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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.

Iran Rejects Pompeo’s Baseless, Interventionist Accusations

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has taken a swipe at the new US secretary of state for the meddlesome comments he made against Tehran in the so-called new US strategy.

Pompeo in No Position to Set Conditions for Iran: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has rejected remarks by the top US diplomat who listed US demands Iran should meet, saying Washington is in no positions to dictate to an independent Iran.

Six Iranian Ministers, Two MPs Call for Unlocking Twitter

Six Iranian ministers as well as two lawmakers, all of whom are members of the council in charge of filtering, have called for removing the 9-year ban on people’s access to Twitter.
Iran Hails Venezuela Election as Victory for Democracy

Iran Hails Venezuela Election as Victory for Democracy

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has congratulated the Venezuelan government and nation for successfully holding their presidential election, saying it was a great success for democracy in the Latin American country.
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“Iran Not to Leave Syria before Assad Gov’t Wants It to”

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi reiterated Tehran’s policy of providing support for Damascus in the fight against terrorism and said the Islamic Republic’s advisory mission in Syria will continue as long as the Arab country’s government wants it.

“Iran Nuclear Deal Waste of Time; Rouhani Must Apologize”

An Iranian conservative lawmaker has lashed out at the Rouhani administration for the time and effort it spent to secure the Iran nuclear deal, saying the attempts made in that regard failed to produce the desired result.

Iran Denies Reports on Support for Taliban Militants

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has blasted certain efforts to divert the Afghan nation’s attention from the main causes of the perpetuation of war in the country by levelling unsubstantiated accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iran Congratulates Montenegro on Its Independence Day

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has felicitated the Montenegrin nation and government on the country’s Independence Day.
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Iran Rejects Reports on Talks with EU over Issues beyond JCPOA

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says Iran’s current negotiations with the EU over the JCPOA don’t cover any issue beyond the nuclear deal.

EU’s Will to Preserve JCPOA in Contrast with Companies’ Withdrawal: Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the EU’s commitment to remain in the Iran nuclear deal stands in contradiction with ongoing withdrawal of leading European companies from Iran.

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