling to convince Iran to remain in the nuclear deal with different tools from negotiation and encouragement to threats. (IRNA 2-7-2019)
  • Iran Declares Disbanding Another Spy Cell TEHRAN (FNA)- Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmayeeli declared on Tuesday that Iranian security forces have captured a team of spies operating for foreign states. (FARS 2-7-2019)
  • Minister: Downing of Iranian Passenger Plane Displays US Terrorist Nature. TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Road Minister Mohammad Eslami said that the United States' deliberate shooting down of an Iranian passenger plane in 1988 proved the terrorist nature of the Washington regime.
    "Certainly, this incident shows that the US administration is really expansionist and terrorist," Eslami said on Tuesday, addressing a ceremony to commemorate the passengers on board the Iranian Airbus 655 who were killed by the American USS Vincennes missile cruiser in 1988. (FARS 2-7-2019)