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France Ready to Promote Trade with Iran: Minister

France says it remains determined to expand economic bonds with Iran even in the face of recent US threats against a landmark deal that helped resolve disputes over the country’s nuclear energy program in 2015.
Wheat

Iran Exports 31,000 Tonnes of Macaroni Wheat to Italy

Iran has exported 31,000 tonnes of quality durum wheat to Italy for the first time, in another sign that the country’s food security drive is on target.

IRGC General Vows to Enhance Iran’s Defensive Power after Trump Speech

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces reaffirmed the country’s commitment to strengthening its defense capabilities to counter the “corrupt American regime” after US President Donald Trump’s Friday speech against the Islamic Republic.

IRGC Blacklisting Tantamount to Declaration of War: Iran

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi warned Washington against its plan to designate the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group, saying that Tehran regards the move as “a declaration of war”.
In a Friday meeting with Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the lower house of Russia’s Parliament, Ali Larijani slammed Washington for repeatedly violating the nuclear deal since it took effect in January 2016. “If the US fails agreements on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program, nothing will remain from the deal," said Larijani. The two senior parliamentarians further discussed Iran-Russia parliamentary ties and other bilateral issues, including Washington’s hostile policies against Tehran and Moscow. The deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries -- the US, the UK, France, Russia, and China plus Germany -- lifted nuclear-related sanctions against Iran, which, in turn, placed certain limits on its nuclear energy program. Trump has called it an “embarrassment” to the US, and is expected to refuse to certify Iran’s commitment to the deal during a White House speech later in the day. If Trump refuses to certify the deal, the Congress will have 60 days to decide whether to restore the sanctions against the Islamic Republic that the US has agreed to waive. Larijani added, “We would like to thank Russia for its position, as well as (Foreign Minister) Sergei Lavrov, who participated in the P5+1 meeting in New York.” According to the Iranian speaker, during the group’s most recent meeting, Lavrov said "openly and transparently that the US had violated JCPOA.” The Russian speaker slammed Washington’s stance on the JCPOA, as well as the use of sanctions as a tool to advance personal agendas. He said Moscow was against the use of double standards, and understood Iran’s concerns. Trump to step back? Meanwhile, the Middle East Eye news portal quoted US officials as saying Friday that Trump will go ahead and “decertify the deal,” but will shy away from his toughest threat of killing the agreement. Besides the “decertification” of Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA, Trump is also reportedly expected to blacklist Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). The officials cited in the Friday report however said Trump will stop short of blacklisting the IRGC, but will rather levy limited sanctions.

US Withdrawal to Kill Iran Nuclear Deal: Larijani

Iran’s parliament speaker has warned the United States against walking away from the 2015 nuclear deal, saying if Washington fails to abide by the accord, nothing will be left of it.
Dawlat Waziri

Afghanistan Welcomes Iran’s Help in Fight against Terror: Defence Ministry

The spokesman for Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry said the Kabul government will accept the military assistance of any country, including Iran, that intends to help in the fight against terrorism.
General Amir Hatami

Iran DM Says IRGC at Forefront of Fight against Terrorism

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami warned against a US plan to label the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terror group, stressing the IRGC is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism.
bahram qassemi

Iran Condemns Somalia for Killing, Injuring Iranian Sailors

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned Somalia for opening fire on an Iranian fishing boat and killing the captain of the vessel and injuring another sailor.
Iran Can Share Counter-Terror Experiences with Friends: Rouhani

Iran Can Share Counter-Terror Experiences with Friends: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic is ready to share experiences it has gained in the fight against terrorist groups with friendly countries, including Tanzania.
Iran Keen to Hold Further Military Drills with Oman

Iran Keen to Hold Further Military Drills with Oman

A senior Iranian commander has underlined the need for Iran and Oman to hold more joint military drills in line with efforts to promote bilateral cooperation.

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