Iran has released British-Australian woman Jolie King and her Australian boyfriend, Mark Firkin, after dropping all charges against them, Canberra confirmed Saturday.
Iran’s defence minister says the US would even deprive Iranian people of access to water and oxygen in order to advance its so-called ‘maximum pressure’ policy against the Islamic Republic.
The US has barred Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif from visiting Iran’s UN ambassador, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, at a hospital in New York City, where he is hospitalized for cancer, saying the permission would be issued if Iran releases an American prisoner.
The US “deportation” of an Iranian woman prisoner charged with circumvention of Washington’s sanctions against Tehran seems to be part of a new prisoner exchange deal between Iran and the US despite an official denial.
As world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, the British mission to New York seeks to hold a session regarding British-Iranians held in Iran over espionage for the UK.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has dismissed the recent “biased and unrealistic” resolution adopted by the European Parliament against Iran.
Iran is currently providing educational services for about half a million foreign students, according to the country’s deputy minister of education.
More than 600 Bahraini political prisoners are now on hunger strike to protest ill-treatment at Bahrain’s notorious Jaw prison.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the US’ cruel sanctions against Iran are tantamount to “crime against humanity” and “economic terrorism” as they have put ordinary Iranians and even patients under pressure.
Iran’s foreign minister says all actions of a country or individual are justifiable if they have cordial relations with a power centre.