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Iranian parliament speaker: Palestine Muslim World top priority

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf has said the most important priority of the Muslim world is the issue of Palestine.

Russia: All Negotiating teams interested in preserving JCPOA

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister has said all parties to the Vienna talks are interested in preserving the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA.

Iran denounces ‘politicization of sport’ by US and UK

Iran has denounced US-led efforts to boycott the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, expressing solidarity with China that is targeted by the American smear campaign. The UK, Canada and Australia have become the latest nations to announce a diplomatic boycott of the event.

US diplomat: Saudis need our weapons in Yemen war

A senior US official has defended Washington’s arms sales to Riyadh, saying Saudi Arabia needs US weapons in the Yemen war. Tens of thousands have been killed in the Saudi-led war on Yemen with millions more displanced

Report: Iran has started positive interaction with IAEA

Nour News, a media outlet affiliated with Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, has said Iran has started positive cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA.

US general says American troops to remain in Iraq

The top US commander for the Middle East said Thursday that the United States will keep the current 2,500 troops in Iraq for the foreseeable future. An Iraqi security official had earlier announced the end of the US-led military presence in Iraq.

Russia diplomat says US-Israeli drills destabilizing factor

The possibility of joint military drills involving the United States and Israel is a destabilizing factor, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters on Thursday.

Biden’s Iran envoy: Restoring nuclear deal still possible

The US special envoy for Iran believes restoring the nuclear pact, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is still possible.

US: Mutual return to compliance with Iran nuclear deal possible

The United States continues to believe a mutual return to compliance with the Iran nuclear deal is possible, State Department spokesman Ned Price says.

What are the chances of Russia and China making a u-turn in JCPOA talks?

In an in interview with Iranian news website Entehab, a former diplomat of the Islamic Republic has answered questions as to how far Russia and China will go to support Tehran in the Vienna talks.

Iraq declares end to US-led combat mission

Iraq declares an end to the combat mission of the US-led international coalition in the Arab country. Iraqi National security adviser, Qassim al-Araji, says the coalition's combat forces are set to withdraw from Iraq.

Russia slams US-led military presence in Syria

Chief of the General Staff of Russia’s armed forces Valery Gerasimov lashed out at the US-led illegal military presence in Syria on Thursday during a briefing with the military attaches of foreign states.

EU’s Mora: New sense of JCPOA revival in Vienna

The European Union's Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Enrique Mora says all parties present in Vienna have a new sense of reviving the provisions of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Iran’s chief negotiator: no obstacle to deal

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator and Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri has said there is no obstacle to a deal if necessary grounds are provided in the Vienna talks over the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran FM slams West’s failure to offer constructive proposals in Vienna

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has criticized the West for failing to put forward constructive initiatives and proposals during negotiations with the Islamic Republic.

Iran-P4+1 talks restart in Vienna

Iran’s talks with the P4+1 group of countries have resumed in Palais Coburg Hotel of Vienna with the aim of removing the oppressive sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Iran to release list of sanctioned US individuals, entities

Iran says it will soon release a list of American individuals and institutions that the country will put on its sanctions list over serious breach of human rights.

Israeli government divided over how to influence Biden on Iran

There is an internal debate inside the Israeli government about the best way to influence the US position regarding Iran, with Minister of Defense Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid growing concerned with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's increasingly confrontational approach, Israeli officials say.

WSJ: US moves to tighten Iran sanctions enforcement

The Biden administration is moving to tighten enforcement of sanctions against Iran, according to senior US officials. It comes as Tehran and world powers have resumed nuclear negotiations in Austria’s Vienna in order to remove US anti-Iran sanctions and revive the landmark nuclear agreement.

Iran, China deputy foreign ministers discuss Vienna talks

China has called on the western parties to the Vienna talks to return to the negotiating table with a constructive mindset.

US Senate rejects attempt to block Biden’s Saudi arms sale

The US Senate on Tuesday night rejected a bipartisan effort to block President Joe Biden's $650 billion arms sale to the Saudi government.

Blinken: US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal “terrible mistake”

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal “a terrible mistake”.

CIA director says Russia and Iran turned his hair gray

Working as the US ambassador to Russia was so stressful, it caused CIA Director William Burns’ hair to lose its color, the US’s newly appointed intelligence boss says. He added the rest of his gray hair has to do with negotiations with the Iranians over it nuclear program.

Russia slams US sanctions on Iran amid Vienna talks

Russia’s ambassador to international organizations in Vienna has criticized the US for imposing new sanctions on Iran as Tehran and other signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal prepare for the Thursday talks in Vienna on the removal of Washington’s sanctions under the accord.

US says Biden and Putin discussion on Iran productive

Presidents of the United States and Russia, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, had a good discussion on Iran that was productive, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, says.

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