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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.

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Time for Iran-US Talks, Former Deputy FM Argues

A former senior diplomat says he believes it’s time for high-level talks between Iran and the US on a bilateral deal, as President Donald Trump who faces numerous difficulties at home and in the Middle East would see such a deal a much-needed achievement in his presidential track record.  

Iran Says Seeks to Deepen Military Ties with Azerbaijan

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri says the Islamic Republic is resolved to strengthen its military ties with Azerbaijan Republic.

JCPOA Has Thwarted Efforts to Securitise Iran: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister has commemorated the third anniversary of the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal, expressing satisfaction that the deal thwarted years of efforts to securitise Iran.

Is Paris Municipality Supporting MKO Propaganda?

Iranian social media users are circulating photos purportedly documenting the support of the Paris Municipality for the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization, questioning a claim by the French government that it does not lend support to the anti-Iran terrorist group.

US Arrest of Press TV’s Journo Violates Freedom of Expression: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed the US detention of a journalist of the Iranian English-speaking television news network, Press TV, as “politically-motivated and unacceptable”, saying that Washington must immediately put an end to its political game.

Iran, Iraq to Raise Trade Volume to $20 Billion

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran and Baghdad can increase annual trade volume to 20 billion dollars and if the ground is prepared, the Islamic Republic is ready to proudly share its achievements in energy, engineering, agriculture and trade areas with the Iraq.

Iran Warns Israel: Don’t Play with Lion’s Tail

The IRGC commander calls funny the Israeli premier’s warning to Iranian forces to leave Syria saying that the Islamic Republic will keep advisors in Syria.

Iran Condemns US for Detaining Press TV Journalist

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned the US for detaining an anchor of the Iranian English-language television news network, Press TV.

Tehran Capable of Producing Homegrown Nuclear Equipment: Iran Nuclear Chief

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said. Iranian nuclear scientists are capable of manufacturing home-grown types of fuel rods or centrifuges, and the country is no longer in need of reverse engineering methods to fulfill nuclear needs.

Iran’s FM Meets PUK Secretary-General

The top Iranian diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with Secretary-General of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Kosrat Rasul.

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