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News and views from the world of politics in Iran and the region, including government, Parliament, foreign affairs, defence and more. Also there is special coverage of developments related to the 2015 nuclear deal, or JCPOA.

UK Appoints New Ambassador to Tehran

The British government has decided to replace its ambassador to Iran Nicholas Hopton with Rob Macaire.

Europe to Lose Iran If It Leans towards US: Araqchi

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi has warned the European Union of the consequences of taking the US’ side in the ongoing conflict over the Iran nuclear deal.

Tehran Mayor Resigns Due to “Health Issue”

Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the chairman of Tehran City Council, has confirmed receiving the resignation of Tehran’s reformist mayor, Mohammad-Ali Najafi, amid conflicting reports over the reason behind his decision.

“JCPOA Has Specified ‘Forbidden Scientific Area’ for Iran”

An Iranian official says the key disadvantage of the Iran nuclear deal is that it allows for “a scientific area that is off limits.”

Tehran Downplays Impact of Tillerson’s Replacement on Iran-US Ties

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says the replacement of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a continuation of shakeups in Trump’s Cabinet, playing down its impact on Washington’s Iran policy and the fate of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran Agriculture Minister Survives No-Confidence Vote

Iranian parliamentarians gave a vote of confidence to Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati in their third unsuccessful impeachment bid since Tuesday.

Iran Slams Discriminatory Approach to Aiding Fight against Illicit Drugs

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli deplored the discriminatory approach of international organizations in providing assistance to governments fighting against illicit drugs and called on all countries to meet their responsibility in this campaign.

Iran President Says Tehran, Baku Can Link Asia to Europe

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran and Azerbaijan can turn into a connecting route between Asia and North Europe.

“Iran Has Enough Options If Other JCPOA Parties Withdraw”

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the country has enough options on the table if other signatories to the Iran nuclear deal pull out of the agreement.
Iran FM to Visit Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan

Iran FM to Visit Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is going to travel to Azerbaijan Republic and Kazakhstan at the head of a political delegation.

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