Ali Akbar Salehi, the AEOI chief, says based on an “unwritten” agreement Tehran will not activate more centrifuges, stressing that Iran does not seek to complicate the nuclear case.
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry released some details on the so-called Toheed and Jihad Takfiri terrorist group, 102 of whose members and supporters have been arrested, killed in exchange of fire or sentenced to death for a litany of terrorist activities.
The European Union’s foreign policy chief said the bloc has been holding talks with the US to remove the obstacles in the way of banks trying to get into Iran after the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a lasting agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program. In an interview with Tasnim News Agency in Tehran, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said efforts are underway to encourage European banks to cooperate with Iran following the coming into force of the JCPOA, the nuclear deal between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) that terminated nuclear-related sanctions against Tehran. She also noted that the EU is in contact with US officials to help settle the banking problems facing Iran that are believed to be caused by Washington’s obstructive approaches.
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri cautioned the US against the “big risk” of imposing terrorism-related sanctions on the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi rejected recent remarks by US presidential hopefuls about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - a lasting nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, saying that such remarks are only aimed at gaining more votes.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hails Germany’s stance on the current realities in the Middle East, saying Berlin plays a pivotal role in regional and international developments.
“I wouldn’t get involved in things I have no knowledge about. Diplomacy is the only thing I know,” said Foreign Minister Zarif.
Amid firefighters and rescue workers’ ongoing attempts to find the bodies of those entrapped under the rubble of collapsed Plasco Building in central Tehran, the Police arrested a number of crooks who were trying to abuse the chaotic situation.
IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday and picked headlines from 27 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
The speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly has warned fellow MPs against getting carried away by a politically charged atmosphere over the nuclear issue.