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Zarif accuses US of turning the region into “matchbook”
South Korea to join European mission in Strait of Hormuz
Germany rejects Washington’s strategy toward Iran, suspicious about UK’s proposal
US military was “cocked, loaded to retaliate” but Trump changed his mind
Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of being involved in alleged attacks on their crude oil pipeline
At Tehran summit, Erdogan calls for ceasefire in Syria; Iran, Russia reject
Trump declares Israel’s claims as vindication, Iran describes them as ‘childish’
Egypt stressed in the statement the necessity of enhancing trust in the Middle East
Tehran has claimed that 10 countries are willing to mediate a reconciliation between regional adversaries Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Hidden away for decades, a Tehran collection of Western paintings is to go on show in Berlin. The politically charged exhibition, which nearly flopped due to Holocaust denying caricatures, is a premiere.
Iranian protesters accused of storming the embassy of Saudi Arabia have attended their first hearing before a Tehran court. Forty-eight people, including four clerics, face charges over the January incident.
It was a historic diplomatic success: the Iran nuclear deal. Tehran has stopped its nuclear program, sanctions have been lifted, and Iran has come out isolation. Still, disappointment is growing.
The statement did not mention prospective joint measures against Iran
Arab League will hold an urgent meeting Sunday to discuss the latest developments between Saudi Arabia and Iran
Iranian and British embassies are due to be reopened in London and Tehran. The move comes almost four years since protesters ransacked the British ambassadorial residence in Tehran and burned the Union flag.
Sunni institution called such acts “incitement”
Rouhani will meet his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, where the powerful neighbours are expected to discuss security concerns as well as trade opportunities.
Internet use is high in Iran, partly because many young Iranians turn to it to bypass an official ban on Western cultural products, and Tehran occasionally filters popular websites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Jarba is not running against Assad in a 3 June presidential vote but Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian hit out regardless.
They dubbed it the “Organisation of Free and Democratic Society for East Kurdistan,” abbreviated to KODAR.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Netanyahu shamelessly makes a scene saying Iran denies the Holocaust, Iran wants to build a nuclear bomb to carry out another Holocaust,” Zarif said.
AFP- A UN human rights monitor on Monday urged Tehran to halt the planned execution of an Iranian woman for the alleged murder of a former intelligence official, saying her trial had been deeply flawed. The case of Reyhaneh Jabbari, who claims she acted in self-defence after a sexual assault, raises concerns because of her …
Convicted of espionage, with the penalty being cut to 10 years in jail
AFP- Iran signalled its defiance Saturday over America’s refusal to grant a visa to its chosen UN ambassador, saying it does not plan to pick an alternative envoy. Tehran also said it was examining its legal options over the row, which has undermined a cautious thaw in relations after decades of enmity following the storming …
AFP – An Iranian film director is to hold a private screening of his latest movie on Saturday to raise funds to save the life of a 26-year-old on death row. Mostafa Kiaei, director of “Special Line”, said he had learnt by accident of the young man’s case and wanted to help raise the “blood …
Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, who arrived in Tehran on Saturday for a planned four-day visit, is to attend an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers on Monday.
Araqchi said the talks would take place on the sidelines of a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors “next week.”
Iran agreed to freeze some nuclear activities for six months in exchange for modest sanctions relief and a promise by Western powers not to impose new restrictions on its hard-hit economy.
IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said on Friday he might seek Iran’s permission for a Tehran office for inspectors.