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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 to Give Indirect, Painful Response to Saudis: IRGC Chief

The Saudi regime is very angry with the moves of the Islamic Republic in the region as they have led to the awakening of the regional people, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said Thursday, speaking to reporters in the city of Qazvin.

Pakistan Says 5 of 12 Iranian Border Guards Released: IRGC

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has quoted Pakistani officials as saying five of the twelve Iranian border guards who had been abducted by terrorists near the Pakistani border have been released.
A firefighter battles a fire in Simi valley on Nov. 12, 2018 / Photo by AP

Iran Sympathizes with US over Deadly California Fires

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has expressed deep regret over the devastating wildfires in the US state of California, which have killed dozens of people so far.

Zarif Summoned to Parliament for Money Laundering Remarks

The Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy commission has summoned Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to clarify his controversial remarks about “rampant” money laundering in Iran, which have drawn angry reactions from political and media circles.

US Sanctions Harming Iranian People: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the US has made itself more infamous in the world and among the Iranian nation by imposing cruel sanctions that harm the people of Iran.

‘Bolton’s Remarks Show His Sadism, Grudge against Iranians’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has downplayed the cheap remarks recently made by US National Security Advisor John Bolton, describing them as a symptom of his anti-Iran grudge and chronic sadism.

Europeans Hesitate to Pay Cost for Salvaging Iran Deal: Zarif

Iran’s top diplomat says the European parties to the Iran nuclear deal hesitate to pay the economic costs for keeping the JCPOA in place, and that’s the reason for a delay in finalizing measures to salvage the pact.
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Iran-EU Nuclear Cooperation Unaffected by US Sanctions: Official

Iran says its nuclear interactions with the European Union started following the 2015 nuclear accord will not be affected by unilateral sanctions imposed by the US, and the two will keep up working on nuclear-related projects for at least two years.

Iran, Netherlands Discuss Business Ties, JCPOA, Regional Issues

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks on a range of issues with André Haspels, the director general for political affairs at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Tehran.

US Making Big Mistake by Relying on MKO Info: Iran

Iran’s First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri says the Americans’ biggest mistake is that they have relied on the information and analyses provided by members of the MKO terrorist group to make their decisions about Iran.

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