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Zarif Urges US to Remove ‘Psychological Banking Barrier’ in Trade with Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there is a “psychological barrier” in trade with Iran, stressing that Washington should give international banks reassurances that they can resume business with the Islamic Republic.

Salehi: Iran to Stop Sending Heavy Water to US

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said after the Americans stole Iran’s $2bn assets in April, he asked colleagues to stop sending heavy water shipments to the US to clear up the case.

Security Official Stresses Iran’s Litigation against US Asset Seizure

Secretary of Iran's National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani announced that Tehran will certainly lodge complaints with international courts contesting the US Supreme Court ruling which authorized the transfer of $2bn of Tehran's frozen assets to the families of the victims of a 1983 bombing in Beirut.

Iran Task Force to Follow Up on Frozen Assets: Araqchi

A working group in Iran is preparing a suit to look into the United States’ seizure of Iranian assets, a top Foreign Ministry official said on Sunday May 24.

Iran and the Next US President

The Middle East presents variety of complicated partnerships for the next United States President.  In recent years, the US has been experiencing a strategic...

Workgroup Recommends SNSC ‘Address US Seizure of CBI Assets’

The government’s Special Workgroup on the US Seizure of Central Bank Assets has drafted a report of the developments on the US encroachments on the Central Bank assets.

IRGC Commander: Iran to Stage More Drills after US Opposition

The Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, blasted the US for its interference in Iran's internal affairs, and said the country will hold more wargames after Washington's recent opposition.

No Government Can Decide on Another Country’s Assets: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani criticized a recent decision by the US to seize nearly $2bn of Iranian money, stressing that no country can make decisions about the assets of another state.

Purchase of S-300 System No Breach of UN Resolution: US

US State Department Spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said Iran’s purchase of Russian S-300 missile defence system does not constitute a violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231, or of the terms of the JCPOA.

US to Allay British Banks’ Concerns about Ties with Iran

US Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to hold talks with representatives of a number of British banks this week in London in a move to allay their concerns about forging ties with Iran.

103 MPs Petition Rouhani to Withdraw from JCPOA If US Shows More Enmity

More than one third of the outgoing Iranian Parliament petitioned President Rouhani on Monday to set a deadline for stopping the implementation of the nuclear deal, citing US malice, IRNA reported.

Analysis: US Still Incapable of Understanding Middle East

Professor Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri, an academic from the University of Tehran, reviews the eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency, with specific regard to the...

Iran exports handmade carpets to US worth $9.4 million

The Head of the Handmade Carpet Office in the Fars Industry, Mine and Trade Organization said that $9.4m of handmade carpets have already been exported to US markets.

Zarif Sends Official Letter to UN Chief over US Asset Seizure: Full Text

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sent a letter to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, stressing that Tehran will take whatever action to get back the Central Bank of Iran’s assets that the US has recently seized under a court ruling.

Ahmadinejad’s Office Reacts to Accusations over US Seizure of Iranian Assets

The office of Iran’s ex-president has reacted to the recent criticisms against Ahmadinejad’s government over the mistakes that have allegedly led to a recent US court ruling to seize Iran’s assets.

Leader: US Deception Hindering Iran Trade

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US has resorted to “deception” to obstruct international trade with Iran despite a nuclear agreement.

A Donald Trump Victory Would Benefit Iran: Academic

Nasser Hadiyan, a professor at the University of Tehran, believes that the victory of US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump would not be to the detriment of Iran, because he is a businessman with little international legitimacy. His comments were reported by Sharq daily newspaper and translated in their entirety by IFP.

Tehran Wants Deeper Ties with Latin America

President Hassan Rouhani deemed the expansion of relations with Latin American countries as a principal policy pursued by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Are American Lives Worth More than Yemenis’ or Afghans’?

In a report translated by IFP, Hamshahri newspaper has compared the amount of compensation Americans are set to receive for their marines killed in the 1983 Beirut bombing with what they have paid for killing Yemeni or Afghan citizens in drone strikes.

Iran Summons Swiss Envoy over US Supreme Court Ruling

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the Swiss ambassador to Tehran to protest the recent ruling by the US Supreme Court against the Islamic Republic.

FM Zarif: Seizure of Iran’s Assets Destroys Credibility of US Justice System

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the recent US court ruling whereby nearly $2bn of frozen Iranian assets would be seized from an American bank will put an end to the "credibility of the US justice system".

US and Canada to Join Iranian Crude Customers

Iran has begun negotiations with American and Canadian oil companies on petrochemical sales, technology purchases, as well as investment in the country’s oil and gas industries.

US Analyst Interview – How Would the Next US President Treat Iran?

An American political analyst said that a potential revocation of the JCPOA nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers by the next US president would draw negative responses from European countries.

Velayati Raps US Supreme Court Ruling to Seize Iran’s Assets

Head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran’s Expediency Council, Ali Akbar Velayati, criticized the US decision to seize nearly $2bn of the Central Bank of Iran’s assets in an American bank, describing the move as an indication of Washington’s “bullying” approach.

On the Strong US Opposition to Brexit: Playing the UK Card in the EU

The United States insists that the United Kingdom should stay in the European Union. US President Barack Obama recently visited the country right after...

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