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Iran Urges UN Chief to Brief Security Council on US Sanctions Bill

Tehran have submitted an official letter of complaint to the UN chief, protesting a recent US Congress vote in favor of extending an anti-Iran sanctions law, in a move viewed as a violation of Washington’s commitments under last year’s nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group.

Iran Producing Better Ballistic Missiles at Lower Costs: IRGC Commander

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force highlighted Iran’s capability to produce ballistic missiles with more accuracy and use innovative homegrown methods to reduce manufacturing costs.

IAEA Confirms Iran Has Met Its JCPOA Commitments

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran has shipped 11 tons of heavy water out of the country as part of its obligations under last year’s nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

ISA Extension No Snapback of Sanctions: Iranian Diplomat

A senior Iranian diplomat says the extension of the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) does not necessarily mean that the US government has violated its Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) commitments towards Iran yet.

Iran and Russia Standing by Each Other in Fight against Terror: Deputy FM

In a recent meeting in Tehran, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s envoy to Tehran discussed Iran-Russia cooperation in the ongoing fight against terrorism and the latest developments in the Middle East.
Rouhani's tweet on Iran sanctions

US Extension of Anti-Iran Sanctions Will Receive Iran’s Firm Reaction: Rouhani

Iranian President referred to the possible move by the United States to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) as a violation of nuclear deal it signed with Iran, and vowed to retaliate.
Zarif in China University

Zero-Sum Solution to Syrian Crisis Will Not Work: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif rejected the possibility of a win-lose approach for resolving the crisis in Syria, saying an effectual initiative should include all sides.
JCPOA - Iran Nuclear Deal

People Say JCPOA Had No Positive Effect on Iran’s Economy

Three quarters of Iranians believe that Iran’s economy didn’t improve after the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Iran’s President Challenged by Students’ Harsh Criticisms

In a ceremony to mark Student Day, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani met the students of University of Tehran and talked to them on various issues including freedom of speech, Trump’s election, and outcomes of nuclear deal.
Rouhani 16 Azar

Iranian University Students Mark National Student Day

Student Day is the anniversary of the murder of three students of University of Tehran on December 7, 1953 by Iranian police in the Pahlavi era. Students in all Iranian universities mark the day every year.

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