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Boeing Confirms Sale Agreement with Iran Air

US aviation giant Boeing confirmed on Tuesday June 21 that it has signed a sale agreement with Iranian national carrier Iran Air.

Putin: Iran Has No Nuclear Threat, Americans Fooling Us

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the US has fooled the world about Iran's nuclear threat in order to build its missile defence system in Europe.

Iran and Boeing Seal Deal for 100 Planes

Iran’s aviation authority has announced the conclusion of an agreement with the US aerospace giant Boeing, for the purchase of 100 passenger planes to renew the country’s ageing fleet.

2 US Congressmen Oppose Boeing Iran Sale

Two senior Republican House of Representatives lawmakers expressed concerns over Boeing’s reported plans to sell aircraft and associated parts to Iran following a lasting nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Iran Says Boeing Deal “Biggest Ever” with US

Iran’s Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan says the upcoming plane purchase deal with the United States will be the biggest civil trade agreement between the two countries in decades.

Iran Lodges Complaint to ICJ over US Seizure of Assets: President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country has officially lodged a complaint with the International Court of Justice to reclaim nearly $2 billion in assets seized by the US government.

Iran MPs Consider Suing Canada Over Asset Seizure

A parliamentary panel in Iran is examining Canada's appropriation of Iranian assets for the possible launch of a lawsuit against the seizure, an MP says.

Why Is Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s US Visit Important?

Amid Riyadh’s recent tensions with Washington and the United Nations, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman has travelled to the United States, and is going to meet with President Barack Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Zarif and Kerry Meet in Norway

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry held a meeting in Oslo on Wednesday morning, June 15, for talks on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program.

Iran Deal Allows for Sales of Passenger Planes: Kirby

The spokesman of the US State Department says that Iran’s historic nuclear agreement with the permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany (P5+1) allows Western jet manufacturers to trade with Tehran.

Peyman Moaadi to Appear in HBO Series

After appearing in two Hollywood movies, renowned Iranian actor Peyman Moaadi has been acting in an American series which will be shown on HBO (Home Box Office), a US premium cable and satellite television network, in July.

Javan’s Report on Orlando Attack: ISIS’s Dagger at a Time of Compromise

In its Monday June 13 issue, Iranian conservative newspaper Javan discussed the recent shooting by an ISIS member on a gay nightclub in Florida’s Orlando, claiming that such attacks are launched by the “Children of Saudi Arabia and the USA”.

Iran Condemns Orlando Terrorist Attack

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari strongly denounced a recent shooting at a nightclub in the US city of Orlando, Florida, which killed 50 and wounded at least 53.

CAIR Leader Condemns Attack in Orlando Mass Shooting

The Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) has condemned the Orlando nightclub mass shooting that left at least 50 people dead and 53 others injured on Sunday, calling it a hate crime.

Academic Describes Canada’s Seizure of Iranian Assets as Unprecedented

Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, a professor of international law at the University of Tehran, strongly criticized a recent Canadian court ruling to seize Iran’s assets, stressing that such “robbery” is an unprecedented and unacceptable move.

Canadian Court Ruling to Seize Iran’s Assets: FM Reaction

On Saturday June 11, the Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly criticized a Canadian court’s ruling ordering the seizure of Iranian non-diplomatic assets under the pretext of alleged role in terrorist activities.

Canadian Court Seizes $13m of Iran’s Non-Diplomatic Assets

A court in Canada has issued a verdict giving $13 million of Iran’s non-diplomatic assets to the families of Americans who died in several attacks blamed on Iran.

“US Congress Is Not A Global Authority”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sent a reply to a number of US congressmen who had asked for visas to visit Iran, reminding them that members of the Congress do not get to dictate the policies of other sovereign countries.

FM Spokesman: US Report on Iran ‘Politicized’ and ‘Invalid’

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Monday May 6 that the recent US report on Iran is ‘politicized’ and ‘invalid’ due to its lack of the most obvious facts.

Iran Rejects US Terrorism Report

Iran’s Foreign Ministry flatly rejected the US annual report on terrorism, which singled out Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism, saying the US is known as the biggest supporter of terrorist groups and the Israeli regime as “the symbol of state-sponsored terrorism”.

Muhammad Ali, A Pioneer of Racial Equality

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman expressed his deepest condolences for the passing of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, deeming him a pioneer in the field of racial equality.

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.

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